5 USAID Project Clinical Mentor Vacancies – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID STAR-E
Project
Reports to: Senior
Technical Advisor
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Job ID: 13-8523
About MSH:
Management
Sciences for Health (MSH) is a nonprofit international health organization
composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in over
50 countries. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the
world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge
and action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping
managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management
systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.
About USAID STAR-E Project:
Management
Sciences for Health (MSH) is implementing a USAID funded STAR-E Project in
Eastern Uganda. STAR-E is a five-year USAID-supported District-based HIV/TB
Project ending in June 2016, 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 districts.
Job Summary: The Clinical
Mentor (CM) will be a clinician with both technical and public health
experience in the provision of comprehensive HIV and TB services, including
anti-retroviral therapy (ART). The CM will travel frequently to health
facilities (HFs) in supported districts to introduce and improve HFs’ provision
of these services and ensure that they are integrated with and strengthen other
health services, and are provided through a continuum of care with served
communities.  The CM will ensure that all
HIV and TB services meet national guidelines and care and treatment protocols
and PEPFAR standards of care. The Clinical Mentor will be a team leader, working
within and leading a small team that will oversee other critical elements, such
as accurate data recording and reporting, and effective linkages with served
communities. The CM will also help train and oversee district health staff to
mentor other facilities within the district. The CM will also support the
District Health Office (DHO) to better manage and supervise their health system
and facilities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide ongoing mentorship to HFs either
individually or through leading and managing a small team, to ensure their
provision of HIV and TB services are in line with national guidelines and
treatment protocols and PEPFAR standards of care
·        
Prepare and submit status reports on HFs based on
mentorship, that include monitoring for improvements
·        
Provide consultation and support in managing
difficult and more complex HIV and TB patients
·        
Assist in building the capacity of the facility
staff to provide high quality HIV and TB services
·        
Work closely with and strengthen HF Quality Improvement
(QI) teams, including participating in their review meetings
·        
Ensure HFs are accurately and completing data
collection and reporting responsibilities, especially for the HMIS
·        
Mentor and support service providers, case managers,
linkage facilitators, and other HF staff to link up with both community and
hospital focal points to strengthen and document two way referrals both up and
down the network
·        
Manage the performance of project deployed case
managers and linkage facilitators
·        
Support District Health Office (DHO) management to
manage their health system and HFs
·        
Assist DHO and its technical team to provide
technical support to its health system and HFs
·        
Actively monitor and help ensure HF stock levels of
key supplies, medications, laboratory test kits, and reagents
·        
Support and participate in the training of health
workers on comprehensive HIV and TB services
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants must be clinical health care
professionals such as a Medical Doctor, Health Officer, or Nurse, with training
and experience in provision of comprehensive HIV and TB services, including HIV
testing, care and treatment, TB and TB-HIV co-infection care and treatment, as
well as in Reproductive and Maternal, Newborn and Childhood Health
·        
At least five years of relevant experience
·        
Clinical experience working in an HF environment
·        
Prior public health experience
·        
Previous exposure and experience in mentorship,
quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation, and HMIS desirable
·        
Prior experience working with an NGO for supporting
public health and quality improvement desirable
·        
Fluency in both written and spoken English essential
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID STAR-E Project
at Management Sciences for Health are encouraged to Apply Online at the web
link below.
Deadline: 24th September, 2015
by 5:00 PM

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