Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. CHAI through the Essential Child Medicines Program in partnership with the Ministry of Health seeks to increase access to appropriate treatment of diarrhea and Pneumonia among children under 5 years. The program has designed an intervention targeting approximately 600 public healthcare worker and 20 district health
officials in 20 high priority districts, using the IMCI guidelines. CHAI seeks to recruit an exceptionally motivated individual to coordinate the implementation of this intervention.
• Coordinate and monitor the implementation of all activities in 20 high burden districts
• Lead the engagement process with the Districts Health Offices (DHO) and get their buy in for the proposed activities
• Support and supervise the sub-contractor in charge of the training activities
• Strengthen DHO capacities to conduct supportive supervision to health facilities.
• Collect baseline data and continuously monitor progress against the pre-defi ned indicators
• Perform any other program duties as may be directed by ECM program
• Report back to CHAI Essential Child Medicines Coordinator every week to provide weekly programmatic updates
• Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution
• Experience working with district health teams
• Experience coordinating capacity building interventions, including on-the-job training, Continuous medical education and supportive supervision for public sector providers. Experience
with implementing IMCI interventions will be an added advantage
• Strong track record of delivering quality results.
The candidate will be expected to provide at least 3 different references related to successful relevant work experience over the last 2 years
• Outstanding project management skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated success in developing good relationships with public and private stakeholders in order to drive a multi-partner process
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and be effective under tight deadlines and in high-pressure situations
• Knowledge of Maternal and Child Health landscape
• Computer literate with ability to develop and use power point presentations Location, duration and availability
• The position is based in Kampala, with frequent travel to the 20 implementation districts
• 8-month fixed term contract (mid-February to September 2014)
• You must be available 100% during the required period
Compensation is attractive and is based on qualifications and experience.