Earn over 15000 US Dollars as one of 2 Technical Officers at Malaria Consortium

Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Coordinator
Salary: USD
15,629 Gross Per annum
About US:
Malaria Consortium
is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the
comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and
Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and
non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international
organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services,
providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and
activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria
Consortium works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the
capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support
improved economic prosperity.
Job Summary:
The Technical Officer will provide technical and implementation support to all
SURM project activities in districts or operation. The role involves ensuring
the technical quality of all activities in support of the project’s overall
goal and theory of change, through regular liaison with and supervision from
the Kampala-based SURM Project Director. Provides ongoing technical support to
the Ministry of Health (MoH)/ National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP),
district health teams and other partners and stakeholders as relevant to the
project scope and in accordance with its approach to understanding and
influencing positive change in health.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Oversee
implementation of Malaria project activities in the project districts (56%)
  • Training of Health Workers and Village Health teams in malaria
    interventions
  • Support the district to conduct Community Mobilization and education
    activities
  • Supervision of diagnostic and treatment services and community
    implementation of fever management
  • Support the implementation of the communication strategy for ICCM at
    community and district level through drama, IEC, dialogues, Radio talk
    shows
  • Work Closely with the technical, financial, operations and M&E
    team to provide support to the relevant District and Health Sub district
    personnel for the following
  • Supervision and support of VHTs implementing ICCM
  • Collection of data from VHTs on a monthly basis
  • Conduct regular routine assessments and supervision visits to
    programme related sites and activities
  • Adhere to all procedures and policies of Malaria consortium
  • Adhere to humanitarian principles at all times during the
    implementation of the project
  • Carry out any other duties in support of the wider Malaria
    Consortium Uganda Programme as assigned by the Regional Coordinator
  • Participate in the development of ICCM Work planning
  • Monthly report Submission
Monitoring and
Evaluation (20%)
  • Work closely with the M&E Officer to collect and analyse
    complete programmatic data in a timely fashion and send it to the M&E
    Specialist
  • Provide regular progress, trip and monthly reports in a timely
    manner and ensure that all the reports are sent to the Regional
    Coordinator
  • Work closely with the M&E Officer and the Regional Coordinator
    in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Support the effective field implementation of any operational
    research studies, ensuring data collection quality
  • Support the collection of routine health data from Village Health
    Team members, health facilities and district health teams
  • Support the conduct of surveys as required
Reporting (7%)
  • Maintain regular communication with the Regional Coordinator and
    compile weekly work plan updates from the field
  • Provide monthly progress/activity reports to the M&E Officer for
    compilation and submission to the Regional Coordinator and M&E
    Specialist
  • Support the M&E Officer to ensure that all relevant project
    documentation is disseminated to the district health teams
  • Participate in relevant meetings, presenting project results and
    experiences as required
Partnerships (6%)
  • Develop effective and collaborative relationships with all project
    partners, including the district health teams, implementing partners and
    network of CSOs
  • Ensure that complementary approaches are established with other
    Malaria Consortium projects with similar geographical locations or
    technical approaches
  • Ensure effective coordination with and capacity building support to
    the MoH/CHD and NMCP at the district and community levels
Communications (2%)
  • Provide effective support to all donor visits relating to both
    project planning, delivery and review, and for the purposes of donor
    fundraising and marketing
  • Capture and document field activities, case studies and experience
    from the field during the course of routine work
Other (9%)
  • Represent the project on the Management Team, ensuring efficient
    operations on the field level and that any field managerial issues are
    followed up in a timely way
  • Actively participate as a member of the Malaria Consortium Uganda
    technical team
  • Adhere to all Malaria Consortium Uganda policies and procedures
  • Adhere to internationally recognised humanitarian and development
    principles at all times during the implementation of the project
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned by the Regional Coordinator
    or Malaria Consortium Uganda senior management



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Malaria Consortium Technical Officer job
    opportunity should hold a Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Clinical
    Medicine or a degree in public health, social sciences
  • Five years of experience implementing malaria and child survival and
    maternal programs
  • Experience in training and mentorship of health care workers on
    malaria and child survival especially new-born care program areas
  • Previous work with development agencies, NGOs.
  • Experience in the planning and implementation of communicable
    disease control/malaria control interventions, behaviour change
    communication initiatives/health education, health worker trainings and
    supportive supervision of health workers
  • Experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills in MNC
    services.
  • Experience in working closely with local government
  • Experience in developing work plans and activity budgets and in
    following work plans with minimal supervision
  • Competency in computer applications (word, excel, power point)
  • Excellent communication skills, with strong leadership skills and a supportive management style



Desirable:
  • Thorough understanding of both preventive and curative aspects of
    malaria control
  • Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines of the Uganda National Malaria Control
  • Programme
  • Experience in training of health supervisors
  • Previous community mobilization experience.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for writing case studies,
    documenting lessons learnt and reporting on program results.
  • Experience in using participatory adult learning techniques
  • Experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 20th September 2019
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