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Community Mobilization and Accountability Advisor

Job Description

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.

Major responsibilities;

  • 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.