HIV Advisor for Testing and Treatment USAID RHITES-N Project Careers – John Snow, Inc (JSI)


Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
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 RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will contribute to improving key population- based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally- driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations.

Job Summary: The HIV Advisor for Testing and Treatment will be responsible for leading implementation activities that improve access to and quality of HIV testing services (HTS) and HIV treatment (ART) services in the Lango sub-region. This will include building the capacity of technical service delivery to staff at district level and health facilities, civil society organizations and community level village health teams (VHT) and community health extension workers (CHEWs). S/he will work closely with the MOH to ensure that HIV testing and treatment activities are in line with government of Uganda policies as well with with evidence base: Ranranara standards, and that these policies are carried out all health facilities the RHITES N- Lango districts

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership in HIV testing and treatment among an integrated package of services for RHITES-N Lango
  • Develop innovative approaches to test, link, initiative, retain and attain viral suppression for patients enrolled HIV programs
  • Support RHITES-N Lango teams in the design implementation and rollout of HIV testing and treatment services, at community and facility levels;
  • Contribute to and disseminate training materials that are updated regularly based o


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Project HIV Advisor for Testing and Treatment job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in medicine, nursing or public health, or equivalent and significant level s of training in HIV prevention, care and treatment;
  • Five years of working with public or private health facilities to improve HIV Testing and Treatment services in Uganda, USAID-funded project experience is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability improving quality of HIV Testing ax Treatment services at scale;
  • Ability to travel regularly to monitor district, site and community-level HTS and linkage to treatment activities

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com

Deadline: 30th April 2018

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