Project Officer – Linkages and Referrals USAID Project Jobs – Doctors with Africa CUAMM

Organization: Doctors
with Africa CUAMM
Duty Station:
Uganda
About US:
Founded in 1950,
Doctors with Africa CUAMM was the first non-governmental organization focused
on healthcare to be recognized by the Italian government. It is now the
country’s leading organization working to protect and improve the wellbeing and
health of vulnerable communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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 Project officer – Linkages and referrals
will map, assess capacity, build capacity of community facility linkage
structures and processes in place.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Work
with DHT and Community Development Office to strengthen community based
structures that will create demand for health and nutrition service, strengthen
client appointment and tracking systems at the supported health facilities;
support the functionality of CHEWS, VHTs, MNCH Peer Mothers, Adolescent
champions, Male action groups and Family support groups within the supported
districts
·        
Support
the successful implementation of the community referral system including the
use of transport vouchers, Motorcycles and Vehicle ambulances; strengthen the
use of quality improvement approaches in the referral and linkage system and
other community activities;
·        
Participate
in Coordination Meetings and related forums with other NGOs, CBOs implementing
community actions at district level. With DHT and Facility in charges, support
planning for and implementation of integrated outreaches at district level.
·        
Work
closely with the DHT, train and Mentor health workers on Ministry of Health
tools and processes for linkages and referrals and support DHOs and District
biostatistician to ensure that all data on community interventions are properly
and timely reported on monthly basis and the same is accurately and timely fed
into District Health Information System (DHIS2)
·        
Ensure
proper documentation of work done achievements realized, lessons learnt, and
best practice throughout the program implementation. S/he will report to Senior
Advisor– Linkages and Referrals.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Project officer – Linkages and referrals job
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in sociology, social work and social
administration, community development, community health, development studies or
related courses.
·        
Postgraduate
qualification in Public Health, Sociology or Community Health would be an added
advantage.
·        
At least
three years of experience in HIV/TB/MNH/Malaria/Nutrition related community
work with government institution or NGOs involved in community work.
·        
Excellent
communication skills and strong inter- personal skills.
·        
Fluency
in written and spoken English and a working knowledge of Luo.
·        
Ability
to work in a multi- disciplinary team with frequent travel to the field.
·        
Have
solid computer skills.
·        
Knowledge
of the relevant Uganda national health policies, strategies and structures.
How to Apply:
All applicants
should send an application Letter, Personal File Form, Download
Here
 and updated CV to uganda@cuamm.org with the subject – “Application
Referral & Linkages Officer Sep 2018”. Email should have only the 3
attachments (Application Letter, CV and Personal file form). Please do not fill
the personal file form online, download it, fill and send as attachment with
other documents.
Deadline: 30th September 2018 by 5:00 pm 
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