TB Officer USAID Project Careers – John Snow, Inc (JSI)




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


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N
    Project TB Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Medicine and fully registered with Uganda Medical and Dental
    Practitioner’s Council
  • A minimum of three years’ work
    experience in TB 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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