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:
USAID-RHITES-N,
Lango will improve the use of integrated health services in Northern Uganda’s
Lango region and strengthen the health system to sustain gains made by earlier
projects. USAID-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, Lango technical team, districts and
health facilities to plan, 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 of health care services in target districts. S/he will report to the
Malaria Advisor.
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;
  • 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;
  • Contribute to provision of technical expertise on scopes of work for
    local organizations to implement malaria-related demand-generation and
    service delivery activities that target health units and communities,
    support community health worker and community health group efforts to
    reduce the burden of malaria, and support the integration of malaria
    specific activities into other related health initiatives;
  • Work with the Malaria Advisor to provide inputs for annual reviews
    and project strategic planning exercises, and ensure the accurate and
    timely submission of all required technical reporting and deliverables for
    malaria-related activities;
  • Work with M&E Team and Technical Director to help develop,
    maintain, and monitor the activities set in the work plan for malaria
    activities; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Malaria Officer job placement
    should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and fully registered with
    Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council;
  • At least three years’ work experience in malaria program management;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with
    project management abilities;
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the supported districts.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com addressed to
the Human Resource Manager
Deadline: 12th April 2019
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