Global Fund Project Jobs – Regional TB Focal Person at Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of
Health
Funding Source: Global Fund
Reports to: Team Leader
Duty Station: Gulu, (North Central), Uganda
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 TB Focal Person shall 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: 
·        
In charge of monitoring and documentation of program
progress, identifying weaknesses, Technical Assistance needs, lessons learnt,
and best practices
·        
Providing technical support for performance
improvement and implementation of the TB Control activities in the respective
region.
·        
Managing regular tracking of results relevant to
core TB 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 TB reporting and basic M&E in line with the National
Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program guidelines.
·        
Performing any other duties as assigned by the team
leader
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
All candidates must have either MBChB or Bachelors
of Medical Laboratories and a Post graduate qualification in Public Health or
the equivalent from a reputable university. Specific training in TB or related
courses is of an added advantage
·        
A minimum of three years of postgraduate working
experience is required.
·        
Prior work experience in a rural health facility is
an added advantage.
·        
Work experience within a TB program setting is a
strong advantage.
·        
Computer literacy skills and knowledge
·        
Competences in management, team building skills
·        
Knowledge of policies and guidelines that impact on
TB are preferred.
·        
Knowledge of key country level TB control and
treatment interventions is of an advantage.
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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