Advisor, HIV Prevention Services USAID Project Job Placements – John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

Organisation:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI)
Duty Station:
Uganda
Report to:
Senior Infectious Disease Advisor
About US:
John Snow, Inc.
(JSI), a leader in the field of international public health, is currently
recruiting for Various positions for the USAID-Regional Health Integration to
Enhance ServicesNorth, Lango (USAID-RHITES-N, Lango) Project. USAIDRHITES-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.
Job Summary: The
HIV Advisor for Prevention Services will be responsible for leading
implementation activities that improve access to and improve quality of HIV
prevention services in the Lango sub-region, with focus on condom promotion and
distribution, HIV testing services (HTS), Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), eMTCT
services, and VMMC.
The Advisor will
also oversee the project’s program on HIV services for key and priority
populations. He/ She will also work collaboratively with the project’s SBC team
on other prevention interventions including improving interpersonal communication
(IPC) and outreaches, social and behavior change (SBC) communication. This role
will entail building the capacity in technical service delivery for teams in
the region, districts and health facilities, civil society organizations and community
level health workers e.g. village health teams (VHT). S/he will work closely
with the MOH and USG to ensure that HIV prevention activities are evidence
based and in line with PEPFAR and Government of Uganda policies and national guidelines.
She/He will supervise
the various HIV prevention officers (VMMC, HTS, KP/ PP) and will directly lead
the eMTCT interventions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
 Program Implementation
·       Provide strategic and technical leadership
for all HIV Prevention services including HIV testing services, condom promotion
and distribution, PrEP, eMTCT services, and VMMC, including among key and
priority populations;
·       Work with SBC team to improve interpersonal communication
(IPC) and outreach, social and behavior change (SBC) communication for HIV
prevention services;
·       Develop innovative approaches to increase
demand for, access to and availability of high quality prevention services,
including HIV testing, PrEP, VMMC and eMTCT;
·       Lead overall strategy for strengthening and
applying the evidence base to scale-up quality and cost-effective HTS, PrEP,
VMMC and eMTCT services;
·       Work with the technical, district and
community teams to oversee eMTCT activities in the region
·       Work with community linkages teams to ensure
referrals and linkages for HIV prevention services from key service entry
points e.g. partners of pregnant women are being referred to VMMC
·       Ensure HIV prevention services are integrated
in other key program areas Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
·       In collaboration with the monitoring and
evaluation team, ensure that data collected is accurate, valid and captures process
and outcome indicators.
·       Working closely with M&E team, conduct
weekly and monthly data analysis and synthesis of key performance indicators for
HTS, PrEP, VMMC, eMTCT and KP/PP service delivery to identify implementation
gaps and share proposed action plan.
·       Oversee HIV prevention monitoring and
evaluation to ensure timely reporting and management of data, including ensuring
updated HIV prevention services dashboards;
·       Contribute to documentation of best practices
success stories, abstracts, and regular updates to quarterly and annual
reports, and any ad hoc reports.
Capacity Strengthening
·       Develop/access, disseminate, and ensure
operationalization of training materials and systematically update technical staff,
CSOs and district / facility teams on key HIV prevention services and KP/ PP
programs;
·       Support the capacity building activities of
DHTs supporting in the selected districts/ health facilities;
·       Conduct/ support coaching and mentorship,
training and joint supportive supervision at regional, district and facility
level to build the capacity of DHTs to support health facilities to improve HIV
prevention services;
Others
·       Integrate gender strategies and ensure youth
engagement;
·       Contribute to work planning for achieving
project objectives and provide leadership and supervision to ensure set targets
are met;
·       Provide representation of the project as
appropriate and necessary with focus on HIV prevention services
·       Supervise HIV prevention service delivery
officers.
·       Perform any other duties as requested.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Master’s
Degree in Medicine or Public Health or equivalent, and significant level of
training in HIV prevention, care and treatment;
·       Excellent technical knowledge and experience
in implementing key HIV prevention implementation strategies and approaches,
and service delivery including condom promotion and programming, HTS, VMMC, eMTCT;
and Key and Priority Populations Programming using Ugandan and global guidelines
for all HIV Prevention services; including COP/ PEPFAR guidance in Uganda. A proven
track record/ demonstrated ability in scaling up HIV prevention approaches in
Uganda is an added advantage.
·       At least 5 years’ experience working with
public or private health facilities to improve HIV Prevention services in Uganda,
with strong knowledge of eMTCT services.
·       Demonstrated knowledge of the Uganda health
and community systems, and ability to build and sustain strong relationships
with national/regional partners for HIV prevention services —including
representatives from implementing partners, districts, NGOs, CSOs, and the private
sector.
·       Experience working with multiple grantees is
desirable. Knowledge of and experience working in collaboration with MOH,
PEPFAR funded programs, districts and health facilities (public /private) is
desirable.
·       Ability to travel regularly to monitor
district, site and community level HIV prevention services;
·       Experience in capacity building initiatives,
is an advantage.
·       Experience working with and building capacity
of stakeholders such as government, NGOs, and private sector partners;
·       Experience working in northern Uganda would
be an added advantage
·       Excellent command of data analytics and data
use for decision making;
·       Excellent written and oral communication
skills; and computer proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
·       Experience supervising / managing staff and
local organizations.
·       Previous experience working with USG projects
or other donors and multilateral agencies with an in-depth knowledge of USG
programs, regulations, compliance and reporting.
·       Ability to work in a complex environment with
multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
·       Excellent technical writing, data collection,
analysis and reporting skills required.
·       Excellent facilitation, oral and written
communications skills
How to Apply:
Interested
candidates who meet the above requirements, should send their applications by
email to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com addressed to the Human Resource Manager attaching
their application letters and CV.
JSI is an equal opportunity
employer so women are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 22nd May 2020
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