John Snow Inc Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Jobs in Uganda

John Snow Inc Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Jobs in Uganda


Job Details

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

  • USAID-RHITES-V, 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 Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Officer

    Job Purpose

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

    Key responsibilities

  • Take lead in, and provide overall technical guidance, oversight and coordination of implementation of VMMC services at RHITES-N, Lango project.

  • Provide on-going technical support for VMMC service delivery teams at the project, 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 CQI dashboard.

  • Coordinate provider skills strengthening activities for VMMC services at the project supported health facilities including management of adverse events.

  • 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

    Qualifications

  • 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 Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Medicine

    Job Experience Requirements

  • three years

    Job application procedure

  • 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 January 31, 2020.

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

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