Technical Officer Non-profit Jobs – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:        Technical Officer
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Reports to: Technical
Advisor, Gender/OVC/ PLVIV
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Job ID: 13-9168
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.
Job Summary: The Technical
Officer will support stronger networking at district level in a collaborative
partnership with the District Health Advisors and Mentorship Managers in the
project supported districts. The Specialist will strengthen the project’s
community networking within districts, focusing on supporting the project’s
collaboration with the district health office (DHO) and district health team
(DHT) and PLHIV groups. The Specialist will also focus on strengthening
networks between HFs and communities in a selected number of higher volume
sub-counties.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Support Hospitals, HCIVs and some high
    volume HCIIIs to establish CDDPs in liaison with PLHIV groups’ leaders to
    ensure stable clients are served at CDDPs to decongest facilities.
  • Work closely with the Government district
    PLHIV coordinator and sub-county PLHIV coordinators to identity and
    mobilize a cadre of PLHIV network peer leaders who should be oriented to
    manage and facilitate active and functional  PLHIVs groups at  parish levels.
  • Support PLHIV network peer leaders to
    conduct and document monthly support visits to the members of their PLHIV
    network and CDDPs.
  • Actively facilitate a close working
    relationship between the PLHIV network peer leaders and HF staff,
    especially mentor mothers and case managers that the project has deployed
    in the HFs.
  • Support the PLHIV network peer leaders to
    promote and link their network members to HFs services, as well as
    conducting community tracing of PLHIV who have missed their appointments,
    and the promoting and tracking of the HIV testing status of partners and
    family members of PLHIV members of the network, which could include
    facilitating HF testing para-professionals to conduct household testing of
    partner/family members
  • Offer technical assistance to focal
    persons for OVC, and post GBV services, including appropriately screening,
    identifying and providing services to them that are linked to community
    resources.
  • Work closely with the sub-county Community
    Development Officer to map out community resources, such as FBOs, CBOs,
    NGOs, other groups and development programs, and private sector
    institutions, leading to an up to date inventory of community referral
    network.
  • Actively participate in the development,
    review, and dissemination of protocols, SOPs, tools and documentation
    templates for key client linkages.
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and regular
    reports to the supervisor on progress of all activities conducted during
    the reporting period.
  • Document best practices for enhancement of
    project performance and visibility
  • Perform any other duties as directed by
    the supervising Technical Advisor as may be appropriate to the position.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Management
    Sciences for Health (MSH) Technical Officer job opportunity should
    preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Social Works
    or equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • At least three years of previous
    experience working in the field of HIV, Gender and OVC or related
    programming area
  • Previous experience in networking with
    district health office and health centers
  • Broad knowledge of TB or HIV or infectious
    diseases programming.
  • Excellent written and oral communication
    skills, especially in terms of reporting
  • Computer literate with minimum basic
    package of Word processing, spreadsheets and power-point presentations
  • Knowledge of one of the native languages
    of Eastern Uganda is an added advantage
  • Flexible and able to work in a field based
    environment
  • Willing and able to travel to the field by
    motorcycle 100% of the time
  • Ability to work in a multicultural
    environment
  • Team player and ability to take initiative
  • Ability to keep confidentiality especially
    in dealing with people living with HIV
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: 26th August, 2016
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