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Kenya: Regional Communications Manager

Organization: Living Goods
Country: Kenya, Uganda
Closing date: 15 Jun 2018

Do you want your work to matter? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference, not just a living? Do you want to improve millions of lives, including your own?

At Living Goods, we know the power of messages. Our community health workers teach mothers about infectious diseases, nutrition, hygiene and family planning, and provide critical access to treatment. Their messages are effective because they educate families and get them to act.

We seek a Regional Communications Manager to do for Living Goods what we do for families. We seek someone who can capture and effectively disseminate stories about our programs in East Africa, develop attractive and engaging collaterals and presentations, and position our work with key stakeholders through earned and social media. As our lead communicator on the ground, you will also raise awareness about our work – and community health more broadly – at key forums and other public events, and help build our reputation as a stellar organization and an innovator.

Your Charge

As our Regional Communications Manager, you will help develop compelling success stories and other written materials (e.g. fact sheets, stakeholder reports, case studies) that elucidate our work and amplify our messages. Through your writing and development of multimedia materials, you will connect people to the impact of our work and influence them to take action. You will have one direct report in Uganda and will also help build the capacity of staff across the region to effectively support telling the story of Living Goods and the power of community health.

Develop strategy. You will work the country teams in Kenya and Uganda and the Community Health Strengthening Team to create a communications plan for the countries where we currently work and might soon operate. You will also work to build bridges across the organization to support internal communications, so that global messages cascade down, and important developments ladder up. You will regularly collaborate with our country-level business development, advocacy and program teams. Under the leadership of the U.S.-based Director of Communications, you will also work to identify new and innovative ways to document and publicize Living Goods’ work

Build the brand. We need you to expand the base of people in the region that know Living Goods. Through videos, blogs, and photographs, stories, infographics, policy briefs and presentations, you will build both awareness and good vibes for Living Goods.

Generate media coverage. You will help grow coverage for both Living Goods and community health in targeted media outlets. Your efforts will include coverage in print, broadcast and digital media. In social media, you will increase our engagement on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. You will also develop key Living Goods allies among the media.

Mentor and lead. Beyond capturing and promoting key developments in Kenya, you will manage a communications coordinator in Uganda and support her/him to effectively document and amplify our longstanding programs in the country and strengthen internal communications.

Promote us. Through global health conferences and other events, you will help develop tools and materials to promote Living Goods. You will identify events in the region to showcase our work.

A website full of wonder. You will support the development of a new website for Living Goods and create content that positions us as a thought leader and key innovator in the field of community health, while reinforcing our values of inclusion, effectiveness, business savvy, and innovation.

Your background

Write well and speak simply. You can distill a complex impact evaluation into key messages and a dense donor update into a readable report. You can take the rough points of a success story and weave them together into a compelling narrative. You know how to hook people’s attention and tell a good story. You have a love of good grammar and strong attention to detail.

Communication creds. You have 7+ years of experience in communications roles – ideally a combination of nonprofit and private sector – in growing organizations. You’ve worked in multiple disciplines, like web, content, social media, and public relations. You have experience working on international development issues, and ideally some expertise communicating about health. If you have expertise with the Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign and Photoshop), it’s a big plus.

Creating a solid plan. You have created communications strategies that align strategic, operations and advocacy teams and provide a comprehensive path to achieving our goals.

Media savvy. You have a wide range of relationships with people in news outlets and the business press. You are comfortable writing for various social media platforms and channels, and understand best practices for content creation and targeting key influencers. You have helped launch campaigns that generate media coverage.

Culturally adaptable. You are eager to work with people from different cultures and sectors: the private sector, social entrepreneurial sector, nonprofit sector and public health community.

Team player. You play well with others enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.

Multitasker. You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘keeping calm and carrying on.’ You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment.

Want to learn more?

