TASO - Cluster Team Lead Jobs in Uganda

TASO - Cluster Team Lead Jobs in Uganda


Main Purpose of the Job:

  • The Cluster team Leader shall provide technical assistance to ensure timely and quality accelerated HIV/AIDS service delivery in the supported districts.

  • S/he will provide technical support to the district health team (DHT) and support district-led programming for a decentralized HIV/AIDS response.

  • He/she will initiate, plan, coordinate and evaluate project activities designed to enhance capabilities, governance and functionality of DHTs.

  • The job holder will work very closely with the DHOs Office , health facilities and other stakeholders.

  • He/she will coordinate capacity-building efforts to reinforce competencies of DHTs and HCWs and will be the key liaison between TASO and the districts in the Cluster areas.

    Key Outputs

    • Leadership , planning, organizing and directing for the Cluster tea"m

    • Technical assistance to HIV/AIDS/TB care and treatment for the key thematic areas provided

    • Programmatic, financial , administrative and logistics need handled.

    • Program, management and technical support provided to Health Facilities and CBOs.

    • Provide program management and coordination support to assigned implementing partners (IPs),

    • Coordination of the Regional program and technical teams

    • Report on key activities related to HIV/AIDS/TB Prevention, Care and Treatment

    • Mentorship and coaching activities supported

    • Consolidated National HIV prevention, care and treatment guidelines rolled out

    • Quality Assurance of HIV/AIDS/TB services supported

    • Best and promising practices documented and shared

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, planning, organizing and directing for the Cluster team for effective delivery of technical assistance to the Health facilities and Community structures

  • Provide technical assistance to HIV/AIDS/TB care and treatment for the key themat ic areas in the Cluster areas.

  • Respond to a variety of programmatic, financ ial, administrative and logistics needs that arise from the Cluster.

  • Provide program management and technical support to CBOs, and Technical Advisor -Prevention , Care and Treatment.

  • Provide program management and coordination support to assigned implementing partners (IPs),

  • Coordinate with the Regional program and technical team to ensure smooth implementation and alignment of program activities across IPs.

  • Design, monitor and report on key activities related to HIV/AIDS/TB Prevention, Care and Treatment scale up in the Cluster areas.

  • Support Mentorship and coaching activities for HCWs in relation to comprehensive HIV/AIDS/TB prevention, care and treatment in the Cluster areas

  • Support the roll out of the revised consolidated National HIV prevention , care and treatment guidelines and other related guidelines in HIV/TB care.

  • Provide on call/distance Technical Assista nce support for the handling of complicated cases.

  • Support Quality Assurance of HIV/AIDS/TB services at facilities and recommend corrective action.

  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation as well as Quality Improvement approaches in the Cluster areas

  • Take lead in documentat ion of best and promising practices for sharing at District, Cluster, Regional, national and international forums for program learning and improvement.

  • Oversee the day-to-day planning and coordination of Cluster-level activities

  • Play a liaison role between the Cluster team, the district local government, health facilit ies , CBOs and other community structures and the TASO South West Ankole Region Transition Award Project
    Office.

  • Coordinate Mentorship, Coaching and QI Learning sessions for HCWs at the Health Facilities.

  • Work with the Cluster team M&E Assistant to compile periodic reports and share them with the Prevention, Care and Treatment Adv isor and M&E Manager for review and onward submission.

  • Ensure that all project objectives are met through effective planning and coordination of technical assistance .

  • Develop work plans, budgets and narratives for the purpose of project planning for the Cluster

  • Support design of HIV/AIDS and TB capacity building interventions and monitoring of results in line with the national policy standard guidelines.

  • Work with the DHTs and Health\ acilities in the Cluster area to ensure effective delivery of HIV/AIDS , TB services to the target populations

  • Take lead in documentat ion of best and promising practices for sharing at District, Cluster, Regional, national and international forums for program learning and improvement.

  • Build lasting strategic partnerships and networks for accelerated epidemic control in the Cluster area.

  • Any other duties that may be prescribed from time to time by the immediate supervisor

    Person Specifications: Cluster Team Leader

    Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Medicine and surgery (M.B.; ChB.). Active Registration with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council is a MUST.

  • A Master's degree in Public Health or related field will be an added advantage . -

  • Additional Training: Specialized training in HIV/A IDS is an added advantage.

    Experience and Exposure:

  • At least 3 years of HIV/AIDS/TB clinical experience

  • Experience in providing Technical Assistance to large scale HIV/AIDS HSS intervention with MOH structures and systems.

    • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS/TB management

    • Good working knowledge of HIV/AIDS/TB programs, strategies , processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV/AIDS programs.

    Key Skills

    • Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office Applications and experience in strategic information management is an added advantage

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Local language and English, including report writing.

    • Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills.

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a earn.

    • Knowledge of USG programming policies and regulations , MoH and district procedures and practices.

    • Knowledge of the local language shall be an added advantage

    • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours as needed and with minimum supervision

    • Willingness to work in a rural setting

    Other Qualities/Attributes: Integrity, Emotional control, Confidentiality and Openness, Team player, Ability to work under mental and physical stress and Empathy.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; TASO - Cluster Team Lead Jobs in Uganda


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