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Job Title: Project Officer (Gender)

Organisation: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor Gender

About US:

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda), is an organisation contributing to a process of preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.

Job Summary: The Project Officer Gender will provide technical assistance to project and project staff, Sub recipients, and Community-Based structures in integration of a gender perspective to the Global Fund work; ensure that gender is mainstreamed and strengthened; effective linkages and referrals for quality HIVIAIDS prevention, care, treatment and support responses in the target districts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Project Management
• Develop quarterly and bi-annual work plans in consultation with project team members, lead implementation and monitor... the work plans to ensure compliance and adherence to timelines.
• Support sub recipients, Stop GBV Champions and community activists to develop monthly plans based on the work plan.
• Support the sub recipients in awareness raising activities, including the provision of information on available GBV and HIV services and ensure effective referrals and linkages.
• Plan and implement capacity-building activities in GBV related to the project's health service delivery / gender responsive programming and services in collaboration with targeted districts.
• Develop and maintain effective networks with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, Government Institutions, community leaders and service providers to ensure collaboration, synergy and sharing of experiences on gender issues.
• Provide guidance regarding HIV and GBV prevention and post care services and ensure referral pathways are shared and understood by the sub recipients, community activists and Stop GBV Champions.
• Support in follow up and case management of Gender Based Violence Cases and ensure proper documentation, assessment, case plan implementation, follow up and information management of all GBV cases.
• Ensure that all project activities are implemented and meet expected standards, as per implementation guidelines.
• Maintain up-to-date statistics and program data on services for the project supported Sub Recipients in collaboration with the M&E department.
• Work with the local sub recipients and CBOs to conduct community mobilization and awareness to generate demand for GBV and HIV services and ensure the uptake of GBV and HIV Counselling and Testing Services for children, adolescents and adults in a child-friendly manner at community level.
• Supervise the Stop GBV Champions and Community Activists to conduct referrals, follow ups and reporting.
• Work with the local CBOs to establish new and strengthen existing peer support groups (PSGs) at community level to promote retention into care and prevention among AGYW.
• Strengthening the multidisciplinary linkage coordination at the national and Community levels.
• Support Continuous Community Quality Improvement approaches for Gender based Violence and HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment in target districts.
• Prepare high-quality comprehensive monthly, quarterly and annual reports and ensure timely submission of regular. Contribute to development of project reports on activities, achievements, best practices and lessons learned.
• Design, monitor and report on key activities related to scale-up of HIVIAIDS and Gender based Violence prevention interventions.
• To coordinate, track, implement and report project activities to ensure their effective and efficient implementation.
• Ensure that all HIV grant and other related deliverables are achieved according to the Global Fund Guidelines and TASO Principles,

Documentation, Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, accountability and Knowledge Management for Policy Advocacy
• Maintains records of activity implementation
• Organizes learning and accountability meeting
• Prepare Monthly work plans and reports
• Conduct quality checks of all GBV data and ensure filing and entry into specific database.
• Document lessons learned, best practices and case studies from the project districts.
• Support sub recipients to submit quality timely reports in conformity with signed agreements.
• Prepare reports on GBV, Gender and AGYW programme to be shared with senior management, UCCM and other relevant stakeholders.

Programme Management and Technical Support
• Provide necessary technical guidance to district and community partners during the course of the project
• Support Partners and Sub Recipients to adhere to work plans and implementation guides.
• Work closely with Stop GBV Champions and Community Activists to manage and monitor ongoing program implementation in the area of GBV for Adolescent Girls and Youth women for the general population

Key Outputs
• Work plans and budgets for sub recipients prepared and submitted.
• Standards for the provision of Gender and HIV related services developed.
• Quality of Gender and HIV related service delivery coordinated.
• Technical support for efficient and effective Gender and HIV related services provided to the
• facility and community-based structures.
• Gender and HIV related technical capacity of facility and community structures strengthened.
• Case Management Approaches in the community and facility setting Implemented.
• Adherence and Disclosure guidelines in community setting Implemented and monitored.
• Effective referrals and linkages in the target districts.
• Differentiated service delivery models and community support programs plans in collaboration with health facilities implemented.
• Quality Improvement approaches in improving linkage to care so as to reach the UNAID95-95-95 targets applied.
• High quality project monthly and quarterly reports compiled and submitted on time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in any of the following fields; Humanities but not li ted to Social Sciences, Education, SWASA, Development Studies, Community and Adult Educat10n, Community Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Public Health, Guidance and counselling, Human Rights, adolescent Health among others majoring in Gender.
• Additional Training: Postgraduate training in Gender and Human Rights Sexual Reproductive Health and Gender Based Violence issues and their application in HIV AND AIDS settings is an added advantage.
• Three years of direct gender, rights and psychosocial/counselling, adolescent health, child counselling and programme/project management in the public sector or private reputable agency. This experience shall involve working with survivors of violence, adolescent girls and young women and providing technical assistance and mentorship of Project Assistants in HIVIAIDS prevention, linkages and referrals within MGLSD and MoH structures and systems. Substantive work experience in the field of Gender-Based Violence, Gender and /or Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights will be an added advantage.
• Clear understanding of Psychosocial, gender dynamics, abuse of power, and issues surrounding GBV/VAC
• Ability to maintain confidentiality, professional ethics and respect for AGYW, survivors and beneficiaries at all times
• Strong ability to lead, train, facilitate and motivate others in their respective tasks in a professional, respectful and supportive manner.
• Comprehensive knowledge and experience in gender-based violence and HIVIAIDS management, prevention and community-referral and linkages as per the national and community referral and linkages framework.
• Good working knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention programs, strategies, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIVIAIDS programs among adolescent girls and young women.
• Knowledge of Quality GBV standards, survivor handling methodology, policies, procedures and tools.
• Knowledge of community mobilization, social development and facilitation techniques.
• National and international gender, human rights and HIVIAIDS guidelines, declarations and commitments.
• National gender, human rights and HIVIAIDS frame work including policies and procedures.
• Managing grants and sub grantees.
• Knowledge of Gender, HIV and Human Rights programming, policies and regulations, MGLSD, MoHand district procedures and practices.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team.
• Counselling skills
• Computer skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Experience of capacity strengthening through formal and informal training
• Ability to plan strategically, and communicate with key actors in a dynamic and unpredictable operating environment
• Problem solving and decision making
• Understanding of gender, age and other socio-cultural factors
• Ability and willingness to work in a participatory manner with a diverse range of beneficiaries and communities
• Other Qualities/Attributes: Integrity, Emotional control, Confidentiality, Openness, Team player, Self-driven, Empathy, Result Oriented, analytical, team player, effective communication and Ability to handle pressure and work under minimum supervision.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited to submit their resume, copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials, and three referees, two of whom should be the present employer immediate supervisor or last employer if unemployed, or any other if it is the first employment being applied for. None of the referees should be a relative, friend, or business associate. All referees' designations should be stated and contact details included i.e. physical address, telephone/ mobile numbers, and email contacts.

All interested Candidates MUST fully fill out the TASO Online Job Application Form, scan and save all the relevant documents as one document (labelled with the candidate's full names), and forward only online applications with the relevant credentials to the link below.

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Note:
• Also, note that only applications received online shall be considered.
• While TASO appreciates all interested applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. In case you do not hear from TASO Uganda One (01) month after the closing date, please consider yourself unsuccessful.
• Please note that any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 16th May 2024

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