Check out www.livinggoods.org

Living Goods in the News: https://livinggoods.org/newsmedia/

Video about Living Goods: https://livinggoods.org/newsmedia/video

How to apply:

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Clinical Nurse Job Opportunities – International Organization for Migration (IOM)


Organization: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Established in 1951, International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
Job Summary: The Clinical Nurse will assist in the processing of migration health assessment of migrants. In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Coordinates migration health assessment with the IOM Medical Officers working for various resettlement countries and other visa applicants as well as facilitate health assessment for UK TB Detection Programme and submission of complete medical documents;
  • Implements migration health related activities such as filling personal/applicant details, history taking, organizing medical files including laboratory results and x-rays, and performing medical follow up as requested by the IOM Medical Officers;
  • Identifies migrant for true and likeness appearance and perform blood collection, urine and sputum specimen collections, and x-ray procedures;
  • Coordinates and liaise with x-ray department, laboratory units, clinics and referral hospitals and sets appointments for various follow up;
  • Informs IOM Medical Officers that the migrant has completed treatment(s) prescribed, and ensures that required reports are provided to the appropriate parties as well as coordinate and maintain precise tracking records of all medical reviews;
  • Coordinates with IOM Medical Officers about fitness to travel of migrants and conduct pre departure checks, de-worming and anti-malarial treatments; report this information to the IOM Medical Officer;
  • Prepares monthly reports for all cases cleared to travel and those on medical hold with projected dates of clearance;
  • Initiates anti -TB treatment for eligible migrants as per the panel physician’s recommendation, provide directly observed therapy (DOT)  for patients at IOM TB clinic, monitor treatment progress and drugs side effects, conduct monthly evaluation, observe DOT’s during the weekend, perform home visits and contact tracing,  provide Health Education and counseling for TB patients and contacts;
  • Ensures safekeeping and monitoring of TB drug inventory and tracking of expiry date, request of supplementary feeding for patients and other medical items on timely manner;
  • Compiles required reports and timely submission to the National TB Program and IOM Regional Office;
  • Performs vaccination for migrants as prescribed by the IOM Medical Officers, updates vaccination data, maintains cold chain and ensures safekeeping of the vaccines;
  • Travels to camps and other field missions with the mobile team as required by the Medical Officer, and perform all activities requested by the supervisor;
  • Encodes data on spreadsheet, compile monthly statistical reports as required and ensure appropriate filing system for all reports and records;
  • Safekeeping, monitoring and organization of medical stock and inventory especially tracking of expiry date. Consolidates and places quarterly medical orders for supplies;
  • Perform local and international medical escort duties as required;
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the Head of Mission and the Medical Officer.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Clinical Nurse job opportunity should hold a High School Degree/ Certificate with 4 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree with two years of relevant experience in Nursing and registration with the Nursing Council of Uganda as a Registered Nurse
  • Four years (two years for Bachelor’s degree or higher) in a related Nursing field preferably TB Programs, VCT, migration health, disease control and international public health; Training and experience in TB, VCT, communicable diseases and migration health is a requirement
  • Supervisory experience and proven ability to coordinate the work an advantage.
  • Work experience in an international organization an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of Mimosa and other medical database systems an advantage
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Office (Excel, Word, Access) and experience in working with databases and online applications
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated resumes with three references electronically to hruganda@iom.int. The subject of your email should be the Reference Number and Position Title i.e. “SVN: 02/05/018 Clinical Nurse.” Please ensure that send your attachments as ONE DOCUMENT in PDF. The title of your attachment should be your full name.
NB: Since the system is automated, if you do not follow the above mentioned instruction your application may be missed by the system.



