Community Systems Strengthening Officer NGO Jobs – Baylor-Uganda

Job Title:    Community Systems Strengthening

Organization: Baylor
College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor-Uganda)

Duty Station: 

About US:

Baylor College of
Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is an indigenous
not-for-profit child health and development organisation affiliated to the
Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI), a
Network of paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment Children’s Clinical Centres
of Excellence and international program offices in 11 countries across Africa,
Eastern Europe and North America.

Job Summary:   The Community Systems Strengthening Officer
will strengthen  community systems to
yield high hiv case finding, linkages and community based support for retention
in hiv care and prevention. The successful candidate will supervise and
implement capacity building operations of the community component of the
program in line with baylor uganda’s program objectives and donor requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Spearhead the development of all capacity building and improvement
    plans for district and community structures, assure quality and coordinate
    quality improvement processes and outcomes that support the national
  • Develop and monitor implementation of strategies that ensure
    increased adoption of preventive behaviors among key and priority
    populations in the region (including improved VMMC uptake, emtct-early
    mother to child transmission uptake)
  • Provide technical guidance to the districts and the community
    structures to provide quality prevention services including; hiv
    counselling and testing, and linkage to care and voluntary male medical
    circumcision (vmmc)
  • 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, in collaboration with the district teams,
    partners and PLHIV
  • Develop and review strategies, budgets and standards for the
    implementation of project activities in 
    the districts and supported health facilities
  • Strengthen the capacity of the districts team and community
    structures to provide comprehensive hiv/aids services for key populations
    and other high hiv risk populations,
  • Ensuring timely reporting and submission of all implementation
    activity reports of the district; including specific reports on (key
    populations, community linkage etc.)
  • To the district m&e officer, develop strategies to track and
    reconcile commodities and iec materials in line with the supply chain
    management procedures and project requirements
  • Implement risk management activities to mitigate programmatic and
    financial risks, document and share best practices and agreed upon
    behavior change indicators with baylor uganda and other implementing

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a University degree in humanities
    (Development Studies, Community Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work
    and Social Administration.
  • A Master’s degree in Public Health is an added advantage.
  • Additional training in Project Planning and Management is an added
  • Three years’ experience in planning and managing public health
    programs specifically HIV/AIDS programs
  • Experience in managing USG grants is an added advantage.
  • Financial   management   and  
    budget   experience   in 
    a donor   funded  
    Non-government organization is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various partners including MoH,
    Local governments, CBOs and other NGOs

How to Apply:

Applications should
include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable
professional references and certified academic documents. All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.


NB: You must have at
least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE). Only short
listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Deadline: 29th September 2019

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