6 USAID STAR-E Job Vacancies – Senior Adherence and Linkage Coordinator at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: USAID STAR-E Project
Duty Station: Mbale, Busia,
Kapchorwa, Pallisa, Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Clinical Mentor
Job ID: 13-8629
About MSH:
Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit 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:
STAR-E is a
5-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 Senior
Adherence and Linkage Coordinator will provide technical support to nurses,
midwives, clinical officers, and project deployed para-professional counselors,
primarily case managers and mentor mothers, who offer adherence counseling
among enrolled clients to promote adherence to treatment protocols among the
enrolled clients and other support to clients and newly tested HIV positives in
the project supported HFs of 12 districts. The incumbent will also support
training, provide mentorship and disseminate adherence counseling job aids to
improve counseling skills of HF staff. He or she will help the project to
oversee implementation and improve on the existing adherence tracking tools,
which include adherence calendars for both literate and semi-illiterate
clients, reminders and other technological innovations. The Senior Adherence
and Linkage Coordinator will be directly responsible for overseeing the project
deployed case managers and mentor mothers, who are deployed by the project and
assigned to the ART clinic and mother baby care point (MBCP) respectively. The
job holder will mentor and monitor the performance of the lay counselors,
including their provision and accurate documentation of linkages of new
positives into HIV care & treatment, provision of Positive Health Dignity
Prevention (PHDP) services, adherence counseling, psychosocial support, and
referrals to community care & support with accurate documentation. They
will also oversee each para-professional’s oversight of the ART clinic and
MBCP’s family support groups (FSGs), including the safe and accurate accounting
of the supplies procured by the project to provide FSG attendees with a
nutritious porridge. They will document adherence patterns and periodically
update the supervisee and project at large on adherence rates.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold a Diploma in
nursing, mid-wifery, clinical officer and medical dispensing
Previous background in HIV adherence counseling of
not less than two years in a medical setting
Detailed knowledge and understanding of counseling
and adherence for ART, PMTCT and TB case management
Ability to travel long distance and hours to reach
geographically dispersed HFs
Additional training in HIV counseling from a
recognized institution preferred
Previous successful employment under a PEPFAR or USAID
funded program preferred
Possess good computer, communication and
documentation skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences
for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by
clicking on the link below.
Deadline: 6th November, 2015

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