2 USAID MCSP Child Health Officer Job Careers – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John Snow, Inc
(JSI)
Project Name: USAID’s
Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)
Duty Station: Mbarara and
Iganga, Uganda
Reports to: Child Health
Advisor
About JSI:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of
individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial
assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in
100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international
offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.
About USAID MCSP Program:
USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival program aims to accelerate the
reduction of Maternal, new born and child Mortality in USAID Priority countries
with high disease burden such as Uganda though scaling up evidence based high
impact interventions. Building on Experience, MCSP addresses major causes of
mortality by influencing and implementing high impact and innovative
interventions at scale based on the country context and data; building global
consensus and sustained government commitment to support MNCH interventions;
maximizing the use and integration of local programs
Job Summary: The Child
Health Officer (CHO) will work in liaison with the respective RHITES IP Program
cluster leads; RHITES District Program Officers, District Health Teams, and
other key stakeholders to advance the objectives of the MCSP-Child Health
program. The CHO will be responsible for the coordination and day-to-day
management and implementation of the MCSP-Child Health program activities in
the selected districts to which they are assigned. S/he will contribute to the
design and continuous improvement of strategies to facilitate the roll out of
the identified essential child health package at the district level. S/he will
work closely with the RHITES IP Program cluster leads; MCSP Child Health
Advisor, RHITES District Program Officer, District Health Teams, and other
partners to introduce and build capacity at district level and support the roll
out, including monitoring of implementation, of the essential child health
package.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Participate in regular RMNCH coordination
    and planning meetings with RHITES IP cluster, and district program
    officers; as well as district health officials and other child health
    partners.
  • Work with RHITES IP cluster and District
    focal persons, District Health Teams, MCSP Child Health ME&L Advisor,
    MCSP Child Health Advisor, and other partners to develop and fine-tune
    district,
  • Annual and quarterly micro-plans with
    their budget for roll out and routine implementation of the essential
    child health package.
  • Work closely with RHITES IP cluster and
    District focal persons, District Health Teams, MCSP Child Health ME&L
    Advisor, MCSP Child Health Advisor, district health teams, local governments,
    and other partners in selected districts to:
    • Implement sustainable
      capacity building strategies for health workers.
    • Implement sustainable
      community approaches to problem solving, quality improvement, and
      sustaining the implementation of the        
      essential child health package.
    • Send periodic feedback on
      implementation of the essential child health package to the relevant
      partners at district and regional level.
    • Support the building of
      strong linkages between the health system, traditional leaders, community
      volunteers and other groups.
    • Conduct child health service
      delivery assessments and related interventions as needed.
    • Collect and use child health
      service delivery data to inform decision making.
  • Coordinate with the country team in
    following up the work of technical consultants when that work is performed
    at district level.
  • Actively participate in district review
    meetings.
  • Maintain open and productive
    communications and working relationships with all partners.
  • Contribute to writing progress reports for
    RHITES IP and USAID, as needed.
  • The jobholder will manage program funds
    according to JSI policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned by his/her supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID MCSP Child
    Health Officer (CHO) job opportunity must hold degrees in medicine,
    nursing, public health or its equivalent or Senior Registered
    Nurse/Midwife/Senior Clinical Officer with at least 10 years of experience
    implementing child health programs at district level.
  • Broad knowledge and experience as a
    trainer for Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness
    (IMNCI); Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT); and/or Routine
    Immunisation using Reaching Every Child using Quality Improvement
    approaches (REC-QI) is a plus.
  • At least five years’ experience in health
    systems strengthening management, especially in the context of child
    health issues and programs.
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations for
    USAID is a plus.
  • Excellent facilitation skills, including
    experience in leading training and capacity building efforts; proven
    experience in coaching/mentoring and use of adult learning techniques to
    build the capacity of health workers.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    government and traditional structures and the ability to work within these
    structures.
  • Advanced writing and computer skills for
    documenting program activities.
  • English fluency in reading, writing, and
    speaking.
  • Ability to prioritize work effectively and
    manage a demanding work environment.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • This job requires proficiency in the
    English language (both written and spoken)
  • Competency in the local language spoken in
    the respective districts of location will be of added advantage.
  • Willingness to work in selected districts.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
and cover letter to MCSPUgandaHR@jsi.com with the subject line as “position
title” as the e-mail subject according to your application.
Deadline: 24th April
2017 by 5:00 pm

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