open positions

Walimu is currently seeking a full-time NCD Technical Coordinator to join our team.

The Technical Coordinator shall be responsible for facilitating the cost-effective and efficient management of resources and timely implementation of the project; she or he will do so by supporting, supervising and coordinating project activities to achieve its objectives

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Prepare project implementation plans, including participating in and supporting district and health facility planning for the expansion of quality NCD case management.

  2. Provide regular clinical mentoring including technical and clinical guidance to the implementing health facilities, including NCD case management, integrated NCD chronic care implementation, organization, and implementation of the patient monitoring system at the sites. This will occur regularly in the health facilities in the greater Masaka area who have received the training, as well occasionally in health facilities in other districts who have clinical teams that have been trained. 

  3. Train and support health care providers in implementation of NCD project activities such as health promotion activities, screening for NCDs, management of NCDs at primary health care level, data collection and reporting. This will include observing case management after training and reviewing clinical records to be sure health workers are correctly screening, initiating appropriate NCD treatments, monitoring treatment and changing treatment regimens according to the clinical guidelines. 

  4. Organize, conduct, and provide technical input at National level review meetings and orientation workshops, including stakeholder meetings to update the Uganda essential medicines list.

  5. Support and closely supervise the use of the patient cards, registers and reports of the NCD patient monitoring system in each health facility. Use this system to calculate key indicators. Also conduct other facility-based baseline and regular project monitoring and end line evaluation.

  6. Collaborate with the Ministry of Health NCD Focal Point persons and conduct joint support supervision for the NCD project with Walimu teams.

  7. Support Healthcare providers to conduct health promotion activities on lifestyle changes to prevent and reduce the risk factors for NCDs and create demand for screening at the participating health facilities.

  8. Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly progress reports to Walimu and relevant stakeholders.

  9. Participate in stakeholder meetings relevant to NCDs

  10. Develop communication tools, presentations, background information and reports in regard to the project.

  11. Contribute to the preparation and review of project reports, publications, proposals, and others, as required.

  12. Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

 QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience

  1. MBChB or equivalent at minimum plus clinical experience in NCD case management is needed for this position. Having additional experience in non-communicable diseases programs implementation in resource limited settings, familiarity with the a longitudinal patient monitoring system such as the HIV care/ART system,  or M&E experience would be useful. A combination of education and experience will be considered.

  2. Solid technical knowledge of non-communicable diseases, particularly diabetes, cardiovascular disease including RHD, asthma, and COPD.

  3. Ability to adapt and work under various working conditions.

  4. Strong organizational and management skills, e.g., setting priorities and completing tasks on time and on budget.

  5. Must have experience working for or collaborating with government ministries, local and national NGOs, and/or multilateral agencies.

  6. Proven effectiveness working in a team-based environment, but capable of managing one’s own time.

  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

  8. Commitment to increasing the profile of NCDs within Uganda (and in the global health field)

  9. Computer proficiency in MS tools, managing database using different software is an added advantage.

  10. Applications should be sent by email addressed to:

The Head of Human Resources,

Walimu

Unit 4, Plot 5 -7, Coral Crescent Kololo

 Only Emails to olive@walimu.org will be considered. Deadline for applications is February 22, 2019.