Capacity Building Specialist US Non-profit Jobs – Jhpiego

Organization: Jhpiego
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
About US:
Jhpiego is a US
international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins
University. For over 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to
prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with
health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high quality
healthcare to their people. Jhpiego also develops strategies to help countries
care for themselves by training competent heath care workers, strengthening
health systems and improving delivery of care.
Job Summary:  The Capacity Building Specialist will provide
technical and program oversight and direction in the areas of malaria
prevention and treatment services for a USAID Uganda Malaria Action Program for
Districts Activity. This Uganda PMI flagship program aims to centrally support the
scale up of malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment within districts
facilities in accordance with National Malaria Control Strategic Plan. The
program operates in 47 districts in the Central, Mid-Western and West Nile
regions. Responsibilities include providing leadership and technical guidance
in the development and implementation of capacity building activities for
malaria control and prevention under the leadership of the Senior Technical
Advisor for Malaria and in coordination with other Jhpiego Technical Advisors.
He/she will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities
and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of
service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and ensure
    appropriate support for the planning and implementation of program
    capacity building activities for malaria control and prevention at
    district level
  • Identify clinical training needs and assist in the design and
    implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Develop and implement a capacity building plan for local partners
    for malaria prevention and treatment
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners,
    especially the Ministry of Health and other implementing partners, in
    order to ensure that all activities conform to the national requirements
    and regulations
  • Mobilize national level clinical/technical expertise to resolve
    clinical issues that affect local public policy or program design
  • Guide in development/review of evidence-based clinical training
    materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training
    materials and ensure their use for implementation of malaria control and
    prevention in line with the needs of USAID and the Government of Uganda
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and
    organizational level in malaria control and prevention
  • Coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision,
    advocacy, demand creation, policy support, capacity-building and M&E
    across program sites as required by program activities
  • Guide the integration of malaria services with maternal, newborn and
    child health, FP/RH, HIV and TB, and nutrition
  • Assist in sustaining and improving existing databases that monitor
    achievements in malaria control and prevention at district and contribute
    to regional and national level achievements
  • Advocate with national, regional, district and community-level
    health institutions to raise awareness about their role in improving
    health outcomes in malaria control and prevention
  • Develop and implement a capacity building plan for local NGOs,
    including but not limited to proposal development capacity, technical
    capacity, financial and administrative management capacity
  • Guide DHMTs, professional associations, other district stakeholders
    in the use of evidence-based standards for competency in malaria control
    and prevention
  • Lead “train the trainer” sessions, site strengthening, in-service
    and/or pre-service education, follow-up and supportive supervision to
    project-supported health facilities, as required by program activities
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community
    members and program team members to identify clinical, community-based
    service delivery issues that impede access to care
  • Identify appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to
    address service delivery gaps
  • Formulate and test sustainable solutions to service delivery gaps,
    utilizing cross-cutting approaches such as performance and quality
    improvement and in-service training/pre-service education
  • Contribute to development of the project strategic plan, work plan,
    and program monitoring, in close collaboration with the Ministry of
    Health, USAID and other stakeholders
  • Contribute to policy support, capacity-building and M&E across
    program sites, in close coordination and collaboration with USAID,
    relevant ministries of health
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track
    data/results related to malaria control and prevention
  • Oversee data collection, analysis and development of conclusions and
    recommendations to further strengthen program implementation
  • Coordinate and monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the work
    of short-term consultants as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Jhpiego Capacity Building Specialist job
    placement must hold a medical degree (doctor or nursing) or Master’s in
    Public Health or other relevant degree.
  • Seven years’ experience applying maternal, newborn and child health
    program activities.
  • Qualification as a “master trainer”; experience in training health
    workers in capacity building for malaria control and prevention or related
    health disciplines
  • Experience in curricula development for health personnel/ experience
    building capacity at individual and organizational levels
  • Skill in at least two or more of the following technical areas:
    strengthening service delivery programs, training, pre-service/in-service
    education, performance and quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience with a mix of practical technical skills in malaria
    program implementation necessary for strengthening malaria service
    delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level
  • The ability to liaise with senior MOH officials and dignitaries,
    executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and
    senior members of the donor community;
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Ugandan healthcare system,
    particularly the public health system, experience living and working in
    Uganda preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in
  • Strong skills in word processing and Excel spread sheets
  • Familiarity with USAID or other USG administrative, management and
    reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several
    technical experts and fostering team work and ability to coach, mentor and
    develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff in the
  • Excellent written, presentation, communication and organizational
    skills in English
  • Ability to travel up to 50% time
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply by applying online at the link
Deadline: 7th September 2018
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