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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Program officer HIV Testing services Job at JSI - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Program officer HIV Testing services

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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 HIV Testing services
report to: HIV advisor, Testing and Treatment
contract terms: Fixed Term

key 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, including Key populations and Priority populations.
  • Take lead in the implementation and scale up of the new HTS strategies / innovations and plans as guide by USAID and MOH.
  • Provide overall coordination of USAID/RHITES-N, Lango project, MOH and district planning and coordination meetings and activities for HIV testing services.
  • In collaboration with the M&E team, ensure that reporting and documentation of results from the HIV testing services is done timely and is of acceptable quality
  • Coordinate provider skills strengthening activities for all components of HIV testing services at the project supported health facilities
  • Provide technical assistance for development of HIV testing services plans and build capacity for HTS at RHITES-N, Lango facilities through trainings and on site mentorship activities using the national curriculum, guidelines and protocols
  • In collaboration with the project community teams, establish/ strengthen community systems to support improving access to quality HTS.
  • 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 coordinators to effectively implement and report HTS activities (including routine on-site and virtual support through telephone, e-mail, etc.)
  • Support facilities and districts to develop and monitor HTS action plans; follow up and monitor progress on their implementation.
  • Work with all the technical teams at the project to ensure integration of HTS 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
  • Conduct HTS operational research activities involving the project supported health facilities
  • Identify and document best practices
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Diploma or Degree in Health Services and additional training in the field of HIV testing services
  • A minimum of 2 years 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 skills
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.