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Childhood and Paediatric TB Program Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

The University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the five- year USAID funded Defeat TB Activity. The purpose of this project is to support the Government of Uganda’s TB Control Program to increase TB case notification, case detection and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening, with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda.


The Childhood TB Programme Officer is responsible for strengthening capacity for Childhood-TB diagnosis and management within the designated project area of work and contribute to National efforts and results. S/he will support the Childhood TB Technical Advisor to coordinate the implementation, monitoring and reporting of Childhood TB results

Responsibilities

  1. Plan and coordinate provider skills strengthening activities for all components of childhood TB prevention, active case finding, diagnosis, enrollment on treatment and adherence support to complete treatment
  2. Provide technical support  and facilitate the Health facility TB care teams to effectively implement childhood TB control activities and report the case finding results and treatment outcomes (including provision of virtual support through telephone, e-mail or other)
  3. Implement the systematic childhood TB learning agenda, document and disseminate results (innovations and best practices) on a quarterly basis
  4. Develop annual, quarterly and monthly Childhood TB activity workplans and periodic reports
  5. Develop TB M&E capacity for the hospital TB care teams in collaboration with the District and Zonal TB and Leprosy Supervisors ensuring timely submission of National and activity reports
  6. Coordinate onsite training, clinical mentorship and coaching for improvement of childhood TB case finding and management using standard MOH tools and guidelines
  7. Monitor the implementation of planned activities through periodic consultations, progress review meetings, reports review, and field visits; providing feedback for improving performance
  8. Conduct and document Childhood TB Operations research activities
  9. Coordinate the application of Continuous Quality Improvement methods to improve Childhood TB diagnosis and management

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Nursing; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Training program planning; Project implementation; Public health
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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