Advisor, HIV Prevention Services USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc

 

Job Title:      Advisor,
HIV Prevention Services

Organisation: John
Snow, Inc

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to:
Senior Infectious Disease Advisor

 

About US:

John Snow, Inc.
(JSI), a leader in the field of international public health, is currently
recruiting for two positions for the USAID-Regional Health Integration to
Enhance Services-North, Lango (USAID-RHITES-N, Lango) Project. USAID- RHITES-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. 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. RHITES-N, Lango is
a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref Health Africa, Doctors with
Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.

 

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 (IPCJ and outreach, social
and behavior change (SEC) 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,
disseminate, and ensure operationalization of training materials and
systematically update technical staff, CSOs and district I 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.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
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 also 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.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates 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

 

Deadline: 13th September 2020

 

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