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Project Coordinator LRRH Job Placements – John Snow, Inc

Project Coordinator LRRH Job Placements – John Snow, Inc

Job Title:       Project Coordinator LRRH

Organization:  John Snow, Inc

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to:   Senior Health System Strengthening Advisor (SHSSA)

About US:

John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a leader in the field of international public health, is currently recruiting for a position of Project Coordinator for the Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango (RHITES-N, Lango) Project, funded by the 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. 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 Project Coordinator is a full-time position and will be based in Lira, Uganda. S/he will be responsible in provision of technical, operational support and coordination between Lira Regional Referral Hospital and the USAID/RHITES-N, Lango Project to ensure quality HIV/AIDS, prevention, care and treatment services, RMNCAH/ FP,WASH, TB, Malaria, Nutrition. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

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Provision of clinical care services

Specific tasks include:

  • Participate with the hospital clinical services team in direct patient care as needed
  • Ensure clinical care service delivery processes, including client flow systems are well organized
  • Work with respective clinic and technical heads to strengthen team-building for clinic staff.
  • Work with the different service delivery team to ensure functional linkages within the hospital
  • Build technical competencies of facility health care providers in service delivery for project areas through coaching, trainings, onsite mentorships and peer to peer learning meetings.
  • To improve HIV prevention services within the district by integrating and scaling up high impact HTS services and support the expansion of HIV testing efforts for maximum yield.
  • To integrate TB diagnostic and treatment services into key facility service points
  • In collaboration with the VMMC Project Officer, improve access and quality, care and safety of VMMC services in the facility
  • Support delivery of care and treatment services with the ultimate goal of attaining viral load suppression for children and adults living with HIV.
  • Work with the facility to support scale up of HIV services (assessment, accreditation and build the capacity of health facilities to provide HIV services)
  • Develop and timely submit work plans and budgets for all assigned facility based activities in relation to USAID/ RHITES-N, Lango team.
  • Support health facilities and districts to use data for decision making
  • Support to ensure the facility teams are functional and participate in facility meetings to strengthen structures in the facility.
  • Support the facility to document best practices (case studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips in addition to the routine and ad hoc reports).

Participate in project and facility led capacity strengthening activities for the facility team

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Specific tasks include:

  • Together with RHITES-N, Lango team identify training needs for project area service delivery teams and support implementation of training activities as per plans developed.
  • Provide on-site clinical mentoring to HIV service delivery teams on management of HIV according to MOH guidelines.
  • Provide training through clinical consultations, assisting other clinical and non-clinical team to solve clinical problems.
  • Working with the RHITES-N, Lango team, identify areas of quality improvement and support implementation of QI activities in the clinic.
  • Working with the clinic Heads, assist in preparation of journal clubs and CMEs for continuous professional education.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports to the RHITES-N, Lango project.

Coordination and monitoring of RHITES-N, Lango-supported service delivery implementation activities at the RRH

Specific tasks include:

  • Ensure implementation of service delivery is as per the RHITES-N, Lango work plan, within the broader mandate of the MOH.
  • Coordinate the RHITES-N, Lango supported team at the facility to ensure harmonized implementation of services
  • Working with the project DCOP and develop work plans for strengthening other MOH services at sites supported by RHITES-N, Lango project.
  • Working with the RRH pharmacy team, monitor logistics/HIV commodities management and ensure timely submission of monthly reports on logistics.
  • Ensure functional linkages between the various components of HIV service delivery (clinical services, laboratory, pharmacy, MNCH, TB, and community based initiatives).
  •  Perform any other related duties assigned for time to time

Supervisory roles

  • In coordination with the RRH, oversee the financial and administrative activities by other project staff at the facility including ensuring staff appraisals, reviewing and approving financial and administrative requests and accountabilities
  • Carry out regular activities to assess and build necessary competencies of the project teams
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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and / or a Master’s Degree in Public Health or Clinical Medicine will be an added advantage.
  • At least three years of work experience gained through serving within a government institution or PEPFAR funded program with proven ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district and or sub national level.
  • Possession of a valid registration certificate from the Uganda Medical & Dental practitioners Council.
  • Excellent communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
  • Ability and willingness to reside in and work within the supported district.
  • Previous experience in an HIV/AIDS related field will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

How to Apply:

All Interested candidates who meet the above requirements, should send their applications by email to ug-rhites-n@ugisi.com addressed to the Human Resource Manager attaching their application letters and CV

JSI is an equal opportunity employer so women are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 3rd April 2020 at 5:00 pm

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