Fresher A’ level Receptionist Jobs – International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Organization: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Mission
Established in 1951, International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
Job Summary:   The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Receptionist will be responsible for the technical support of clinical assessment of the USA, Canada, Australia and UK visa applicants, which will be conducted in the framework of the receiving countries protocols. In particular she/he will:
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide information, relevant to medical out-processing, to the applicants either by phone or personally.
  • Register the applicants in the electronic database and arrange appointments for physical examinations.
  • Attend to all incoming calls, walk-ins, and other inquiries regarding the health assessment programs in the clinic.
  • Check and make photocopy of bank deposit slip (or other proof of payment). Regularly submit these photocopies to the administrative/finance officer.
  • Check applicants’ identity, validity of the identification documents, take their photographs and upload on the database.
  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Receptionist will also prepare master lists of applicants scheduled for chest X-ray, laboratory tests and submit them to respective service providers.
  • Print out medical forms with biodata when required.
  • Inform the applicants about a need for additional investigations (if not done by the Migration Health Physician/Nurse) and make appointments for these investigations.
  • Enter information from the medical form into the database, if so requested.
  • Print out medical documents as requested by the Migration Health Physician.
  • The jobholder will collect monthly statistical information in IOM format and submit it to the Migration Health Physician.
  • Set up and maintain office mailing communication logbook.
  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Receptionist will also receive all payments from medical self payers and file daily returns to the Senior Admin./Finance Assistant for verifications and submission to main cashier at Admin./Finance department
  • Any other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Receptionist job opportunity should hold a High school degree/Certificate with minimum three years of relevant working experience or Bachelor’s Degree with minimum one year of relevant working experience in Secretarial studies or office management or related studies from an accredited institution.
  • Three years (one year for applicants with Bachelor’s Degree) of relevant experience in a similar capacity with reputable organisation.
  • Computer literacy: high level user
  • Typing skills: speed 200 symbols/min and higher.
  • Able to work independently, effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds at all levels.
  • Working experience in clerking/administration is desirable.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision.
  • Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Fair knowledge in using office equipment and excellent knowledge in spreadsheet programs like Excel, Word and mail exchange
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their updated resumes with three references electronically to hruganda@iom.int. The subject of your email should be the Reference Number and Position Title i.e. “SVN: 01/05/018 Receptionist.” Please ensure that send your attachments as ONE DOCUMENT in PDF. The title of your attachment should be your full name.
NB: Since the system is automated, if you do not follow the above mentioned instruction your application may be missed by the system.



Program Officer – Partners for Resilience (PfR) NGO Job Opportunities – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Reports to:  Manager Community Resilience
Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading national humanitarian organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians, prisoners and other non-combatants.
Partners for Resilience (PfR) 2: Is an alliance of humanitarian, development, climate and environmental civil society organizations, composed of 5 Netherlands based members (CARE Nederland, Cordaid, the Netherlands Red Cross, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and Wetlands International) and their partner civil society organizations in the South including Uganda Red Cross Society. The alliance led by the Netherlands Red Cross promotes the application of Integrated Risk Management (IRM) to strengthen and protect livelihoods of vulnerable communities. Uganda Red Cross Society is seeking a motivated, creative, fast learning, result oriented, mind changing Partners for Resilience Officer as part of this project.
Job Summary:  The Program Officer – Partners for Resilience (PfR) will be responsible for Uganda Red Cross Society with support from Netherlands Red Cross is implementing its PfR2 project using an Integrated Risk Management Approach in 10 priority branches. The project aims to advocate for Integrated Risk Management at Community, district and national level with both public and private actors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Offer timely technical support to implementing branches and also assist in planning, budgeting, monitoring, evaluating and coordination.
  • Support the design and planning of URCS PfR2 trajectory activities, and provide technical support to staff in implementation of planned resilience activities.
  • Support the Community Resilience Manager in fulfilling technical and financial reporting requirements of the proposed project.
  • Build the capacity of the branches and partners as required through coaching, trainings and providing constructive feedbacks.
  • Regularly monitor the implementation progress of the project and activities by the branches against set indicators.
  • Support Good Communication and Coordination among the partners through regular meetings, coordination events.
  • Facilitate multi stakeholder dialogues at local level to create awareness raising campaigns on Integrated Risk Management-specific issues in targeted area.
  • Act as a liaison with the local authorities and concerned Government departments regarding project issues particularly on IRM mainstreaming into district development plans
  • Conduct collection, processing and analysis of technical data from the field and follow up on inconsistencies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) Program Officer – Partners for Resilience (PfR) job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Environment studies, Public Health, Community Development, Engineering, SWASA or a related area from a reputable institution.
  • Postgraduate qualification in Public Health, Community Development, SWASA will be an added advantage.
  • Three years of demonstrated professional experience in disaster risk management, emergency response or development field;
  • Familiarity with working with local and national Disaster Risk Management structures of Government.
  • Knowledge of DRR principles, concepts and techniques.
  • Training in Integrated Risk Management is an advantage
  • High levels of integrity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.
  • Positive, respectful attitude and collaborative approach to diversity
  • Track record in participation, technical training, facilitation and awareness raising activities
  • Demonstrated attention to detail; ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently as well as cooperatively with team members
  • Team player, self-motivated and proactive on own initiative to set and achieve goals
  • Highly motivated, self-starter able to lead a process, engage others and create ownership.
All candidates who desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should send their filled application forms, download here and E-mail to: vacancies@redcrossug.org or mail via post to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 28th May 2018 by 5:00pm



