Malaria Officer USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

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Malaria Officer USAID Project Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Job Title:      Malaria Officer

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Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Malaria Advisor

About US:

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 Malaria Officer will collaborate with the Malaria Advisor to support the RHITES-N, Lango technical team, districts and health facilities to plan, coordinate and monitor implementation of malaria interventions aligned to the Uganda Malaria Reduction 2014 – 2020 strategic plan including promoting case management (diagnosis, treatment and prevention) and prevention efforts through implementation of strategic objectives and interventions. The Malaria Officer will work together with Malaria Advisor in liaison with Ministry of Health (MoH) and relevant stakeholders to improve the quality of health care services in target districts. S/he will report to the Malaria Advisor.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Actively participate in coordination of implementation of malaria case management including diagnosis treatment and prevention activities in RHITES-N, Lango supported districts;
  • Participate in the MOH-National Malaria Control Program planning and coordination meetings and activities;
  • Coordinate provider skills strengthening activities for malaria activities in the project supported health facilities;
  • Actively contribute to collaborative efforts with a wide array of organizations, including district-level partners, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and other government counterparts to plan, implement, and monitor malaria-related activities including capacity building efforts;
  • Contribute to provision of technical expertise on scopes of work for local organizations to implement malaria-related demand-generation and service delivery activities that target health units and communities, support community health worker and community health group efforts to reduce the burden of malaria, and support the integration of malaria specific activities into other related health initiatives;
  • Work with the Malaria Advisor to provide inputs for annual reviews and project strategic planning exercises, and ensure the accurate and timely submission of all required technical reporting and deliverables for malaria-related activities;
  • Work with M&E Team and Technical Director to help develop, maintain, and monitor the activities set in the work plan for malaria activities; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Malaria Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and fully registered with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Council;
  • At least three years’ work experience in malaria program management;
  • 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 ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com addressed to the Human Resource Manager

Deadline: 12th April 2019

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