District Coordinator - TAFU Project NGO Jobs - Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)

Organisation: Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU), formerly the International HIV/AIDS Alliance Uganda, is a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which was registered in 2010. It works in partnership with other Community based Organizations (CBOs)/ local NGOs to support community action on integrated Sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. CHAU is an affiliate and accredited to International HIV/AIDS Alliance as its Linking Organization. This partnership facilitates CHAU to engage and collaborate with IHAA’s global network which includes over 40 independent organizations spread across the world. CHAU through its global strategic partnerships, is able learn from and adapt international best practices and experiences to the local context in the areas of organizational development, capacity building, community systems strengthening, Advocacy and quality service delivery.

Job Summary: The District Coordinator - TAFU Project will be tasked with the coordination of project implementation in the respective district to enhance reduction in new HIV infections and increased enrolment of children onto paediatric HIV care within the districts of operation

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Supervise and provided technical assistance to VHTs within district of operation in areas of paediatric HIV and ensuring that they deliver on their target.
·         Develop and maintain strategic community partnerships necessary to achieve community engagement activities.
·         Work with VHTs including other partners to mobilize the communities in order to identify and increase the number of children living with HIV enrolled into care and support
·         Spear head identification of pregnant women and ensure that they are enrolled on to the EMTCT program.
·         Sensitize various community leaders, parents and groups on the importance of HIV paediatric care and EMTCT in order to foster positive attitudes.
·         Support the formation of VSLAs and/or strengthen existing VSLAs for households of people living with HIV by ensuring that they are operational and functional for economic empowerment.
·         Develop and implement monthly performance plans for the VHTs.
·         Conduct appropriate training and on job mentorshlp for skills development for VHTs in mobilization and HIV programming for children and households affected and inflicted with HIV.
·         Write project reports and share them regularly as per project requirements
·         Work closely with the district health team to ensure that the district coordination meetings are held to appraise project performance.
·         Conduct a mapping exercise in order to identify health facilities and document an effective referral system between the communities and facilities.
·         Will be in charge of security of CHAU Assets and inventories within the district of operation.
·         Work closely with the Team leads Communications and Community Engagement, Advocacy and BCC ensuring that community radio talk shows are held.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a Degree in Community Development, Social Work and Social, Administration, Social Sciences or an equivalent
·         Competencies: Analytical, coordination/networking, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills, High ethical and integrity standards, computer proficiency skills, Results and team-oriented, proven ability to produce high quality reports/documents.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates for the above post should submit applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, name and address of three referees and a day time contact telephone number to the International HIV/AIDS Alliance offices addressed to: The Executive Director, Community Health Alliance, Plot 19, Kawalya Kaggwa Close, Kololo P. O. Box 40333, Kampala, Uganda.

NB: Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 27th November 2017 by 5:00 PM

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