TB/HIV Specialist NGO Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

 

Job Title:    TB/HIV Specialist

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)

Duty Station:  Jinja,
Uganda

Reports to:  Snr. Technical Advisor TB/HIV Care &
Treatment

 

About US:

University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health
care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit
affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45
countries, including the United States.

 

Established in 1965,
URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social
systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to
identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.
Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services
addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including
HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and
nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on
improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a
particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

 

About USAID Project:

University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Regional Health Integration to
Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAID’s RHITES EC). The
purpose of this project is to support the implementation of a comprehensive,
integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance.
This five-year activity targets 12 districts in East-Central Uganda with an
estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated
package of quality health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and child development services.

 

Job Summary:  With technical guidance of the Regional
Program Manager, HIV care and Treatment, TB and VMMC Advisors, the HIV/TB
Specialist will support the respective district health teams in strengthening
capacity of healthcare facility teams to improve quality of HIV and TB services
through onsite trainings, support supervision, clinical and QI
mentoring/coaching.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Lead in
routine assessment and identification of capacity building and service delivery
needs for ensuring quality services across the continuum of the HIV and TB
response. 

·       
Participate
in capacity enhancement activities including organizing tailored site
mentorships to address performance and quality gaps, in accordance with
project, cluster and district-specific weekly, monthly, and quarterly
implementation plans.

·       
Participate
in support supervision, mentoring and coaching activities using the Quality
Improvement approach in line with the national quality improvement framework.

·       
Participate
in data quality assessment and data quality improvement initiatives. 

·       
Participate
in performance review mechanisms at regional, cluster, district and facility
level.

·       
Support
Supply chain Officers, district and facility teams in the appropriate
management of commodities for supporting service delivery along the 95:95:95
cascades for HIV and TB services.

·       
Support
implementation of the Differentiated Service delivery models for HIV Care and
treatment in the districts/health facilities under his/her jurisdiction;

·       
Coordinate
with supervisor and respective program component Advisors to supervise and
guide the VMMC Officer, supply chain Officer and care and treatment interns in
their day- to-day project activities

·       
Closely
work with the Cluster M&E Officer to ensure that weekly, monthly and
quarterly results are reported as per project reporting guidelines, including
ensuring quality of HIV and TB data.

·       
Closely
work with the District Program Officers (DPOs) and the district mentors to
mentor and/or coach health workers in the various aspects of HIV and TB
management to ensure quality of HIV and TB services and achievement of set
target.

·       
Participate
in activities under other program areas as will be assigned by the supervisor.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine (MBChB), and
additional training and experience in HIV/AIDS and TB clinical management.

·       
Additional
post-graduate training will be of added advantage.

·       
At least
three years of experience working with HIV/AIDS and TB clinical service
delivery support programs.

·       
Knowledge
in clinical HIV/AIDS and TB management, including the current national
guidelines for HIV prevention, care and treatment and TB management.

·       
Experience
in training and mentoring other healthcare workers

·       
Demonstrated
leadership and teamwork; produces high quality work in a timely, cost-effective
manner.

·       
Experience
in managing quality improvement interventions and technical/institutional
capacity building programs; and

·       
Excellent
written and oral communication skills.

 

How to Apply:

All qualified
applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail their complete applications
with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and
contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:

 

Snr. Human Resource
Officer,

University Research
Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,

Plot 1 Bridge Lane,
Mpumudde Division,

P.O. Box 5053,
Jinja, Uganda

 

E-mail:
HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

 

Deadline: 27th November 2020 by 2:00pm

 

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