Project Coordinator – ACODEV

Job Summary:
The Project Coordinator plays an important team and project support function within Action for Community Development (ACODEV’s) large, complex, and fast paced Department of Health. The Program Coordinator is responsible for providing cross-cutting administrative and operational support to the Family Planning Health team and its project, which encompasses providing technical leadership to the team in implementation of family planning project in Adjumani district. The Coordinator works in close collaboration with relevant department and project specific team members, Knowledge Management staff, and others across the department and Organization to ensure his/her team and key stakeholders receive the necessary support to work effectively and efficiently. To achieve this goal, the Coordinator will promote actions in accordance with ACODEV’s policies and procedures, with calm professionalism, an eye towards efficiency, and the enthusiasm to constantly learn, teach, and support others in a collaborative way.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Planning and implementation of project activities
Prepare annual, quarterly, and monthly work plans, conduct monthly follow-up meetings with project stake-holders (main health facilities) VHTs, champions, role model men and DHOs office and ensure timely monthly reporting from the field.
Ensure timely preparation and implementation of planned activities.
Work closely with the VHTs and champions in each Sub-County to ensure their timely planning, implementation, recording and reporting of project activities.
Coordinate and collaborate with government, partners, and local organizations through:
Facilitating collaboration with health facility staff, District Health Officer, and sub-district health in-charge, CHWs, and other key health staff for the provision of quality services, ensuring stock and supply of commodities, coordination and support of FP health outreaches.
Working with key stakeholders to identify and reach poorest and marginalized communities for inclusion in FP/RH services.
Coordinate the joint District Health Team monitoring activities and document outcomes for action
Participate in Quarterly District Health partners meetings and take up actions to improve SRHS provision
Coordinate and manage logistics, in conjunction with the Program Manager to ensure efficient supply chain for FP commodities to all project target facilities in Adjumani.
Work with other partners in the SRH field to identify best practices that can be replicated in the project to achieve the project results.
Monitor and mentor Community Health Worker and Health Facility community outreach activities and overall project activities.
Track progress of the overall project to ensure timely implementation of activities.
Monitor and mentor VHT/FP-champions services and acknowledge quality services
Track project activities to support meeting timely reporting requirements for funders.
Communicate directly with the Program Manager to ensure progress against M&E indicators
Offer a supervisory role to Project Officers, M&E officer, Health Center In-charges and Lead VHTs and FP champions directly involved in the project to ensure effective delivery of FP services
Coordinate the trainings of project stakeholders including VHTs, Health workers, VHTs and FP champions
Coordinate Community dialogues to improve uptake of Long Acting and permanent methods
Coordinate the mentorships of VHTs and health workers on FP, PPIUDs and cervical cancer screening
Work with the Program Manager to develop and disseminate quality assurance strategies to direct and guide service providers and community health workers.
Participate in development, implementation and follow-up of all project related training activities
Develop and maintain contacts with health and family planning professionals and governmental authorities, to identify and address reproductive health and family planning issues, and develop related services within the project target areas.
Conduct monthly site visits, review the programming and implementation of ongoing project activities, prepare reports, make recommendations and conduct follow-up.
Be responsible for accountability of all project advances made to him or her in field activity implementation.
Participate in fundraising and resource mobilization including proposal writing for similar projects on family planning and reproductive health under ACODEV.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the Project Coordinator (PC) career opportunity should hold a University degree in Nursing with Reproductive health experience and Family Planning training. Public health, or related field (a Master’s degree is preferred)
Possession of a relevant Post graduate qualification is an added advantage
At least three years’ experience and working knowledge in senior program management
Possess excellent skills and experience in M&E, advocacy, report writing, participatory planning, financial management, Human Resource Management.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Email, word processing, spreadsheets
Both a team player as well as able to work independently with minimum supervision.
Personal Competencies: Planning, Proactive problem solving, Contributing to team success, Managing work,
Building partnerships, Communicating with impact, Initiating action, Information monitoring, Adaptability, Stress tolerance, Respect for others, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, Accountability

How to Apply:
All candidates should send a covering letter and updated CV specifying the job applied for should be sent through: ed@acodevuganda.co.ug
Deadline: 10th September 2019.