Technical Officer US Non-profit Careers – Jhpiego

 

Job Title:        Technical Officer

Organization: Jhpiego

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Jhpiego is an
“international non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns
Hopkins University.” The group was founded in 1973 and initially called
the Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and
Obstetrics, but is now referred to simply as Jhpiego.

 

Job Summary:   Reporting to the Technical Advisor, the
Technical Officer Position will be responsible for providing technical and implementation
support to all project activities in the respective districts of operation.
S/he will ensure the technical quality of all activities in support of the
project’s overall goal, through regular liaison with and supervision from the
Regional Referral Hospitals. S/he will also provide ongoing technical support
to the 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 quality of care. S/he will also be responsible
for capacity building function, which involves working closely with the
project’s partners, including the district health teams, health workers and
regional referral hospital staff. Throughout the project, Jhpiego will target
West Nile Region and the 3 districts of Lamwo, Amuru and Agago in Acholi
sub-region.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Train and work with Health Workers to improve quality of care
  • Support the implementation of the RMNCAH/N/HIV high impact interventions
    at regional and district levels.
  • Conduct regular routine assessments and supervision visits to
    program related sites and activities.
  • Carry out any other duties in support of the wider Project goal as
    assigned
  • Participate in the development of RMNCAH/N/HIV project work plans.
  • Work closely with the M&E to Collect and analyze complete
    programmatic data in a timely fashion
  • Support the collection of routine health data from health facilities
    and district health teams.
  • Support the conduct of surveys as required.
  • Maintain regular communication with the Technical Advisor and
    compile work plan updates from the field
  • Provide regular progress, trip and monthly reports to the line
    Manager in a timely manner and ensure that all the reports are filed
  • 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.
  • Develop effective and collaborative relationships with all project
    partners, including the district health teams, implementing partners and
    network of CSOs in the regions.
  • Ensure that complementary technical approaches are established with
    other stakeholders in similar geographical locations.
  • Ensure effective coordination with and capacity building support to
    the district and community levels.
  • Capture and document field activities, case studies and experience
    from the field during the course of routine work.
  • Adhere to all project policies and procedures

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a Health related
    field including Public Health, Community Health or equivalent.
  • A strong background in medicine and nursing is preferred.
  • At least five years’ work experience in similar field and /or
    experience working on a USAID funded project
  • Experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills
  • Experience in working with local government
  • Experience in developing work plans and activity budgets
  • Thorough understanding of high impact RMNCAH/N/HIV interventions
  • Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines of the RMNCAH
    sharpened plan/Investment case
  • Competency in computer applications (word, excel, power point)
  • Excellent communication skills, with strong leadership skills and a supportive
    management style
  • Excellent diplomacy and stakeholder liaison skills, and experience
    in working in partnerships to deliver programs

 

How to Apply:

All applicants
should apply online at the link below.

 

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Note: The successful
candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment
background investigation.

 

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