TB/HIV Specialist

at University Research Co. (URC)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted January 14, 2020
Category Healthcare
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

TB/HIV Specialist, Jinja, Uganda
Organization: University Research Co. (URC)
Country: Uganda
Field location: Jinja, Uganda

University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005 is an implementer for the USAID's Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (USAID's RHITES EC) Activity. The purpose of the Activity is to support delivery of integrated health and HIV services in 12 districts of East-Central Uganda. URC seeks a qualified candidate to fill the following position:

TB/HIV Specialist (1)

With technical guidance of the Regional Program Manager, HIV care and Treatment, TB and VMMC Advisors, the HIV/TB Specialist will support the respective district health teams in strengthening capacity of healthcare facility teams to improve quality of HIV and TB services through onsite trainings, support supervision, clinical and QI mentoring/coaching

Job Specifications:

(1) Specific Responsibilities: -

a) Lead in routine assessment and identification of capacity building and service delivery needs for ensuring quality services across the continuum of the HIV and TB response;
b) Participate in capacity enhancement activities including organizing tailored site mentorships to address performance and quality gaps, in accordance with project, cluster and district-specific weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans;
c) Participate in support supervision, mentoring and coaching activities using the Quality Improvement approach in line with the national quality improvement framework;
d) Participate in data quality assessment and data quality improvement initiatives;
e) Participate in performance review mechanisms at regional, cluster, district and facility level;
f) Support Supply chain Officers, district and facility teams in the appropriate management of commodities for supporting service delivery along the 95:95:95 cascades for HIV and TB services;
g) Support implementation of the Differentiated Service delivery models for HIV Care and treatment in the districts/health facilities under his/her jurisdiction;
h) Coordinate with supervisor and respective program component Advisors to supervise and guide the VMMC Officer, supply chain Officer and care and treatment interns in their day- to-day project activities;

Skills

Knowledge in clinical HIV/AIDS and TB management, including the current national guidelines for HIV prevention, care and treatment and TB management; (e) Experience in training and mentoring other healthcare workers
(3) Other desired attributes: -.

Demonstrated leadership and teamwork;
produces high quality work in a timely, cost-effective manner;
Experience in managing quality improvement interventions and technical/institutional capacity building programs;and
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Experience Requirements

Additional post-graduate training will be of added advantage;
At least 3 years of experience working with HIV/AIDS and TB clinical service delivery support programs;

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Medicine (MBChB), and additional training and experience in HIV/AIDS and TB clinical management;