Jobs in Uganda - District Project Coordinator Job at John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

District Project Coordinator Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 12 February 2021

Hiring Organization: Job at John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a leader in the field of international public health, is currently recruiting for different positions for the USAID-Regional Health Integration to Enhance ServicesNorth, Lango (USAID-RHITES-N, Lango) Project. USAIDRHITES-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.
RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract which started in February 2018 and will end in February 2023. The JSI team includes Amref Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.
Job Title: District Project Coordinator
Report to: Senior Health System Strengthening Advisor
Location: Lango Region
Contract terms: Fixed Term .

Major Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Build technical competencies of facility health care providers in HIV prevention, treatment and care and family health through coaching, trainings, onsite mentorships and peer to peer learning meetings.
• To improve HIV prevention services within the district by integrating and scaling up high impact HTS services and support the expansion of HIV testing efforts for maximum yield.
• To integrate TB diagnostic and treatment services into key facility service points
• In collaboration with the VMMC Project staff, improve access and quality, care and safety of VMMC services in the district
• Support delivery of care and treatment services with the ultimate goal of attaining viral load suppression for children and adults living with HIV.
• Work with the districts to support scale up OF HV services (assessment, accreditation and build the capacity of health facilities to provide HIV services)
• Build the capacity of health workers to improve the quality of care provided and work with district leadership to ensure facilities are equipped to provide quality emergency obstetric and newborn care.
• Develop and timely submit work plans and budgets for all assigned district based activities in relation to USAID/ RHITES-N, Lango team.
• Support health facilities and districts to use data for decision making Support to ensure the district Health Teams are functional and participate in health unit and DHT meetings to strengthen management structures at the health units and in the district.
• Support the project to document best practices (case studies, success stories, and abstracts, video clips in addition to the routine and ad hoc reports).
• Maintain an updated district dashboard on performance for key project indicators.
• Build the capacity of the district to provide technical support to the facilities in the district, and coordinate learning between facilities and districts.
Supervisory roles
• Oversee the financial and administrative activities by Project Officer Referrals and Linkages including conducting staff appraisals, reviewing and approving financial and administrative requests and accountabilities
• Carry out regular activities to assess and build necessary competencies of the Project Officer, Referrals and Linkages

Job Skills: Not Specified

Required Experience and Qualifications
• A Bachelor's Degree in Medicine or Diploma in Clinical Medicine, a Master's Degree in public health will be an added advantage.
• At least three years' work experience gained through serving within a government institution or PEPFAR funded program with proven ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district and or sub national level.
• Possession of a valid registration certificate from the Uganda Medical & Dental practitioners Council.
• Excellent communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
• Ability and willingness to reside in and work within the supported district.
• Finance and Admin addition

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Application procedure

Application Procedure: Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send their applications by email to addressed to the Human Resource Manager attaching their application letters and CV not later than February 12, 2021.
JSI is an equal opportunity employer so women are encouraged to apply.

Date Posted: 2021-02-06




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