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5 Technical Officer NGO Job Positions - Jhpiego

Job Title:       Technical Officer (5 Positions)
Organisation: Jhpiego
Project Name: USAID Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD)
Duty Station: Kampala, Arua, Hoima, Masaka and Kabarole, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Coordinator

About US:
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years in East and Southern Africa, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. Jhpiego partners with organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy development, human resources for health and quality and performance improvement approaches.

About USAID MAPD Program:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) is a five-year project funded by U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)/PMI. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses and deaths in order to minimize the social economic effects of the disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under-5 years of age.

Job Summary:  The Technical Officer will be responsible for providing technical and implementation support to all Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project activities in the respective region districts of operation. The incumbent will ensure the technical quality of all activities in support of the project’s overall goal, through regular liaison with and supervision from the Regional Coordinator. The jobholder will also provide ongoing technical support to the district health teams and other partners and stakeholders as relevant to the project scope and in accordance with its approach to understanding and influencing positive change in health. He/she will also be responsible for capacity building function, which involves working closely with the project’s partners, including the district health teams, health workers and VHTs.

About USAID MAPD Program:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) is a five-year project funded by U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)/PMI. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses and deaths in order to minimize the social economic effects of the disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under-5 years of age.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Mentor and train Health Workers and Village Health teams
·         Support the district to conduct Community Mobilization and education activities
·         Supervise diagnostic and treatment services and community implementation
·         Support the implementation of the communication strategy for MAPD at community and district levels.
·         Conduct regular routine assessments and supervision visits to programme related sites and activities.
·         Actively participate in the development of MAPD project work plans.
·         Work closely with the M&E to Collect and analyse complete programmatic data in a timely fashion
·         Support the collection of routine health data from Village Health Team members, health facilities and district health teams.
·         Support the conduct of surveys as required.
·         Maintain regular communication with the MAPD Regional Coordinator and compile work plan updates from the field
·         Prepare and submit regular progress, trip and monthly reports to the line Manager in a timely manner and ensure that all the reports are filed
·         Support the M&E Officer to ensure that all relevant project documentation is disseminated to the district health teams.
·         Actively participate in relevant meetings, presenting project results and experiences as required.
·         Build effective and collaborative relationships with all project partners, including the district health teams, implementing partners and network of CSOs.
·         Ensure that complementary technical approaches are established with other stakeholders in similar geographical locations.
·         Ensure effective coordination with and capacity building support to the district and community levels.
·         Capture and document field activities, case studies and experience from the field during the course of routine work.
·         Actively participate as a member of the MAPD Project technical team
·         Adhere to all project policies and procedures.
·         Adhere to internationally recognized humanitarian and development principles at all times during the implementation of the project.
·         Carry out any other duties in support of the wider Project goal as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the Jhpiego Technical Officer should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a Health related field including Public Health, Community Health or equivalent. A post graduate degree/diploma in Public Health or an equivalent
·         A minimum of three years work experience in similar field and /or experience working on a USAID funded project
·         Previous experience in community-based health care delivery
·         Prior experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills
·         Previous experience in working with local government
·         Experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills
·         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
·         Competency in computer applications (word, excel, power point)
·         Excellent communication skills, with strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
·         Excellent diplomacy and stakeholder liaison skills, and experience in working in partnerships to deliver programmes

NB: Please indicate your preferred work location on the application.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to apply online by uploading an updated resume, cover letter and three professional references at the web link below.


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