Uganda: Consultancy – Nutrition Knowledge Management and Programme support (Ugandan Nationals only) – 5 Months

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 23 May 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a fair chance

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

Visit this link for more information on Uganda Country Office https://www.unicef.org/uganda/

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Nutrition Specialist, the consultant will support program (KNP) development and identify and share lessons learned from the implementation of KNP activities and research studies.

Background

There have been significant investments by the government of Uganda (GOU) and development partners to improve security, infrastructure and basic services in Karamoja over the past decade. Despite these investments, the sub region continues to have the worst economic indicators in Uganda. The extreme poverty in Karamoja has serious impacts on health, wellness, and the societal coherence of the region. The poor market access, increased poverty induced sales of food, cultural and social resistance to change increase the risk of malnutrition among children in the sub region. Despite the increased investment in the health services, poor WASH and health seeking practices, increase the risk of diseases associated with malnutrition in the region. Undernutrition and food insecurity prevail in the sub-region and continue undermining the health and education opportunities and thus minimise the likelihood of significantly transforming livelihoods for years to come. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM) in Karamoja have remained unacceptable (above 10%) over the last five years despite the implementation of high impact nutrition interventions at facility and community levels.

A number of information gaps have been identified, such as lack of effective integration of nutrition into the health system, unreliable estimates of coverage and burden of acute malnutrition due to lack of context specific data on acute malnutrition incidence, weak community-based interventions, lack of understanding of the extent to which anaemia is caused by iron deficiency, poor complementary feeding practices despite current SBCC interventions and a lack of a gender-sensitive nutrition program. UNICEF and WFP will carry out the Karamoja Nutrition Programme (KNP), with support from DFID, sustain ongoing nutrition actions and address the above knowledge gaps.

During the inception phase of the programme, UNICEF and WFP have outlined a number of assessments and studies that will form the basis of the new KNP programme. The knowledge management consultant will support the identification and synthesis of information derived from ongoing KNP activities and research studies for knowledge development and drafting of the new KNP proposal.

Key Tasks:

  • Identify, capture, synthesize, and share lessons learned for knowledge development
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme (KNP) results
  • Research, benchmark and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems for KNP
  • Develop and update on a weekly basis an e-filing structure for KNP documents
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners (e.g. WFP, Government of Uganda) to discuss implementation issues of the KNP inception phase. Provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials (Nutrition Specialist at UNICEF Uganda) and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision-making.
  • Support with tracking of programmatic progress of KNP activities with regular updates to be shared with the Nutrition manager and other team members.
  • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned
  • Contribute to the development and establishment of the new KNP goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning, through analysis of nutrition needs and areas for intervention; and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions; preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results based planning (RBM), and monitoring and evaluation of results
  • Prepare required documentations and materials to facilitate the KNP programme approval process
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress
  • Support with the dissemination of the results from the inception phase from the studies both at national and regional level
  • Support with any other duties agreed with the supervisor and/or the UNICEF nutrition team.
  • To qualify asan advocate for every child you will have…

    Qualification Requirements:

    The consultant will be expected to have the following qualifications and skills:

    1. EDUCATION (knowledge):

  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.

