Social Protection Officer (01 position)

Social Protection Officer (01 position)

Report to: OVC/Case Management Manager

Job Summary: The Social Protection and Livelihood Officer will be responsible for linking beneficiaries to social protection programs such as Economic strengthening and welfare etc.

Department: Masaka Diocesan Medical Services Ltd
Project Location(s): Uganda, Masaka

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership in developing innovative livelihood intervention that are consistent with OVC programming and PEPFAR
  • Leading the livelihoods needs assessments within ICYD target groups and areas of
  • Managing and ensuring the effective implementation of livelihood interventions across ICYD through proper targeting and result oriented
  • Building the capacity of district project officers in managing and supporting livelihood interventions.
  • In charge of developing, disseminating and orienting staff on livelihood program management and monitoring
  • Coordinating with project team to provide technical support in OVC household economic strengthening
  • Putting in place VSLA/SILC MIS and updating it every quarter
  • Actively promoting best practices and a shared vision of quality assurance of monitoring and evaluation through an improved standard of OVC Household Economic Strengthening programming.
  • Ensuring the application of “Do no Harm Principles” in OVC Household Economic Strengthening programming while strengthening community mobilization strategies to reduce stigmatization.
  • Maintaining and avail appropriate technical
  • Creating linkages with both the private sector and public sector for other livelihood opportunities for
  • Responsible for promoting and ensuring that the program makes optimal use of economic development models and frameworks to support vulnerable communities to improve their household incomes, and contribute to the wellbeing of children and, transformation of families and
  • Making follow-ups to VSLA groups and linking them to financial institutions
  • Support OVC household in selecting, planning and management of
  • Following of CBTS activities in regard to income generation through provision of alternative skill and IGA start up kits and financial literacy
  • Strengthening internal  (OVC  funds  )and   external  linkages     for support to the project beneficiaries
  • Training of CBTs in financial

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Entrepreneurship, International Development, Business Administration, community development, or related
  • Experience in economic strengthening, and ability to support people to reduce their vulnerability
  • 3 years’ experience SILC and financial
  • Excellent communication, team building and training skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in and outside the organization.

Submission of application:

Hand deliver your application letter together with relevant academic documents, photocopy of national ID, an updated CV indicating 3 recognized referees, their addresses and functioning telephone contacts. The deadline for the submission of the application is 6th November 2021

The Applications should be addressed to:

The Diocesan Health Coordinator Masaka Diocese

P.O. Box 14 Masaka-Uganda

Tel: +256 786 814912



Our Vision

“A Diocese with health institutions that meets all health needs of the population without any discrimination.”

Our Mission

“Toprovide sustainable quality health servicesin continuation of Christ’s healing Ministry through strategic partnerships”

Core Values
  1. God first
  2. High respect for human life
  3. Non-discrimination
  4. Client centered
  5. Transparency and Accountability
  6. Mutual respect and Team work
  7. Compliance to quality standards

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