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Position of Program Officer – Road to Hope

The palliative care Association of Uganda (PCAU) is the national association for palliative care providers in Uganda. It was registered as a Non-Governmental Organization in 2003 with a vision to extend palliative care to all patients and families in need in Uganda. The association is composed of 1200 individual members and 24 member organizations. PCAU coordinates civil society efforts and works closely with the government of Uganda to strengthen the integration of palliative care services within the health care system across the country.

PCAU seeks to recruit a dynamic professional with the requisite ability to manage a program for Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC). The officer shall coordinate interventions of a program supporting child caregivers following the chronic sickness or death of the parent(s) and/or the child’s primary guardian.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Revised Duties and responsibilities of the Program Officer Road to Hope.

  • Conducting an assessment of the identified children to be enrolled in the program.
  • Ensuring that children access a package of the priority interventions listed for the program. The interventions include economic strengthening; food and nutrition security; health, water, sanitation, and shelter; education; psycho-social support and basic care; child protection and legal; support and; legal, policy, and institutional mechanisms.
  • Generating quality and timely quarterly and annual reports and update the responsible teams and donors on the progress of activities. 
  • Documenting and disseminating the annual significant change stories (intended or unintended consequences of the program interventions) appropriately. 
  • Carrying annual planning, budgeting, and monitoring the progress of all program schedules and expenditures.
  • Supervising/Supporting volunteers who are liaisons with the children in their communities
  • Responding to queries and requests for information about the program from several stakeholders including the donors.
  • Maintaining databases and records about all children enrolled in the program.
  • Managing the transition of all program beneficiaries including those who graduate. 
  • Initiating and supporting resources mobilization proposals and activities for program sustainability.  
  • Supporting programmatic themed areas around palliative care advocacy, research, and information sharing intended to address matters concerning child caregivers.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, and other related fields.
  • Should have Post Graduate qualifications in fields of Project Planning and Management or Public Health.
  • Should have at least 3 years of relevant work experience in a reputable organization preferably a Non-Government Organization (NGO) and direct experience with government and donor representatives. 
  • Demonstrable experience in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) issues will be an added advantage. 
  • Must be dynamic, persuasive and convincing, self-motivated, and able to demonstrate a high level of initiative.
  • Have key personal competencies in team and communication skills, networking, and partnership skills

How to Apply: 

PCAU as a responsible employer is committed to providing competitive employment terms, attractive salary, and health insurance to successful candidates with the right qualifications, competencies, experience, and skills. 

All qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letter, updated CV, and copies of academic papers as one document in PDF of not more than 2MB.  Ensure to provide at least three work-related referees. 

Direct your applications to;

The Country Director,

Palliative Care Association of Uganda

P.O Box 34985, Kampala-Uganda

Email: pcau.admin@pcau.org.ug 

The deadline for receiving applications is 3rd April 2021 

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation, peddling, backdoor, attempt, of whatsoever nature, to influence the selection process in one’s favor will automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate.

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