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

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

Job Title:      Advisor, HIV Prevention Services

Organisation: John Snow, Inc

Duty Station: Uganda

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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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