Fresher Program Officer, HIV Testing Services USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc

 

Job Title:      Program
Officer, HIV Testing Services

Organisation: John
Snow, Inc

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to:
Advisor, HIV Prevention Services

 

About US:

John Snow, Inc.
(JSI), a leader in the field of international public health, is currently
recruiting for two positions for the USAID-Regional Health Integration to
Enhance Services-North, Lango (USAID-RHITES-N, Lango) Project. USAID- RHITES-N,
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. 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 overall oversight over and coordination of, implementation of HIV
testing services in all health facilities and communities in the Lango region,
with focus on children including

·       
Integrate
quality improvement in HTS: establish and maintain an HTS QI collaborative and
ensure a database is developed to track progress

·       
Support
the development of facility level performance evaluation indicators for all
process improvement teams for HTS.

·       
Provide
technical support, supervise, and facilitate the District health teams, health
facility HTS teams and District Project teams to effectively implement and
report HTS activities [including routine on-site and virtual support through
telephone, e-mail, etc.) Work with all the technical teams at the project to
ensure integration of HTS! innovations in all program areas.

·       
Develop
and submit quarterly, annual and ad hoc HTS activity progress reports

·       
Monitor
the implementation of planned activities for HTS through periodic
consultations, progress review meetings, reports review, and field visits;
providing feedback for improving performance

·       
Develop
and maintain a database of up to date regional and district technical trainers
and mentors with quarterly virtual or physical support to build capacity and
update of new changes.

·       
Conduct
HTS operational research activities involving the project supported health
facilities

·       
Identify
and document best practices

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a diploma or degree in Health Services. A Masters’ degree
in Public Health will be an added advantage

·       
A
minimum of two years of working experience in a similar job

·       
Experience
working with MOH or PEPFAR funded projects is desirable.

·       
A clear
and concise understanding of the HTS issues relating to GOU

·       
Experience
and knowledge of integrating Quality improvement

·       
Good
communication, team building, innovative skill

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications by email to

ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com
addressed to the Human Resource Manager attaching their application letters and
CV

 

Deadline: 13th September 2020

 

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