26 May 2016

2 USAID STAR-E Project Clinical Mentor Job Opportunities - Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID STAR-E Project
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Job ID: 13-9055

About MSH:
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.

About USAID STAR-E Project:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is implementing a USAID funded STAR-E Project in Eastern Uganda. STAR-E is a five-year USAID-supported District-based HIV/TB Project ending in June 2016, focuses on the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/TB in health facilities and communities, headquartered in Mbale, with activities in Budaka, Bududa, Bukwo, Busia, Butaleja, Kapchorwa, Mbale, Pallisa, Bulambuli, Kween, Kibuku and Sironko districts.

Job Summary: The Clinical Mentor (CM) will be a clinician with both technical and public health experience in the provision of comprehensive HIV and TB services, including anti-retroviral therapy (ART). The CM will travel frequently to health facilities (HFs) in supported districts to introduce and improve HFs’ provision of these services and ensure that they are integrated with and strengthen other health services, and are provided through a continuum of care with served communities.  The CM will ensure that all HIV and TB services meet national guidelines and care and treatment protocols and PEPFAR standards of care. The Clinical Mentor will be a team leader, working within and leading a small team that will oversee other critical elements, such as accurate data recording and reporting, and effective linkages with served communities. The CM will also help train and oversee district health staff to mentor other facilities within the district. The CM will also support the District Health Office (DHO) to better manage and supervise their health system and facilities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide ongoing mentorship to HFs either individually or through leading and managing a small team, to ensure their provision of HIV and TB services are in line with national guidelines and treatment protocols and PEPFAR standards of care
  • Prepare and submit status reports on HFs based on mentorship, that include monitoring for improvements
  • Provide consultation and support in managing difficult and more complex HIV and TB patients
  • Assist in building the capacity of the facility staff to provide high quality HIV and TB services
  • Work closely with and strengthen HF Quality Improvement (QI) teams, including participating in their review meetings
  • Ensure HFs are accurately and completing data collection and reporting responsibilities, especially for the HMIS
  • Mentor and support service providers, case managers, linkage facilitators, and other HF staff to link up with both community and hospital focal points to strengthen and document two way referrals both up and down the network
  • Manage the performance of project deployed case managers and linkage facilitators
  • Support District Health Office (DHO) management to manage their health system and HFs
  • Assist DHO and its technical team to provide technical support to its health system and HFs
  • Actively monitor and help ensure HF stock levels of key supplies, medications, laboratory test kits, and reagents
  • Support and participate in the training of health workers on comprehensive HIV and TB services

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants must be clinical health care professionals such as a Medical Doctor, Health Officer, or Nurse, with training and experience in provision of comprehensive HIV and TB services, including HIV testing, care and treatment, TB and TB-HIV co-infection care and treatment, as well as in Reproductive and Maternal, Newborn and Childhood Health
  • At least five years of relevant experience
  • Clinical experience working in an HF environment
  • Prior public health experience
  • Previous exposure and experience in mentorship, quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation, and HMIS desirable
  • Prior experience working with an NGO for supporting public health and quality improvement desirable
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English essential

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.

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