Jobs in Uganda - Area Program Officer Job at Population Services International (PSI)

Area Program Officer Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 17 March 2021

Hiring Organization: Population Services International (PSI)

JOB DETAILS:
[TEMPORARY FOR 4 MONTHS]
DEPARTMENT: SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL CHANGE
BASED AT: PSI UGANDA CENTRAL REGION
REPORTS TO: HEAD – SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL CHANGE
START DATE: MARCH 2021
WHO WE ARE
With over 50 years of experience, working in over 50 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.
JOIN US!
We are looking for a suitable candidate to take on a temporary role (for 4 months) of Area Program Officer. This position will plan, supervise and implement all projects activities and partnership development in the assigned cluster in line with PSI program objectives and donor requirements.
SOUNDS INTERESTING? READ ON… .

YOUR CONTRIBUTION
Social Marketing
• Facilitate the development of ProFam service Marketing plans to facilitate sustainable walk-in clients.
• Support ProFam facilities to create demand for Self-Inject clients.
• Supervise the implementation of social marketing activities across the cluster according to the marketing plans to increase demand for PSI products.
• Distribute, track and reconcile of commodities and IEC materials in the cluster in line with the supply chain management procedures.
Planning and Quality Assurance:
• Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly work plan and budget for the implementation of WHP and DISC projects in the cluster.
Advocacy, PR and partnership development
• Implement advocacy, PR and partnerships development activities in the cluster of operation for effective achievement of program objectives.
• Build capacity (Training, Mentoring and coaching) of implementing partners to execute PSI projects.
Risk Management:
• Implement risk management activities to mitigate operational and financial risks in the region.
Knowledge management:
• Track and measure SBC/Demand creation activities.
• Periodically present data-based progress reports.
• Document and share best practices and agreed upon behavior change indicators in the cluster with implementing partners and PSI.

THE BASICS
• Degree in Health Marketing, Communications, Development Studies, Community Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Administration, Public Health.
• Additional training in Project Planning and Management is an added advantage.
• A minimum of Four years’ experience working with communities, local partners including local government.

WHAT WOULD GET US EXCITED?
• Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and networking skills.
• Knowledge of the Health service standards.
• Demonstrated ability to work with various partners including Ministry of Health, Local governments, CBOs and other NGOs.
• Strong understanding of health services, preferably in the NGO sector in Uganda.
• Good personal skills.
• Ability to work with diverse teams.
• Good report writing and presentation skills coupled with good knowledge of Ms Office programs including Word, Excel and power point.
• Excellent verbal, written, presentation and communication skills.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
• Measurement: Evidence, research, metrics and evaluation inform our choices.
• Pragmatism: We strive for excellence, but useful and timely are better than perfect.
• Honesty: We act with integrity, share what we achieve, and admit when we fail.
• Collaboration: Active partnering drives impact.
• Trust: We have confidence in our people to make good decisions.
• Commitment: We build local capacity and programs that last.

Application procedure

Interested candidates should email their cover letter addressed to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, PSIU, and an updated CV ONLY to apply@psiug.org  indicating the Job title in the subject of the email.
Inclusion of your salary expectation in your cover letter is a key requirement.
Submission of certified academic papers is compulsory.
Applications should reach us not later than 5.00pm (1700H) on Wednesday March 17th, 2021.
Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible!
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.
**Please note PSI Uganda does not solicit for funds during any recruitment process

Date Posted: 2021-03-08

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