Malaria Officer Jobs – Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)

Job Title:    Malaria Officer    
Organisation: Uganda Health
Marketing Group (UHMG)
Reports to: Maternal and
Child Health Manager
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee
with an NGO status, whose Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. UHMG works
in partnership with public, private, and civil society institutions to improve
the quality of life of Ugandans through the provision of superior and
affordable health care solutions. Using the Good Life Platform as its launch pad,
UHMG has employed uniquely designed interventions and innovative behavior
change communication approaches to raise people’s awareness of and demand for
health care services for Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria, and Maternal &
Child Health.
Job Summary:
Organizational Description:
Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee
with an NGO status, whose Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. UHMG works
in partnership with public, private, and civil society institutions to improve
the quality of life of Ugandans through the provision of superior and
affordable health care solutions. Using the Good Life Platform as its launch
pad, UHMG has employed uniquely designed interventions and innovative behavior
change communication approaches to raise people’s awareness of and demand for
health care services for Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria, and Maternal &
Child Health. Values are: Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Teamwork,
Excellence, Flexibility, and Equity. UHMG is an equal-opportunities employer,
mindful of gender balance in its establishment.
Job Summary: The Malaria
Officer will verify all voucher claims submitted by Voucher Service Providers
to support the timely reimbursement of voucher services. Claims Officer is expected
to assess the validity of claims from a broader medical perspective and
identify claims with inconsistencies between sound medical practice and
services delivered. Work closely with the MCH manager to ensure smooth piloting
of the MCH voucher scheme.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provide an oversight role of the
    implementation of the Malaria programme in consultation with the managers
    of Maternal Child Health manager, the Health systems manager
  • Work closely with the Clinical and Quality
    Assurance Officers (CQAOs) in the establishment of the integrated model to
    strengthen malaria services in the private clinics and at the community
    level.
  • Build the capacity of the service
    providers in the management of child hood illnesses using the IMCI model
    of assessment and treatment.
  • Build the capacity of the service
    providers in the private clinics to provide quality malaria control
    services
  • Identify and strengthen capacity of drug
    shops with information on detection of malaria using mRDT and management
    of uncomplicated malaria using ACTs.
  • Work in liaison with the regional teams
    and district health team in strengthening the capacity of the VHTs/Good
    Life Promoters in the active case identification and referral through
    routine screening of children under 5s.
  • Work closely with stakeholders in the
    Malaria, Technical Working groups and other implementing partners in
    Malaria and build new synergies in the programing.
  • Support malaria commodities delivery for
    malaria control at GLCs and drug shops and track them to avoid stock outs.
  • Work with Ministry of Health departments
    of Malaria in developing SOPs to guide the implementation of malaria and
    Nutrition services in the private facilities and drug shops.
  • Support programmatic reviews to assess
    progress, share successful evidence based intervention, and recommend
    strategies in line with UHMG strategic plan.
  • Ensure that GLPs are supported to carry
    out awareness messages on Malaria during the Implementing partner’s
    session.
  • Work in liaison with the regional CQAOs to
    review facility based performance in Malaria activities.
  • Provide regular on job mentorship of
    health workers on Malaria interventions.
  • Provide support to franchise clinics in
    the implementation of quality improvement projects in malaria.
  • Provide technical support in the
    development and dissemination of IEC material related to Malaria case
    management and the management of Acute and severe malnutrition.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the UHMG Malaria
    Officer vacancy should hold a degree in Medicine, Public health, Health
    Services, Nursing, Nutrition or equivalent qualification;
  • Specific training in the prevention and
    treatment of malnutrition and in malaria case management;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience of
    managing malaria and nutrition projects in an NGO;
  • Conversant with the CMAM model of
    management of malnutrition especially in the private sector;
  • Prior exposure and experience working with
    a social marketing organization and with experience implementing the Total
    market approach;
  • Previous experience in behavior change
    communication approaches;
  • Ability to conceptualize issues and
    document findings;
  • Strong staff management, capacity building
    and supervision skills.
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send their applications with copies of
Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of certified
academic documents, and telephone and email contacts to: The Human Resources
Manager, Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd.; Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent,
Ntinda, or to P. O. Box 4553, Kampala, Uganda.
N.B:  Hand deliveries should be submitted at the
UHMG reception.
Deadline: 17th
February, 2017 by 4:30pm

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