6 USAID Technical Officer Job Placements – Malaria Consortium

Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Project Name: USAID/PMI
Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Arua,
Masaka, Hoima and Kabarole, Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Coordinator
Salary: USD 13,320 gross per
annum
About Malaria Consortium:
Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation
dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable
diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with
communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and
local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports
delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and
evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and
strategic planning. Malaria Consortium works to improve not only the health of
the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve
poverty and support improved economic prosperity.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year
USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria
illnesses and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the
disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5
years of age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will
cover 43 districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria
Action Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned
to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program
for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan
Global, Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and
Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Job Summary: The Technical
Officer will provide technical and implementation support to all MAPD project
activities in the respective region of operation. The incumbent will ensure the
technical quality of all activities in support of the project’s overall goal,
through regular liaison with and supervision from the Regional Coordinator. The
jobholder will also provide ongoing technical support to the district health
teams and other partners and stakeholders as relevant to the project scope and
in accordance with its approach to understanding and influencing positive
change in health.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Oversee implementation of project activities in the project districts
including (40%)
·        
In
charge of training of Health Workers and Village Health teams
·        
The
jobholder will support the district to conduct Community Mobilization and
education activities
·        
In
charge of the supervision of diagnostic and treatment services and community
implementation
·        
Support
the implementation of the communication strategy for MAPD at community
and district levels.
·        
Carry
out regular routine assessments and supervision visits to programme related
sites and activities.
·        
Carry
out any other duties in support of the wider Project goal as assigned
·        
Actively
participate in the development of MAPD project work plans.
Reporting ( 20%)
·        
Maintain
regular communication with the Regional Coordinator and compile work
plan updates from the field
·        
Prepare
and submit regular progress, trip and monthly reports to the line Manager in a
timely manner and ensure that all the reports are filed
·        
Support
the M&E Officer to ensure that all relevant project documentation is
disseminated to the district health teams.
·        
Actively
participate in relevant meetings, presenting project results and experiences as
required.
Partnerships (15%)
·        
Build
effective and collaborative relationships with all project partners,
including the district health teams, implementing partners and network of CSOs.
·        
Ensure
that complementary technical approaches are established with other stakeholders
in similar geographical locations.
·        
Ensure
effective coordination with and capacity building support to the
district and community levels.
Monitoring and Evaluation (10%)
·        
Work
in liaison with the M&E to Collect and analyse complete programmatic data
in a timely fashion
·        
Work
closely with the MAPD M&E Officer and Regional Coordinator in the
monitoring and evaluation of project activities
·        
Offer
support in the collection of routine health data from Village Health Team
members, health facilities and district health teams.
·        
Support
the conduct of surveys as required.
Communications (10%) Capture
and document field activities, case studies and experience from the field
during the course of routine work.
Other (5%)
·        
Actively
participate as a member of the MAPD Project technical team.
·        
Adhere
to all project policies and procedures.
·        
Adhere
to internationally recognised humanitarian and development principles at all
times during the implementation of the project.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the Malaria Consortium USAID
MAPD Technical Officer job opportunity should hold a degree in a Health related field including Public Health, Community
Health or equivalent. Possession of a post graduate degree/diploma in Public
Health or an equivalent is an added advantage
·        
A
minimum of three years of related work experience preferably in a USAID-funded
project
·        
Previous
exposure and experience in community-based health care delivery
·        
Prior
experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills
·        
Experience
in working with local government
·        
Experience
in developing work plans and activity budgets
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of both preventive and curative aspects of
malaria control
·        
Familiarity
with the strategies and guidelines of the Uganda National Malaria Control
Programme is desired
·        
Experience
in using participatory adult learning techniques
·        
Computer
literacy i.e. competency in computer applications ( word, excel, power point)
·        
Excellent
communication skills, with strong leadership skills and a supportive management
style
·        
Excellent
diplomacy and stakeholder liaison skills, and experience in working in
partnerships to deliver programmes
·        
Previous
experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills is desired
Core Competencies:
Delivering Results: Takes on pieces of work when required and
demonstrates excellent project management skills
·        
Shows
a flexible approach to taking on additional work / responsibilities when needed
to achieve results
·        
Demonstrates
excellent project management skills to agreed timescales (timelines, targets,
donor requirements)
·        
Makes
clear and timely decisions within remit of own role
Analysis and use of
information:
Uses evidence to support work
·        
Identifies
and uses various sources of evidence and feedback to support outputs
·        
Uses
evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes
·        
Identifies
links between events and information identifying trends, issues and risks
·        
Ensures
systems are in place to address organisation needs
Interpersonal and
Communications:
Fosters two-way communication
·        
Recalls others’ main points and takes them into
account in own communication
·        
Checks
own understanding of others’ communication by asking questions
·        
Maintains
constructive, open and consistent communication with others
·        
Resolves
minor misunderstandings and conflicts effectively
Collaboration and Partnering:  Collaborates effectively across teams
·        
Proactive
in providing and seeking support from expert colleagues
·        
Raises
difficult issues with teams/ partners and stakeholders with a view to positive
resolution
·        
Proactive
in building a rapport with a diverse range of people
Leading and Motivating
people:
Manages own development and seeks opportunities
·        
Actively
manages own development and performance positively
·        
Learns
lessons from successes and failures
·        
Seeks
and explores opportunities within Malaria Consortium which develop skills and
expertise
Flexibility/ Adaptability:
Remains professional under external
·        
Able
to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
·        
Remains
constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult
situations and environments
·        
Plans,
prioritizes and performs tasks well under pressure
·        
Learns
from own successes / mistakes
Living the Values: Promotes
Malaria Consortium values amongst peers
·        
Shows
a readiness to promote Malaria Consortium’s values amongst peers
·        
Promotes
ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values
Strategic planning and
thinking and sector awareness:
Is aware of others’ activities
and vice versa in planning activities
·        
Takes
account of team members and others workload when planning.
·        
Maintains
awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast of
other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs
·        
Has a
good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works
How to Apply:
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web
link below.
Deadline: 16th
September 2016 by 2:30 pm

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