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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Regional Manager - EMTCT/EID Job at Rakai Health Sciences Program - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Regional Manager - EMTCT/EID [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at: Rakai Health Sciences Program

Deadline of this Job:
5:00pm, Friday, 21st June 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kalisizo , East Africa


Summary
Date Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
JOB DETAILS:
Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community-based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the districts of Greater Masaka Region in Uganda.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY
The position holder will be accountable for coordination, implementation, and ensuring maximum outputs regarding EMTCT/ EID services in the Masaka region. This person will provide technical assistance to the district teams to ensure timely and quality accelerated EMTCT / EID service delivery. He /she will provide ongoing technical assistance, on and off-site support/capacity building; mentoring and supervision; quality assurance; and support ongoing review of client service delivery models in supported Districts.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Coordinate project activities aimed at increasing access to quality HIV treatment for Pregnant and lactating mothers.
• Coordinate implementation of all activities related to the project with the goal of improving early diagnosis of children with HIV by increasing testing, screening, case finding and linkages to treatment and support.
• Provide oversight for the mentorship project and Health Facility teams in collaboration with the different stakeholders.
• Ensure the teams support and provide quality EMTCT/ EID services in line with MoH policies and procedures.
• Ensure and support Continuous Professional Development sessions in relation to EMTCT/ EID service
• Provide oversight for the coordination and provision of technical support supervision in collaboration with MoH and District health teams in regard to EMTCT/ EID services. This is aimed at ensuring quality services for HIV positive pregnant and lactating mothers.
• Work with the relevant district personnel to ensure provision of an integrated information package for improving care for HIV positive pregnant and lactating mothers.
• Support community demand and community-based activities for HIV positive pregnant and lactating mothers in the supported areas to improve identification, uptake and retention.
• Ensure and support performance review meetings in relation to care for HIV positive pregnant and lactating mothers as well as participating in regular review meetings with health facility and community leaders
• In collaboration with MoH and other partners, ensure the appropriate IEC materials for the indicated services are available and effectively utilized.
• Strengthen documentation and records management of pediatric and adolescent data in the appropriate tools and online systems.
• Participate in national and district EMTCT / EID activities
• Coordinate efforts in strengthening identification and streamlining referral and linkage systems for HIV positive pregnant and lactating mothers.
• Provide monthly reports and any other required reports for this project as and when required.
• Support and document best practices and challenges in regard to project activities.
• Participate and support planning and strategic direction for EMTCT/ EID services to meet project objectives
• Work with the project teams to ensure Improved monitoring, evaluation and reporting of EMTCT/ EID services in the project supported districts
• Coordinate activities for provision of the national HMIS tools that will guide documentation and reporting into the relevant systems such as DHIS II
• Any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree in medicine and Surgery
• Post graduate training in Public Health and or pediatrics will be an added advantage
• Specialized training in HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment will be an added advantage.
• Registration with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council
• At least 3 years’ experience working in HIV/AIDS services within the government health care setting, and in NGO setting
• Comprehensive knowledge and experience in EMTCT/ EID services management.
• Proven record of mentoring HCWs in EMTCT / EID service delivery.
• Experience providing technical assistance to large scale HIV/AIDS HSS interventions within MoH structures and systems.
• Good working knowledge of EMTCT / EID service programs, strategies, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of EMTCT / EID service programs.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team.
• Knowledge of USG programming policies and regulations, MoH and district procedures and practices.

Job Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Job Experience Requirements: 3 years’ experience

Job application procedure
All interested Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the Job title under subject of the mail. Only Online applications will be considered.
Deadline for Submission: Close of business by 5:00pm, Friday, 21st June 2019 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbing and canvassing will lead to disqualification

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