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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Referrals and Linkages Senior Advisor Job at Doctors With Africa CUAMM - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Referrals and Linkages Senior Adviser

Jobs at:
Doctors with Africa CUAMM

Deadline of this Job:
5:00pm 30.04.2018.

Duty Station:
Lira, Uganda




JOB DETAILS:
Background
Doctors with Africa CUAMM is currently recruiting for a Referral and Linkages Advisor and Officers for the Regional Health integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango (RHITES-N, Lango) Project, funded by the 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. 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. Our team will work with local 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 other HIV prevention activities.

The Project will work with relevant Government and non-governmental stakeholders to scale up high impact evidence based interventions at National, Regional, District and Community levels to realize the project goal. To make this happen strong effort will be made to increase uptake and ensure retention and improved outcomes tor all conditions. Districts health teams will be supported to plan for implement and supervise in an integrated manner all referral, linkage and retention activities to ensure quick initiation into care, continuity of care and an effective community facility Linkage that works to promote bi-directional referrals between communities and facilities including private health providers.

RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI consonium includes Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Amref Health Africa, Another Option, and Medical Concierge group
RHITES-N Lango is inviting applications from eligible candidates for the following positions:

1. Referrals and Linkages Senior Adviser - 1 position
Based in Lira with Substantial travel to the districts in the region.

Function:
Lead the RHITES N Lango CUAMM team in the region and ensure quality implementation of project activities. Providing technical oversight tor referral, linkage and retention activities. Including functionalization of family support groups, MNCH peer mothers, linkage facilitators, male action groups; set up of an integrated referral system able to facilitate, track and document bi-directional referrals and strengthening community health information. S/he will also oversee a youth health internship programme to provide students and fresh graduates with hands on learning opportunities, fill critical gaps and attract young workers to underserved areas and engage in operational research. Set up of a fraud free maternal transport reimbursement voucher scheme to support emergency obstetric care referral. Support the planning for and implementation of integrated outreaches. Support upstream (national) and downstream (district) advocacy and engagement to cause desired change and interest in the service areas tor Lango, participate in relevant national and regional for a. Contribute to elaboration of high quality periodic reports. S/he will report to the CUAMM Country Representative while recognizing to be part of an integral RHITEs project team in Lira.

Job requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Social Work Development Studies, or Health or related disciplines, plus a Master's degree in Public Health, or Health Services; E management or related discipline. Five years’ experience in work related to the job function — especially supporting HIV/T B, MNH, community linkages and referrals. Experience in working with District Local Governments and knowledge of the health context in Lango will be an added advantage. Have strong organizational skills; be self-driven and able to work effectively under pressure. Ability to communicate with clarity in speaking and writing and be comfortable with quantitative methods and have solid computer skills. Knowledge of the relevant Uganda national health policies, strategies and structures.
Job application procedure
Process: Address Application Letter and CV to uganda@cuamm.org with the subject — "Applications RHITES NL April 2018". In addition fill the Personal file form downloaded from; http://www.mediciconlafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CUAMM_PersonalFileEN.doc

Email should have only the 3 attachments (Application Letter, CV and Personal tile form). Please do not fill the personal file form online, download it, fill and send as attachment with other documents. Inquiries can be made through Phone: 031-2260097. Deadline for receiving applications is by 5:00pm 30.04.2018. The rest of the documents will be requested later.