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JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT UEC - UCMB

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AUGUST 2019

SUMMARY

 

NO. POSITION Vacancies Job Placement Supervisor
1. HIV Care and treatment project officer 2 At UCMB Nsambya offices- Kampala district Senior Clinical HIV/TB Technical Advisor
2. MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER-Health Information System (HIS) 1 At UCMB Nsambya offices- Kampala district Strategic Information/CQI Advisor
3. Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant 1 At UCMB Nsambya offices- Kampala district Strategic Information/CQI Advisor
4. Finance & Compliance Officer 1 At UCMB Nsambya offices- Kampala district Finance & Compliance Manager

 

 

DETAILS

 

UGANDA EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE

Uganda Catholic Secretariat

Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau

KAMPALA HIV/AIDS PROJECT

The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) is the legal body of Catholic Bishops of Uganda implementing the Kampala HIV/AIDS Project through its Health Department with funding from the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI). Within the framework of the Inter Medical Bureau Coalition (IBC), the project provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in Private-Not-For Profit (PNFP) Health Care Facilities (HCFs) in Kampala and Wakiso Districts. The Uganda Episcopal Conference would like to fill the following positions with quality  and highly motivated candidates able to work with a dynamic project team at the Uganda Catholic Secretariat. Eligible and interested candidates should apply and attach their signed CVs, copies of certificates, degrees, and testimonials to the address below not later than 4th  September 2019

 

The Secretary General

Uganda Catholic Secretariat,

Plot 672, Hanlon Road – Nsambya Hill

P.O. Box 2886 Kampala

 

POSITION:   HIV CARE AND TREATMENT PROJECT OFFICER

Vacancies:      2

Job Placement: At UCMB Nsambya offices- Kampala district.

Supervisor:    Senior Clinical HIV/TB Technical Advisor

 

JOB DESCRIPTION  

The HIV Care and Treatment Project Officer will be working with the Senior HIV Technical Advisor in supporting  PNFP facilities under the Kampala Region HIV Project (KHP) to offer quality HIV services for HIV care, treatment, TB/HIV and eMTCT services in pursuit of the UNAIDS goals of 95-95-95 and attainment of HIV epidemic control in the Kampala Region (Kampala and Wakiso).

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide technical guidance to Private Not For Profit (PNFP) supported facilities in the Kampala Region to ensure that comprehensive HIV/AIDS services are offered that is prevention, HIV case identification, linkage to treatment, ART and sustained viral suppression.
  • Collaborate with other project team members to ensure national and treatment standards, guidelines and protocols are adhered to.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the supported facilities to develop and implement annual work plans.
  • Conduct quarterly assessment of facility performance develop and excute technical assistance plans to improve facility performance  .
  • Support quality assurance activities in the area of care and treatment.
  • Provide regular support supervision, mentoring and coaching of facility staffs in various HIV/AIDS components ranging from eMTCT, adult and Pediatric care, TB/HIV collaboration, co-morbidities management, gender integration, KP/PP-focused services and nutrition.
  • Provide prompt support in clinical management for complicated cases presented by facility staffs.
  • Support PNFP facilities to strengthen viral load monitoring activities, intensive adherence counseling and ensure functional switch committees at the facilities.
  • In conjunction with facility staff develop cases summaries and other required documentation for learning as well as access to 3rd line regimens.
  • Identify areas for quality improvement interventions under Care and Treatment/eMTCT and follow up the QI projects to institutionalize and sustain quality HIV care in supported facilities.
  • Support facilities to transition patients to optimal ART regimens as per the evolving MOH guidelines.
  • Liaise with the other team members to strengthen community-based interventions, referrals and linkages that assure viral suppression and retention in care.

 

Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Diploma in Clinical medicine from a recognized Institution.
  • Five years clinical experience in HIV/AIDS service provision including mentorship to lower level facilities.
  • Training as a MOH/district mentor in the most current HIV/AIDS interventions.
  • Experience in undertaking quality improvement interventions in HIV/AIDS activities with demonstrable positive outcomes.
  • Prior experience of providing technical support to lower level facilities is an added advantage.
  • Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

POSITION: MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER-Health Information System (HIS)

Vacancies:      1

Job Placement: At UCMB Nsambya offices- Kampala district.

Supervisor: Strategic Information/CQI Advisor 

 

Job Description:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer-HIS spearheads data collection using manual and electronic systems at PNFP supported facilities within the  Region, compilation and analysis of Surge and APN data, support the technical teams in close monitoring of key advanced HIV disease management aspects, liaising with district biostatisticians to ensure that data from the PNFP subsector synchronized and entered into DHIS2 and Hybrid templates for reporting to MOH, IDI and PEPFAR.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with facility teams and the poject team in training and mentorship of facility M&E staff.
  • Support facilities to compile and submit weekly surge, APN, IPT and PMTCT reports.
  • Mentor and coach Facility teams and as well community partners on appropriate use of HMIS data collection tools for data recording.
  • Mentor facility records assistants and data volunteers on use of MoH recommended electronic patient monitoring systems (DHIS2, OpenMRS ,WAOS and TWOS) for data management and data aggregation to enhance timely reporting.
  • Support facilities to ensure completeness of entries into the openMRS, data cleaning and reporting.
  • Support facilities to ensure timely and accurate completion and submission of HMIS reports and other required reports to the district biostatisticians in the 2 districts of Kampala-Wakiso Region.
  • Train and mentor lower level facility staffs in computer packages that enhance program implementation and reporting.
  • Support the PNFP facilities in the region to conduct regular data quality assessment as per MoH DQA guidelines on data collected at health facilities and ensure regular feedback is given to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Mentor and coach facility staffs to summarize data collected (including finer age disaggregation) and how it can be displayed for use at both facility level and District level.
  • Perform periodic analysis on  HMIS data  to inform UEC-IBC Regional Project on the progress of activity implementation and/or change strategies to improve performance.
  • Generate narrative and quantitative reports for submission to the Prime Partner.
  • Effectively participate in district performance review meetings by ensuring availability of relevant data and documentation as a contribution from the PNFP subsector.
  • Support the SI/CQI advisor in compiling program reports
  • Any other duty as assigned by superiors

