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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Voluntary Male Medical circumcision officer (VMMC officer) Job at JSI - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Voluntary Male Medical circumcision officer (VMMC officer) 

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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: Voluntary Male Medical circumcision officer (VMMC officer)
report to: advisor HIV Prevention
contract terms: Fixed Term

key responsibilities:
  • Take lead in, and provide overall oversight over and coordination of implementation of VMMC services at health facilities for the RHITES-N, Lango project.
  • Provide on-going technical support for VMMC service delivery teams at the District, health facility and community levels
  • Coordinate, organize and oversee the VMMC outreaches/ camps ensuring adherence to the national standards for quality VMMC services (including follow up of VMMC clients, proper management and reporting of the adverse effects following circumcision)
  • Work with the district / facility VMMC teams to identify the quality improvement goals for VMMC services using quality indicators and data; plan for and implement the identified activities to bridge gaps in service delivery, and maintain a VMMC dashboard.
  • Coordinate provider skills strengthening activities for VMMC services at the project supported health facilities
  • Provide technical assistance for VMMC services through trainings and on site mentorship activities using the national curriculum, guidelines and protocols
  • Ensure availability of the essential VMMC commodities and supplies both at static sites and camps
  • In collaboration with the M&E team, ensure that reporting and documentation of results from the VMMC implementation is done timely and is of acceptable quality (ensuring accuracy and timeliness)
  • Support scale up of VMMC services, including support for accreditation of new sites.
  • Develop plans and budgets and submit quarterly, annual and ad hoc VMMC progress reports.
  • Represent the project at VMMC meetings including Ministry of Health VMMC technical working group activities.
  • Conduct VMMC operational research activities involving the project supported health facilities
  • Identify and document best practices
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and fully registered with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioner’s Council
  • At least three years’ work experience in VMMC program management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with project management abilities
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the supported districts
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.