Program Officer UNITAID Project Jobs – PATH

Organisation: PATH
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
PATH is a global
organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public
institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the
world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health,
economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops
and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and
innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
About UNITAID Project:
PATH, with support
from UNITAID, will implement The STAR 
initiative Extension,  a project
fcused on addressing market barriers to HIV self-Testing ( HIVST) roll out, and
establishing the structures, systems and oversight mechanisms necessary
for  HIVST scale up and long-term
sustainability in Uganda. The project will pave way and support advocacy for
new potential Global Fund (GF) and Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR) investments into scale up of HIVST. The STAR Initiative Extension will
achieve direct public health impact by reducing the number of new HIV
infections and averting deaths due to HIV infection by increasing demand for and
access to HIVST and subsequent treatment and prevention services. This project
is expected to start in March 2020 until June 2021, in seven countries: Uganda,
India, Indonesia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Cameroon.
 Job Summary:  The Senior Program officer will be responsible
for supporting Linkages and quality assurance related activities of the STAR
Initiative. He/she should be able to provide practical support to ensure the
different project models, monitoring, evaluation and Learning initiatives meet
high quality standards and contribute to project goals. He or she will report
to the project manager. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Work
closely with the health officials of related departments of MoH to ensure
buy-in and alignment with project goals, activities and outcomes.
·       
Responsible
for supporting the projecting monitoring to project relevant stakeholders
including the donors.
·       
Support
the project efforts to update polices and create and implement scale-up and
financing strategies for HIVST programming in the country.
·       
Set up
data collection systems for routine project monitoring and performance
measurement.
·       
Develop
project tools, design and implementation of project evaluation and other
project relates studies
·       
Provide
Technical assistance for the testing and evaluation of sustainable HIVST
linkage models
·       
Provide
oversight and monitoring of distribution channels/Models of HIVST kits.
·       
Support
project’s continuous learning and sharing of evidence to key stakeholders
including the donor community.
·       
Work
with regulatory authorities to clarify and support the set-up of regulatory
systems for HIVST products
·       
Provide
targeted technical support to accelerate the adoption of HIVST including
development of relevant SOPs, M&E frame works for different distribution
models.
·       
Support
and establish quality assurance initiatives in the project to ensure project
sites perform in line with MOH policy guidelines.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in public health, health
science or medicine, or equivalent degree required, or an equivalent
combination of education and experience. Master’s in Public Health is an added
advantage
·       
At least
five years of experience implementing in conduction project evaluations or
operations research.
·       
Experience
in programming data collection systems, advanced data analysis and reporting
including advanced excel, ODK programing.
·       
Experience
implementing and evaluating new programs and 
integrating them into existing systems
·       
Experience
to work in a multi-country, team-based organizational structure.
·       
Flexibility
to work within multiple time zones and multiple teams across the globe.
·       
Problem
solving and team player.
·       
Excellent
interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, with
different stakeholders
·       
Excellent
organization, attention to detail, coordinating, and management skills.
·       
Excellent
oral and written English communication skills; demonstrated representational
experience in professional and global fora.
·       
Experience
introducing new tools and/or processes at the primary health care level is
desired
·       
Must
have legal authorization to work in Uganda
How to Apply:
All qualified
candidates should apply online at the link below. Please submit a cover letter
with your resume describing your interest in this position and how you meet the
requirements. Application materials must be submitted in English and applicants
must have legal authorization to work in Uganda to be considered and confirm
this in their cover letter.
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