Clinton Health Access Initiative Senior Coordinator - eMTCT Jobs in Uganda

Clinton Health Access Initiative Senior Coordinator - eMTCT Jobs in Uganda


Overview

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

Background

In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems.

Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives.

Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics, vaccines, sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health and most recently cancer.

As part of the strategic re-organization to manage the growth of the Uganda country program, the program implementation efforts are being segmented into three program clusters: Sexual Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health (SRNH), Early Childhood Survival (ECS) and Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases (INCD).

Position Description

The Senior Coordinator, eMTCT will coordinate the Ministry of Health’s efforts to scale up an integrated package of interventions nationwide, with the aim of reducing the mother to child HIV transmission rate from 7.9% to less than 5% at the 18-month final outcome period.

CHAI Uganda’s HIV program aims to support the Ministry of Health to strengthen management systems, including strategic planning and execution, increase access to optimal medicines and technologies, facilitate the development and scale up of resilient health service delivery models and information systems as well as identify sustainable financing mechanisms for the HIV/AIDS response in the country.

We seek an experienced individual to coordinate eMTCT and EID integrated programming at the Ministry of Health. This position will also facilitate organizational learning on the design, implementation, monitoring and documentation of CHAI’s integrated EID program.

The Senior Coordinator, eMTCT must be a strategic thinker with exceptional quantitative skills and experience in managing complex programs.

They will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including quantitative analysis and leading stakeholder meetings to gain consensus on proposed recommendations.

S/he must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI Uganda places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence and
strong work ethic.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Ministry of Health AIDS Control Program eMTCT unit to proactively identify and design innovative mitigation strategies implementation bottle necks precluding the attainment of program goals
  • Provide Technical Assistance and capacity building support to the Ministry of Health for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the national Early Infant Diagnosis scale up plan
  • Participate in formulation, development and review of operational guidance, protocols and policies for delivery of eMTCT and EID services and recommend standards to be used in the provision of Services to Technical Working Groups
  • Conduct periodic eMTCT-EID cascade analyses to measure performance against set program targets and inform evidence-based programming
  • Manage the development of and maintenance of databases and tools for birth cohort, Expected Delivery Date cohort and VHT patrol monitoring
  • Synthesize and present findings from assessments, supervisions, mentorships and periodic performance reviews to stakeholders including, development partners, the Ministry of Health, implementing partners, etc.
  • Coordinate field activities including data collection activities, technical support supervisions and mentorships
  • Coordinate and establish credibility with internal and external senior stakeholders, including development partners
  • Prepare program progress reports

    Qualifications

    Technical skills

  • Demonstrated ability to train health workers/implementing partners in health approaches
  • At least three years of experience in a developing country setting, and/or in planning, development, implementation of HIV/AIDS programming for other international NGOs, donor organizations, or public or private sector institutions

    Other competencies

  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly, professionally, and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively;
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands;
  • Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  • Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
  • Cultural sensitivity - respects cultural environment in which person is working

    Language skills:

  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills
  • Excellent English-language writing skills required
  • Demonstrated competence in public speaking
  • Computer skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems
  • High proficiency in MS Excel

    Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent in Public health/Health sciences, Public Policy, Management or other related field

    Advantages

  • Advanced degree in Public health/Management
  • Experience working in management consulting, or similar fast-paced, output-oriented environments
  • Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations in developing countries
  • Public Health experience in a developing country setting
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