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Thursday, January 3, 2019

3 Project Officers Job at MOD Public Health Consultants Ltd - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
3 Project Officers 

Jobs at:
MOD Public Health Consultants Ltd 

Deadline of this Job:
7th January 2019

Duty Station:
Luweero , Uganda , East Africa , 256 

Date Posted: 3rd January 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: Ush

MOD Public Health Consultants Ltd is a privately registered company in Uganda located in Masaka (Reg. No. 214514). MOD runs a social enterprise business model. “We search, develop, innovate and execute evidence based sustainable business solution models to emerging public health and social problems in our communities.” MOD cultivates a balanced public health and research ecosystem and committed to strengthen partnerships with private and public health institutions, professionals, and researchers to influence positive action. Our model is designed in accordance with the MOD’s Strategic Business plan 2017-2021 that highlights the company’s financial and social objectives, mission, vision, marketplace dynamics, client needs or capabilities and legal environment. MOD underpins its social and health impact on five core values summarized as PECIT;

Passion: We believe that people with passion have the power to change their communities through their wisdom to create solutions to mankind social and health problems.
Evidence driven innovation: The world needs solutions anchored on sustainable, quality and scalability to become a better place

Customer centered: All our actions focus to improve the social and well-being of our customers
Integrity: We do the right thing regardless of its consequences with high level of professionalism and accountability

Team building: We sustain our innovations by working as a team, we scale up our learnings by creating other public health and social entrepreneurs, leaders and networks. Accelerating HIV Epidemic Control in Mubende region-DREAMS Project Through partnership with Mildmay Uganda (Mug) with funding support from Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MOD is an implementing partner on the DREAMS Project for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) & their Male Partners under Mildmay Uganda Project theme: “Accelerating Epidemic Control in Mubende Region in the Republic of Uganda under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)”. DREAMS means (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe Women) HIV Programming. Our interventions include layering of HIV testing and prevention services to 16,500 Adolescent Girls and Young Women between 15-24 years and 5,900 male partners of AGYW in 13 Sub counties of Luweero districts.
MOD’s scope of work under this programming;
Layering of HIV Prevention services for AGYW 15-24 years and their male partners in 9 Sub counties of Luweero and 15 Sub counties of Mubende in accordance with DREAMS strategies. Specifically, MOD is expected to provide a combination of;
  • Enrol AGYW and track their partners for HIV testing and prevention services (HTS).
  • Conduct quarterly HCT outreaches for AGYW and their male partners.
  • Management of model safe space (rent, utilities) where AGYW meet regularly for HIV testing Services.
  • Provide Expanded and improved the contraceptive mix to AGYW.
  • Mobilize and roll out parenting and care givers programme (SINOVUYO methodology) among AGYW and their male partners.
  • Condom promotion and provision among AGYW and their male partners.
  • Form male action groups (MAGs) for HIV prevention services.
  • Maintenance & management GEF
  • Linkage of male partners of AGYW for HIV counselling and testing (HCT), VMMC & ART Provide and promote linkages for GBV post violence services
  • Conduct sub-county steering meetings
  • Supporting data management, entry data in both DREAMS service registers & Uganda Dreams OVC Tracking System (UDOTS)

Monitoring and evaluation, reviews and results accountability.
Conduct periodic (monthly and quarterly) project performance reviews to analyse project performance against targets, quality of service provision, identification of gaps in planning, and corrective action using QI approaches for all services provided in section (I) above working with MUg MEQA teams.

