Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU) registered as national non-governmental organization in Uganda in 2010. CHAU is an alliance of 40 grass root organizations including community based organizations (CBO); and groups of people living with HIV (PLHIV), adolescents, young people and key populations (KP) with a health focus in 30 districts. CHAU is positioned as an organization of choice in networking CBOs to implement quality health programs with high organizational effectiveness, efficiency and impact.
Community Health Alliance Uganda is implementing a two year Aidsfonds funded project called Towards an AIDS Free generation in Uganda (TAFU 3). TAFU3 aims at a reduction in new HIV infections among children, enrolment and retention of children into HIV treatment and care in Mityana, Mubende and Kyenjojo districts.
The specific objectives of TAFU 3 are to:
- • Improve identification, retention in care; and viral suppression of pregnant and lactating women and children living with or exposed to HIV;
- • Strengthen, refine, scale the TAFU model to ensure the model is effective, affordable and sustainable to reach all children living with or exposed to HIV
- • Provide additional evidence and practical training and tools for government and other stakeholders in Uganda to implement the TAFU model and to calculate adequate resource allocation to sustain and scale-up the model in the country.
CHAU seeks to recruit a qualified competent individual to Co-ordinate project implementation in Mityana district in order to enhance reduction in new HIV infections and increase enrolment of children onto paediatric HIV care within the district.
Position: Coordinator – TAFU3 Project Mityana District
No. of positions: 1
Reporting to: Program Specialist – Behaviour Change Communication and Community Engagement
Job Purpose: Coordination of project implementation in the Mityana district to enhance reduction in new HIV infections and increased enrolment of children onto paediatric HIV care within the districts.
Duty Station: Mityana
Contract Duration: 21 Months
Duties and responsibilities
- Supervise and provide technical assistance to Village Health Teams (VHTs) and Community Resource Persons (CoRPs) within the district of operation in areas of paediatric HIV and ensuring that they deliver on their target.
- To develop and maintain strategic community and district partnerships necessary to achieve community engagement activities.
- iii. Work with VHTs including other partners to mobilize the communities in order to identify and increase the number of children living with HIV enrolled into care and support
- Spear head identification of pregnant women in the community and ensure that they are enrolled on to the EMTCT program.
- Sensitize various community leaders, parents, teachers and groups on the importance of HIV paediatric care and EMTCT in order to foster positive attitudes.
- Support the formation of Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) and/or strengthen existing VSLAs for households of people living with HIV by ensuring that they are operational and functional for economic empowerment.
- vii. Develop and implement monthly performance plans for the VHTs.
- viii. Conduct appropriate training and on job mentorship for skills development for VHTs in mobilization and HIV programming for children and households affected and inflicted with HIV.
- Document success stories, best practises and reports about the project
- Work closely with the district leadership to ensure that the district coordination meetings are held to appraise project performance and sustainability.
- Will be in charge of security of CHAU Assets and inventories within the district of operation.
- xii. Any other duties as may be assigned
- Person specification:
- Qualifications: Degree in Community Development, Social Work and Social, Administration, Social Sciences or an equivalent
- Competences: Analytical, coordination/networking, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills, High ethical and integrity standards, computer proficiency skills, Results and team-oriented, proven ability to produce high quality reports/documents.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit their applications, cover letters, CVs and academic documents including day time contacts of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. All Applications should be addressed to The Executive Director, Community Health Alliance Uganda. Hard copy applications will NOT be accepted. Women and affected Populations are encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: 22nd June 2020.
We thank you for taking interest in Community Health Alliance Uganda however if you don’t hear from us two weeks after the deadline, consider yourself unsuccessful. Successful candidate should be able to start work on 1st July 2020.