USAID MCHIP Project Jobs – District Technical Officer (DTO) at Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program

(Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program)
Kampala, Uganda
MCHIP is USAID’s global
maternal, neonatal and child health integrated technical support program. In
Uganda, USAID has requested assistance from MCHIP to strengthen the country’s
routine immunization system by providing technical assistance to the Uganda
National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI) at central level and in
select districts. MCHIP/Uganda’s emphasis is on operationalizing the country’s
national routine immunization strategy, Reaching Every Child (REC), by
introducing strengthening elements of Quality Improvement (QI).
 The MCHIP District Technical Officer (DTO)
will contribute to the design, implementation, learning, and evaluation of
interventions that lead to sustainable improvements in routine immunization
coverage in selected districts of Uganda. He/She will work closely with
regional hubs, district health teams and other officials, community leaders,
and immunization partners to improve the planning, implementation, monitoring,
and evaluation of routine immunization services.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Using
    creative low cost methodologies and existing structures such as review
    meetings and supportive supervision, build capacity and mentor
    districts/facilities to develop sustainable team-driven approaches in
    problem solving, quality improvement, active use of data for decision
    making, vaccine management, and effective immunization services,
  • Identify
    and take advantage of strategic opportunities to share lessons learned,
    promising practices, and proven approaches with others at national and
    district levels.
  • Contribute
    to project learning and documentation.
Skills & Experience:
  • The
    DTO should possess a degree in medical field: MBChB, Community health,
    Nursing, Public health, health administration or Environmental health. In
    addition one should have at least a diploma in public health. Masters in
    Public health will be an added advantage.
  • Five
    or more years working experience with government immunization structures
    at district and/or health facility levels in Uganda and at least 3 years
    in a supervisory/team leader
  • Strong
    facilitation skills, including experience in leading capacity building
    efforts; proven experience in coaching/mentoring and use of adult learning
    techniques to build capacity of health workers
  • Understanding
    of government and traditional structures and the ability to work within
    these structures
  • Advanced
    writing and computer skills for documenting project activities
  • English
    fluency in reading, writing, speaking
  • Familiarity
    with quality improvement an asset.
to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications to:  Country Director,
USAID MCHIP Project Plot 95/97, Martyrs Way, Minister’s Village, Ntinda, P.0
Box 4978 Kampala, Uganda or submitted by email to:
statement/application letter, detailed CV (including phone contact and at least
3 references), and copy of relevant academic qualifications.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
line: 5th July, 2013 by 5.00pm East African Time.

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