2 DREAMS Program Officer USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: DREAMS Program Manager
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N 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.
Job Summary: The DREAMS Officer will support the District health teams to comprehensive DREAMS package to Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in the region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Take lead in, and provide overall oversight over and coordination of implementation of DREAMS services at health facilities for the RHITES-N, Lango project.
- Build the capacity of the District teams, Facility and community health workers to provide services on DREAMS initiative as per the National guidelines
- Provide technical assistance for DREAMS services through trainings and on site mentorship activities using the national curriculum, guidelines and protocols
- In collaboration with the M&E team, ensure that reporting and documentation of results from the DREAMS implementation is done timely and is of acceptable quality (ensuring accuracy and timeliness), ensuring timely updated of the DREAMS tracker
- Closely coordinate with Ministry of Health and roll out the implementation of DREAMS services
- Work closely with the project M&E team to ensure regular updates of the DREAMS tracker and accurate and timely reporting.
- Strengthen referral and linkages between health facility and community service delivery points for the identified AGYW
- Support establishment of community and facility Quality Improvement teams to support implementation of AGYW risk reduction plans
- Strengthen coordination among other DREAM partners in the region
- Develop plans and budgets and submit quarterly, annual and ad hoc DREAMS progress reports
- Represent the project at DREAMS meetings including Ministry of Health and USAID DREAMS technical working group activities.
- Conduct operational research activities involving the project supported health facilities
- Identify and document best practices
- Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Dreams Program Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and or related discipline
- At least three years’ work experience with DREAMS
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with project management abilities
- Ability and willingness to travel within the supported districts
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to the Human Resource Manager
Deadline: 21st June 2019