2 USAID DFID Project Careers – Project Officer – Malaria at Plan International

Organisation: Plan
International
Duty Station: Gulu and
Lira, Uganda
Funding Source: USAID and
DFID
Project Title: 
Northern Uganda-Health Integration to Enhance Services (NU-HITES)
Reports to: Technical
Advisor-Malaria
About Plan:
Founded 75 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and
largest child centered development organizations in the world. We work in 50
developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child
rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a
world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that
respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious,
political or governmental affiliations.
About USAID NU-HITES Project:
Plan Uganda was awarded a 5-year Cooperative Agreement under the
Northern Uganda-Health Integration to Enhance Services (NU-HITES) project to
provide technical assistance and capacity building support for Northern Uganda
in Malaria, AIDS and Tuberculosis, integrate additional support in Maternal,
Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH), Family Planning (FP) and nutrition; while
prioritizing the strengthening of district-level health facilities. This
project commenced in August 2012. In the course of Year two (2), the project
secured additional funding from DFID to improve technical support to malaria
activities and from the US Government together with other donors to strengthen
referral networks maternal neonatal child activities in six districts in the
region.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with districts and health
    service delivery points to facilitate the implementation of malaria
    activities in the work plan and the delivery of programmatic results that
    meet the project framework targets.
  • Make sure that the districts and health
    facility staff are provided with guidance, support, and training in the
    areas of program implementation, monitoring and reporting in compliance
    with USAID/PMI requirements.
  • Assist in the identification of
    bottlenecks and upheavals to implementation and propose solutions, and
    develop specific capacity building interventions for the staff at health
    facilities.
  • Monitor, review, and provide feedback to
    sub-recipients and staff at health facilities
  • Review monthly programmatic reports
    submitted by the districts and staff at health facilities and prepare
    consolidated programmatic progress updates, including supporting
    documentation; and in liaison with the M& E Manager and Malaria
    Technical Advisor prepare programmatic reports for submission to the
    USAID/PMI
  • Promote policies and best practices that
    enable effective prevention and treatment of Malaria among the target
    population.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to the set
    national standards, procedures and guidelines in the delivery of Malaria
    services
  • Ensure that there is effective
    participation of the project in relevant existing and potential networks
    and fora 
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The candidate should preferably hold a
    Bachelor of Social Works, Nursing, or related health discipline. Advanced
    degree in Public Health or related field will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience in public
    health or related field in programme/project management; at least 3 years’
    experience in Malaria.
  • Past exposure and experience working with
    district health services, Civil Society Organizations and project – based
    health programs.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
    coupled with the ability to work under pressure and with limited
    supervision.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of
    the core principles of Malaria prevention and control program
    interventions
  • Knowledge of Uganda National Health
    priorities for malaria activities
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Working
    knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and Email
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with detailed and updated CVs, contact telephone numbers,
copies of relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references
plus salary history to: The Country Human Resources Manager, Plan Uganda.
Email:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org
Plan is an equal opportunity employer and qualified female candidates
are encouraged to apply.
NB: Only soft
copies of application will be considered and please indicate the position in
the Subject line. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
As a child centered development organization, Plan strives to ensure
that children are kept safe in all the areas we operate. The organization
further has a child protection policy that every staff is required to sign.
Potential candidates will be required to provide information confirming whether
or not they have ever been convicted of any child abuse crimes.
Deadline: 16th June,
2014

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