Position Description

Regional Hypertension Prevention and Control Program Coordinator, Oromia
Location Ethiopia
Department Cardiovascular Health
# of openings 1
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Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of Vital Strategies in Collaboration with The Federal Ministry of Health and The World Health Organization is implementing Hypertension Prevention and Control Project in five regions and two city administrations. The project includes hypertension prevention through screening, care, treatment, and health education at point of care, on service uptake and treatment adherence, as well as salt reduction campaigns at community and schools. To fill in the vacant position in Oromia Region, RTSL is hiring one coordinator for 2 years contract period with the potential of extension.

Job Description
The regional coordinator will be placed at Oromia regional health bureau and reports to Regional Health Bureau and Vital Strategies Ethiopia office to perform the duties listed below.

Key Job Responsibilities:
• Take a lead and coordination role in ensuring high-quality hypertension-related data collection at the facility level and timely reporting from the district and sub-        district levels on hypertension management and control
• Provide regular mentoring and technical support to health care workers regarding provision of hypertension treatment according to the national treatment protocol    and reporting of hypertension data using a standardized recording and reporting system at health facility level
• Provide technical and programmatic training for health care workers
• Provide ongoing supervision of hypertension treatment at all facilities in the jurisdiction
• Conduct regional review meeting in collaboration with the regional health bureau
• Coordinate quarterly project joint supervision in collaboration with regional and woreda health bureaus
• Coordinate regional-level salt reduction activities, campaigns, and health education programs
• Coordinate regular analysis of surveillance and epidemiological data with FELTP -NCD residence in the region and share findings with supervisor to facilitate appropriate follow up
• Assist with planning for and monitoring of drug availability and timeliness of drug delivery to health facilities
• Undertake other technical assistance activities as deemed appropriate and necessary by the RHB and RTSL
• Work in unison with the other co-workers at regional and woreda health bureau levels

Qualification and Experience:
• Required: Applicants should have at least a master’s degree in public health, social science, or related disciples. At list 7 years work experience and of which 2 years working as mentor
• Experience with NCD projects/programs is an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies:
• Excellent organizational, documentation and analytical skills
• Familiarity with health sector government structure and functions
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with others and manage relationships with different stakeholders
• Understanding of the technical and programmatic aspects of a cardiovascular public health program
• Proficiency in use of computers, including MS Office applications, especially MS Excel
• Fluency in spoken and written English and Afaan Oromo
• Willingness and ability to travel to the health facilities up to15 days within a month

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