Programme Development Officer Treatment Care & Support HIV/STI/TB Unit

JOB PURPOSE

The Programme Development Officer will provide technical support to the Treatment, Care & Support Component of the Programme in ensuring the effective implementation of the programme activities and contribute to the achievement of the programmes goals and objectives.

 

KEY OUPUTS

  • Coordination of the National PMTCT Programme
  • Reporting mechanisms requirements relevant to the project are met
  • Coordinate the purchasing of health products – ARVs & Test kits
  • Monthly Programme reports relating to the National PMTCT Programme and health products

 

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Assist in ensuring that the reporting mechanisms requirements relevant to the specific programme are met.
  • Ensure that surveillance data submitted to unit is collated and analysed in keeping with reporting requirements.
  • Timely reporting through the summarization and collation of information required for stipulated reports.
  • Monitoring the PMTCT Programme and develop policies to govern service delivery
  • Monitoring treatment sites with regular visits and audits and analysis of reports to facilitate programme implementation at the site level.
  • Monitoring the ARV and test kits supply chain management system to ensure that greater than six months supply are always available

 

RESPONSIBILITIES (TECHNICAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/PROFESSIONAL)

  • Assist in the development and implementation of all Treatment, Care and Support activities.
  • Support the elimination initiative for mother to child transmission of HIV and Syphilis
  • Coordinate the supply chain management for health products as stipulated by the Director TCS
  • Facilitate and conduct training of health staff as indicated
  • Prepare work plans when required
  • Provide technical assistance to the RHAs
  • Improve linkages between the health care system and the HIV/STI/TB Unit
  • Perform annual mortality review
  • Attend monthly/quarterly/annual meetings/conferences/workshops and special sessions (international and local) as required
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual/ad hoc quantitative and qualitative reports
  • Develop, implement and update training curriculum for the PMTCT Programme
  • Oversee and assist (where necessary) with the collection, compilation of all associated data in collaboration with the Parish and Regional teams.

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform any other related duties, as assigned by the Director, Treatment Care & Support.

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • Key deliverables are produced within agreed time frames to required standards
  • Confidentiality of information obtained on the job is preserved

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Must be able to provide technical support to the Treatment, Care & Support Component of the Programme
  • Training in project management, project financial procedures or health systems management will be a distinct advantage.
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work on his/her own initiative.

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Medical Degree from a recognized institution
  • Master’s in Public Health from a recognized institution
  • A minimum of three years medical experience in the health sector with exposure to sexual and reproductive health
  • Local experience in public health/primary health care

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE JOB

  • Maybe required to work beyond normal working hours in order to meet deadlines.
  • Exposure to highly confidential and sensitive information

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

The Officer will report directly to the Director, Treatment Care and Support, HIV/STI/TB Unit.

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Interested persons should submit their application along with resume no later than

January 31, 2023 via email to jobapplications.moh@gmail.com

 

Applications must be addressed to:

Director, Human Resource Management & Development

Ministry of Health & Wellness

10a Chelsea Avenue, Kingston 5

 We thank all candidates for responding, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.