Mildmay Career Jobs – HSS Training Coordinator

Organization: Mildmay Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: The Consultancy
Manager
About Mildmay:
Mildmay
Uganda is an HIV/AIDS treatment and training centre also providing Health
Systems Strengthening to scale up comprehensive HIV/AIDS Services in 16
districts of Central Uganda. It is situated on Entebbe Road, Lweza, south of
Kampala, Uganda.
Job Summary: The Health
Systems Strengthening (HSS) Training Co-ordinator will primarily be
responsible for co-ordinating the design, delivery and monitoring and evaluation
of evidence-based training and mentorship for managers (at district &
facility level) and health care workers in the MUg supported districts,
contributing to the strengthening of systems’ capacity to deliver quality,
sustainable care and support for people living with HIV and other emerging
health issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Co-ordinate the development of curricula to meet identified needs.
  • Conduct training needs identification,
    assessment and prioritization to ensure development of relevant and
    applicable programmes for improved service delivery
  • Conduct district stakeholders meetings aimed at
    disseminating of findings from the various analyses and to develop
    district-specific training plans
  • Work with identified technical working groups
    to develop curricula ensuring that the cognitive, psychomotor and emotive
    dimensions of learning are captured and that identified learning needs are
    well-addressed
  • Review developed curricula to ensure they meet
    the required standards for the different levels and they are in-line with
    national guidelines and policies
  • Lead teams to pilot curricula and make the
    necessary adaptations.
  • Continuously monitor curricula and document any
    areas that may need review
2. Co-ordinate Training and Mentorship activities of the MUg Health
Systems Strengthening Project:
  • Work with teams and key stakeholders to design
    training and mentorship plans
  • Offer technical input in the rolling out of
    mentorship programmes in the supported districts
  • Work with training and HSS staff to design and
    deliver training programmes taking into consideration the unique needs of
    different districts, using innovative adult learning methodologies to
    ensure that theory is translated into practice to improve health outcomes
  • Co-ordinate the monitoring and evaluation of
    training and mentorship activities in the targeted districts and
    periodically reviewing strategies to match the dynamic competence gaps in
    the supported districts.
  • Manage resources allocated to him/her to
    conduct training and mentorship ensuring efficient usage and high
    standards of accountability
3. Work with teams and key stakeholders to design training and
mentorship plans:
  • Offer technical input in the rolling out of
    mentorship programmes in the supported districts
  • Work with training and HSS staff to design and
    deliver training programmes taking into consideration the unique needs of
    different districts, using innovative adult learning methodologies to ensure
    that theory is translated into practice to improve health outcomes
  • Co-ordinate the monitoring and evaluation of
    training and mentorship activities in the targeted districts and
    periodically reviewing strategies to match the dynamic competence gaps in
    the supported districts.
  • Manage resources allocated to him/her to
    conduct training and mentorship ensuring efficient usage and high
    standards of accountability
4. To equip participants with targeted competencies (Knowledge, Attitudes
and Skills) needed to provide quality health and social care services
  • Participate in the review various sections of
    curricula and develop appropriate time-tables ensuring that all learning
    outcomes for the particular course or unit are captured
  • Prepare lesson plans for the various sessions
    ensuring that key content areas for achieving
  • the intended learning outcomes are captured and
    that appropriate learning methodology is used
  • Participate in the development and updating of
    learning content ensuring it is in line with current evidence and ministry
    of health guidelines and work with administrative officer to prepare
    course handbooks
  • Prepare necessary teaching aids (both visual
    and audio) including training equipment to  enhance participants’ acquisition of the
    desired knowledge, skills and attitude and for improved application of
    theory to practice.
  • Basing on the lesson plan, utilise appropriate
    adult learning methodology to deliver sessions
  • Receive feed-back from participants and course
    coordinators and support lecturers to address identified areas of weakness
    for growth and enhanced facilitation skills relevant to adult learners
  • Stay up to date in clinical practice by working
    for an agreed number of days in the Mildmay Uganda clinic and in other
    clinics in the MUg supported districts
  • Stay up to date in teaching and learning by
    undertaking personal reading, participating in peer reviews and staff
    development workshops organised in the directorate.
  • Work with the research department to undertake
    research on identified areas in the MUg supported districts
5. Participate in marking of students’ assignments ensuring that set
guidelines and time-lines are adhered to
  • Review/familiarize self with the assignment
    guidelines to ensure critical understanding of the assignment for an
    objective view point.
  • Work with lecturers to conduct timely first
    marking, second marking and/or moderation of  the given assignment as per the set
    guidelines to ensure consistency and comprehensiveness.
  • Prepare and design relevant training plans
    appropriate to a set group of participants and intended learning outcomes
  • Liaise with the Registrar and Administrative
    office to identify and invite appropriate participants ensuring that the
    right people are admitted for the training.
  • Identify and notify facilitators for timely
    submission of relevant and updated visual and audio learning materials
    required for compiling the participants’ reference base
  • Proof read materials submitted ensuring that
    they are up-to-date and in line with current evidence and ministry of
    health policies
  • Communicate to all the stakeholders involved in
    the training for participation and buy-in
  • Monitor the smooth running of the training
    ensuring that participants’ achieve the intended learning outcomes and
    that any issues are addressed in time to minimise impact on training
  • Conduct both participants’ and trainers’
    evaluations of the training and write a comprehensive report highlighting
    the relevant learning points, challenges and recommendations for future
    improvements.
  • Work with partners to plan for follow up of the
    trainees to support application of theory to practice and to identify any
    gaps that may need further training and mentorship
6. Contribute to marketing of MUg training programmes in order to
improve on MUg visibility (positioning, branding) and income generation
  • Ensure client satisfaction through delivery of
    high quality programmes and demonstrating a high level of professionalism
    in dealing with students and partners.
  • Contribute to designing and circulation of
    brochures by providing information on the courses and reviewing the drafts
    developed by the librarian/registrar
  • Participate in writing training and funding
    proposals in order to increase on income generation
  • Participate in consultancy activities ensuring
    that they are completed in time and delivered to the highest standard
    possible for customer satisfaction
  • Actively identify opportunities for marketing
    MUg courses and attend partner meetings/conferences to make presentations,
    and circulate brochures to improve on MUg’s visibility.

Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

  • The candidate
    should possess a degree in health or social care
  • Registration and
    up to date practicing License with a relevant professional body
  • Training in
    palliative care is an added advantage
  • At least three
    years teaching experience
  • Experience/knowledge
    of HIV and/or other chronic illnesses
  • Experience in
    project planning and co-ordination
  • Good
    understanding of principles of mentorship
  • Knowledge of
    district systems
  • Knowledge of
    current WHO and MOH guidelines
  • Ability to
    network and liaise with various partners
  • Good communication
    and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in
    various MS office packages and working knowledge of English and local
    language(s) are crucial.
  • Hard working,
    trust-worthy, and holding the highest levels of integrity and
    confidentiality.
  • Must be
    flexible, reliable, able to work under pressure; and in sympathy with the
    Christian values of Mildmay Uganda.
  • Evidence of a
    non-judgemental approach regarding race, religion, culture, sexuality and
    lifestyle is critical.  

How to Apply:

All
interested candidates persons who meet the above job requirements should send
their applications to: The Human Resource Manager at Mildmay Uganda, Entebbe
Road, Lweza at hr@mildmay.or.ug. Please clearly indicate in the subject of the
email,  the position applied for or post to P.O. Box 24985, Kampala,
Uganda
NB: The
applications should contain certified copies of academic transcripts, a full CV
indicating current salary and other benefits should be provided, and two
professional referees (one of which should be a former employer). Candidates with
incomplete information will not be short-listed
Deadline: Friday 29th
November 2013

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