9 Fresher District Technical Officer USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

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Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Human Resource / Admin Manager

About US:

John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.

About USAID RHITES-N Project:

USAID-RHITES-N, Lango will improve the use of integrated health services in Northern Uganda’s Lango region and strengthen the health system to sustain gains made by earlier projects. USAID-RHITES-N, Lango will contribute to improving key population-based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the health care workers at the project supported facilities to support scale up of HIV services (assessment, accreditation and build the capacity of health facilities to provide HIV, TB and RMNCH/FP, Malaria, Nutrition, WASH services). The officer will provide technical support to other facility health care workers, including but not limited to Clinical Officers, Nurses / midwives and Counsellors
  • Support health workers to improve the quality of care provided and work with facility leadership to ensure facilities are equipped to provide quality services.
  • Support the facilities to develop and maintain functional quality improvement activities to address key facility gaps aimed at improving service delivery and clinical outcomes, including Ql projects, CQI team meetings and activities.
  • Provide technical assistance in the comprehensive clinical care to patients, diagnosing, treating and managing patients In liaison with the District Project Coordinator, support facilities to conduct weekly clinic/ facility meetings and use data to guide interventions and project technical support Support facilities to provide information to clients aimed at reducing vulnerability to AIDS and other HIV related diseases through health education.
  • Participate in training of other health workers through regular CMES mentorships and in-service trainings, and case presentations and other educational activities
  • at the clinic, which develop and maintain competence and performance
  • Participate in ensuring use of materials related to patient care and treatment, including clinical guidelines, protocols, algorithms, drug formulas, training materials, and monitoring and evaluation tools improve adherence support systems
  • Participate in improving referral systems and community linkages through collaboration with the Project community Linkages and Referrals Officer
  • Provide mentorship to health care workers in the delivery of quality health care to patients.
  • Participate in district and program meetings, and any other meetings on request.
  • Provide feedback to the DPC on key facility gaps, challenges and achievements for targeted program interventions.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N District Technical Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine or a Bachelor’s degree of Science degree in Nursing or a Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing from any recognized institution. Any added qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • At least two years’ work experience gained through serving within a health facility
  • Previous experience in an HIV/AIDS, TB and RMNCH related fields will be an added advantage Knowledge of facility data management systems including DHIS2 primary reporting tools and Uganda EMR will be an added advantage Possession of a valid registration certificate from the supervisory Government Institution (Uganda Medical & Dental practitioners Council Possession, Allied Health Professional Council
  • Excellent communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
  • Ability and willingness to reside in and work within the supported district.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power-point)

How to Apply:

All candidates should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com addressed to the Human Resource Manager

Deadline: 30th August 2019

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