Several District Technical Support Officer Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About Us:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit
organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health
specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems
with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity
Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory
services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John
Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
About CDC / PEPFAR Project:
With funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC)/PEPFAR, IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in 7
districts of mid-western Uganda Districts and 8 West Nile districts under the
project: “Accelerating Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health
System Capacity Building and Technical Assistance of District Health Teams and
Health Facilities in Western and West Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda
under PEPFAR.”
Job Summary: The District Technical
Support Officer will  provide technical
support to the district health team (DHT) and will support district-led
programming for a decentralized HIV/AIDS response. He/she will initiate, plan,
coordinate and evaluate project activities designed to enhance capabilities,
governance and functionality of DHTs. The job holder will work very closely
with the DHOs Office, health facilities and other stakeholders. He/she will
lead capacity-building efforts to reinforce competencies of DHTs and HCWs and
will be the key liaison between IDI and the district. The holder will be based
in the office of the DHO.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Serve as a principal liaison between the
    DHT and the Project Management.
  • Offer support in monitoring the
    district-led programming and sub-granting to districts.
  • Prepare regular briefings in relation to
    performance of district-led programming.
  • Coordinate and adapt lessons learned from
    HSS activities to further strengthen and expand interventions to achieve
    the Project goals.
  • Identify barriers to implementation of
    district-led programming and propose corrective action
  • Assess compliance of the partner districts
    to the terms and conditions of the partnerships.
  • Conduct capacity building and technical
    assistance to the DHT and HFs.
  • Offer technical assistance to DHTs
    regarding managing of sub-grants and financial agreements.
  • Represent the Project on all important
    district level fora e.g. DACs meetings, District Technical Planning
    Committee (DTPC) etc.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in medical related field. 
    Possession of a Masters’ Degree in Public Health, Master of Science
    (MSc), or related field will be an added advantage.
  • Specialized training in HIV/AIDS.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience of
    working with the district health system or an HIV/ AIDS health systems
    strengthening project.
  • Previous experience in strategic planning,
    health systems strengthening (HSS) and participatory approaches.   
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    functioning of the decentralized Local Government System of Uganda.    
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR/US Government
    programming policies and regulations, procedures and practices, which bear
    on project management in support of cooperative agreements.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including
    the ability to work effectively with the DHTs and HFs.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in
    HIV/AIDS.
  • Previous experience with Monitoring and
    Evaluation of programs.
  • Good project planning skills and a good
    understanding of sub granting systems to local governments.
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their
application cover letter, CVs (with 2 professional referees) and copies of
their academic credentials to: 
The Human Resources Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline:  Friday, 7th October 2016 by 5:00 PM

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