4 Fresher OVC Officer US CDC Grant Job Placements – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station:  Kyotera,
Mpigi, Sembabule and Kalangala, Uganda
Reports to: 
Cluster Office Coordinator
About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program
is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It
strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a
combination of community based research, curative services and prevention
strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the
Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year
comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely;
Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule,
Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV
epidemic control.
Job Summary: The OVC
Officer will manage the day-to-day implementation of OVC activities in liaison
with the district, facility and community structures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee screening and enrolment of vulnerable
    children into the OVC program based on the vulnerability index 
  • Support functionality of OVC coordination structures at district
    and sub-district levels
  • Lead capacity building initiatives among OVC
    service providers at various levels 
    Support initiatives aimed at increasing OVC access to education and
    life skills. 
  • Build systems to ensure effective referral and linkages for OVCs
    to community support structures  
  • Deliver economic strengthening initiatives to
    the critically vulnerable OVC households 
  • Ensure high quality reporting of OVC activities
    through national information management systems  
  • Promote access and utilization of child
    protection services among vulnerable children, youths and their household
  • Ensure access to quality legal and protective
    services among victims of child abuse and survivors of Gender Based
  • Strengthen provision of high quality health care packages for OVCs and
    their households.  
  • Support OVC case management and beneficiary
    assessments to track progress towards graduation
  • Document and report family and child success
    stories based on program intervention.
  • Carry out monthly data collection, analysis and
    reporting on OVC activities in the supported district.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the OVC Officer job opportunity should hold a  bachelor’s degree in Social Work and
    Social Administration, social sciences or any other related field
  • One year of recent experience implementing OVC
  • Excellent computer skills are desirable.  
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic
documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai,
Deliver to: Rakai Health
Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala,
Send via E-mail to:
NB: Please indicate on
the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of
preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position &
district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017
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