2 DREAMS Program Officer USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
DREAMS Program Manager

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:
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 DREAMS Officer will support the District
health teams to comprehensive DREAMS package to Adolescent Girls and Young
Women (AGYW) in the region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Take lead in, and provide overall oversight over and coordination of
    implementation of DREAMS services at health facilities for the RHITES-N,
    Lango project.
  • Build the capacity of the District teams, Facility and community
    health workers to provide services on DREAMS initiative as per the
    National guidelines
  • Provide technical assistance for DREAMS services through trainings
    and on site mentorship activities using the national curriculum,
    guidelines and protocols
  • In collaboration with the M&E team, ensure that reporting and
    documentation of results from the DREAMS implementation is done timely and
    is of acceptable quality (ensuring accuracy and timeliness), ensuring
    timely updated of the DREAMS tracker
  • Closely coordinate with Ministry of Health and roll out the
    implementation of DREAMS services
  • Work closely with the project M&E team to ensure regular updates
    of the DREAMS tracker and accurate and timely reporting.
  • Strengthen referral and linkages between health facility and
    community service delivery points for the identified AGYW
  • Support establishment of community and facility Quality Improvement
    teams to support implementation of AGYW risk reduction plans
  • Strengthen coordination among other DREAM partners in the region
  • Develop plans and budgets and submit quarterly, annual and ad hoc
    DREAMS progress reports
  • Represent the project at DREAMS meetings including Ministry of
    Health and USAID DREAMS technical working group activities.
  • Conduct operational research activities involving the project
    supported health facilities
  • Identify and document best practices
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Dreams Program Officer job
    placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and or related
  • At least three years’ work experience with DREAMS
  • 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: 21st June 2019
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