USAID Program Officer – Medical Career Jobs – EngenderHealth



Job Title:      Program Officer – Medical
Organisation: EngenderHealth
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Job Code: 1096
About US:
EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization
committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted,
and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the
world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and
communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive
health services available—today and for generations to come.
About USAID Project:
Fistula Care is an Associate Cooperative Agreement Award granted by
USAID to EngenderHealth.  The purpose of
Fistula Care is to strengthen the capacity of hospitals to provide fistula
repair, to enhance community and facility understanding and practices to prevent
fistula, to gather, analyze, report and use data to strengthen the quality of
fistula services, and to strengthen the supportive environment to
institutionalize fistula prevention, repair and reintegration programs. 
Job Summary: The Program
Officer-Medical will provide support to clinical prevention related activities
of the project, including service delivery, training, supervision, quality
improvement and logistics management. Currently, the focus is on quality
improvement for family planning (FP) services and related training in a bid to
increase access to quality FP as a fistula prevention strategy. The incumbent
will provide support to the SRH&R strategy of the youth component as well
as promote use of the partograph for monitoring of labour. The primary
supervisor is the Program Associate – Medical.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Work closely with Program
    Associate-Medical, to support capacity building and implementation of
    fistula prevention activities i.e Family Planning integration, Partograph
    and Emergency Obstetric Care (EMOC), logistics management and infection
    prevention
  • Actively participate in planning and
    organizing for training activities in Family planning clinical skills and
    related on-site mentoring and coaching.
  • Offer technical support in building
    capacity for and implementation of integration of Post-Partum Family
    Planning at project supported sites including increasing access to use of
    IUDs etc
  • Promote access to LARCs (Long Acting
    Reversible Contraceptives) and permanent methods including vasectomy
  • Support OJT (On-Job-Training) of NXT
    implanon in a bid to promote its scale up and integration at FC+ supported
    sites
  • Offer support in implementation of the
    rights and choice based approaches in provision of family planning
    counselling using the REDI approach while promoting method mix
  • Provide technical assistance in
    institutionalization of the mentoring and coaching strategy at all levels
    to scale up use of partograph for labor monitoring at lower-level HC IIIs
    that provide referrals to larger hospitals
  • Actively participate in routine follow up
    and technical support supervision of health workers to ensure quality of
    FP services at project sites as well as 
    monitor and maintain the use of the Partograph
  • Support training on infection prevention
    and waste management and disposal interventions at fistula care project
    supported sites including strengthening Infection Prevention and Control
    Committees
  • Coordinate routine data collection and
    analysis on family planning and the partograph with M&E Program team
  • Document and disseminate, lessons learned,
    success stories and best practices in the medical/clinical domains covered
    by the project
  • Provide support to the youth strategy,
    monitor and strengthen implementation of in and out of school youth
    activities and documentation of lessons learnt.
  • Represent EngenderHealth  in related meetings and activities  at district and national levels as
    delegated
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    assigned periodically.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a graduate
    degree in Public Health or a related field preferably a registered
    midwife/nurse
  • Competency in Family Planning Clinical
    Skills particularly long acting methods (Implant and IUD insertion and
    removal skills) and related quality improvement activities.
  • Has training skills and experience in
    health related training
  • At least five years’ experience in health
    programs
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in
    management and provision of maternal child health and family planning
    skills including youth and adolescents.
  • Knowledge of reproductive health services
    including family planning, infection prevention, working with communities,
    youth and adolescents.
  • Clinical background in maternal health and
    family planning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and capable
    of coordinating teamwork and high performing teams
  • Demonstrated working relationships with
    district/country officials from  the
    public, private and NGO sectors
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
    and abilities
  • Ability to conduct  regular field visits up  to 40% of the time to monitor the
    various activities to ensure high standards of programming, effective use
    of resources and to provide support to partners  where required.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
    required.
How to Apply:
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the web link below to submit your details online.
Deadline: 12th May 2017
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