Child Health Advisor USAID Non-profit Careers – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Job Title:      Child
Health Advisor
Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Deputy
Chief of Party
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. RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref
Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge
Job Summary:  The Child Health Advisor will support the
RHITES-N, Lango Project interventions to end preventable child deaths within a
generation through adoption and acceleration of proven approaches to address
the major causes child mortality and improve the quality of health services.
S/he will work closely with MOH and district teams to support implementation of
the high impact evidence based interventions at different levels of health care
and oversee capacity building activities for essential child health care
packages in the Project. The Child Health Advisor will be responsible for
providing technical oversight and program management for essential child health
package capacity building related activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership for the implementation of
    the CH program, including meeting operational targets and achieving or
    exceeding performance objectives;
  • Manage the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of innovative,
    technically sound, evidence-based, sustainable and cost effective
    interventions to improve CH services (including community-based CH
  • Lead and coordinate capacity building activities within the
    RHITES-N, Lango Project to improve competencies, knowledge and skills in
    implementation of the essential child health package through trainings,
    mentorship, meetings and workshops;
  • Conduct coaching and mentorship, training and joint supportive
    supervision at district and health facility level, to build the capacity
    of DHTs to support health facilities to improve child health care;
  • Build relationships with public and private sector representatives
    in the region and work closely with District Health Teams and other
    partners working in CH, as well as with the health facilities to
    strengthen coordination for CH activities;
  • Work with the Project technical teams and the District Project
    Coordinators to ensure that child health service delivery data is
    regularly used to inform planning and decision-making;
  • Contribute to the compilation and analysis of data for performance
    monitoring of the implementation of CH and utilize the data to take
    corrective actions;
  • Provide leadership for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement
    measures for implementation of the CH strategies;
  • Work with finance team to develop and track Project budgets;
  • Ensure technical compliance with USAID rules and regulation;
  • In collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation team, ensure
    that data collected is accurate, valid and captures process and outcome
  • Write reports, work plans, strategic plans and other program-related
    documents in a timely manner and provide prompt feedback to donor requests
    for information;
  • Contribute to documentation and strategic dissemination of best
    practices, success stories, abstracts, and lessons learnt from
    implementation of the essential child health package;
  • Represent the project and contribute towards the MOH guidance on
    technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or technical
    working groups with counterparts and partner institutions in development,
    adaptation and operationalization of national guidelines and policies;
  • Perform any other duties as requested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Project Child Health Advisor
    job placement should be a Medical Doctor preferably with a Master’s degree
    in Public Health. Paediatrics, family medicine or Health Systems
  • Strong knowledge of child health issues and the evidence behind
    successful approaches to diarrheal, malaria and pneumonia control along
    with a proven track record in working to improve child health; experience
    as a National Trainer for either of IMNCI, ETAT/IMNCI referral care
    package, iCCM and Reaching Every Community for Immunization is an
  • Ability and successful experience in rolling out a capacity building
    program in the area of CH;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Uganda health system, and ability to
    build and sustain strong relationships with national partners in child
    health—including representatives from Implementing partners, regional
    referral hospitals, districts, NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector;
  • Five years of experience working in Uganda in CH and nutrition, with
    community focus, knowledge of and experience working in collaboration with
    MOH, international and local donor agencies, districts and health
    facilities (public /private);
  • Knowledge of major CH best practices as well as implementation of
    RMNCH programs in Uganda.
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor project activities,
    including documenting project learning;
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborative engagement, program planning,
    knowledge management, facilitation, networking and communication;
  • Previous experience working with USAID or other donors and
    multilateral agencies with an in-depth knowledge of USAID programs,
    regulations, compliance and reporting;
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short
    deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
  • Experience working at national level on health policy, technical
    guidelines and program implementation;
  • Excellent writing, data collection, analysis and reporting skills;
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills;
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs
Deadline: 4th January 2019
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