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4 Technical Officer International Non-profit Jobs – Malaria Consortium

Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Duty Station: Uganda
Salary: USD 15,037 gross
per annum
Reports to: Regional
Coordinator
About US:
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 Project:
Malaria Consortium Uganda has
received funding from DFID/UNICEF to implement the Strengthening Uganda’s
Response to Malaria (SURM) project which will focus on reducing the impact of
the leading causes of U5M morbidity and mortality in 16 districts in Northern
Uganda. The project will address lagging maternal and neonatal mortality
through a combination of iCCM and selected maternal and neonatal care
interventions. The project is implemented with UNICEF and spans a five-year
period (April 2018-March 2023) in 16 districts in the Northern region of
Uganda.
Job Summary: The Technical
Officer will provide technical and implementation support to all SURM project
activities in districts in the Northern region. The role involves ensuring the
technical quality of all activities in support of the project’s overall goal
and theory of change, through regular liaison with and supervision from the
Kampala-based SURM Project Director. Provides ongoing technical support to the
Ministry of Health (MoH)/ National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), 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: 
Manage the implementation of
Malaria project activities in the project districts (56%)
  • Training of Health Workers and Village Health
    teams in malaria interventions
  • Support the district to conduct Community
    Mobilization and education activities
  • Supervision of diagnostic and treatment
    services and community implementation of fever mana
    gement
  • Support the implementation of the communication
    strategy for ICCM at community and district level through drama, IEC,
    dialogues, Radio talk shows
  • Work Closely with the technical, financial,
    operations and M&E team to provide support to the relevant District
    and Health Sub district personnel for the following
  • Supervision and support of VHTs implementing
    ICCM
  • Collection of data from VHTs on a monthly basis
  • Conduct regular routine assessments and
    supervision visits to programme related sites and activities
  • Adhere to all procedures and policies of
    Malaria consortium
  • Adhere to humanitarian principles at all times
    during the implementation of t
    he project
  • Carry out any other duties in support of the
    wider Malaria Consortium Uganda Programme as assigned by the Regional
    Coordinator
  • Participate in the development of ICCM Work
    planning
  • Monthly report Submission
Monitoring and Evaluation
(20%)
  • Work closely with the M&E Officer to
    collect and analyse complete programmatic data in a timely fashion and
    send it to the M&E Specialist
  • Provide regular progress, trip and monthly
    reports in a timely manner and ensure that
    all the reports are sent to the Regional Coordinator
  • Work closely with the M&E Officer and the
    Regional Coordinator in the monitoring and evaluation of project
    activities
  • Support the effective field implementation of
    any operational research studies, e
    nsuring data collection quality
  • 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
Reporting (7%)
  • Maintain regular communication with the Regional Coordinator and compile
    weekly work plan updates from the field
  • Provide monthly progress/activity reports to
    the M&E Officer for compilation and submission to the Regional
    Coordinator and M&E Specialist
  • 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 (6%)
  • Develop effective and collaborative
    relationships with a
    ll
    project partners, including the district health teams, implementing
    partners and network of CSOs
  • Ensure that complementary approaches are
    established with other Malaria Consortium projects with similar
    geographical locations or technical approaches
  • Ensure
    effective coordination with and capacity building support to the MoH/CHD
    and NMCP at the district and community levels
Communications (2%)
  • Provide effective support to all donor visits
    relating to both project planning, delivery and review, and for the
    purposes of donor fundraising and marketing
  • Capture and document field activities, case
    studies and experience from the field during the c
    ourse of routine work
Other (9%)
  • Represent the project on the Management Team,
    ensuring efficient operations on the field level and that any field
    managerial issues are followed up in a timely way
  • Actively participate as a member of the Malaria
    Cons
    ortium Uganda technical
    team
  • Adhere to all Malaria Consortium Uganda
    policies and procedures
  • Adhere to internationally recognised
    humanitarian and development principles at all times during the
    implementation of the project
  • Carry
    out additional duties as assigned by the Regional Coordinator or Malaria
    Consortium Uganda senior management


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the Malaria Consortium Technical Officer job opportunity
    should hold a
    Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Clinical Medicine or a degree in
    public heal
    th, social
    sciences
  • Five years’ experience implementing malaria and
    child survival and maternal programs
  • Experience in training and mentorship of health
    care workers on malaria and child survival especially new-born care
    program areas
  • Previous work with development agencies, NGOs.
  • Previous
    e
    xperience in the planning and implementation of communicable disease
    control/malaria control interventions, behaviour change communication
    initiatives/health education, health worker trainings and supportive
    supervis
    ion of health
    workers
  • Experience in capacity building/ transferring
    of skills in MNC services.
  • Experience in working closely with local
    government
  • Experience in developing work plans and
    activity budgets and in following work plans with minimal super
    vision
  • Thorough understanding of both preventive and
    curative aspects of malaria control
  • Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines
    of the Uganda National Malaria Control Programme
  • Experience in training of health supervisors
  • Previous community mobilization experience.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for
    writing case studies, documenting lessons learnt and reporting on program
    results.
  • Experience in using participatory adult
    learning techniques
  • Competency in computer applications (word,
    excel, power point)
  • Excellent communication skills, with strong
    leadership skills and a supportive management style
  • Experience in capacity building/ transferring
    of s
    kills
How to Apply:
All interested applicants are
encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 27th April 2018
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