Earn 22000 US Dollars as Service Delivery Specialist – Malaria Consortium

Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary: USD 22,758 gross
per annum
Reports to: Regional
Coordinator
About US:
Malaria Consortium is the
world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the comprehensive control
of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government
agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to
ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing
technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities
for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria Consortium
works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity
of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved
economic prosperity.
About Project:
Malaria Consortium Uganda has
received funding from DFID/UNICEF to implement the Strengthening Uganda’s
Response to Malaria (SURM) project which will focus on reducing the impact of
the leading causes of U5M morbidity and mortality in 16 districts in Northern
Uganda. The project will address lagging maternal and neonatal mortality
through a combination of iCCM and selected maternal and neonatal care
interventions. The project is implemented with UNICEF and spans a five-year
period (April 2018-March 2023) in 16 districts in the Northern region of
Uganda.
Job Summary: The Service
Delivery Specialist will ensure high quality implementation support to all SURM
project activities in the Northern Uganda region. This role supervises all
field project implementation. The role involves ensuring the technical quality
of all activities in support of the project’s overall goal and theory of
change, through regular liaison with and supervision of the Technical Officers
in the Gulu and Lira offices. The Service Delivery Specialist will provide
ongoing technical support to the Ministry of Health (MoH)/ National Malaria
Control Programme (NMCP), district health teams and other partners and
stakeholders as relevant to the project scope and in accordance with its
approach to understanding and influencing positive change in health.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Oversee implementation of childhood
illness project activities in the project districts including (55%)
  • Training of Health Workers and Village Health teams in MNC services
  • Support the district to conduct Community
    Mobilization and education activities
  • Supervision of diagnostic and treatment
    services and community implementation of fever management
  • Support the implementation of the communication strategy for ICCM at community
    and district level through drama, IEC, dialogues, Radio talk shows
  • Work closely with the technical, financial,
    operations and M&E team to provide support to the relevant District
    and Health Sub district personnel
    for the following
  • Supervision and support of VHTs implementing
    ICCM
  • Collection of data from VHTs on a monthly basis
  • Conduct regular routine assessments and
    supervision visits to programme related sites and activities
  • Adhere to humanitarian principles at all times
    during the implementation of the project
  • Participate in the development of ICCM Work
    planning
Monitoring and evaluation
(20%)
  • Work closely with the M&E Specialist to
    collect
    and analyse
    complete programmatic data in a timely fashion and send it to the SURM
    Project Director
  • Through the M&E provide regular progress,
    trip and monthly reports to the line manager in a timely manner and ensure
    that all the reports are filed
  • Work closely with the SURM M&E Specialist and SURM Project Director
    in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Support the effective field implementation of
    three operational research studies, ensuring data collection quality
  • Support the collection of routine health data from Village
    Health Team members, health facilities and district health teams
  • Support the conduct of surveys as required
Communications and partnership
management (18%)
  • Develop effective and collaborative relationships
    with all p
    roject partners,
    including the district health teams, implementing partners and network of
    CSOs
  • Ensure that complementary approaches are
    established with other Malaria Consortium projects with similar
    geographical locations or technical approaches
  • Ensure effective coordination with and capacity building support to the
    MoH and NMCP at the district and community levels
  • Provide effective support to all donor visits
    relating to both project planning, delivery and review, and for the purposes
    of donor fund
    raising and
    marketing
  • Capture and document field activities, case
    studies and experience from the field during the course of routine work
  • Represent the project on the Senior Management
    Team, ensuring efficient operations on the field level and that any
    field managerial issues are followed up
    in a timely way
  • Actively participate as a member of the Malaria
    Consortium Uganda technical team
Reporting (7%)
  • Maintain regular communication with the Project
    Director and Field Offices, compiling
    weekly work plan updates from the field
  • Provide monthly progress/activity reports to
    the M&E Officer for compilation and submission to the Project Director
  • Support the M&E Officer to ensure that all
    relevant project documentation is disseminated to th
    e district health teams
  • Actively participate in relevant meetings,
    presenting project results and experiences as required
  • Monthly report submission
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned by the
    Project Director or Malaria Consortium Uganda senior management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the Malaria Consortium Service Delivery Specialist job
    opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Social Sciences, Public
    Health, Community Health or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in public health projects
  • Experience in the planning and implementation
    of communicable disease control/malaria control interventions, behaviour
    change communication initiatives /health education, health worker
    trainings and supportive supervision of health workers
  • Experience in community-based health care delivery
  • Experience in capacity building/ transferring
    of skills
  • Experience in working closely with local
    government and partner organisation
  • Experience in developing work plans and
    activity budgets and in following work
    plans with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work independently
  • Thorough understanding of both preventive and
    curative aspects of malaria control
  • Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines
    of the Uganda National Malaria Control Programme
  • Experience in training of health supervisors
  • A post graduate degree/diploma in Clinical
    Medicine or Public Health or an equivalent
  • Experience in using participatory adult
    learning techniques
  • Competency in statistical analysis software packages (STATA, SPSS,
    Epi Data)
  • Excellent communication skills, with strong
    leadership skills and a supportive management style
  • Excellent diplomacy and stakeholder liaison
    skills, and experience in working in partnerships to deliver pr
    ogrammes
  • Previous
    e
    xperience in capacity building/ transferring of skills is desirable
How to Apply:
All interested applicants are
encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 27th April 2018
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