District TB/HIV Project Officer NGO Jobs – The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)

 

Job Title:    District TB/HIV Project
Officer

Organisation: The AIDS Support Organization (TASO
Uganda)

Duty Station: Uganda

REF: 
TS/HR/PMGT/30

Reports to: PCT PO/ Cluster Team Leader

 

About US:

The AIDS Support
Organization (TASO Uganda), an organisation contributing to a process of
preventing HIV infection, restoring hope and improving the quality of life of
persons, families and communities affected by HIV infection and disease.

 

About Project:

TASO is implementing
various projects funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with
guidance from the Government of Uganda, to accelerate epidemic control and
achieve the UNAIDS  95 95 95 targets.

 

Job Summary:  The
District TB/HIV Project Officer will provide technical assistance to project
and Health facility staff, Facility-Community-Based Linkage Facilitators and
District Health Teams (DHTs) to ensure effective linkages and referrals for
quality accelerated TB epidemic control through evidence-based high impact
prevention, care, and treatment and support responses in the Cluster areas.
S/he will provide technical support to the district health team (DHT) and
district-led programming in the district, initiate, plan, coordinate and
evaluate project activities designed to enhance capabilities, governance and
functionality of DHTs and District Community services Department.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Participate
in the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to
TB/HIV and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the
design of new programs.

·       
Work
with Community-Facility Linkages Facilitators, VHTs and other community
structures to implement and monitor project indicators in the community
setting.

·       
Work
with the local CBOs and Community-Facility Linkage Facilitators to conduct
community education/mobilization to generate demand for collaborative TB/HIV
services and ensure the uptake of HIV Counselling and Testing, and TB screening
and diagnostic services for children, adolescents and adults in a
child-friendly manner at community level.

·       
Coordinate
and monitor the referral system between the community and the Health
Facilities.

·       
Supervise
the peer educators, expert clients and linkage facilitators to conduct HTS,
TB/HIV referrals, follow ups and TB/HIV treatment defaulter tracing.

·       
Work
with the local CBOs to establish new and strengthen existing psychosocial
support groups (PSSGs) at community level to promote completion of TB
treatment;

·       
Prepare
comprehensive monthly and quarterly reports of all activities carried out as
per the work plan.

·       
Improve
linkage to the care system with a stronger focus on TB/HIV case finding and
client indexing

·       
Support
in strengthening the multidisciplinary linkage coordination at the facility and
community levels

·       
Support
mentoring activities for HCWs in relation to TB/ HIV /AIDS prevention services
in the cluster especially those targeting improvements along the cascade of
care and treatment and Technical Assistance for the handling of complicated TB
cases.

·       
Support
Continuous Quality Improvement approaches for TB/HIV/AIDS prevention, care,
treatment and support services in the Cluster areas.

·       
Provide
support in planning related to TB & HIV/AIDS prevention and community
linkages services in the Cluster.

·       
Coordinate
and maintain working relationship with DHTs, District Education and Sports,
Community Development Offices and partners in the District.

·       
Serve as
a liaison between the DHT Education and Community Development and Community
Services and the Project Management in the district of operation to monitor the
district-led programming and sub-granting process.

·       
Facilitate
proper coordination within program districts and act as a District based focal
point for the overall coordination and management of the program.

·       
Participate
in coordination committees contributing to accelerating to Epidemic control in
the District.

·       
Provide
regular and periodic feedback on accountability to governance structures namely
DHT, District Council, Sub county Council and Health Management Committees
especially of High Volume Sites.

·       
Oversee
coordination of Community structures at high Volume Health Facilities in the
District.

·       
Mapping
and identifying non PEPFAR Partners to create synergy and resources leveraging.

·       
Establish
and strengthen linkages between Family support groups, Demonstration gardens
with relevant government agencies such as Wealth Creation, Women Empowerment
Projects and Youth Livelihood.

