Cluster Coordinator Job Careers – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

By | July 30, 2020
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Cluster Coordinator Job Careers – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Job Title:   Cluster Coordinator

Organization: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Duty Station: Uganda

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Reports to: Deputy Programs Manager

About US:

Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio – medical research and service delivery organization. RHSP strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community-based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Cluster Coordinator holder will be the key district liaison officer for the project responsible for the day-to-day operations of the regional Cluster office. In collaboration with DHTs, health facilities and other stakeholders, s/he will be accountable for ensuring that all project outputs/outcomes in the given districts are achieved through effective management of project inputs. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide leadership and overall supervision for project teams and Cluster activities
  • Offer Technical and administration oversight of project activities in liaison with the Deputy project Manager.
  • Support Joint work planning & budgeting of the staff in the cluster
  • Support performance management (achievements against targets Vs costs)
  • Support staff administration & logistic management in the cluster
  • Carry out frequent monitoring and supportive supervision visits to health facilities.
  • Coordinate with other units including DHT and other stakeholders within the project areas.
  • Organize and participate in regular cluster review meetings for the teams in the cluster
  • Serve as a principal liaison between the district local government and the Project. This involves:
  • Supporting monitoring of the district-led programming and sub-granting to districts.
  • Attending key meetings & functions in the districts;
  • Routine: DAC, DHTs, Quarterly review meetings, DOVCCs,
  •  Non-Routine: Courtesy calls, Impromptu meetings
  • Functions: World AIDS day, etc
  • Identifying district specific needs & barriers to implementation of district-led programming and propose / refer them to right persons for corrective action.
  • Providing technical assistance to DHTs regarding managing of sub-grants and financial agreements.
  • Coordinate and adapt lessons learned from HSS activities to further strengthen and expand interventions to achieve the Project goals.
  • Conducting capacity building and technical assistance to the DHT and HFs.
  • Assessing compliance of the partner districts to the terms and conditions of the partnerships.
  • Overseeing the monitoring of RHSP supported CBOs in the cluster (both technical & financial)
  • Any other assigned duties in line with your role

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
  • Training in HIV/AIDS care and management is essential
  • Training in project planning and management will be an added advantage.
  • A postgraduate degree in Public Health, Medicine, or a management related field will be an added advantage.
  • At least two years relevant experience in implementing public Health/HIV/AIDS related projects at decentralized level.
  • Experience working with district health systems and managing project teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR/US government programming policies and regulations, procedures and practices, Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with the DHTs and HFs.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS programming issues.
  • Project planning and management skills

How to Apply:

All interested candidates possessing the above attributes can send their; applications including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees, and copies of academic qualifications/certificates, addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org . Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

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Deadline: Tuesday 4th August 2020 by 5:00pm

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