District Technical Officer Careers – John Snow, Inc (JSI)




Job Title:        District Technical Officer
Organization: John Snow, Inc
(JSI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: National
Technical Director
About JSI:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of
individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial
assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in
100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international
offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.
About Projects:
John Snow Inc, (JSI) implements interventions that lead to sustainable
improvements in routine immunization coverage in selected districts of Uganda,
through two projects being implemented by JSI – USAID’s Maternal and Child
Survival Program for Routine Immunization (MCSP RI), and The Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation’s (BMGF) System for Strengthening Routine Immunization
(SS4RI).
Job Summary: The District
Technical Officer will actively will contribute to the design and
implementation of interventions that lead to sustainable improvements in
routine immunization coverage in selected districts of Uganda. S/he will work
closely with regional offices, district health teams, community leaders, and
other immunization partners to improve the planning, implementation,
monitoring, and evaluation of routine immunization services.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Actively participate in regular
    coordination and planning meetings with regional and district health
    officials and other immunization partners.
  • Work with regions, districts, and other
    partners to develop or fine tune national and district EPI annual and
    quarterly micro-plans with their budgets.
  • Work with district health teams, local
    governments, and other partners in selected districts to:
    • Develop sustainable community approaches to problem solving,
      quality improvement, and sustaining effective immunization services.
    • Develop and implement sustainable capacity building strategies
      for health workers.
    • Send periodic feedback on immunization to the relevant
      EPI partners.
    • Build strong linkages between the health system, traditional
      leaders, community volunteers and other groups.
    • Conduct cold chain assessments and related interventions as
      needed.
    • Collect and use immunization data to inform
      decision-making.
  • Coordinate with the country team in
    following up the work of technical consultants when that work is performed
    at district level.
  • Actively participate in district review
    meetings.
  • Maintain open and productive
    communications and working relationships with all partners.
  • Significantly contribute to writing
    progress reports for BMGF and USAID as needed.
  • Manage project funds according to JSI, BMGF,
    and USAID financial procedures.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by
    his/her supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in public health or its
    equivalent.
  • At least four years’ experience in health
    systems strengthening management, especially in the context of EPI issues
    and programs.
  • Knowledge
    of rules and regulations for BMGF and USAID is a plus.
  • Strong facilitation skills, including
    experience in leading capacity building efforts; proven experience in
    coaching/mentoring and use of adult learning techniques to build the
    capacity of health workers.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of government and traditional
    structures and the ability to work within these structures.
  • Advanced
    writing and computer skills for documenting project activities.
  • English
    fluency in reading, writing, and speaking.
  • Ability to prioritize work effectively and
    manage a demanding work environment.
  • Ability
    to travel to the districts 75%.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
an application letter and updated CV with copies of their testimonials and at
least two referees to: SS4RIrecruitment@jsi.com
Deadline: 3rd March,
2017
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