3 Global Fund Vacancies – Regional Malaria Focal Person at Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of
Health
Funding Source: Global Fund
Reports to: Team Leader
About US:
The Government
of the Republic of Uganda under the Ministry of Health has received funding
from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support
among other things recruitment of key staff to assist in improvement of the
Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) grant performance. The goals of the Health
Systems Strengthening grant are to:
·        
Strengthen the Procurement and Supply Management
(PSM) system
·        
Support improvements in the Management Information
Systems and Monitoring and          
·        
Support community involvement in the delivery of
health services
Additionally,
the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) is under the department of the
National Disease Control (NDC) in the Ministry of Health. NTLP’s overall
functions are to establish country wide quality diagnosis and treatment
services for TB and Leprosy and to coordinate the implementation of TB and
Leprosy control activities. Under the National Program is a National TB
Reference Laboratory whose functions are; to provide technical guidance to all
TB diagnostic facilities and standardization of Laboratory TB and Leprosy provide
technical supervision and training of laboratory staff on TB and Leprosy
Diagnosis Techniques, Confirmation of drug resistant TB and provide follow up
culture and drug susceptible tests as a national referral facility. It also
supports coordinated drug resistant TB surveillance and technical support roll
out of new laboratory technologies and support their uptake and utilization. It
also carries out operational research activities.
Job Summary: The Regional
Malaria Focal Person will carry out regular site support supervision visits to
individual health units located within the region to provide training and
ongoing mentoring of core program staff on information and management skills.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Routinely monitor and document program progress,
identifying weaknesses, Technical Assistance needs, lessons learnt, and best
practices
·        
Providing technical support and guidance for
performance improvement and implementation of the Malaria Control activities in
the region.
·        
Coordinating regular tracking of results relevant to
core Malaria program targets and report to the respective national level
program offices
·        
Carrying out quarterly performance audits and
feedback in their respective regions, taking care to involve the participation
of district authorities, Area Teams, FCO and other stakeholders
·        
Collating program monitoring and evaluation reports
on quarterly, semester and annual basis to the National AIDS Control Program,
HMIS and the FCO
·        
Working closely with the FCO Quality Assurance
Manager to ensure that all Global Fund Sub-Recipients/health units are
reporting correctly, following the set guidelines
·        
The incumbent will be required to develop mentoring
guidelines and conduct on-job training as well as mentoring of relevant
programmatic staff in Malaria reporting and basic M&E in line with the
Program guidelines.
·        
Performing any other duties as assigned by the team
leader
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants must have MBChB, Bachelors Nursing,
Bachelors of Medical Laboratory or Environmental Health with Post Graduate
qualifications in Public Health, Entomology or the equivalent from a reputable
university.
·        
A minimum of three years of postgraduate working
experience in health care setting with particular focus in malaria control, prevention
and programming is required.
·        
Computer knowledge and proficiency in internet usage
are a MUST.
·        
Competences in management, team building skills
·        
Working knowledge of policies and guidelines that
impact on malaria are preferred.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
addressed to the Permanent Secretary, MOH to the address below;
Ministry of
Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel
Road, Room D213, Block D, 2nd Floor.
P.O. Box 7272,
Kampala,
Kampala.
Uganda.
Deadline: 11th September 2015.
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