Project Officer Non-profit Careers – Action for Community Development (ACODEV)

Job Title:    Project Officer
Organization: Action
for Community Development (ACODEV)
Duty Station: 
Reports to: Project
About US:
Action for Community
Development (ACODEV) is a regional NGO that was founded in 2003 and runs
Integrated Community Development Programs in Public Health, Human Rights, OVC
support, Livelihood and Grassroots Capacity Development programs including
sub-granting for small grassroots organizations in East and now Southern Africa
ACODEV through partnership with
BERGESTROME FOUNDATION is launching a 3 year project in five refugee
settlements in Adjumani District. The project focuses on promoting an informed
and voluntary use of family planning services by women and men between 15-49
years by strengthening capacity of Village Health Teams (VHTs) to provide
Quality Community Based Family Planning Services and Health Workers (H/Ws) to
provide Quality Facility Based FP services particularly LA/PMs in the target
sub-counties to deliver quality Family Planning services. The project will
support Family Planning commodity supplies as well as creating an enabling
environment to sustain delivery and utilization of quality Family Planning
Services in the District of Adjumani.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer is responsible for providing day to day operational support of project
activity implementation in the respective project sites. Support day-to-day
engagement with a wide range of stakeholders especially Village Health Teams
(VHTs), Health Workers, partners, Local Government leaders, etc.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for the day to day field support to
    the VHTs, Health Workers and any actors supporting the project.
  • Support the Project Coordinator in day to day monitoring of project
  • Support the Project Coordinator in building
    capacity and support VHTs, health workers and any teams working to deliver
    Family Planning services in the settlements.
  • Work with the MEAL specialist to support day to day data collection from the
    project sites.
  • Ensure that VHTs, health workers, and any
    partners have the required support and materials to meet project targets.
  • Respond to day to day needs of the project
    actors (VHTs,
    Workers, etc.)
  • Develop and submit activity and funds
    requisitions to the PC for approval
  • Support the Project Coordinator in the
    maintaining network of contacts and represents the organization and the
    project in the district forums geared at supporting the project.
  • Maintains good working relations with all
    stakeholders within the camps.
  • Ensure
    and co-ordinate the planning and implementation of the project activities
    in relation to the project objectives and plans.
  • Provide day to day updates of project
  • Support the daily, monthly and quarterly
    reporting processes.
  • Creatively and optimally utilize the resources available to ensure proper and
    timely implementation of planned activities as well as value for money.
  • Support any other duty as directed by the
    Project Coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    Project Officer must possess a Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing/Midwifery
    or Diploma in Clinical Medicine with at least 5 years of direct
    clinical/nursing work particularly providing Family Planning Services;
    Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery is an added advantage;
  • Awareness
    and familiarity with the different frameworks around provision of
    contraceptives in Uganda;
  • Good
    knowledge and experience working in a humanitarian situation
  • Demonstrable
    training skills, able to develop training materials and capacity;
  • Good
    team player;
  • Excellent
    communication skills
  • Fluent
    in written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge
    of Microsoft Office software required.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates are requested to send their applications addressed to the Executive
Director, ACODEV Plot 98/99 Masoli 600m off Gayaza Rd, Wakiso District. Applications
should be sent via email (Not more than 2MB) to;
Please send application letter,
CV & Biodata Form Only, Download
, – Academic documents are not required at this stage). The
application should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to
the specific duties of the position applied for, and also state names and
addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of
the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct
Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work.
Deadline: Friday, 27th April 2018
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