USAID PHS Program Careers – Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Coordinator

Organisation:
USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Quality and
Accreditation Associate (QAA)
About USAID Project:
The USAID-funded USAID/Uganda
Private Health Support Program is USAID’s flagship private sector health
program in Uganda, and will contribute to establishing a more viable and
cost-effective private sector option for health services in Uganda. The
Objectives of the program are:
  • Expanded
    availability of health services by private service providers;
  • Increased
    affordability of private health services and products; and
  • Improved
    quality of private health sector facilities and services.
Job Summary: The
Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Coordinator will primarily be responsible
for the safe male medical circumcision program in the private sector supported
health facilities in Uganda. The VMMC Coordinator will provide technical
support for achievement of project outcomes related to promoting prevention of
HIV through safe medical male circumcision.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Under
    the guidance of the QAA Team Lead, participate in designing,
    implementation and monitoring of VMMC activities in the private sector in
    line with MoH strategies
  • Actively
    coordinate VMMC activities, including capacity building for Private Health
    Providers (PHP) clinical teams in VMMC
  • Ensure
    that circumcisions are carried out safely in accordance with acceptable
    national / international standards and that thorough documentation is done
  • Responsible
    for HIV testing in VMMC and beyond
  • Ensure
    consistent availability of VMMC commodities to partner facilities
  • Also,
    coordinate technical support, supervision and quality assurance of VMMC
    activities for all VMMC service facilities including quarterly CQI and
    Data Quality Assessments (DQAs)
  • Significantly
    contribute to program periodic (monthly, quarterly, semi- annual and
    annual) reports by consolidating district VMMC coverage reports.
  • Actively
    participate in technical review and planning meetings with program
    stakeholders especially in regard to HIV prevention, care and treatment
    programs
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USAID PHS Program job should hold a Degree in any
    Health sciences field or related
  • Additional
    formal training in SMC service delivery from a recognized institution will
    be an added advantage.
  • Past
    training and experience in comprehensive HIV/AIDS services and a minimum
    of three  years of professional
    experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment programs,
    and especially implementation of VMMC
  • Three
    or more years’ experience in mid- level management of a national VMMC
    program in a resource constrained environment
  • Past
    experience with USG funded programs
  • Ability
    to work under pressure and under minimal supervision
  • Willingness
    to travel extensively in Uganda
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are strongly encouraged to deliver their hard copy
applications to: USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program, Plot 6B,Nakasero
Hill Road, Kampala, Uganda or send via E-mail to: Hellen.Karuhanga@ugandaphs.org
Deadline: Friday, 5th December, 2014 by 5:00pm.

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