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Project Officer - Global Fund Malaria Grant

Job Description

Position: Project Officer - Global Fund Malaria Grant

Report to: Project Manager

Location: Kampala Districts

Purpose of the position:

World vision Uganda in collaboration with TASO Uganda will implement a global fund Malaria grant for 3 years to support existing initiatives in malaria control through vector control, integrated case management, building resilient sustainable systems for health and social and behavior change communication (SBCC) in in the districts of Wakiso, Gomba, Butambala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Masaka, Rakai, Kyotera, Bukomansimbi, Mukono, Kampala, Mubende and Mityana. The project officers will support the project manager to coordinate all project activities at district and community levels and monitoring progress towards achievement of targets.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Project Management

  • Engage schools and institutions in scaling up malaria interventions

  • Facilitate integration of malaria talking points into all programs of the clergy

  • Plan for refresher trainings for DHMT, VHTs and supervisors on new iCCM guidelines

  • Organize and participate in quarterly support supervision for health facilities and VHTs

  • Mobilize communities towards better malaria preventive measures

  • Organize training of private sector HRH in IMM and HMIS

  • Conduct community dialogues, films and sports events for malaria prevention, treatment and management

  • Provide necessary technical guidance to district and community partners during the course of the project

  • Ensure that all Malaria grant and other related deliverables are achieved according to DIP

Documentation, Monitoring, Reporting, accountability and Evaluation

  • Work with the Project Manager in the preparation of quality project reports

  • Oversee the rollout of the Malaria grant data collection process at the community and health facility level

  • Maintain records of activity implementation as approved by the PM

  • Prepare for and participates in project monitoring and evaluations

  • Organize learning and accountability meeting (reelection meetings)

  • Prepare Monthly work plans and reports

  • Conduct quality checks of all the monitoring data and ensure filling and entry into specific database.

  • Document lessons learned, promising practices and case studies from the project sites.

Networking and collaboration

  • Identify and build district and community strategic linkages, relations, collaborations and networks with actors to support planning and implementation of Malaria project activities

  • Effectively engage and Network with district local government structures and any other agencies to promote community ownership and Sustainability of Interventions.

  • Actively participate in relevant district engagements to position World Vision as a strategic partner in malaria programing

Finance management

  • Manage any project assets in line with WV and donor policies

  • Support Partners and Sub Grantees to adhere to WV finance and Asset Management policies.

  • Manage and account for allocated monies in line with WV and donor policies

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must have a University Degree in Nursing, environmental health, medicine, public health, Nutrition or any related discipline.

  • Working experience of 2 years in working in Malaria programing

  • Experience in working communities with good knowledge of public health system and structures

  • Understanding the social determinants of health and community dynamics.

  • Knowledge of community based Malaria prevention, treatment and management services

  • Strong interpersonal communication, networking and coordination skills.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Computer literate

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Perform other duties as required.