NTD Program Officer DFID Project Job Careers – Ministry Of Health

NTD Program Officer
Organization: Ministry Of Health
Reports To: Head of the Division of
Vector-Borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases/National NTD Coordinator and to
ASCEND Country Lead
the Sustainable Control and Elimination of NTDs (ASCEND) is a £200 million
investment from the UK government’s Department for International Development
(DFID), to advance the impact and sustainability of national programmes
tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). To be implemented between
September 2019 to March 2022, ASCEND comprises of two lots – one focusing on
South Asia, East¬ and Southern Africa (lot 1) and the other on West¬ and
Central Africa (lot 2). ASCEND lot 1 is implemented by a consortium of
technical partners led by Crown Agents, including Abt Associates, Oriole Global
Health and the Royal Tropical Institute. Central to ASCEND 1’s approach is a
close collaboration with National Governments and other implementing partners, to
enhance national approaches to NTD control and elimination. ASCEND’s goal is to
contribute to the global goal of reducing the burden of targeted NTDs so that
they are no longer a public health problem.
Job Summary:  The primary function of the VL Program Officer
is to provide support to the National VL Program Manager. The officer will be
based in Karamoja region. The main activities of the VL program officer
include; planning, implementation, capacity building, supervision, data
retrieval and reporting. The administrator must ensure activities are done
accurately and timely as planned. To achieve the above, the administrator will
work closely with the NTD VL program Manager, National NTD Coordinator, ASCEND
Country Lead, Finance Officer, Data Manager and MEL Officer to support
effective incorporation of VL treatments into the health systems. The VL
Program Officer will be reporting to the head of the Division of Vector-Borne
and Neglected Tropical Diseases (DVB&NTD) who is also the National NTD Program
Manager and to ASCEND Country Lead
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Support MoH in designing
VL diagnosis arigorthm to be used in case finding and referral to health
facility for case confirmation and treatment
·       Participate in program
planning including quantification of VL requirements such as drugs, diagnostics
and other supplies.
·       Training health workers
in VL diagnosis and management and supervise them
·       Support districts and
MoH in developing annual VL work plans.
·       Participate in VL
national meetings/worshops.
·       Prepare Program briefs,
presentations and other summary materials for National NTD Coordinator, VL
Program Manager and ASCEND Country Lead.
·       Write reports including
best practices and lessons learnt and maintain project files for technical
·       Work with the Monitoring
Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer and District Biostasticians to ensure VL
indicators are captured in the NTD M&E plan and DHIS2.
·       Contribute to writing
success stories and articles for publication in the media, on ASCEND and MoH

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must
hold a Bachelors degree in Medicine or Public Health from a recognised
·       At least 3 years’
experience in community-based health program management.
·       Masters degree in Public
Health or post graduate diploma in Public Health
·       Fluent in speaking
·       Demonstrated Knowledge
of protection, prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation and the field of
·       The successful candidate
should be willing to reside in Karamoja
·       Ability to build strong
working relationships to enable effective management of community-based
programs and partnerships.
·       Ability to work in
hard-to-reach areas with marginalized and disadvantaged groups.
·       Ability to interact with
staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, and
be proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism.
·       Excellent oral and
written communication skills in English.
·       Excellent organizational
skills and attention to detail.
·       Demonstrated experience
in Microsoft Office, including Word, Power Point, and Excel.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified candidates should send a covering letter and a copy of your
CV to;  recruitments@ascend.crownagents.com
Deadline: 24th
January 2020
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