DREAMS Program Officer USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Job Title:      DREAMS
Program Officer
Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Advisor
HIV Prevention
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. RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref
Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge
Group.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Take lead in, and provide overall oversight over and coordination of
    implementation of DREAMS services at health facilities for the RHITES-N,
    Lango project.
  • Build the capacity of the District teams, Facility and community
    health workers to provide services on DREAMS initiative as per the
    National guidelines
  • Provide technical assistance for DREAMS services through trainings
    and on site mentorship activities using the national curriculum,
    guidelines and protocols
  • In collaboration with the M&E team, ensure that reporting and
    documentation of results from the DREAMS implementation is done timely and
    is of acceptable quality (ensuring accuracy and timeliness), ensuring
    timely updated of the DREAMS tracker
  • Closely coordinate with Ministry of Health and roll out the
    implementation of DREAMS services
  • Work closely with the project M&E team to ensure regular updates
    of the DREAMS tracker and accurate and timely reporting.
  • Strengthen referral and linkages between health facility and
    community service delivery points for the identified AGYW
  • Support establishment of community and facility Quality Improvement
    teams to support implementation of AGYW risk reduction plans
  • Strengthen coordination among other DREAM partners in the region
  • Develop plans and budgets and submit quarterly, annual and ad hoc
    DREAMS progress reports
  • Represent the project at DREAMS meetings including Ministry of
    Health and USAID DREAMS technical working group activities.
  • Conduct operational research activities involving the project
    supported health facilities
  • Identify and document best practices
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the DREAMS Program Officer USAID RHITES-N Project
    job placement should hold a Bachelor’s in Public Health and or related
    discipline
  • At least three years’ work experience with DREAMS
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with
    project management abilities
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the supported districts
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs
to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com
Deadline: 21st September 2018
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