    2. EXPERIENCE:

  • At least three years of professional experience in designing, implementing and reviewing public health nutrition programs.
  • Experience in nutrition programme design, implementation and oversight in different nutrition technical areas—Treatment of acute malnutrition, prevention of undernutrition (micronutrients, deworming and community mobilization and SBCC for nutrition), Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) for nutrition, strengthening the enabling environment/nutrition governance including multi-sectoral nutrition strategy planning and development.
  • Experience in the implementation and documentation of studies and assessments (quantitative and qualitative research studies).
  • Experience and skills in programme management and strategic planning.
  • Experience in facilitating multi-partner and multi-sector working groups in national settings.
  • Familiarity with past and ongoing nutrition or food security programs in the Karamoja region is an asset.
  • Experience in health/nutrition programme/project development in a UN system agency or organization is an asset
  • Experience in continuous quality improvement (CQI) in Uganda and Karamoja would be an asset.
  • Experience in SBCC activities for IYCF would be an asset
  • Knowledge of and understanding of the Karamoja context including the wide array of stakeholders and programs will be a distinct advantage
  • Understanding of the Uganda policy environment for nutrition, is an added advantage
  • 3. SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Very good intersectoral coordination skills
  • Excellent written and communications and interpersonal skills; Ability to write concise scientific documents, including proposal development
  • Excellent knowledge management skills, including writing skills.
  • Effective organizational skills; high drive for results and commitment
  • Teamwork and strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Computer literacy especially with Excel and database management is required.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512933

    Uganda: Consultancy – Child Days Plus Assessment (84 days) – Ugandan Nationals Only

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Uganda
    Closing date: 23 May 2018

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    For every child, a fair chance

    Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

    Visit this link for more information on Uganda Country Office https://www.unicef.org/uganda/

    How can you make a difference?

    Under the supervision of the Health Specialist (HSS), the consultant will carry out the Child Days Plus Assessment which is expected to inform plans and policies to improve coverage of interventions delivered through Child Days Plus, and the activity is in fulfilment of the Government of Uganda – UNICEF Country Programme Action Plan 2016 – 2020. The assessment will determine the progress made on recommendations from the 2007 and 2010 studies on Child Days Plus, and will provide an updated list of recommendations to improve Child Days Plus implementation.

    Background:

    In 2004, after five years of implementing child health days with support from the World Bank, the Ministry of Health launched the Child Days Plus Strategy, which sought to deliver a range of health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation services through biannual (May and November) outreach throughout the country. In all districts the services were to include vitamin A supplementation, deworming, catch-up immunization, tetanus immunization for women of reproductive age, early infant HIV/AIDS diagnosis, and promotion of healthy behaviours; such as breastfeeding, use of bednets, hygiene and sanitation. In selected districts, eye screening and treatment of neglected tropical diseases were also to be included in Child Days Plus. The provision of deworming tablets through child health days was shown to increase weight gain of young children in a randomized controlled trial. The impact of other services included in the child days package was not evaluated.

    In 2006, the responsibility for planning and financing of Child Days was given to the districts, with overall coordination provided by the Ministry of Health. In 2007 UNICEF supported a review of Child Days Plus and a 2010 study supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation analysed the cost-effectiveness of the approach2. Common findings from the two studies were that the quality of implementation varied from district to district, and that under-compensation of health facility staff and volunteers was a main cause for some districts not achieving high coverage through CHDs2.The studies made a number of recommendations to improve the programme.

    From 2012 to 2014, UNICEF piloted an expanded outreach in selected districts. The expanded outreach; called Family Health Days, included more services, utilized faith based organizations, and was implemented on a quarterly basis. Family Health Days were discontinued because the high cost was found to be unsustainable in a 2014 review, and in the same year UNICEF returned to supporting Child Days Plus.

    According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS), coverage of vitamin A supplementation and deworming among children under five years of age was 57% and 50% respectively,1 indicating that Child Days Plus was not reaching many children in the country with some of its core services. Administrative data and household surveys show that there continues to be uneven coverage by district for services delivered through Child Days Plus, and this issue exists within UNICEF supported areas. For example, in Karamoja the percentage of children under five years of age receiving deworming varied from approximately 60% in Napak to 80% in Kaabong

    Key Tasks:

    1. Develop protocol for qualitative assessment of Child Days Plus (30 days).

    a. Literature review on Child Days Plus, including strategies and standard operating procedures.

    b. Analyze Health Information Management System data and household survey data to identify weak/strong performing districts with respect to coverage of interventions delivered through Child Days Plus.

    c. Define qualitative approach and develop implementation tools and plan. The approach should include key informant interviews and focus group discussions at national and district levels of stakeholders and implementers; and focus on implementation with the last year. Selected districts shall include weak/strong performing districts, and districts within the UNICEF supported region of Karamoja shall be included. The assessment design should incorporate recommendations from previous reviews and studies.

