7 District Project Officer Job Opportunities – Masaka Diocesan Medical Services (MDMS)

Job Title:    District Project Officer (7 Job Vacancies) 

Organisation: Masaka Diocesan Medical Services (MDMS)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: OVC Program Manager


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 District OVC Project Officer will lead the day-to-day direct program Implementation of field OVC activities in the district. He/she will ensure that mobilization of vulnerable persons and communities for social protection, HIV prevention, and care services is done in line with MGLSD and PEPFAR guidelines within supported districts


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee assessment for beneficiary household to identify specific need for program support
  • Supporting functionality of OVC coordination structures at district and sub county level
  • Leading capacity building initiative among OVC service providers at district and lower levels
  • Support implementation of curricula based initiatives aimed at empowering OVC with life skills and knowledge to prevent HIV and descent livelihood
  • Building systems to ensure effective referral and linkage for OVCs to community structures
  • Ensuring access to quality legal and protective services among victims of child abuse and survivors of GBV
  • Supporting OVC case management and beneficiary assessment to track progress towards graduation
  • Documenting and reporting family and children success stories based on program intervention
  • Carrying out monthly data collection, analysis and reporting on OVC activities in the supported districts.
  • Participating in the Development and implementation district activity schedules or work plans in coordination with the program technical staff
  • With support of the Finance Officer, overseeing the management of finances and administrations at the district level including planning, authorization of expenses and reporting according to the organization policy.
  • Perform duties and other tasks assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social work and Social Administration, Development Studies, Community development, social sciences and education
  • At least three years in OVC programming under PEPFAR fund
  • Excellent in computer skills and skills with Microsoft packages
  • Team work and willingness to travel hard to reach areas
  • Having worked with USAID in the last three years 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


Tel: +256 786 814912


NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews


Deadline: 6th November 2021 


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