Contact Tracing and Linkage Officer Jobs – Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA)

 

Job Title:    Contact Tracing and Linkage
Officer

Organisation: Uganda
Development and Health Associates (UDHA)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Project
Coordinator

 

About US:

Uganda Development and
Health Associates (UDHA) strives to empower, promote and strengthen key health
and development interventions in communities we work. We envision a society in
which people are fully empowered to manage their health and development needs.
UDHA is Sub Recipient to TASO under the new funding model implemented in
partnership with TASO and aims to support the implementation of Uganda’s
Response to the HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.

 

Job Summary:  The Contact Tracing and Linkage Officer will
work closely with ALL TB Diagnostic and Treatment Units(DTU) to facilitate
Health workers to carry out contact tracing for TB confirmed cases and ensure
that TB preventive therapy(TPT) is provided to those that are eligible as spelt
out in the Operational guidelines for TB contact investigation (2019). He/she
will ensure that all data related to contact tracing and TPT is correctly
collected and entered into national database.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Provide
timely Facilitation to Health workers to be able to carry out contact tracing
to all patients diagnosed with TB at DTU.

·       
Ensure
complete documentation of all contact tracing activities carried out

·       
Ensure
that ALL persons eligible for TPT receive it as per guidelines.

·       
Ensure
that ALL those diagnosed with TB during contact tracing are started on TB
treatment.

·       
Work
closely with DTU to ensure complete, correct and accurate documentation and
reporting is done.

·       
Carry
out geographical mapping of DTUs and come up with rates for transport rates for
Health workers

·       
Providing
technical support in performance improvement and implementation of the HIV/TB
Program activities in the respective areas of operations.

·       
Coordinating
regular tracking of results relevant to core HIV/TB program targets and report
to the respective program areas offices.

·       
Carrying
out quarterly performance audits and feedback in their respective districts,
taking care to involve the participation of district authorities, area Teams,
and other stakeholders

·       
Collating
program monitoring and evaluation reports on quarterly, and annual basis for
the TB contact tracing and TPT provision.

·       
Build
stronger collaborations between the DHOs, DTLS, TB focal person at Health
facilities, District Laboratory Supervisor, Biostatistician and
Facility-Community Linkage Facilitators

·       
Work
with project officers in the Comprehensive districts to ensure that activities
related to TB contact tracing and TPT provision are implemented as expected.

·       
Gather
monthly contact tracing and IPT provision reports from Project officers and
compile them into one reports.

·       
Be
responsive when called upon by the donor or NTLP to provided performance
progress updates.

·       
Support
Differentiated service delivery models and community support programs plans in
collaboration with CHWs and CBOs

·       
Perform
any other duties assigned to you from time to time by the immediate supervisor.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The job
holder should have a minimum of Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Public Health,
and Certificate in Nursing or Laboratory training, Health Assistants or Medical
related background training.

·       
Bachelor’s
degree in sciences or post graduate training is in science related course is an
added advantage.

·       
Riding
skills and possession of a valid riding permit a Must

·       
Good
report communication and report writing skills.

·       
Computer
skills especially Word processing, Excel spread sheet and power point.

·       
The job
holder should have a work experience of at least 3 years in a health
institution, NGO and exposure health facility and community activities is an
added advantage. Exposure to work environment managing TB patients is an added
advantage.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit in single PDF
their cover letter, CV and CERTIFIED copies of academic documents addressed as
below to: info@udhauganda.org with copy to udhajobs@gmail.com

 

The Executive
Officer

Uganda Development
and Health Associates (UDHA),

P.O. Box 77, Iganga
Municipality

 

Deadline: 9th April 2021 by 5:00pm

 

While UDHA
appreciates all the interested applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for interviews. In case you do not hear from UDHA one month after the
closing date, please consider yourself unsuccessful. Please note that any form
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any telephone
solicitation will lead to automatic disqualification.  

 

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