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Monday, June 25, 2018

Social Worker Job at Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Social Worker

Jobs at:
Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative

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

Duty Station:
Kasana, Luweero




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 : Social Worker (1)
Duty station : Kasana, Luweero
Reports to : Program Manager
Directly Supervises : None
Job summary: The social worker will monitor and report on all project activities related to case management and service delivery with respect to OVC and their families in support of SOCY’s work to ensure improved access to health and social services to the OVC and their families.
Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the SOCY Implementation Plan in line with organizations principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices. 2 | P a g e
Key duties and Responsibilities:
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with other organization staff and volunteers to prepare reports per established reporting schedule and guidelines.
  • Support the project volunteers in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective and quality service provision.
  • Actively engage in identifying and documentation of project promising practices, case and human-interest stories, dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
  • Represent the organization and SOCY project in meetings at county, sub county, ward and locational levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations other stakeholders, the community and project beneficiaries.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.
  • Ensure community case workers (CCWs – project volunteers) complete required case management forms and ensure case filing system is developed and maintained
  • Create community linkages for broader community engagement in case management.
  • Conduct regular home visits to ascertain service provision to the project beneficiaries as well as providing support to the volunteers as package for care of carers
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Social Work, Community Development or a related field or a Diploma holder with 4 years’ experience
  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in project support in the field of OVC, HIV/AIDS and other health-related projects and for an NGO.
  •  In-depth understanding of program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Excellent understating of PEPFAR OVC guidelines and standards.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Personal Skills
  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with related NGO and partners and community members and beneficiaries with minimal supervision
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Ability to work under deadlines and meet strict donor deadlines
  • Ability to ride Motorcycles with a valid riding permit
Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as good judgment and vision
  • Excellent organizational skills, team work and ability to prioritize tasks in a timely manner
  • Sound coordination skills and a demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrates diplomacy, flexibility, and resourcefulness
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate in local language preferably Luganda
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office).
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 hr@reachoutmbuya.org  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,
ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED