2 Child Health Officer USAID Project Job Opportunities – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Family Health Advisor
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:
Lango will improve the use of integrated health services in Northern Uganda’s
Lango region and strengthen the health system to sustain gains made by earlier
projects. USAID-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 Child Health Officer will support the
RHITES-N, Lango Project interventions to end preventable child deaths within a
generation through adoption and acceleration of proven approaches to address
the major causes child mortality and improve the quality of health services.
He/ she will work closely with Senior Family Health Advisor and district teams
to support implementation of the high impact evidence based interventions at
different levels of health care and oversee capacity building activities for
essential child health care packages in the Project. The Child Health Officer
will be responsible for technical implementation and contribute to program
management for essential child health package capacity building related
activities. The Officer will be responsible for a select number of districts in
the Lango region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Contribute to strategic and technical leadership for the
    implementation of the CH program, including meeting operational targets
    and achieving or exceeding performance objectives
  • Support implementation, monitoring and evaluation of innovative,
    technically sound, evidence-based, sustainable and cost effective
    interventions to improve CH services (including community-based CH
  • Participate in capacity building activities within the RHITES-N,
    Lango project to improve competencies, knowledge and skills in
    implementation of the essential child health package through trainings,
    mentorship, meetings and workshops
  • Conduct coaching and mentorship, training and joint supportive
    supervision at district and health facility level, to build the capacity
    of DHTs to support health facilities to improve child health care
  • Establish relationships with public and private sector
    representatives in the region and work closely with District Health Teams
    and other partners working in CH, as well as with the health facilities to
    strengthen coordination for CH activities.
  • Work with the project technical teams and the District Project
    Coordinators to ensure that child health service delivery data is
    regularly used to inform planning and decision-making
  • Contribute to the compilation and analysis of data for performance
    monitoring of the implementation of CH and utilize the data to take
    corrective actions
  • Participate in Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement measures
    for implementation of the CH strategies
  • In collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation team, ensure
    that data collected is accurate, valid and captures process and outcome
  • Write reports, work plans, strategic plans and other program-related
    documents in a timely manner and provide prompt feedback to donor requests
    for information
  • Contribute to documentation and strategic dissemination of best
    practices, success stories, abstracts, and lessons learnt from
    implementation of the essential child health package
  • Occasionally represent the project and contribute towards the MOH
    guidance on technical issues and participate in relevant technical working
    groups with counterparts and partner institutions in development,
    adaptation and operationalization of national guidelines and policies.
  • Perform any other duties as requested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Child Health Officer job
    placement should be a Medical Doctor required. An additional qualification
    (Master’s degree in Public Health, Paediatrics, family medicine or Health
    Systems Strengthening) would be an added advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of child health issues and the evidence behind
    successful approaches to diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia control along
    with a proven track record in working to improve child health; experience
    as a National Trainer for either of IMNCI, ETAT/IMNCI referral care
    package, iCCM and Reaching Every Community for Immunization is an
  • Ability and successful experience in rolling out a capacity building
    program in the area of CH.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Uganda health system, and ability to
    build and sustain strong relationships in child health- including regional
    referral hospitals, districts, NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector.
  • Three years of experience working in Uganda in CH and nutrition,
    with community focus, knowledge of and experience working in collaboration
    with districts and health facilities (public /private).
  • Knowledge of major CH best practices as well as implementation of
    RMNCH programs in Uganda.
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor project activities,
    including documenting project learning.
  • Previous experience working with USAID or other donors and
    multilateral agencies with an in-depth knowledge of USAID programs,
    regulations, compliance and reporting.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short
    deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Excellent writing, data collection, analysis and reporting skills.
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communication skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com addressed to
the Human Resource Manager
Deadline: 12th April 2019
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