Director Community Linkages and Demand Generation

at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Location Mbarara, Uganda
Date Posted August 29, 2019
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX

Description

Description

Director Community Linkages and Demand Generation, Mbarara, Uganda
Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Country: Uganda
City: Mbarara, Uganda

JOB TITLE: Director Community Linkages and Demand Generation

DEPARTMENT: Community Linkages and Demand Creation

 

Reporting Relations:

The Director Community Linkages and Demand Generation reports to the Technical Director.

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of this position is to support the RHITES-SW Project by ensuring that critical services for HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, care and treatment, MNCH, FP, Malaria and Nutrition are interconnected through strong referral networks and linkages as well as overseeing the demand generation processes for HIV/AIDS and TB in the 15 districts of South Western Uganda. S/he will spearhead the development of strategies and technical leadership in integrating gender into health integrated program, and applying the principles for gender-responsive programming in addressing gender inequalities encountered across the health program.

S/he will provide oversight, technical leadership and guidance to the sub-partners and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to ensure the technical soundness of the community linkages and demand creation strategies; and coordinates with other technical teams to ensure continuum of care and integration of health service delivery within the community structures.

S/he will supervise a team of professionals including the Demand creation Advisor, Community Linkages Advisor, Gender and SGBV Advisor.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Director Community Linkages and Demand Generation will be specifically responsible for the following tasks:

Lead in the establishment of a referral network model that facilitates linkages between different service delivery points to create an orchestra of interlinked health care service delivery in the nine (9) targeted project districts.
Ensure that available HIV/AIDS, TB, MNCH, FP, Malaria and Nutrition Services in the 15 project districts are mapped to support networking and referral of clients for increased service access.

Skills

Computer literacy with knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Power point and Outlook.
Should be a person of integrity, energetic, dynamic team player, and portray innovation
Should have an eye for detail, and possess analytical skills (check value for money)
Should have excellent record keeping, and report compilation skills.
A self-Starter, and able to work with minimum supervision.
Able to work under pressure with competing deadlines.

Experience Requirements

1) At least 8 years' experience working in public health field.
2) Experience in working with community health-intervention programs
3)Experience in integrating gender into health programs
4)Experience in working on community-health referral models.
5)Evidence of having established and managed an effective referral network.
6)Experience in working on behavior change communication programs.
7)Training experience and partnership building with HIV/AIDS/T.B service providers
8)Familiarity with PEPFAR and USAID reporting requirements.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences or health related discipline.
Master's degree in Public Health or Project Management.
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