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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Program officer care and Treatment Job at JSI - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Program officer care and Treatment 

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
September 21st, 2018
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 10th September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


About the Company
John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a leader in the field of international public health, is currently recruiting for a various position 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.

Job Title: Program officer care and Treatment
Report to: HIV advisor, Testing and Treatment
Contract terms: Fixed Term

Main responsibilities:
  • Support facilities, in collaboration with the district technical teams
  • Provide oversight over the care and treatments services in the RRH, PNFP facilities and private facilities in the region
  • Develop innovative approaches support the ART treatment polices, retention in care, continuum of care services and access to viral load in order to attain viral load suppression
  • Support RHITES-N, Lango teams in the implementation, and rollout of HIV testing and treatment services, at community and facility levels;
  • Provide oversight for the implementation of Differentiated Service Delivery in the facilities.
  • 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 HIV care services;
  • Contribute to work planning for achieving project objectives to ensure set targets are met
  • In collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation team and advisor, ensure that data collected is accurate, valid and captures process and outcome indicators.
  • Contribute to documentation of best practices success stories, abstracts, and regular updates to quarterly and annual reports; and
  • Perform any other duties as requested.
Required Qualifications and skills:
  • Degree in medicine, nursing or public health, or equivalent, and significant levels of training in HIV care and treatment, including differentiated services delivery.
  • At least 3 years of working with public or private health facilities to improve HIV care and Treatment services in Uganda, USAID-funded project experience is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability improving quality of HIV care and Treatment services at scale;
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing quality improvement approaches
  • Ability to travel regularly to support facilities and districts to improve care and treatment services.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of both Ugandan and global guidelines for HIV care and treatment
  • Experience working with local governments / districts
  • Excellent command of data analytics and data use for decision making;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Job application procedure
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send their applications by email to addressed to the Human resource Manager attaching their application letters and CV to not later than September 21st, 2018. JSI is an equal opportunity employer so women are encouraged to apply.