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Monday, June 25, 2018

SILC Supervisor Job at Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
SILC Supervisor

Jobs at:
Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative

Deadline of this Job:
6th July, 2018 by 12:00 Noon,

Duty Station:

Job details:
Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM), is a community faith-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) funded by PEPFAR delivering a unique comprehensive model of care, which relies heavily on community-based approaches that emphasize community ownership.
ROM’s holistic model cares for the body, mind, family and community, empowering individuals, households and the community in all aspects of their lives while building strong and resilient communities. Reach Out Mbuya delivers comprehensive health care services through four clinics, multiple mobile outreaches and public-private partnerships within Kampala, Wakiso, Nakaseke and Luweero.

ROM has received funding from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and working with Action for Community Development (ACODEV), as the Implementing partners (IP) will be implementing a program: Sustainable Outcomes for Children and Youth (SOCY) in the sub counties of Bamunanika, Buntuntumula, Kalagala, Luwero town council and Kamira in Luweero district.
Program goal: “Improved Wellbeing of Children and youth orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and other adversaries.
The program will focus on 2 Result Areas: (1) OVC, Youth and economic empowerment of Caregivers to effectively access core services; (2) Improve coordination of community based clinical and socio-economic services for efficiency and effectiveness along the continuum of care. ROM is now seeking to recruit dynamic, self-motivated and qualified persons to fill the following position.
Job title : SILC Supervisor
Duty station : Luweero
Reports to : Program Manager
Directly Supervises : None
Job summary: Responsible for the startup and ongoing SILC operations in each of their respective operation areas/Sub-Counties.
The SILC Supervisor will be responsible for conducting post-training supervision and mentoring of the Field Agents to ensure proper mentorship of the SILC groups by the Field Agents. The incumbent will identify ways to improve performance and management of groups by the Field Agents. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the SILC Project Officer (or designate), especially in areas of planning and coordination of field activities and reporting. 2 | P a g e
The jobholder will also ensure that the SILC Field Agents (FAs) meet their targets, attend group meetings as and when they are required, collect data from the field and submit the same immediately.

Key duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Program Manager, the incumbent will ensure that the FAs and groups are well trained on the SILC methodology.
  • Carry out post-training supervision and mentoring of the FAs to ensure successful internalization of the methodology and quality roll-out.
  • Conduct training needs assessments of FAs through identification of FA performance/management problems and provide necessary follow-up training through on-the-job and classroom trainings.
  • Offer support to field PSPs and field officers to mobilize smallholder farmers and organizing them in order for them to affectively participate in supported value chain, identifying farmer’s marketing and business capacity building needs.
  • Actively promote and assist the formation and registration of the relevant producer organizations in order to meet marketing challenges.
  • Responsible for identifying and providing business assistance to growth oriented program supported Value chains to grow their business. Undertaking simple client diagnostic study to determine the needs of the clients and using this information to propose a course of action.
  • Ensure that the FAs submit regular reports including, but not limited to:
  • Duly filled SILC Field Agent data collection forms, clean of errors.
  • SILC Monthly narrative reports of groups covered by the Field Agent
  • SILC Health Diagnosis Form duly filled.
  • SILC Monthly work plans.
  • Ensure that FAs conduct smooth and justified transition of SILC groups from one phase to the next and use the SILC Health Diagnosis form.
  • Identify problems in the above reports and rectify before submitting to the Project Manager.
  • Actively participate together with other staff in regular planning, review, and coordination of activities.
  • Mentor and supervise FAs and carry out performance appraisal of FAs in the area of jurisdiction.
  • Ensure proper mentoring of FAs to become Private Service Providers (PSPs) after a stipulated period.
  • Prepare and submit detailed reports on progress of SILC activities in area of operation.
  • Perform any other job-related duties that may be assigned by the supervisor
  • Tasked with maximizing project assets and resources to achieve the greatest impact for our clients. This will include innovative management of project budget and resources.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Possess good community mobilization skills
  • Good team player who employs a flexible work approach
  • Broad knowledge and interest in rural development and community initiatives. Cc
  • Willingness to commit time to SILC activities and objective driven.
  • Applicants that have previously worked as Field Agents have an added advantage
  • Ability to ride Motorcycles with a valid riding permit
  • Knowledge of local language (Luganda is a MUST)
  • Energetic and assertive with a positive mind-set.
  • Proven skills in riding a motorcycle and possession of a valid riding license.
Further details for the above positions can be obtained from Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative website:
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information of 3 professional references via E-mail to  or hand deliver the application letter (clearly stating the position applied for) to;
Human Resource Manager
Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative
P,O BOX 7303, Kampala
Physical Address: Plot 1 Boazman Road, Mbuya 11(Next to Our Lady of Africa Church, Mbuya) or at St. Mary’s Health Centre – Kasaala Luweero
Deadline; 6th July, 2018 by 12:00 Noon,