 

Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s ‘degree in Biostatistics/Statistics, Quantitative economics, Monitoring and Evaluation or its equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Health Information Systems (HMIS, DHIS & OpenMRS).
  • Knowledge of common Statistical analysis and database management packages Ms Access, Ms Excel, STATA, SPSS, EPiDATA.
  • Good Knowledge of MER 2.3 PEPFAR indicators and PEPFAR reporting requirements.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS related programming.
  • Self-motivation and result oriented.
  • Ability to monitor health Data collection and data entry into management systems and write good project reports and plans.

Good IT skills (generic applications, internal communications systems, and software packages to support M&E management)

  • Comprehensive knowledge of error resolution in data entry
  • Mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Graduate training in Public Health, health service management is an added advantage
  • Experience in working with Faith Based subsector is an added advantage.

 

POSITION: MONITORING AND EVALUATION ASSISTANT

Vacancies:      1

Job Placement: At UCMB Nsambya offices- Kampala district.

Supervisor: Strategic Information/CQI Advisor 

Job Description:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant works with the officers under the guidance of the SI Advisor to carry out data collection using manual and electronic systems at PNFP supported facilities within the  Region, compilation and reporting

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support facility teams and build their M&E capacity.
  • Support facilities to compile and submit weekly surge, APN, IPT and PMTCT reports.
  • Mentor and coach Facility teams and as well community partners on appropriate use of HMIS data collection tools for data recording.
  • Mentor facility records assistants and data volunteers on use of MoH recommended electronic patient monitoring systems (DHIS2, OpenMRS ,WAOS and TWOS) for data management and data aggregation to enhance timely reporting.
  • Support facilities to ensure completeness of entries into the openMRS, data cleaning and reporting.
  • Support facilities to ensure timely and accurate completion and submission of HMIS reports
  • Support the PNFP facilities in the region to conduct regular data quality assessment as per MoH DQA guidelines on data collected at health facilities and ensure regular feedback is given to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Mentor and coach facility staffs to summarize data collected (including finer age disaggregation) and how it can be displayed for use at both facility level and District level.
  • Participate in district data review meetings and provide feedback to facilities
  • Support the SI/CQI advisor in compiling program reports
  • Any other duty as assigned by superiors

 

 Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s ‘degree in Biostatistics/Statistics, , Quantitative economics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Business computing, population studies or any other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in Health Information Systems (HMIS, DHIS & OpenMRS).
  • Good working Knowledge of MER 2.3 PEPFAR indicators and PEPFAR reporting requirements.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS related programming.
  • Self-motivation and result oriented.
    • knowledge of error resolution in data entry
    • Mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Experience in working with Faith Based subsector is an added advantage.

 

POSITION: Finance & Compliance Officer:

Vacancies:      1

Job Placement: At UCMB Nsambya offices- Kampala district.

Supervisor: Finance & Compliance Manager

 

Job Description

The Finance and Compliance Officer’s primary responsibility is to  provide timely and accurate reviews of Sub Recipient quarterly budgets, expenditure, post account allocation for all PH Advance accounts, build capacity of lower level supported health units in financial management in line with donor requirements.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Receive and review cash forecasts from the Sub-recipients and counterparts to ensure they are in line with the approved grant budgets and monitor partners’ budgets throughout the year.
  • Assist Programme Staff in developing grant budgets that align with their work plans.
  • Conduct financial reviews for Sub-recipients (partners) to evaluate compliance with UCMB, IDI and Donor regulations.
  • Timely and accurate verification of sub recipient advances and liquidations of HIV/AIDS   related activities ensuring that all expenses are coded to the appropriate account codes, expenses are within budget and are adequately supported and are authentic.
  • Provide general capacity building to counterparts in areas of budgeting, broad financial management and programmatic accountability.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of partner advances /grants and assisting partners/grantees with advice and practical guidelines on financial matters.
  • Assist the Finance & Compliance Manager with month end reporting.
  • Review all substantiating source documentation to ensure that they comply with GAAP, A-122, all relevant USG regulations, and RHSP agreement terms.
  • Conduct reconciliation and monitoring of the grant data entered in the Accounting software to ensure accuracy in cost charging.
  • Prepare payment requests, vouchers for accuracy and completeness for payment.
  • Ensure compliance with donor  rules and regulations
  • Review and process cash advances for Partners.
  • Work closely with UCMB finance staff, other project technical staffs, supported health care facilities and vendors.

Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Com / BBA with Accounting options
  • At least five years’ work experience in a busy finance environment and experience in Health related International NGO operations, regulations and compliance issues.
  • Additional qualification in CPA, ACCA is an added advantage.
  • Computer Literacy with Competency in NAVISION, MS word, MS Excel and accounting software.
  • Team player with excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • The person must be able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at a time and work effectively with colleagues from different backgrounds.

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UCMB is located within Uganda Catholic Secretariat
P. O. Box 2886, 
Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 256-414-510575/6
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