John Snow, Inc. VMMC Officer Jobs in Uganda

John Snow, Inc. VMMC Officer Jobs in Uganda


Job Details

  • John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a leader in the field of international public health, is currently recruiting for Various positions for the USAID-Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services- North, Lango (USAID-RHITES-N, Lango) Project.

  • USAIDRHITES- 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 fi ve-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.

    Job Summary

  • Under the supervision of the Advisor, HIV Prevention services, support the District and Health facility teams to provide quality VMMC services according to the national guidelines.

  • He /She will oversee and supervise the district based VMMC project assistants.

    Key responsibilities

    • Take lead in provide strategic and technical leadership for implementation and coordination of VMMC services at health facilities for the RHITES-N, Lango project ensuring that set targets are met;

    • 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);

    • In collaboration with the project Quality improvement advisor, work with the district/facility VMMC teams to implement and scale up QI approaches and maintain a VMMC dashboard.

    • Coordinate the capacity building activities including provider skills strengthening activities for VMMC services at the districts and project supported health facilities

    • Provide technical assistance for VMMC services through trainings and on site mentorship/coaching activities and joint supportive supervision at regional, district and facility level to build the capacity of DHTs using the national curriculum, guidelines and protocols to improve VMMC services;

    • 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, validity and timeliness)

    • Support scale up of VMMC services, including support for accreditation of new sites, and scale up of new VMMC interventions.

    • 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.

    • Work with SBC team to improve interpersonal communication (IPC) and outreach, social and behavior change (SBC) communication for VMMC services;

    • Develop innovative approaches to increase demand for, access to and availability of high quality VMMC services;

    • Ensure VMMC services are integrated in other key program areas

    • Provide on-going technical support for VMMC service delivery teams at the District, health facility and community levels

    • Conduct VMMC operational research activities involving the project supported health facilities

    • Contribute to identification and documentation of best practices success stories, abstracts, and regular updates to quarterly and annual reports, and any ad hoc reports.

    • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine or Public Health or a Diploma in Clinical Medicine. A Masters’ degree in Public Health would be an added advantage.

    • Must be fully registered with the relevant licensing council.

    • Excellent technical knowledge and experience in implementing VMMC programs. A proven track record/demonstrated ability in scaling up VMMC services in Uganda is an added advantage.

    • At least three years’ work experience in PPEFAR VMMC program management and service delivery, with good knowledge of USG programs, regulations, compliance and reporting.

    • Working knowledge of quality improvement approaches

    • Ability and willingness to travel within the supported districts

    • Experience working in northern Uganda would be an added advantage

    • Good written and oral communication skills; and computer proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    Job Education

  • Bachelor's/Diploma/Master’s Degree

    Job Experience

  • 3 years

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send their applications by email to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com addressed to the Human Resource Manager attaching their application letters and CV to not later than May 22, 2020.

  • JSI is an equal opportunity employer so women are encouraged to apply.

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