About Reach Out Mbuya HIV Initiative
Reach Out Mbuya (ROM) is a Faith-Based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), founded in 2001 to provide HIV/AIDS care to the urban poor living with HIV/AIDS. ROM aims to curb the further spread of HIV among the less privileged members of the community it serves and enable those already living with HIV/AIDS to live a responsible and dignified life. Offering a unique model of care, ROM holistically focuses on the body, mind, family, and community wellbeing.
The statements herein are a description of the general nature and level of work being performed or to be performed. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
- Job title : Nurse
Department/Section : Medical Support Department
Directly Reports to : Clinical Services Coordinator
Directly Supervises : None
Main purpose of the job:
- Ensuring deliver of high quality and efficient clinical services to clients at Reach Out ensuring that high standards are adhered to in assessments, handling of emergencies and administration of medicines.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Carry out weekly and emergency home visits & hospital visits
- Provide information to clients to reduce their vulnerability to diseases and infections through health education
- Attend to clients and prescribe drugs where necessary
- Participate in client referral and transfer process as need arises
- Dispense drugs and other medical items to clients where necessary
- Participate in HIV awareness and sensitization in the communities
- Organize children and adolescent activities to enhance psychosocial support
- Train health workers from communities and other institutions
- Participate in the drawing and implementation of work plans for the clinic
- Promote the vision, mission and the values of Reach Out as expressed in the policies, regulations & guidelines of the Organization.
- Ensure health, safety, and security in your area of operation
- Undertake any other duties that may be reasonably expected from your supervisors
- any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Academic qualifications required: Registered Nurse, Registered midwife, registered comprehensive Nurse/Midwife
Minimum experience required: Two years working experience in a reputable organization
Specialized knowledge required: National treatment guidelines, Counselling and Clinical skills, HIV/AIDS care and management
- Job Title : Communications and Public Relations Officer
Department/ Section : ED’s Office/ Communications section
Directly Reports to : Executive Director
Directly Supervises : Front Office Desk Assistant
Main purpose of the job: To promote ROM’s image by communicating the impact of the organization interventions and other public relations efforts to various levels of stakeholders through ensuring regular information dissemination using various relevant channels.
The role primarily to be accomplished through ROM’s social media and more traditional media platforms including newspapers, magazines, TV and radio. It shall include developing communication plans, developing and maintaining media network and ensuring visibility of ROM.
Key Result Areas:
- Communication & Public relations strategy and budget developed and effected
- Positive public image of ROM promoted and upheld
- Cordial relationship with the media maintained
- Technical support on PR and communication provided across ROM units
- Informative and timely publications produced and disseminated
- ROM corporate identity and branding upheld.
- Regular ROM positive media presence
- ROM’s website regularly updated and search engine optimized
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop, review and implement communication and PR strategies and budgets.
- Manage and coordinate ROM events calendar and oversee the planning, coordination and logistics of functions.
- Lead the design, review, update and maintenance of the ROM website.
- Ensure timely production of ROM publications i.e. newsletters, blogs, annual reports, IEC materials, brochures, client success stories etc.
- Lead and manage the media relations; develop a network with key media houses and other relevant stakeholders and serve as a focal point for ROM press and media events.
- Work closely with the ROM’s Programme Staff and Management to identify results-based stories and enhance the capacity of staff’s communication skills, including participating in field visits.
- Arrange for, receive and guidevisitors to ROM, and where need be link them with other sections and organizations to receive them.
- Ensure adequate branding at ROM functions.
- Ensure proper usage of ROM corporate identity both within and outside of ROM.
- Custodian of the organization photo bank and all PR equipment.
- Supervise the Front Office Desk Assistant.
- Promote the vision, mission and the values of ROM’s as expressed in the policies, regulations & guidelines of the organization.
Academic qualifications required: A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Mass communication or any other relevant discipline; Diploma in relevant discipline with at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role is acceptable;
Minimum working experience: 3 years in a similar position in a private company or larger NGO.
Specialized knowledge required: Excellent writing and oral communication skills – News article and blog writing plus organization social media management experience is an added advantage.
Key Skills Required: Computer, Interpersonal, Communication and Public Relations skills
Other Necessary Qualities/Attributes: Articulate, Creative, Ability to work under pressure and Self-driven.
- Job Title : OVC Supervisor
Department/Section : Community Support /OVC section
Directly Reports to : Community & Social Support Manager
Role Level : Supervisory
Directly Supervises : OVC Assistant
Community Based Trainer
Main purpose of the job: Supervise ROM Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) interventions to ensure effective realization of department work plans and ROM goals.
Key results areas:
- Sectional work plans and budgets drawn
- Sectional Staff effectively performing
- Children enrolled into the program and receiving Care
- Children protection cases identified and handled
- OVC policies and guidelines adhered to.
- Session with supported children and their guardians held
- Activities of VSLA managed
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plan and budget for OVC activities and track performance as per approved plan.
- Ensuring enrolment of OVC for support is in line with available budgets and timely settle of all payments due for OVC support is done.
- Support the fundraising drive for OVC activities and ROM at large.
