Malaria Officer USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)




Job Title:      Malaria Officer
Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Malaria Advisor
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
Malaria Officer will collaborate with the Malaria Advisor to support the
RHITES-N technical team, districts and health facilities to coordinate and
monitor implementation of malaria interventions aligned to the Uganda Malaria
Reduction  2014 – 2020 strategic plan
including promoting case management (diagnosis, treatment and prevention) and
prevention efforts through implementation of strategic objectives and
interventions. The Malaria Officer will work together with Malaria Advisor in
liaison with Ministry of Health (MoH) and relevant stakeholders to improve the quality
or health :arc services in target districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively participate in coordination of
    implementation of malaria case management including diagnosis treatment
    and prevention activities in RHITES-N, Lango supported districts;
  • Actively participate in the MOH-National
    Malaria Control Program planning and coordination meetings and activities;
  • Coordinate provider skills strengthening
    activities for malaria activities in the project supported health
    facilities;
  • Actively contribute to collaborative
    efforts with a wide array of organizations, including district-level
    partners, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and other
    government counterparts to plan, implement, and monitor malaria-related
    activities including capacity building efforts;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N
    Project Malaria Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Medicine and fully registered with Uganda Medical and Dental
    Practitioner’s Council 
  • At least three years’ work experience in malaria
    program management
  • Excellent communication and
    interpersonal skills coupled with project management abilities
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com
Deadline: 4th May 2018
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