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Reports to: District OVC Project

Job Summary: The Social Worker will lead the day-to-day direct implementation of field program/OVC activities in liaison with the district OVC project officer. S/he will ensure mobilization of vulnerable persons and communities for social protection, HIV prevention, and care services in line with MGLSD and PEPFAR guidelines within hi/her catchment area.

Department:Masaka Diocesan Medical Services Ltd
Project Location(s):Uganda, Masaka

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Work with Para-Social Workers to conduct household beneficiary assessment to identify specific OVC needs for program support using approved OVC tools
  • Working with clinical partners to identify leading capacity building initiatives among OVC service providers at various
  • Supporting roll out curricula-based initiatives aimed at empowering OVC with  life skills and knowledge to prevent HIV and attain decent
  • Building systems to ensure effective referral and linkages  for  OVCs  to  community  support
  • Delivering economic    strengthening    initiatives     to    the    critically     vulnerable     OVC
  • Collection and monitoring of Viral load result from the health facilities
  • Work with District OVC project officer to conduct quarterly review meetings
  • Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to the district project officers on the progress of project activities
  • Ensuring high     quality     reporting      of     OVC     activities      through     set     national information management systems and funder
  • Promoting access    and    utilization    of    child    protection    services    among    vulnerable children, youths and their household
  • Strengthening provision of high quality health care packages for OVCs  and  their households to avert the effects of HIV and
  • Supporting OVC household to come up with case plan goal and how to achieve
  • Document and    report     family     and    child     success     stories     based    on     program
  • Strengthening referral network at the sub-county level
  • Carrying out  monthly  data  collection,  analysis  and  reporting  on  OVC   activities  in   the supported

Job requirements:

  • At least Diploma in Social work and Social Development, Development Studies, Community development, social sciences or any other related field
  • At least 1 years in OVC programming
  • Experience in implementing projects supported by PEPFAR is an added

Submission of application:

Hand deliver your application letter together with relevant academic documents, photocopy of national ID, an updated CV indicating 3 recognized referees, their addresses and functioning telephone contacts. The deadline for the submission of the application is 6th November 2021

The Applications should be addressed to:

The Diocesan Health Coordinator Masaka Diocese

P.O. Box 14 Masaka-Uganda

Tel: +256 786 814912

 

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