- Customer Focus
- Work with community-based staff Community ART TB Treatment Supporters (CATTS), Mother to Mother (M2M), Teenage & Adolescent Supporter (TAS) and social workers in the assessment of the children’s vulnerability in various communities.
- Liaise with Community based staff to ensure positive children identified are enrolled in the system, comprehensively documented and tracked for viral load suppression.
- Ensure that prioritized home visits are conducted together with relevant community-based workers as a follow up for children with high viral loads, absenteeism in school, poor performance etc.
- Ensure child protection cases are identified, handled or referred to appropriate stakeholders for support.
- Learning and Growth
- Document activity outcomes that includes comprehensive monthly reporting and specific OVC donor reporting as per grant agreements
- Recommend appropriate OVC plan, policy and guideline reviews.
- Participate in OVC project reviews and designs.
- Any other duty assigned by the immediate supervisor.
- Promote the vision, mission and the values of ROM.
- Internal Business Processes
- Provide technical support to the Community & Social Support Manager in ensuring adequate and competent implementation of OVC programs at the sites and in the community.
- Organize the community structures, establish and strengthen community partnerships to support the following up of OVC and caregivers at community level. This may include meetings, trainings, awareness campaigns plus any other forums that support effective implementation of ROM programs.
- Participate in the monitoring and reviewing of OVC activities and ensure all relevant data are input into the OVC data base and are updated on a regular basis.
Academic qualifications required: Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields; Social Sciences, Education, SWSA, Development Studies, Community and Adult Education, or Community Psychology
Minimum Experience and Exposure: 2 years’ experience in OVC Social Support
Specialized knowledge required: Project Planning and Management, HIV/AIDS Counselling, Training of Trainers
Key Skills required: Writing skills, Counselling skills, Communication skills, and Leadership/Management skills
Other Qualities/Attributes: Integrity, Interpersonal relations, Confidentiality
- Job title : Linkage Officer- SOCY-Project
Duty station : Kasana, Luweero
Directly Reports to : Program Manager
Directly Supervises : Linkage Facilitators
Job Summary: The Linkage to Facility Officer will provide technical support to the program implementing CSO and linkage facilitator to ensure effective program implementation and compliance to project, MGLSD and USAID guidelines. He/she will ensure effective application and implementation of the program case management procedures to ensure that the needs of program beneficiaries and vulnerability risks within their households are adequately addressed. The incumbent will actively participate in the development and implementation of core program activities and implementation processes that will facilitate linkage between and within communities and health facilities. He/She will provide regular technical and methodological soundness of activities implemented by CSOs and Para Social Workers that are part of the project implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Offer technical guidance to program Social Workers and Linkage facilitators for establishment of effective and functional community-facility OVC services referral networks
- Support CSO Social workers to plan and conduct monthly case conference meetings with Para Social Workers to review and assess progress on implementation of OVC case plans and performance of HIV/AIDS referrals from community to facility and facility to community.
- Offer timely technical assistance to Social workers and Para Social Workers on OVC HIV case identification, linkages to care and Treatment as well as Retention strategies
- Support the process for identification, training and coordination of linkage facilitators to improve on proportion of referrals made and completed.
- Support implementing CSO to plan and conduct quarterly referral reflection meetings to assess progress on services and referral
- Participate in district and community level service provider linkages and services coordination meetings
- Carry out capacity gap and training needs assessment for CSO social workers, referral facilitators and Para Social Workers and design appropriate training activities on case management, HIV/AIDS sensitive child protection and referral coordination
- Support the development and facilitation of skill based case management training for Para Social Workers and CSO social workers using effective, relevant and appropriate delivery mechanisms
- Facilitate learning among OVC partner project implementing CSOs, LG staff on effective and need based individual and household case management and referral systems
- Take part in district and community level service provider linkages and services coordination meetings for learning, information and experience sharing.
- Support CSO, sub county and Linkage Facilitators to coordinate and participate in integrated quarterly joint support supervision activities
- Document best practices at community level and within the referral and linkage system in form of case studies, success stories and abstracts; and share at designated forums at sub county level, project and district level
Academic qualifications required: Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Social sciences, Education Community Development or related discipline, Project Planning & Management shall be an added advantage.
Minimum experience required: 3+ years of professional experience in a similar or related job gained through working on any OVC or public health program, Previous exposure, experience and ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district and community level,
Specialized knowledge required: Nutrition and food safety, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, OVC education coordination and support.
Key skills required: Excellent report writing skills, Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and or in a team environment.Excellent interpersonal skills, Strong planning and coordination skills, Excellent analytical and problem solving skills,Excellent computer, verbal and written communication skills., Ability to work under pressure to tight reporting deadlines., Ability and willingness to travel 60% of the time, A non-judgmental approach regarding race, religion, culture, sexuality and lifestyle is critical, Fluency in both English and Luganda,Ability to ride Motorcycles with a valid riding permit
How to Apply:
• Send a cover letter and CV/resume with 3 professional referees in PDF format as one document and must not exceed 6 pages to email@example.com not later than 5.00 p.m. Wednesday, 24th July 2019. No need of attaching other documents at this level.
• Include title of Job in email subject line.