02 June 2017

4 USAID RHITES-E MNCH, RH and Family Planning (FP) Officer Career Opportunities - IntraHealth International

Organisation: IntraHealth International
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in Eastern Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-E) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: HSS & QI Cluster Lead

About Intra Health:
IntraHealth International is a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A. that has been in existence for over 30 years in more than 100 countries and it has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.

About USAID RHITES-E Project:
IntraHealth International will implement the USAID RHITES-E which supports the Government of Uganda (GOU) and key stakeholders to increase availability and utilization of high quality health services in 21 districts in Eastern Uganda and 2 in Karamoja by strengthening health systems and improving the quality of, access to, and demand for health services with attention to equity and underserved populations.

Job Summary: The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), Reproductive Health (RH), and Family Planning (FP) Officer will support the implementation of MNCH, RH and FP activities by providing mentorship, technical support and supervision to facilities supported by the RHITES-E Project. The incumbent will plan and coordinate project activities in close collaborating with the Cluster Team Lead and will work closely with the FP Advisor and MNCH & Nutrition Advisors, MoH district management teams, sub grantee partners and health facilities. The jobholder will work with the RHITES-E technical team, the districts and health facilities to address the lack of skilled birth attendance, quality of emergency obstetric and newborn care, respectful care during childbirth, integration of FP, HIV, TB, and Malaria  interventions with MNCH, scale up of essential newborn care including newborn resuscitation, and community-based approaches to newborn care. S/he will also support activities in child health with a focus on household and community approaches to improve child health including: Integrated Community Case Management, diarrheal disease control, and the smart integration of these program components with other health programs such as those addressing HIV and AIDS, including consideration of the prevention of mother- to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Offer timely technical and logistics support to the districts within the cluster, DHMTS and health facilities to support integration of MNCH, FP into HIV, TB and Malaria interventions.
  • Work in liaison with the technical leads, identify key challenges and opportunities for the integration of MNCH, RH, and FP.
  • During day-to-day interactions with district teams, sub grantees and health facilities, continually help to identify specific constraints and issues impeding progress in achieving desired health outcomes related to MNCH, RH, and FP and seek solutions.
  • The incumbent will also provide technical and logistical support during MCH, RH, and FP trainings and other activities.
  • Actively participate and provide logistical support in the planning and implementation of assessments, operations research, and knowledge management activities.
  • Collaboratively work with the Cluster Lead, potential partners (community, faith-based, government, private sector) to facilitate quality implementation and reporting of MNCH, RH and FP.
  • Maintain a database of MNCH/RH/FP stakeholders and develop an effective communication channel to keep these stakeholders involved and participating in forums.
  • Take part in quality assurance/quality improvement of MNCH, RH and FP interventions under the RHITES-E Project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-E MNCH, RH and Family Planning (FP) Office career opportunity must hold a Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Clinical Medicine or a degree in public health, social sciences
  • At least four years’ experience implementing maternal child health FP and RH programs
  • Previous exposure and experience in training and mentorship of health care workers on RMNCH, FP, RH program areas 
  • Previous work with development agencies, NGOs. Experience working with USAID-funded activities is preferred.
  • Previous community mobilization experience.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for writing case studies, documenting lessons learnt and reporting on program results.

Personal Competencies:
  • Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives that result in improvement of IntraHealth's performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth's success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
  • Service Excellence: Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
  • Effective Communication (Oral and Written): Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed upon strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
  • Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge of and the ability to effectively interact within and across Divisions, Departments/Country Offices in a constructive and collaborative manner.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES-E Project should upload an updated CV/Résumé, completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet, download here and three professional references at the web link below

Deadline: 4th June, 2017

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