Job TitleDistrict Project Officer ( 1 Position)

Duty Station:  NEBBI

Reports to: Regional Project Officer

Job Summary:

Working with the Regional Program Manager, the Program Officer will coordinate efforts of the Community Health Network Project in the Districts of Nebbi. He/she will coordinate project activities in the district—including efforts to address community health interventions that increase the demand and utilization of maternal, and child health (MCH), Nutrition, Water & Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) and voluntary family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) interventions, which address key drivers of child and maternal morbidity and mortality as the overall goal of the project.

The District Program officer will be the projects liaison person in the district.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership, coordination and management to the CHN project in the disitricts of Nebbi and Arua.
  • Identify, map and engage partners and collaborators for the project.
  • Participate and support in the implementation of Baseline survey and Other on-going project-related surveys and data collection and data management activities,
  • To work as a liaison person between the project and the district to ensure project activities are well planned, coordinated and implemented in harmony with the district priority operations to achieve the intended objectives
  • Participate in making workplans, drawing activity schedules, raising activity requests, implementing activities and writing relevant reports.
  • Always seek to understand and work with the district and project relevant staff to lay strategies to achieve prevailing project priorities by the time.
  • Lead, guide and mentor the project team seconded to the district for proper and harmonized implementation of the planned activities with the district teams
  • Supervise and appraise assigned staff,
  • Provide technical support to the district and health facility teams across the key technical areas supported by the project.
  • Support the design and rollout of community level interventions geared at addressing health determinants at individual, household and community level,
  • Support and monitor the acquisition, inventory keeping, proper use and maintenance of equipment and other property provided by the project to the district, intervention communities and health facilities.
  • Organize regular and timely performance reviews at district, communities and health facility levels as per workplan
  • Ensure appropriate use of project financial and other resources, preventing wastage and abuse.
  • Work with the district to coordinate with other implementing partners to avoid duplication and omissions for maximum benefit from the available resources,
  • Represent UCMB in monthly community Dialogue day to  assess the community health programs and document impact of the community interventions and advocate for budget allocations from district/subcounty levels towards RMNCAH/FP intereventions
  • Collaborate with other organizations involved in promoting MNCH, FP and WASH activities in the project communities.
  • Provide technical leadership for all aspects of monitoring and evaluation for community-based interventions for the project in the district.
  • Prepare and submit appropriate timely Program Reports to the Regional Project  Manager
  • Represent the UCMB in appropriate forums as requested by the Regional Project Manager.


  • Minimum of a Degree in Midwifrey/Nursing, Social work, or Community psychology with minimum of 3 years management experience; Advanced qualifications in Community Health or Development Studies, Public Health or related filed will be an added advantage.
  •  At least 3 years working in RMNCAH/FP and WASH projects at Community level
  • Prior experience in capacity building, such as planning and facilitating trainings and providing technical assistance.
  • Experience in advocating, mobilizing and with working with multiple stakeholders, including Community groups, private sector, development agencies, government authorities, NGOs.
  • Experience in working in the hard- to- reach and hard-to-live in remote areas
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili and any of the widely spoken local languages i.e. Alur, and/or Lugbara, is a desirable.
  • Computer skills especially in MS-Word, Excel (including basic analystical skills) and Power Point is a must
  • Excellent communication, writing and reporting skills is highly desirable
  • Strong interpersonal communication and cross cultural skills are required.

Application procedure

Eligible and interested candidates should apply and attach their signed CVs, copies of certificates, degrees, and testimonials to the address below not later than 12th February 2021.

The Secretary General
Uganda Catholic Secretariat,
Plot 672, Hanlon Road – Nsambya Hill
P.O. Box 2886 Kampala