TB Officer USAID Project Jobs – 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: TB
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
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. S/he will report to the Senior
Infectious Disease Advisor.
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;
  • Participate in the MOH planning and coordination meetings and
    activities;
  • Coordinate provider skills strengthening activities for TB
    activities in the project supported health facilities;
  • 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;
  • Contribute to provision of technical expertise on scopes of work for
    local organizations to implement TB-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 TB, and support the integration of TB-specific activities into
    other related health initiatives;
  • Work with the Senior Infectious Disease 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 TB
    activities; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N TB 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 TB 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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