    2. Implement Assessment of Child Days Plus (54 days).

    a. Organize and lead focus group discussions and key informant interviews.

    b. Analyze qualitative data.

    c. Develop Child Days Plus Assessment Report. The report should cover all activities necessary for implementation of Child Days Plus, including national level coordination, microplanning, transport, supply, social mobilization, supervision, and reporting. In addition to recommendations to improve activities, the report should include recommendations for improvement to Child Days Plus strategy, administrative structure, and operating procedures.

    d. Finalize report based on feedback from stakeholders and facilitate a workshop to disseminate findings at the national level.

    To qualify asan advocate for every child you will have…

  • Graduate Degree in public health or related field
  • Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in the health sector
  • Spoken and written fluency in English
  • Experience leading qualitative research
  • Good analytical and report writing skills.
  • First author report/publications should be available from CV.
  • Previous experience working in Uganda health sector preferred;
  • Specific experience with Child Days Plus is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512850

    Uganda: Consultancy – Technical Assistance to 9 districts and implementing partner for evidence-based planning, monitoring with a focus on iCCM/MNCH/Nutrition (11 Months) Ugandan Nationals only

    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Country: Uganda
    Closing date: 23 May 2018

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    For every child, a fair chance

    Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

    Visit this link for more information on Uganda Country Office https://www.unicef.org/uganda/

    How can you make a difference?

    Under the supervision of the Health Specialist, the consultant will provide technical support to sustain the implementation of the iCCM programme to cover nine districts- eight Northern and one South western Uganda- namely Gulu, Amuru, Agago, Pader, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya, Omoro, and Ntungamo

    Background

    Though Uganda has made progress in reducing child mortality, 90,000 children still die every year in the country, mainly due to preventable and treatable conditions. The main killers of children below five years of age are malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea and infections such as HIV that account for more than 40 per cent of under-five deaths. Undernutrition also remains an important contributor to poor outcomes in maternal, newborn and child health. While the prevalence of stunting has decreased from 33 per cent to 29 per cent between 2011 and 2016 (UDHS), there are an estimated 1,850,000 stunted children in the country. During the same period, underweight and wasting also declined from 14 per cent to 11 per cent and from 5 per cent to 4 per cent, respectively.

    The Uganda Malaria Reduction Strategic Plan (UMRSP), 2014/15-2019/20, the midterm review noted with concern that the current scope and scale of malaria interventions have less effect on malaria transmission and this is likely to affect their ability to achieve the goals of the strategic plan. As a recommendation, mass action is being proposed as a strategy to combat malaria at community and household level by increasing community engagement and ownership for the prevention and control of malaria. This has further pointed to the need for the NMCP to ensure that malaria interventions are embedded in, and supported through, a strong enabling environment and that all planning and implementation efforts are truly decentralized including up to the community

    The iCCM intervention has been effective in improving access to the services, bringing lifesaving treatment nearer the grass root and ensuring children under five suffering from malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia receive treatment within 24 hours of onset of the illness in line with sustainable development goal 3.

    Following the launch of the iCCM strategy in 2010, the iCCM programme is being implemented in 62 districts in Uganda with support from key partners namely UNICEF, WHO, CIDA, Global Fund, Malaria Consortium and IRC. The UNICEF support towards iCCM in 50 districts is detailed below:

  • DFID- UNICEF partnership supports 23 districts for all components of iCCM namely training, supervision & monitoring and iCCM commodities (Gulu, Agago, Pader, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya, Omoro, Kole, Apac, Oyam, Amuru, Otuke, Alebtong, Kaberamaido, Dokolo, Amolatar, Abim, Kotido, Moroto, Kaabong, Napak, Amudat and Nakapiripirit).
  • UNICEF procures and supplies non-malaria iCCM commodities to 26 Global Fund-supported districts. These include Luwero, Pallisa, Amuria, Soroti and Serere,Sheema, Rubirizi, Bushenyi, Kamwenge and Kasese, Arua, Koboko, Yumbe, Maracha and Nebbi , Wakiso, Masaka, Kalungu, Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Mpigi, Butambala, Gomba, Kiruhura, Rakai, Lyantonde.
  • Through regular resources, UNICEF supports iCCM implementation in Ntungamo district.

