Jobs – Coordinator needed at Makerere University Joint AIDS Program

Job Title: Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (OVC) Coordinator

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a Company limited by guarantee under Makerere University. MJAP emerged from the Mulago-Mbarara Teaching Hospitals Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) which was established in November 2004 under the then Makerere University Faculty of Medicine with funding from the US President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and technical assistance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

MJAP is currently implementing a five year Grant under the Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief II (PEPFAR II) supporting the provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services including integration of these services in the broader health context in line with the Global Health Initiative (GHI) while strengthening all the Health System Components in the partner institutions to enhance their capacity to provide these services.
Job Summary:
The Orphans and Other vulnerable children (OVC) Coordinator will be mandated to initiate and develop strategies for delivering quality OVC care and support services for Mbarara and Mulago MJAP Programme areas.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The OVC Coordinator will initiate the development of an operation plan for implementing OVC activities and set performance targets for staff in line with technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
  • Develop comprehensive work plans and budgets for the OVC section, track progress on work plans, budget expenditure and provide recommendations on challenges that arise during implementation of OVC activities
  • Conduct field visits to support OVC activities both in Mulago and Mbarara and use the learning to modify programming as necessary in order to meet project targets and objectives and to improve OVC program
  • Document new developments in the area of OVC and align them to MJAP proposed activities during OVC programming in line with National OVC implementation frame work.
  • Periodically assess capacity gaps and initiate training of OVC care takers in sustainable livelihood initiatives in line with the capacity building program of MJAP
  • Responsible for the development of strategies for mentoring social workers both in Mbarara and Mulago areas to deliver quality OVC services in line with the human resource policies and procedures.
  • Take lead in the development of strategies for maintaining linkages with key stakeholders and implementing partners to share experiences on best practices and promote quality MJAP OVC activities in line with OVC program objectives and partnership guidelines
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The OVC Coordinator must hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, social sciences or any other related field
  • An additional master’s degree in Public Health or any other related field is an added advantage
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in OVC related work.
  • Good leadership, organisational and planning skills
  • Good understanding of the National OVC Policy and the National Strategic Programme Plan of Interventions for OVC
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, Access
How to Apply for the job:
All interested candidates who meet the above mentioned requirements should submit their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of their academic documents, day time contact telephone numbers, names and contact details of three professional referencesto the: Human Resource Manager Mulago-Mbarara Teaching Hospitals’ Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) P.O Box 7072 Kampala, Uganda Plot 4B Kololo Hill Drive
Online applications can be sent to Please Note that attachments should either be PDF or Word formats and not exceeding 2MBs.
Deadline: February, 2014
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