2 Community Engagement Coordinator NGO Career Opportunities – PACE

Organization: Program for
Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE)
Reports to: Team Lead
Community Systems Strengthening
Duty Station: Uganda
About Us:
Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education (PACE) is
the local branch of Population Services International (PSI), one of the world’s
leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for
people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products
and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.
About PEPFAR Project:
PACE is part of a consortium that is implementing a (5+ years) project
aimed at reducing the HIV incidence, and mortality related to HIV and TB and
develop capacity for the region and the country to plan, coordinate and sustain
HIV epidemic control. The program will accelerate Epidemic Control in Mubende
Region under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In
partnership with Mildmay Uganda and support from CDC, PACE’s primary role will
be to PACE’s to strengthen community systems to yield high HIV case finding,
linkages and community based support for retention in HIV care and prevention
Job Summary: The Community
Engagement Coordinator will mainly be responsible the implementation of
community component HIV response under the CDC project in the allocated
cluster. S/he will implement the project in line with the donor requirements,
PACE’s vision and mission.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Coordinate adoption of preventive
    behaviors among Key and Priority populations in the Cluster (including
    improved VMMC uptake, eMTCT uptake, HCT and Adherence to treatment)
  • Keenly monitor, supervise, facilitate and
    coordinate Community HIV prevention activities with CBOs, Health providers
    and Communities;
  • Oversee and implement Scale up access to
    HIV counselling and testing services for Adults, Adolescents &
    Children using mixed approaches at community level;
  • Mobilize and coordinate Male engagement
    interventions to reach more males with HIV Prevention, Care &
    Treatment services;
  • Implement Differentiated Service Delivery
    models for stable clients (ARV refill, Client led ART delivery, Community
    Drug distribution points, Community Pharmacy)
  • Significantly contribute to strengthening
    community systems to improve linkage of identified PLHIV to HIV care &
    treatment services;
  • Support and develop the competencies of CBO’s,
    PLHIV forums and District Health Teams in scale-up districts in managing a
    quality community-based HIV response;
  • Develop and submit all implementation
    activity reports of the cluster; including specific reports from CBOs;
  • Document and periodically share best
    practices, lessons learned and project milestones;
  • Lead the demand creation and mapping of
    the hotspots, KPs and PPs in meeting the project targets;
  • Coordinate and implement Post- Gender
    Based Violence (GBV) care at facility and community level based on the
    minimum package;
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the PEPFAR
    Community Engagement Coordinator job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences, development
    studies, community psychology and any relevant degree
  • Additional
    training in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage
  • At least five years’ experience in implementing public health
    programs especially HIV and AIDS is a plus in a donor funded
    Non-government organization is preferred.
  • Previous
    exposure and experience working with rural communities, local
    partners including local government is an added advantage;
  • Previous
    financial management and budget experience is a plus.
  • In-depth
    knowledge of Community HIV and AIDS response
  • Previous
    exposure and experience with PEPFAR or US government funds
  • Excellent
    writing and editing skills
  • Proven
    ability to communicate colleagues and team player
  • Excellent
    verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Communication,
    Interpersonal and Customer Service skills
  • Good
    report writing skills
  • Excellent
    planning and organizational skills
  • Good
    team player
  • Ability
    to drive change and innovation
  • Ability
    to develop others
  • Good
    documentation skills
     
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidate should deliver updated
resumes (CVs) and cover letter clearly indicating position applied for on the
“top left-hand side of the envelope”, to the PACE Head Office Reception,
addressed to Head of People and Culture, PACE, at Plot 3 Mackenzie Vale,
Kololo, P.O. Box 27659 Kampala. You can also deliver your applications to;
  • PACE
    Eastern Region (Mbale)
    – Plot 10 Bungokho Road Senior Quarters, Mbale
    Town.
  • PACE
    Northern Region (Lira)
    – Plot 52 – 54, Police Road, African Quarters,
    Lira.
  • PACE
    Western Region (Mbarara)
    – Plot 560, Kashari Block Ruharo, Mbarara.
Deadline: 7th July 2017
by 2:00pm (EAT)
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