The Umbrella of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities in the fight against HIV/AIDS and for Health promotion (UPHLS) is an umbrella organization which works for the inclusion of PDWs in Health promotion and employability.
It is in this regard that UPHLS invites suitable candidates to apply for the following vacancy:
POSITION: FIELD OFFICER
• Main responsibilities and tasks:
The purpose for this position is to coordinate UPHLS activities from Provincial level to Community level. The Regional Officer’s responsibilities are also including the provision of technical guidance and implementation of all projects implemented by UPHLS in the Province, support UPHLS partners to make theirs services more inclusive for PWDs.
The Regional officer will playa key role in representing UPHLS in the meetings, workshop where the organization is invited at Provincial, District, Sector and Community Level. She/he will be mainly required to effectively plan, implement and monitor all projects implemented at Provincial level in collaboration with the Project Coordinators.
I. MAIN DUTIES:
Under direct supervision of Project Coordinators of UPHLS, the Regional officer IS responsible of:
1. Implementation of UPHLS Projects at the Regional office area
- a. In collaboration with Project coordinators, the Regional Officer will develop and produce annual action plans of the area of placement;
- b. Handle regional office financial issues in collaboration with the accountant and Finance Manager of UPHLS
- c. Maintains close communication with the UPHLS head aspects.
- d. Coordinates for all operational matters between UPHLS and service providers in the area of placement
- e. Develop, produce and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports of activities in his/her area of assignment to the Project Coordinators;
- f. Collect and document good practices and lessons learnt generated by UPHLS projects’ activities;
- g. Ensure timely documentation of any urgent matter that needs special attention and submission to the Project Coordinator;
- h. Advocacy with local authorities, Partners, Peer Educators and beneficiaries on the rights of PWDs
- i. Collect, check, report and conduct back-check of information (from beneficiaries) provided by Peer Educators in the area of operation
- J. Follow up and monitor the implementation of disability friendly Action Plans developed by trained partners and local authorities;
- k. Coaching and mentoring of health service providers and other key partners on disability friendly HIV and health services provision;
- l. Ensure smooth implementation of UPHLS Projects’ activities in the area of operations;
- m. Conducts other duties as requested by the Executive Director.
2. Representing UPHLS at the Regional office area
- a. Ensure timely submission of action plans and reports to the Districts;
- b. Attend District Joint Action Development Forum and report to the Project Coordinators;
- c. Represent UPHLS in different events and meetings at District level.
3. Organizational networking and development
- a. Ensure good relationship of UPHLS and District authorities;
- b. Identify new partners, establish and reinforce UPHLS partnership with partners in the area of operation;
- c. Ensure good collaboration with member organizations, rehabilitation centers and community volunteers in the area of operations
- d. Support the fundraising and development unity in case needed
II. SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
- a. Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing funds efficiently, achieving and role modeling the organization’s values
- a. Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
- b. Widely shares their personal vision for the organization, engages and motivates others
- c. Future orientated, thinks strategically
- a. Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
- b. Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to the team.
- a. Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- b. Willing to take a positive risks
- a. Honest, encourages openness and transparency
III. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- a. Proven experience the field work coordination or other managerial position
- b. Bachelor degree in Public Health, Sociology, Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Education, Development studies, Management, Economics, and related field with 5 years working experiences in the field or Master degree in the above mentioned fields;
- c. To be Rwandan nationality
- d. Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
- e. Outstanding knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting
- f. Working knowledge ofMS office and program management software
- g. A business acumen with a strategic ability
- h. Excellent organizational and leadership skills
- i. An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities
- J. Excellent communication skills
- k. Fluent in English, both verbal and written is required and knowledge of French as add value.
- l. Commitment to the organization’s values.
- m. Work independently in making decisions and determine the methods of operation for employee
- n. UPHLS consider equal opportunities but candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
- A motivation letter addressed to the Executive Director of UPHLS;
- A detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae with 3 references Persons;
- A proof of anterior rendered services
- Photocopy of their academic certificates and copy of National Identity card
The deadline for applications is fixed at the UPHLS office at Kacyiru, near European Union, no later than 30/04/2019 at 5h00 pm