Reach Out Mbuya Linkage Officer- SOCY - Project Jobs in Uganda

Reach Out Mbuya Linkage Officer- SOCY - Project Jobs in Uganda



Reach Out Mbuya (ROM) is a Faith-Based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), founded in 2001 to provide HIV/AIDS care to the urban poor living with HIV/AIDS. ROM aims to curb the further spread of HIV among the less privileged members of the community it serves and enable those already living with HIV/AIDS to live a responsible and dignified life. Offering a unique model of care, ROM holistically focuses on the body, mind, family, and community wellbeing.

The Linkage to Facility Officer will provide technical support to the program implementing CSO and linkage facilitator to ensure effective program implementation and compliance to project, MGLSD and USAID guidelines.

He/she will ensure effective application and implementation of the program case management procedures to ensure that the needs of program beneficiaries and vulnerability risks within their households are adequately addressed. The incumbent will actively participate in the development and implementation of core program activities and implementation processes that will facilitate linkage between and within communities and health facilities.

He/She will provide regular technical and methodological soundness of activities implemented by CSOs and Para Social Workers that are part of the project implementation.


Responsibilities


  • Offer technical guidance to program Social Workers and Linkage facilitators for establishment of effective and functional community-facility OVC services referral networks
  • Support CSO Social workers to plan and conduct monthly case conference meetings with Para Social Workers to review and assess progress on implementation of OVC case plans and performance of HIV/AIDS referrals from community to facility and facility to community.
  • Offer timely technical assistance to Social workers and Para Social Workers on OVC HIV case identification, linkages to care and Treatment as well as Retention strategies
  • Support the process for identification, training and coordination of linkage facilitators to improve on proportion of referrals made and completed.
  • Support implementing CSO to plan and conduct quarterly referral reflection meetings to assess progress on services and referral
  • Participate in district and community level service provider linkages and services coordination meetings
  • Carry out capacity gap and training needs assessment for CSO social workers, referral facilitators and Para Social Workers and design appropriate training activities on case management, HIV/AIDS sensitive child protection and referral coordination
  • Support the development and facilitation of skill based case management training for Para Social Workers and CSO social workers using effective, relevant and appropriate delivery mechanisms
  • Facilitate learning among OVC partner project
    implementing CSOs, LG staff on effective and need based individual and household case management and referral systems
    Take part in district and community level service provider linkages and services coordination meetings for learning, information and experience sharing.
  • Support CSO, sub county and Linkage Facilitators to coordinate and participate in integrated quarterly joint support supervision activities
  • Document best practices at community level and within the referral and linkage system in form of case studies, success stories and abstracts; and share at designated forums at sub county level, project and district level


    Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Social sciences, Education Community Development or related discipline, Project Planning & Management shall be an added advantage.
  • Minimum experience required: 3+ years of professional experience in a similar or related job gained through working on any OVC or public health program, Previous exposure, experience and ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district and community level,
  • Specialized knowledge required: Nutrition and food safety, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, OVC education coordination and support.
  • Key skills required: Excellent report writing skills, Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and or in a team environment.Excellent interpersonal skills, Strong planning and coordination skills, Excellent analytical and problem solving skills,Excellent computer, verbal and written communication skills., Ability to work under pressure to tight reporting deadlines.,
  • Ability and willingness to travel 60% of the time, A non-judgmental approach regarding race, religion, culture, sexuality and lifestyle is critical, Fluency in both English and Luganda,Ability to ride Motorcycles with a valid riding permit


    How to Apply:


    Send a cover letter and CV/resume with 3 professional referees in PDF format as one document and must not exceed 6 pages to hr@reachoutmbuya.org not later than 5.00 p.m. Wednesday, 24th July 2019. No need of attaching other documents at this level.
  • Include title of Job in email subject line.


    For more information and job application details, see; Reach Out Mbuya Linkage Officer- SOCY - Project Jobs in Uganda

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