 

Key Outputs

·       
Support
the facilities and DHT to implement activities to improve TB Case Finding, TB
patient tracking, treatment adherence in the community and facility settings
and achieve set targets.

·       
Availability
and provision of INH Prophylactic Treatment (IPT) to eligible HIV positive
adults and Children ensured

·       
Stronger
collaboration between the linkage officer and Facility-Community Linkage
Facilitators for TB/HIV prevention and control interventions ensured

·       
Differentiated
service delivery models and community support programs for TB prevention and
control implemented

·       
Family
Support Groups, Peer Support Groups, Expert Clients and other community
structures assisted to develop action plans which are aligned to the TB
prevention strategy and the key result areas of the project focusing on
accelerated TB/HIV epidemic control.

·       
Coordination
of TASO Soroti regional Project supported activities at district level,
community and facility and ensure Communications between the Project and
Districts relayed and enhanced

·       
District
Training data base updated and maintained

·       
Timely
District consolidated reports compiled and presented

·       
Monthly
and quarterly District narrative reports compiled

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
Active Registration with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council is
a MUST. A post graduate qualification is an added advantage.

·       
Additional
Training: Evidence of having attended specialized training in TB and HIV/AIDS
management. Ability to ride a motorcycle and possession of a valid motorcycle
riding permit (Class A) is a Must.

·       
A
minimum of five years’ experience in providing technical assistance and
mentorship of HCWs in TB & HIV/AIDS prevention and community linkages
within MoH structures and systems.

·       
Comprehensive
knowledge and experience in TB and HIV/AIDS management, prevention and
community referral and linkages as per the national community referral and
linkages framework.

·       
Good
working knowledge of TB and HIV/AIDS prevention programs, strategies, processes
and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of
HIV/AIDS programs.

·       
Knowledge
of USG programming policies and regulations, MoH and district procedures and
practices.

·       
Specialized
knowledge and experience in Community Health and stakeholder engagement skills
and attributes.

·       
Good
understanding of District Health System Experience implementing quality
Improvement initiatives and conducting health facility mentorship will be an
added advantage

·       
Additional
experience and understanding of sub Award/ sub grant management will be an
added advantage.

·       
Familiarity
with the functioning of the decentralized Local Government System of Uganda

·       
Proven
technical Knowledge and skills in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Nutrition
and Family Planning, quality Improvement and Health system Strengthening.

·       
Proven
technical knowledge and skills in HIV Care and Treatment, Family Planning
Maternal Child Health Services, QI and understanding of HSS.

·       
Knowledge
of PEPFAR/US Government programming policies and regulations, procedures and
practices, which bear on project management in support of cooperative
agreements.

·       
Strong
representation, oral and written communication skills.

·       
Excellent
interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with the DHTs
and HFs.

·       
In-depth
knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS and report writing.

·       
Project
planning skills and a good understanding of sub granting systems to local
governments.

·       
Cross
cultural sensitivity and ability to interact well with diverse groups of people
and multiple teams.

·       
Good
organizational, time management influencing and networking skills.

·       
Ability
to demonstrate flexibility, open mindedness and to speak the local language

·       
Computer
proficiency in MS Office Applications.

·       
Willingness
to work in rural settings.

·       
Other
Qualities/Attributes:

Integrity, Emotional control, Confidentiality and Openness, Team player,
Ability to work under mental and physical stress and Empathy.

 

How to Apply:

All qualified candidates who meet all the above requirements are invited
to submit their resume, copies of certified academic certificates, testimonials
and three referees, two of which should be professional referees and, a current
employer / immediate supervisor including their telephone and email contacts. All
interested Candidates MUST fully fill the TASO Online Job Application Form, scan
and save all the relevant documents in one folder and forward only online
applications with the relevant credentials

 

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Deadline: 10th
December 2020 by 5:30 pm

 

NB: While TASO appreciates all the interested candidates, only those
invited for interviews will be reached. In case you do not hear from consider
yourself unsuccessful. Please note disqualification.

 

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