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1. Project Officer

  • Deadline: 21/05/2024
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Organisation: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)
  • Duty Station: Soroti and Gulu, Uganda
  • Reports to: Project Technical Lead

Job Summary: The Project Officer will lead the effective implementation and coordination of TEP project activities within their assigned region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute program work plans in alignment with project goals and objectives.
  • Provide guidance and direction to regional project teams to ensure effective implementation.
  • Coordinate with regional project stakeholders and partners.
  • Oversee regional Trainings of Health care workers on TEP delivery.
  • Site-based mentorship for health care workers.
  • Formation and supervision of Quality Improvement committees, ensuring meetings are held.
  • Oversee procurement of buffer laboratory commodities and medicines.
  • Assist in identifying key community stakeholders, leaders, and influencers to engage in project activities.
  • Participate in community meetings, events, and forums to represent the project and build relationships with community members.
  • Distribute project information materials, such as brochures, leaflets, and fact sheets, to community members and stakeholders.
  • Support the organization and facilitation of community training sessions, workshops, and focus group discussions.
  • Assist in translating project materials and messages into local languages, as needed, to ensure accessibility and understanding.
  • Collaborate with district, health facility, CoE, and project staff to develop community engagement strategies and action plans aligned with project objectives.
  • Maintain accurate records of community engagement activities, including attendance lists, meeting minutes, and feedback forms.
  • Liaise with local authorities, community leaders, to coordinate project activities and ensure community buy-in.
  • Monitor community dynamics, trends, and developments that may impact project implementation or outcomes.
  • Provide support to and supervise community health care workers as needed to facilitate effective community engagement and participation.
  • Supervision of health unit management committee members.
  • Conduct Quarterly laboratory hub coordination meetings.
  • Monthly facility-community coordination meetings.
  • Supervise community outreaches.
  • CPDs scheduled and conducted at the site.
  • Conduct community follow-ups.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Key Outputs:

  • Efficient program planning and implementation done.
  • Regional project teams supervised.
  • Project activities and district stakeholders coordinated.
  • Budget management and financial oversight.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of program performance done.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

  • Diploma in Midwifery. Registration and up-to-date licensure with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council is a MUST.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, Midwifery, or Clinical Medicine.
  • HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate.
  • Training in prevention of Mother-to-Child transmission of HIV.
  • At least three years of clinical experience in managing HIV/ART, maternal and child health programs.
  • Experience working in the region applied for, in program management or related roles, experience working on health-related projects in low-resource settings are an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of health systems strengthening and infectious disease control.
  • Fluency in the local languages: Luo (Gulu) and/or Ateso (Soroti).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent leadership and team management abilities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Financial management and budgeting proficiency.
  • Analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Motorcycle riding skills and a valid riding license.

Other Qualities/Attributes:

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural environment.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing project needs.
  • Commitment to transparency and accountability.
  • Dedication to achieving project objectives and improving health outcomes.

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About TASO Uganda

  • Industry: NGO
  • Location: Soroti & Gulu

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda) is an organization contributing to the process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope, and improving the quality of life of persons, families, and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.

Ensure to apply before the deadline and check the provided link for more details and the application process.



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