2 Project Officer NGO Job Placements – Action for Community Development (ACODEV)

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
Job Summary: The
Project Officers will be responsible for overseeing project activities and
providing timely and reliable information for effective decision making. In
addition, the person will be responsible for organizing project field-based
implementation activities and the successful completion of assigned activities.
The Project Officer will spearhead project planning, supervision and periodic
review of all activities planned, directly influencing the efficiency and
cost-effectiveness of the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The Project Officer will be responsible for ensuring smooth
    implementation of daily project activities in line with addressing needs
    related to management of Meningitis and Sepsis and to ensure that the
    goals and objectives of the project are met.
  • The Project Officer will assist in adapting and promoting relevant
    awareness and training materials for addressing Meningitis and Sepsis
    within the project field activities targeting relevant households
  • He/she will provide supervision to all trained Community Health
    Workers, Village Health Volunteers & Health Workers, with an emphasis
    to ensuring the targeted households access required interventions related
    to management and addressing health concerns of Meningitis and Sepsis.
  • The Project Officer will ensure effective mobilization of the
    relevant project stakeholders, including primary beneficiaries to
    participate in all planned project strategic engagements at both district
    and health facility levels respectively.
  • Develop partnerships with other community-based mobilization groups,
    health care providers, community health facilities, and other organized
    groups in the community to orient them on the Project goals &
    objectives and to solicit their involvement/participation in project
    awareness activities for sustainability purposes.
  • Together with the MEAL Manager, ensure spot checks are undertaken
    regularly and corrective actions undertaken where necessary in ensuring
    the achievement of project objectives and goals are maintained.
  • Support the development and implementation of an accountability
    mechanism for all project teams including CHWs, Village Health Volunteers,
    Health Workers in data collection, analysis and reporting to guide in
    decision making.
  • Support in facilitating dissemination of communication findings, and
    ensure sharing of experiences, lessons learned, best practices, challenges
    and innovative implementation approaches to stakeholders such as the Local
    government leaders, Project staff, and other relevant partners as well as
    amongst the primary beneficiaries.
  • The Project Officer will ensure submission of timely and quality
    field activity reports  to the
    Project Coordinator on a Weekly basis in order to have a monthly report
    early documented for sharing with other relevant stakeholders.
  • The Project Officer will ensure positive visibility of the donor and
    other partners          such as
    Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) and ACODEV in the district for
    purposes of lasting engagement with district and support to all project
    activities being delivered.
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by the organization.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a University Degree in Health or Social
  • Three years of experience working in communities with good knowledge
    of public      health system and
  • Understanding the social determinants of health and community
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent understanding of the ACHOLI Language is an added
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Works under minimum supervision.
  • Meeting strict deadlines.
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to drive change and innovation.
  • Ready and willing to learn and develop as an individual.
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; recruitment@acodevuganda.org
Please send
application letter, CV & Biodata Form Only, 
, – 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: 4th January 2019
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