5 Technical Officer NGO Job Positions – Jhpiego

Job Title:       Technical Officer (5 Positions)
Organisation: Jhpiego
Project Name: USAID Malaria
Action Program for Districts (MAPD)
Duty Station: Kampala, Arua,
Hoima, Masaka and Kabarole, Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Coordinator
About US:
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated
with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years in East and Southern Africa,
Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing
effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health
care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. Jhpiego
partners with organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through
advocacy, policy development, human resources for health and quality and performance
improvement approaches.
About USAID MAPD Program:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) is a five-year project
funded by U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)/PMI. The project
aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses and deaths in order to minimize
the social economic effects of the disease among the overall population of
Uganda especially in children under-5 years of age.
Job Summary:  The Technical Officer will be responsible for
providing technical and implementation support to all Malaria Action Program
for Districts (MAPD) project activities in the respective region districts 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. He/she
will also be responsible for capacity building function, which involves working
closely with the project’s partners, including the district health teams,
health workers and VHTs.
About USAID MAPD Program:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) is a five-year project
funded by U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)/PMI. The project
aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses and deaths in order to minimize
the social economic effects of the disease among the overall population of
Uganda especially in children under-5 years of age.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Mentor and train Health Workers and Village
Health teams
·        
Support the district to conduct Community
Mobilization and education activities
·        
Supervise diagnostic and treatment services and
community implementation
·        
Support the implementation of the communication
strategy for MAPD at community and district levels.
·        
Conduct regular routine assessments and
supervision visits to programme related sites and activities.
·        
Actively participate in the development of MAPD
project work plans.
·        
Work closely with the M&E to Collect and
analyse complete programmatic data in a timely fashion
·        
Support the collection of routine health data
from Village Health Team members, health facilities and district health teams.
·        
Support the conduct of surveys as required.
·        
Maintain regular communication with the MAPD
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.
·        
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.
·        
Capture and document field activities, case
studies and experience from the field during the course of routine work.
·        
Actively participate as a member of the MAPD
Project technical team
·        
Adhere to all project policies and procedures.
·        
Adhere to internationally recognized
humanitarian and development principles at all times during the implementation
of the project.
·        
Carry out any other duties in support of the
wider Project goal as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the Jhpiego Technical Officer
should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a Health related field including Public
Health, Community Health or equivalent. A post graduate degree/diploma in
Public Health or an equivalent
·        
A minimum of three years work experience in
similar field and /or experience working on a USAID funded project
·        
Previous experience in community-based health
care delivery
·        
Prior experience in capacity building/
transferring of skills
·        
Previous experience in working with local
government
·        
Experience in capacity building/ transferring of
skills
·        
Experience in developing work plans and activity
budgets
·        
Thorough understanding of both preventive and
curative aspects of malaria control
·        
Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines
of the Uganda National Malaria Control Programme
·        
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
NB: Please indicate your
preferred work location on the application.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to apply
online by uploading an updated resume, cover letter and three professional
references at the web link below.
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