Community Mobilization and Accountability Advisor
Title: Community Mobilization & Accountability Advisor
Location: Mbale District
Reporting to: Director Community Health Systems and Services
Purpose of the position:
This position will oversee implementation of community mobilization and social accountability activities in the communities within the 23 districts under outcomes 4 and 5.
Lead the design, implementation and monitoring of community mobilization and community linkage approaches
Supervise and monitor the performance of the district based Community Mobilization & Social Accountability Mentors in collaboration with the District Health management teams
Design and plan for community level interventions that focus on modification of behavior and inform key community stakeholders
Provide technical guidance for supporting linkages between health facilities, CBOs and communities including the engagement of peers to address the support needs of key/priority populations
Providing technical assistance, capacity building and supervision to CBOs, NGOs, VHTs and other stakeholders in community health
Support selected CSOs in designing, implementation and monitoring the social accountability mechanisms/ processes at all levels of local governments and ensuring communities are actively participating in holding their leaders accountable.
Train CSO partners in local level advocacy methodologies including the use of community score cards in a bid to assess performance of health services in terms of their quality, efficiency and transparency.
Advise and support the Community Mobilization & Social Accountability Mentors and CSO partners to ensure effective implementation of social accountability interventions of the project in compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of Post graduate qualification, in public health, governance or a social sciences degree (Development Studies, and Policy Studies etc.)
Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, of which 2 should be governance related from within the demand side of accountability, practical experience with developing and implementing accountability methodologies such as Public Expenditure Tracking etc.
Demonstrated experience working in the health sector with community systems and structures.
Good knowledge of organizational development, especially facilitation experience in guiding network building and internal governance systems.
The candidate will also have excellent organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills (in English). Must be authorized to work in Uganda.