Regional Manager – EMTCT/EID Jobs – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Job Title:      Regional
Manager – EMTCT/EID

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

Rakai Health
Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery
organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population
through a combination of community based research, curative services and
prevention strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is
based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute – Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai
District.

Job Summary:  The Regional Manager – EMTCT/EID will be accountable
for coordination, implementation, and ensuring maximum outputs regarding EMTCT/
EID services in the Masaka region. This person will provide technical
assistance to the district teams to ensure timely and quality accelerated EMTCT
/ EID service delivery. He /she will provide ongoing technical assistance, on
and off-site support/capacity building; mentoring and supervision; quality
assurance; and support ongoing review of client service delivery models in
supported Districts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate project activities aimed at increasing access to quality
    HIV treatment for Pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • Coordinate implementation of all activities related to the project
    with the goal of improving early diagnosis of children with HIV by
    increasing testing, screening, case finding and linkages to treatment and
    support.
  • Provide oversight for the mentorship project and Health Facility
    teams in collaboration with the different stakeholders.
  • Ensure the teams support and provide quality EMTCT/ EID services in
    line with MoH policies and procedures.
  • Ensure and support Continuous Professional Development sessions in
    relation to EMTCT/ EID service
  • Provide oversight for the coordination and provision of technical
    support supervision in collaboration with MoH and District health teams in
    regard to EMTCT/ EID services. This is aimed at ensuring quality services
    for HIV positive pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • Work with the relevant district personnel to ensure provision of an
    integrated information package for improving care for HIV positive
    pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • Support community demand and community-based activities for HIV
    positive pregnant and lactating mothers in the supported areas to improve
    identification, uptake and retention.
  • Ensure and support performance review meetings in relation to care
    for HIV positive pregnant and lactating mothers as well as participating
    in regular review meetings with health facility and community leaders
  • In collaboration with MoH and other partners, ensure the appropriate
    IEC materials for the indicated services are available and effectively
    utilized.
  • Strengthen documentation and records management of pediatric and
    adolescent data in the appropriate tools and online systems.
  • Participate in national and district EMTCT / EID activities
  • Coordinate efforts in strengthening identification and streamlining
    referral and linkage systems for HIV positive pregnant and lactating
    mothers.
  • Provide monthly reports and any other required reports for this
    project as and when required.
  • Support and document best practices and challenges in regard to
    project activities.
  • Participate and support planning and strategic direction for EMTCT/
    EID services to meet project objectives
  • Work with the project teams to ensure Improved monitoring,
    evaluation and reporting of EMTCT/ EID services in the project supported
    districts
  • Coordinate activities for provision of the national HMIS tools that
    will guide documentation and reporting into the relevant systems such as
    DHIS II
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to
    time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
    Regional Manager – EMTCT/EID job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in medicine
    and Surgery
  • Post graduate training in Public Health and or pediatrics will be an
    added advantage
  • Specialized training in HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment will be an added
    advantage.
  • Registration with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners
    Council
  • Three years’ experience working in HIV/AIDS services within the
    government health care setting, and in NGO setting
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in EMTCT/ EID services
    management.
  • Proven record of mentoring HCWs in EMTCT / EID service delivery.
  • Experience providing technical assistance to large scale HIV/AIDS
    HSS interventions within MoH structures and systems.
  • Good working knowledge of EMTCT / EID service programs, strategies,
    processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate
    results of EMTCT / EID service programs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the
    ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Knowledge of USG programming policies and regulations, MoH and
    district procedures and practices.

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates should send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy
of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates
addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Please kindly indicate the Job
title under subject of the mail. Only Online applications will be considered.

Deadline: 21st June 2019

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