    With funding from DFID, UNICEF in partnership with WHO and Malaria Consortium will support the implementation of a 5-year programme to strengthen Uganda’s response to Malaria. The overall goal of the programme is to contribute to the reduction in morbidity and mortality due to malaria and other common childhood illnesses in Karamoja and Mid-Northern regions of Uganda.

    Since the ICCM programme requires continued and intensive supportive supervision and on-site mentorship, UNICEF Uganda has planned three consultancies.

  • one consultancy for 7 districts in Karamoja region
  • one consultancy to cover nine districts 8 Northern and one South western Uganda districts, namely Gulu, Amuru, Agago, Pader, Lamwo, Kitgum, Nwoya, Omoro, and Ntungamo
  • and one consultancy to support eight districts in Northern and Eastern Uganda namely Kole, Apac, Oyam, Otuke, Alebtong, Dokolo, Amolatar and Kaberamaido.

    Key Tasks:

  • Support District Health Teams/systems for evidence based RMNCAH planning and monitoring using national planning guidelines including RMNCAH score cards.
  • Ensure that quarterly VHT review meetings are conducted, and VHT reports are compiled, analyzed and shared with the DHOs, MoH and other stakeholders through DHIS2, on a quarterly basis.
  • Coordinate, plan, organize and participate in district specific quarterly health program performance review meetings.
  • Support review of each of the districts, health facilities and VHT supply management capacity; identify bottlenecks and possible solutions to ensure proper supply chain management of the iCCM commodities provided through UNICEF and NMS using designed tools. National Medical Stores is expected to take full responsibility of warehousing and distribution to the districts up to the last mile (health facilities).
  • Coordinate with the respective DHOs/DHT, UNICEF District Focal Officers (DFO’s) as well as UNICEF Technical Officers for adequate and timely delivery of ICCM commodities provided by UNICEF and NMS.
  • Establish strong quality assurance teams at district, health facility and community level for monitoring, supervision and evaluation of the iCCM program to ensure quality of the services being delivered and ensure integration of the program into the general health system.
  • Coordinate and facilitate refresher training of health workers with a focus on iCCM supply chain management in collaboration with the Medicines Management Supervisors in iCCM implementing districts especially those under DFID-UNICEF support.
  • Plan, organise and conduct refresher trainings for all the VHTs and VHT Peer Supervisors/ iCCM VHTs in UNICEF supported districts and address bottlenecks and challenges identified in VHT iCCM implementation.
  • Support roll out of IMNCI-ICATT trainings for health workers in the 9 supported districts.
  • Conduct field monitoring with emphasis and focus on end-user monitoring to ensure quality assurance and continued functionality of ICCM through holding focus group discussions, individual and key informant interviews.
  • Support iCCM stakeholders’ meetings to ensure quality quarterly progress update on iCCM implementation in different regions with reference to success stories, lessons learnt, challenges and constraints and how to overcome the obstacles.
  • Support selected district health teams to supervise and mentor HSD and health facility teams on malaria management and EPR.
  • Support UNICEF in identifying funding gaps for proposal development for iCCM programming and leveraging of resources.
  • Support Malaria Consortium to implement iCCM activities, monitor funds utilization and ensure timely reporting.
  • Support the Malaria Consortium and UNICEF iCCM teams in data analysis and regular reporting and contribute to donor reports.
  • To qualify asan advocate for every child you will have…

