Regional Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Manager – (1 position)

Rakai Health Sciences Program

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Job Description

Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It 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 district of Rakai, South Western Uganda. With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year comprehensive HIV/ AIDS
program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely; Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde,
Lwengo, Sembabule, Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV epidemic
control. The Program is seeking to strengthen its staffing position in order to efficiently execute its activities at a
Regional Level. Applications are therefore invited from qualified and competent Ugandans to fill vacant positions
as indicated below:-
JOB TITLE: Regional Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Manager – (1 position)
REPORTING TO: Project Manager
DUTY STATION: RHSP kalisizo Office
Major Function:
This position will provides technical oversight, operational coordination and management including; planning,
implementation, capacity enhancement, monitoring/evaluation and reporting to delivery of high quality OVC care
and support services in Masaka region Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Lead implementation of OVC activities in all supported districts and communities
• Support functionality of OVC coordination structures at sub-district, district and stakeholder levels in all
the supported districts.
• Oversee achievement of OVC performance targets in line with technical standards, best practices and
donor guidelines.
• Develop comprehensive work plans and budgets for the implementation of quality OVC activities
• Conduct field visits to support OVC activities and use the learning to continuously modify programming
• Continuously document new developments in OVC programming and align them to proposed activities.
• Lead training, mentorship and other capacity building initiatives among OVC service providers
• Strengthen reporting on OVC activities through National OVC Management Information System in the
• Produce periodic reports as per the organizational, government and donor requirements.
• Performing other duties as assigned.
Education, Key Competencies and Experience:
• A bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, social sciences or any other related field
• A post graduate training and Post-graduate diploma in project planning and management will be an added
• A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience in designing, implementing and managing OVC programs
• Experience in implementing donor-funded projects
• Familiar with OVC programming in Uganda
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs)
How to apply:
Only qualified applicants should submit their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (C.V)
with three recognizable referees not later than 16th February, 2018, 5:00pm to:
The Human Resource Manager
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, KALISIZO
Deliver to: Rakai Health Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala
Send by E-Mail to:-
Please indicate on the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of preference For all online
applications, save your documents as position & district of preference ( eg Sanitary officer- Masaka)