Lutheran World Federation Project Officers - Sexual Reproductive Health Adjumani & Lamwo Jobs in Uganda

Lutheran World Federation Project Officers - Sexual Reproductive Health Adjumani & Lamwo Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary

  • Under the supervision of the Project Manager and the Protection Coordinator, the job holder is to work in close coordination with the District Health Office, and other relevant stakeholders in the districts to ensure implementation of the activities in the area of operation, including ANC, assisted deliveries, PNC and ambulance services.

    Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensuring quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical administrative systems, and established deadlines.
  • Day-to-day coordination to ensure timely implementation of activities under the program.

  • Establish and maintain close coordination with LWF-DWS Lamwo sub office, District
    Health office, the designated health centers and other health partners in the region.

  • Collaborate with health partners, the sub office and district colleagues to ensure relevant coordination, integration of approaches and efficient implementation of activities.

  • Represent LWF at meetings and forums, and engage with all relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government health officials, donors, UN agencies and other NGOs), to sustain and further develop relations and networking.

  • Take lead in the establishment of Male Action Groups (MAGs) and use these community based male groups as champions of change for GBV prevention, promotion of gender equality & SRH.

  • Scale up the tested community mobilization approach of SASA! by; conducting baseline assessments for SASAI, Identifying and training Community Activists on SASA Methodology, mapping out SASA! initiatives and conducting continuous rapid assessments during implementation;

  • Take lead in organizing and conducting various community dialogue meetings on GBV and SRH.

  • Assess, facilitate and strengthen the capacity for health workers and village health
    teams’ /community health workers and target community to conduct SRMH activities
    Participate in the design and implementation of BCC strategies for purposes of increasing awareness on SRMH

    Project Planning:

  • Develop and track work plans and action plans for project activities.

  • Ensure that all Work Plans, Procurement Plans, Manpower Plans for the project are submitted to management on time;

  • Build the capacity of project teams on project planning and scheduling.

    Staff Management:

  • Lead and manage supervisees ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, providing supervision, guidance and mentoring, encouraging effective team work and inclusiveness and building a team spirit through regular meetings and events and clear reporting mechanisms for each team member;

    vProvide management support to direct reports in their management, and their implementation of role objectives, work plans and budgets management;

  • Advise and assist with defining the required team composition and structure for the operational programme in accordance with LWF standard structure;

  • Agree on clear performance objectives for all direct reports in appraisal, and ensuring all team members have appropriately set objectives, and that appraisal are undertaken in a timely manner.

  • Organise capacity building and support in training activities for staff and partners as
    needed under the programme.
  • Support the training of district health workers and service providers in identified training.

  • Supervise Project Assistants to implement project activities.

    Financial management I Budget Monitoring & Control:

  • Initiate payment requisitions for trainings, mentorships and field activities.

    vIn Liaison with grants manager, develop accurate annual budgets and budget revisions for the project/programme according to standards of the donor;

  • Initiates procurement and supplies of project activities in accordance with LWF procurement policies.

    vKeep track of all project/programme budgets and ensure that project/programme activities are within assigned budgets;

  • In Liaison with the grant’s manager, review financial reports to track expenditures and provide feedback to the SPA.

  • Ensuring that the financial implications of plans are fully considered and reflected in the annual budgets.

    Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:

  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports in standard reporting formats and ensure timely submission of the reports to LWF and its partners and donors in line with reporting.

  • In collaboration with the M&E unit, oversee the collection, handling, analysis and reporting of data related to Program activities.

  • Participate in project monitoring and evaluations and ensure that all evaluation reports are shared with appropriate forum in line with reporting procedures.

    Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • A University degree in related fields with past experience in similar mentioned activities above.

  • Health professional with degree (or equivalent qualification) in Nursing/Maternal health/ Public health or related field is preferred.

  • At least 3-4 years of experience in implementing health programs with NGO/INGOs, or other relevant organization.

  • Experience in managing Maternal & Child Health (MCH) related projects is an added advantage.

  • Good understanding of the Health context in Uganda – Lamwo district, including ambulance services and/or planning pre-hospital care initiatives.

  • Experience in coordination and communication with line agencies, Governmental Health institutions and NGO/INGOs.

  • Experience in humanitarian work in community mobilization, SGBV prevention and Sexual Reproductive & Maternal health.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Primary and Reproductive Health Care concepts.

  • Experience in project management, managing budgets and good report writing skills.

  • Experience and knowledge in Gender and SGBV concepts is desirable.

  • Prior experience working in a refugee settlement desirable.

    How to Apply

  • Candidates who are interested in the above positions should submit an updated CV and application letter ( in English), giving a daytime telephone contact and email addresses of 3 (three) work-related referees only through our recruitment email

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