Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party
Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Reports to: Chief of Party
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job ID: 13-9103
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in over 50 countries. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.
Job Summary: The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the MSH’s TRACK TB project. She/he will serve as a resource and team member to improve staff technical capacity of the project and will work closely with members of a multidisciplinary team to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of interventions in MSH’s TRACK TB project. She/he will be expected to employ a “hands-on” technical approach to MSH’s TRACK TB project and National TB Program. Specific emphasis will be placed on program management, quality DOTS implementation and DOTS expansion, focusing on increasing case detection and improving the quality of care, community-based DOTS, TB epidemiology, infection control, TB/HIV collaboration, MDR/XDR TB control and prevention. The incumbent will be responsible for assuring a strong linkage between the public health and population approaches of technical assistance in TB and TB-HIV/AIDS and the development of strategic and operational plans for capacity building and access programming within country team. She/he will also provide technical assistance in coordinating other activities as assigned by the Chief of Party. She/he will be expected to maintain MSH’s professional and procurement integrity standards in all activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- The jobholder will be responsible for supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor - Urban DOTTs, Senior Technical Advisor – MDR and the Senior M&E Advisor..
- Offer technical support, including capacity building, to project and NTLP staff focusing on quality DOTS enhancement and expansion, urban DOTS in Kampala including with the private sector, improving TB and TB/HIV case detection, TB/HIV collaboration, care and support, MDR/ XDR TB programs implementation, PPM strategies and strategic information. Knowledge transfer and capacity building in the areas of decentralized planning, operational research, M&E, supervision, Quality Assurance, and TB and MDR/XDR TB epidemiology is also anticipated.
- Actively contribute to the TB control efforts at the community, intermediate and local levels, with a special emphasis on implementing -Urban based DOTS, focusing on increasing case detection, and implementing a TB patient approach and women- and girl-centered approach.
- The DCOP will develop strategies and activities that will improve operations at the central unit of the NTLP, their different programs and TB service delivery points.
- Develop approaches to improve monitoring and support supervision in collaboration with the NTLP and the quality assurance department of the Ministry of Health.
- Ensure quality program data is available for each planning cycle.
- Ensure National TB coordination activities are conducted on a regular basis with all the partners supported by USAID in the country.
- Work together with the technical team, develop and implement guidelines on intensified case finding and isoniazid preventive therapy for the prevention of TB among HIV patients.
- Implement and monitor the Urban DOT model guidelines in urban settings during the first two years of the program.
- Develop approaches to increase the percentage of patients tracked in Kampala to ensure Urban DOTS.
- Represent MSH on regional and national TB, TB/HIV and MDR/XRD TB working groups and at selected international meetings.
- Work closely with the Senior M&E Advisor to prepare the annual and quarterly report
- Perform any other duties as may be required by the COP
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant must be a medical doctor with postgraduate qualifications in public health or other related field
- Possess technical expertise in TB control for a minimum of eight years with experience in implementation of the Stop TB Strategy in Uganda. Specific orientation on DOTS, TB/HIV and PMDT programming and implementation will be an added advantage.
- At least two (2) years hands on experience preferably with USAID or other donor funded projects
- Demonstrated success in achieving results leading a National TB Control Program or TB projects.
- Broad knowledge and understanding of current key TB, TB/HIV control and MDR/XDR TB issues essential with recognized expertise in TB, TB/HIV and/or MDR/XDR TB programming, national level in developing countries essential.
- Significant experience in working with Ministry of Health and other officials from the public, private and NGO sector
- Conversant with TB technical support supervision, mentoring and other quality improvement approaches
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; as well as computer skills
- Proven ability to build strong relationships, work well as part of a team, and to incorporate views of other disciplines into his or her work.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 7th July, 2016
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