2 USAID STAR-E Senior Adherence and Linkage Coordinator Job Vacancies - Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID STAR-E Project 
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Clinical Mentor
Job ID: 13-9056

About MSH:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit 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:
STAR-E is a 5-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 Senior Adherence and Linkage Coordinator will provide technical support to nurses, midwives, clinical officers, and project deployed para-professional counselors, primarily case managers and mentor mothers, who offer adherence counseling among enrolled clients to promote adherence to treatment protocols among the enrolled clients and other support to clients and newly tested HIV positives in the project supported HFs of 12 districts. The incumbent will also support training, provide mentorship and disseminate adherence counseling job aids to improve counseling skills of HF staff. He or she will help the project to oversee implementation and improve on the existing adherence tracking tools, which include adherence calendars for both literate and semi-illiterate clients, reminders and other technological innovations. The Senior Adherence and Linkage Coordinator will be directly responsible for overseeing the project deployed case managers and mentor mothers, who are deployed by the project and assigned to the ART clinic and mother baby care point (MBCP) respectively. The job holder will mentor and monitor the performance of the lay counselors, including their provision and accurate documentation of linkages of new positives into HIV care & treatment, provision of Positive Health Dignity Prevention (PHDP) services, adherence counseling, psychosocial support, and referrals to community care & support with accurate documentation. They will also oversee each para-professional’s oversight of the ART clinic and MBCP’s family support groups (FSGs), including the safe and accurate accounting of the supplies procured by the project to provide FSG attendees with a nutritious porridge. They will document adherence patterns and periodically update the supervisee and project at large on adherence rates.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Diploma in nursing, mid-wifery, clinical officer and medical dispensing
  • Previous background in HIV adherence counseling of not less than two years in a medical setting
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of counseling and adherence for ART, PMTCT and TB case management
  • Ability to travel long distance and hours to reach geographically dispersed HFs
  • Additional training in HIV counseling from a recognized institution preferred
  • Previous successful employment under a PEPFAR or USAID funded program preferred
  • Possess good computer, communication and documentation skills.

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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