  • Qualifications – Bachelor’s degree in health sciences, public health or a related subject Two years of progressively responsible experience in ICCM or community based health programming.
  • Should command respect from district officials
  • Should have a good understanding of the power related dynamics at district and community levels
  • Strong analytical and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Should have good logic and analytical skills
  • Should have good writing skills
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at

    http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512831

    2 Communication Officer USAID MAPD Project Jobs – Malaria Consortium

    Organization: Malaria Consortium
    Project Name: USAID/PMI Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) Project
    Duty Station: Kampala and Arua, Uganda
    Salary: USD 15,338 gross per annum
    Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria Consortium works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.
    About USAID MAPD Project:
    The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5 years of age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will cover 43 districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria Action Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan Global, Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
    Job Summary:The Communication Officer will provide communications and implementation support to all MAPD project activities in the Central Kampala and Arua region districts of operation.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
    • The applicant for the Malaria Consortium USAID MAPD Communication Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, or related field, ideally with a public health bias. 
    • At least three years of professional experience in behaviour change communications, community mobilisation and/or projects documentation.
    • Previous experience implementing community activations and implementation of behaviour change communications activities and documentation.
    • Experience in story collection and story writing to document projects’ achievements
    • Knowledge of the community and local government structures
    • Extensive knowledge and understanding of basic public health issues in Uganda and the required behaviour change associated to them.
    • Skills in the use of different media outlets (photography, film, TV, radio, newspapers, etc.) for communications/advocacy purposes
    • Knowledge of the Ugandan Health Sector
    • Experience in health sector advocacy work
    • Foundational knowledge of public health approaches
    All interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.



    11 Technical Officer USAID MAPD Job Opportunities – Malaria Consortium (Salary over 57m)

    Organization: Malaria Consortium
    Project Name: USAID/PMI Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) Project
    Duty Station: Kampala, Masaka,  Arua, Hoima and Kabarole, Uganda
    Salary: USD 15,338 gross per annum
    Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria Consortium works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.
    About USAID MAPD Project:
    The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5 years of age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will cover 43 districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria Action Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan Global, Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
    Job Summary:The Technical Officer will provide technical and implementation support to all MAPD project activities in the respective region districts of operation

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
    • The applicant for the Malaria Consortium USAID MAPD Technical Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Health-related field including Public Health, Community Health or equivalent
    • Possession of a post graduate degree/diploma in Public Health or an equivalent
    • Three years of work experience in similar field and /or experience working on a USAID funded project
    • Experience in community-based health care delivery
    • Experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills
    • Experience in working with local government
    • Experience in developing work plans and activity budgets
    • Thorough understanding of both preventive and curative aspects of malaria control
    • Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines of the Uganda National Malaria Control Programme
    • Experience in using participatory adult learning techniques
    All interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.



    4 Fresher Clinical Officer US Non-profit Jobs – AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

    Organisation: AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
    Duty Station: Soroti Clinic, St. Balikuddembe Clinic, Nakasongola HC IV and Kapelebyong HC IV, Uganda
    AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an international not for profit NGO, with its Headquarters based in Los Angeles, California. Aids Health Care Foundation is registered in Uganda as Aids Health Care Foundation – Uganda Cares (AHF-UC) which is collaboration between the Uganda Ministry of Health and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (U.S.A) to provide free HIV/AIDS services; including antiretroviral therapy in resource constrained settings. AHF- Uganda Cares to date operates in 15 districts including; Masaka, Kampala, Rakai, Mpigi, Lyantonde, Soroti, Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Kalangala, Masindi, Amuria, Butambala, Gomba, Serere, Hoima and Tororo supporting 32 clinic sites country wide.
    Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
    • Performs physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of Medical Officer in Charge.
    • Orders, interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients clinical problems and health care needs.
    • Reviews laboratory test results and other reports.
    • Records physical findings and formulates plan and prognosis based on patient’s condition; discusses case with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan.
    • Prescribes medication or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, occupational therapy or related therapeutic procedures; refills medication.
    • Supervises nurses, HIV Medics and ART Aides and any other staff as delegated by Medical Officer in Charge
    • Other duties may be assigned as needed

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
    • The applicants should preferably hold Diplomas in Clinical Medicine and Community Health obtained from a reputable training institution.
    • Must be registered with the Allied Health Professional Council.
    • At least two years of hands on experience in HIV prevention, care and management.
    All suitably qualified and interested candidates should e-mail their applications (Cover Letter and CV Only) to: globalhr.africa@aidshealth.org mentioning position applied for and job location in the subject line. The email should not be larger than 2 MB – any larger email will not be considered.
    Send our hard copy application including telephone contact details to the:
    Plot 548 Kira Road, Kampala. Uganda
    Deadline: Monday 14th May 2018 by 5:00pm