USAID STAR-E Project Careers – Capacity Building Specialist at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organisation: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project: USAID-supported
District-based HIV/ TB Project (STAR-E)
Duty Station: Mbale,
Job ID: 13-7948
About MSH:
Management Sciences for Health
(MSH) is an international non-profit, public health organisation with
headquarters in USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health programs worldwide.
MSH Uganda is currently running a number of USAID and other donor funded
projects including STAR-E in Eastern Uganda. STAR-E a 5-year USAID-supported
District-based HIV/ TB Project ending in March 2015, focuses on the prevention,
care, and treatment of HIV/TB in health facilities and communities,
headquartered in Mbale, with activities in Budaka, Bududa, Bukwo, Busia,
Butaleja, Kapchorwa, Mbale, Pallisa, Bulambuli, Kween, Kibuku and Sironko
Job Summary: The
Capacity Building Specialist will be responsible for overseeing coordination
and implementation of community level activities related to comprehensive
HIV/TB Service provision. This includes coordinating activities to ensure the
provision and scale up of continuum of care for TB and TB/HIV activities from
facility to community level. The Capacity Building Specialist will ensure close
collaboration with DHMTs, District councils and related District HIV/TB Program
Coordinators. Under the supervision of the STA & DHO, the Capacity Building
Specialist will coordinate and provide technical assistance in the
implementation of joint HIV/TB activities at district and community levels.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work
    in liaison with DHMT and relevant stakeholders in planning and
    implementation of detailed community work plan in support of HIV/AIDS
    & TB in the District.
  • Actively
    coordinate in the development of and implementation of the District to
    Homes model that will ensure continuity of care from facility to community
    level on TB/HIV activities.
  • Implement
    community project activities in the district through district and
    peripheral health units, in close collaboration with the District TB
    Officer and HIV/AIDS Focal Person.
  • Supervise
    in case finding and chemotherapy of Tuberculosis through DOTS strategy at
    community and household level.
  • Maintain
    an updated and accurate Community Tuberculosis register; compile quarterly
    reports to the DHO and DBHP Office.
  • Work
    closely with DHO, District TB Officer, and HIV/AIDS Focal Person for
    training peripheral health workers.
  • Actively
    support Village Health Teams (VHTs) in educating patients and the
    community on TB/HIV prevention, care and support.
  • Order
    supplies – sputum containers, stationery for the community and monitor
    their distribution and availability.
  • Actively
    collaborate with health facilities, VHTs and other care providers on
    provision of community care, transportation of sputum specimens from
    community sputum collection points to health facilities and collection of
    results back to the community.
  • Organize
    quarterly district meetings at health center and district level in liaison
    with health center in charge, CBOs and District TB Officer and related
    Coordinators to review progress and plans of the quarter.
  • Coordinate
    community based TB/HIV activities which includes community leader
    mobilization, Information education and Communication (IEC) Social
    Mobilization campaigns and behavioral change communication (BCC).
  • Build
    and strengthen linkages and referral system between health facilities and
    community based activities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in community health or
    Diploma in Public Health, nursing or any other related experience 2-3
  • Past
    experience working with non-governmental organizations and community based
    organization required,
  • Significant
    experience working with district and health center level Health Workers
  • Strong
    knowledge of TB or HIV/AIDS or infectious diseases programming,
  • Significant
    experience with donor-funded projects highly desirable and interactions
    with health facilities required,
  • Working
    knowledge of project management and monitoring a must,
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills, especially in terms of reporting.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who wish to join
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)’s USAID STAR-E Project should Apply Online
by clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 14th January 2015
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