Job Post: 3 Project Officers, DREAMS Project (3 Positions)
Position Overview
The Project officer will be responsible for daily coordination of engaged community structures (Subcounty Coordinators, SINOVUYO facilitators, and safe space mentors, local Artisans) to support implementation of MOD-DREAMS scope of work in Luweero district. He/she will be responsible for developing monthly field activity performance work plans in collaboration with MEA&L Officer and Mildmay Uganda district technical staff. The applicant will ensure that project activities result in intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner.
In addition, the Project Officer will build the capacity of engaged DREAMS community structures in quality project implementation and assurance in accordance to project guidelines and demonstrate impact. He/she will support the Project coordinator in preparing and submitting monthly and quarterly accountability and narrative reports on project progress to authorized heads of departments for submission to Mildmay Uganda as per allocated reporting deadlines.
Position Title: Project Officer,DREAMS
Project: “DREAMS-Accelerating HIV
Epidemic Control In Mubende Region”
Classification: 3 months contract, full-time (1st January 2019-31st March 2019), Renewal based on performance.
Salary: Commensurate with training and experience.
Duty Station: Luweero district
Reporting to; Project Coordinator

Educational Requirements
Any of the following;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies and Community Work or a Degree in a related field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health
  • Diploma in clinical medicine and community Health or Diploma in Registered Comprehensive Nursing from a recognized institution.
Other key requirements
  • For applicants who are health workers, active registration with medical and dental
    practitioner’s council and Uganda Nursing Council is mandatory.
  • A valid class A driving permit with at least oneyear experience in motorcycle driving.
    Required professional experience and skills
  • At least 3 years of comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV and AIDS and
    reproductive health
  • Experience in project planning and Management and community development work.
  • Ability to work under pressure to achieve desired targets/outputs with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively coordinate district implementing partners (IPs) and community structures.
  • Knowledge of DREAMS project & service uptake tools is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of OVC tools and reporting is an
    added advantage.
  • Ready to start work immediately and reside in Luweero district
    Recommendation from current/previous employer/supervisor/Mentor (Any).

Duties and Responsibilities of Project officer, DREAMS
The following will be the duties and responsibilities of Project Officer for the DREAMS project in Luweero district.
  • Work with project coordinators to develop weekly/monthly activity performance work plans, budget and accountabilities.
  • Work with sub county coordinators to ensure that both model and community safe spaces for AGYW are actively maintained for integrated HIV testing and prevention services.
  • Work with engaged community structures (AGYW peer champions, male peer champions, SINOVUYO facilitators, VHTS, health workers etc.) to ensure integrated implementation of DREAMS activities.
  • Provide support supervision visits to community structures to ensure quality implementation of DREAMS activities.
  • Compile and submit weekly, monthly and quarterly reports according to DREAMS implementation guidelines to project coordinators.
  • Support coordination of community structures to ensure service layering among DREAMS AGYW and their male partners.
  • Support sub county coordinators in data management at safe spaces and ensure verification of all data submitted to MOD offices for entry.
  • Work with sub county coordinators and male champions to mobilise male partners of AGYW for HCT, linkage for VMMC and ART.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly project steering committee meetings at Sub County level.
  • Actively participate in project Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), District Quality assurance (DQA) with Mildmay Uganda technical teams.
  • Work with project coordinators to ensure community-based distribution of project logistics including HIV Testing kits, condoms and Family Planning commodities to AGYW in collaboration with local government health facilities.
  • Conduct quarterly performance review meetings with community structures to ensure proper planning, reporting and accountability.
  • Work with project coordinators to support formation and functionality of Girl Empowerment Forums (GEF) committees at Sub County and district.
  • Work with project coordinators and sub county coordinators to document success stories.
  • Participate in continuous professional development activities.
  • Submit weekly/monthly activity narrative reports to the project coordinator.
  • Participate in continuous staff professional development, knowledge translation and thesis activities for learning and idea generation.
  • Ensure that MOD‘s image, vision and core values are adhered to, well communicated and protected throughout the implementation of project activities.
  • Carry out any other duties as may arise from time to time and as may be assigned by management.
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should submit their Job post application letter, valid academic documents (Certificates & Transcripts), National ID, and Not more than a three (3) page detailed resume (CV) with two strong professional referees to the:
Human Resource Manager
MOD Public Health Consultants Ltd
Plot 20, Birch Avenue
P.O. Box 910, Masaka, Uganda
Tel Office: (+256)485660637 OR
Submit application documents by E-mail to: , Copy:
Application Deadline: Monday, 7th January 2019 at 5:00PM, East African Time.