Senior Technical Officers – Urban DOTs (2 Vacancies)
Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Project Name: TRACK TB
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: MSH/SURE Offices, Kampala, Uganda
TRACK TB is a 5 – year USAID-funded project that started in January 2013 and ends in 2017. TRACK TB focuses on increasing Tuberculosis (TB) Case Detection Rate (CDR) and Treatment Success Rate (TSR) in Kampala and USAID supported districts in TB/HIV. This is aimed at meeting national targets for reducing the burden of TB; MDR-TB and TB/HIV co infection.
The Senior Technical Officer Urban DOTS will be responsible for implementation of activities that fall under the Urban DOTS result area of TRACK TB Project.
Working in collaboration with KCCA and partners under the Kampala City Tuberculosis Task Force (KCTF), s/he will provide technical and operational support
to implementation of TB control services at diagnostic and treatment units (DTUs) in Kampala city in order to meet the national targets for TB control.
In close collaboration with the community coordinator at Aids Information Centre (AIC), s/he will provide technical and operational support towards control of
tuberculosis at community level including community DOT, TB health education, and tracing of contacts of infectious TB cases diagnosed in health care facilities.
Provide technical operational support implementation of the urban DOTS model for KCCA and monitor its contribution towards achieving the set targets.
Support the district and divisional TB control teams in implementation of TB control activities including support supervision, mentorship of health care workers
in TB control and preparation of quarterly performance reports.
Lead the process of implementation of SOP use for TB case notification and quality of care at health facility level.
Identification and timely communication of innovative approaches to TB and TB/ HIV control based on field experiences.
In collaboration with the district divisional and community TB control teams, identify gaps in TB, TB/HIV care at district, divisional and health facility level that
need support and bring them to the attention of the technical advisor Urban DOTs for necessary intervention.
The applicant should hold an MB.Ch.B degree or a degree in Public Health, nursing or social Work and social Administration, community psychology, a Masters in public health will be an added advantage,
Skills and Experience:
A minimum of two years’ working experience in TB or TB/HIV care and support at district or health facility level,
Effective interpersonal and excellent communication and computer skills
All interested applicants should send them to:
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann Drive Bugolobi,
P O Box 71419, Kampala, Uganda. Email: HRUG@msh.org
Deadline 15th November, 2013.