Social Protection Officer Jobs – Masaka Diocesan Medical Services (MDMS)

Job Title:    Social Protection Officer   

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 Protection Officer will be responsible for linking beneficiaries to social protection programs such as Economic strengthening and welfare etc.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Providing leadership in developing innovative livelihood intervention that are consistent with OVC programming and PEPFAR priorities.
  • Leading the livelihoods needs assessments within ICYD target groups and areas of operation.
  • Managing and ensuring the effective implementation of livelihood interventions across ICYD through proper targeting and result oriented approaches.
  • Building the capacity of district project officers in managing and supporting livelihood interventions.
  • In charge of developing, disseminating and orienting staff on livelihood program management and monitoring tools.
  • Coordinating with project team to provide technical support in OVC household economic strengthening programming.
  • Putting in place VSLA/SILC MIS and updating it every quarter
  • Actively promoting best practices and a shared vision of quality assurance of monitoring and evaluation through an improved standard of OVC Household Economic Strengthening programming.
  • Ensuring the application of “Do no Harm Principles” in OVC Household Economic Strengthening programming while strengthening community mobilization strategies to reduce stigmatization.
  • Maintaining and avail appropriate technical resources.
  • Creating linkages with both the private sector and public sector for other livelihood opportunities for OVC.
  • Responsible for promoting and ensuring that the program makes optimal use of economic development models and frameworks to support vulnerable communities to improve their household incomes, and contribute to the wellbeing of children and, transformation of families and communities.
  • Making follow-ups to VSLA groups and linking them to financial institutions
  • Support OVC household in selecting, planning and management of IGA.
  • Following of CBTS activities in regard to income generation through provision of alternative skill and IGA start up kits and financial literacy
  • Strengthening internal (OVC funds )and external linkages for support to the project beneficiaries
  • Training of CBTs in financial literacy.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Entrepreneurship, International Development, Business Administration, community development, or related field.
  • Three years of experience SILC and financial literacy.
  • Experience in economic strengthening, and ability to support people to reduce their vulnerability
  • Excellent communication, team building and training skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in and outside the organization.

 

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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