14 Fresher Social Worker Job Opportunities – Masaka Diocesan Medical Services (MDMS)

Job Title:    Social Worker (14 Fresher Jobs) 

Organisation: Masaka Diocesan Medical Services (MDMS)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: District OVC Project Officer

 

About US:

Masaka Diocesan Medical Services Ltd is a registered company limited by guarantee and not having share capital. The Company has undertaken to be the Distributer of JMS in the Greater Masaka region, involved in storage and sale of products, including pharmaceuticals, medical and surgical sundries, equipment and instrument as well as laboratory supplies. Therefore MDMSL distributes pharmaceutical supplies exclusively from JMS assured of their quality, safety and availability at all times to her consumers. MDMSL supplies these products to Government health facilities, PNFPs, Private for Profit health facilities, NGOs and well as pharmacies and drug shops within Greater Masaka.

 

Job Summary:  The Social Worker will lead the day-to-day direct implementation of field program/OVC activities in liaison with the district OVC project officer. S/he will ensure mobilization of vulnerable persons and communities for social protection, HIV prevention, and care services in line with MGLSD and PEPFAR guidelines within hi/her catchment area.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work with Para-Social Workers to conduct household beneficiary assessment to identify specific OVC needs for program support using approved OVC tools
  • Working with clinical partners to identify leading capacity building initiatives among OVC service providers at various levels.
  • Supporting roll out curricula-based initiatives aimed at empowering OVC with life skills and knowledge to prevent HIV and attain decent livelihood.
  • Building systems to ensure effective referral and linkages for OVCs to community support structures.
  • Delivering economic strengthening initiatives to the critically vulnerable OVC households.
  • Collection and monitoring of Viral load result from the health facilities
  • Work with District OVC project officer to conduct quarterly review meetings
  • Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to the district project officers on the progress of project activities
  • Ensuring high quality reporting of OVC activities through set national information management systems and funder databases.
  • Promoting access and utilization of child protection services among vulnerable children, youths and their household members.
  • Strengthening provision of high quality health care packages for OVCs and their households to avert the effects of HIV and AIDS.
  • Supporting OVC household to come up with case plan goal and how to achieve them.
  • Document and report family and child success stories based on program intervention.
  • Strengthening referral network at the sub-county level
  • Carrying out monthly data collection, analysis and reporting on OVC activities in the supported district.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Social work and Social Development, Development Studies, Community development, social sciences or any other related field
  • One year of experience in OVC programming
  • Experience in implementing projects supported by PEPFAR is an added advantage.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should hand deliver their application letters together with relevant academic documents, photocopy of national ID, an updated CV indicating 3 recognized referees, their addresses and functioning telephone contacts. The applications should be addressed to:

 

The Diocesan Health Coordinator

Masaka Diocese

P.O. Box 14

Masaka-Uganda

Tel: +256 786 814912

 

NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews

 

Deadline: 6th November 2021 

 

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