Senior Infectious Disease Advisor USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)




Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United
States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: HIV Advisor
for Testing and Treatment
About US:
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 USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will contribute
to improving key population- based national health indicators; build the
capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-
driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria,
nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders
to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up
high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional,
district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual
elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and
condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can
be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence
locations.
Job Summary: The Senior
Infectious Disease Advisor will be responsible for leading implementation activities
that improve access to and quality of HIV services, including community-based
HTS, linkages to HIV treatment, TB/HIV co-infection and malaria services in the
Lango sub-region. The Senior Infectious Disease Advisor will lead infectious
disease specialist on the project, ensuring HIV ~ and malaria prevention, care
and treatment programs are clinically sound, evidence-based, and aligned with
the priorities of the MOH,  USAID,
PEPFAR, PMI, and other stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide
    strategic and technical leadership for RHITES N-Lango on adult and pediatric
    HIV care and treatment, TB and malaria services;
  • Develop
    innovative approaches to test, initiate, retain are attain viral
    suppression for patients enrolled HIV programs; and TB and malaria service
    provision to the target populations;
  • Provide
    technical input and expertise in shaping sustainable HIV care and
    treatment, TB/HIV and malaria service provision to the target populations;
  • Develop/access,
    disseminate, and ensure operationalization of training materials and
    systematically update technical and other staff on HIV care and treatment,
    TB/HIV and malaria services;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Project Senior Infectious Disease Advisor
    job placement should hold an MD or equivalent, with training in HIV care
    and treatment and TB/HIV;
  • Master’s
    degree in Public Health or other related field; infectious diseases
    training an advantage;
  • At
    least five to ten years’ experience in the area of HIV or TB service
    provision and a strong understanding of malaria prevention and treatment;
  • Ability
    to lead a team and interact successfully with project staff, MOH, civil
    society and community organizations in HIV care and treatment and TB/HIV;
  • Excellent
    knowledge and understanding of both Ugandan and global guidelines for HIV,
    TB, malaria and other infectious  diseases;
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com
Deadline: 30th April 2018
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