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Jhpiego’s Mission

Jhpiego enhances the health and saves the lives of women and families in limited-resource settings. For nearly four decades, we have put evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice to overcome barriers to high-quality health care services for the world’s most vulnerable populations. From our origins as technical experts in reproductive, maternal and child health, Jhpiego has grown to embrace new challenges, including HIV/AIDS, malaria and cervical cancer prevention — reflecting the increasing interconnectedness of global health.

Jhpiego’s Values

At Jhpiego, we value our customers who have our respect, responsiveness, and commitment to excellence; our staff and global network of colleagues who bring cultural diversity, innovation, and a wealth of world experience; and our work culture, which is reflected in our team spirit, transparent communication, mutual respect, flexibility, and dedication.

1. POSITION TITLE : BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER  

Grade 9                                                       

Position Reports to: USAID RISE Technical Director 

Full-time position Location: Jhpiego Kigali Head Office                                                  

Duration: One-year contract                                                                               

Summary Scope of Work:

In collaboration with USAID RISE Project, Jhpiego supports the Government of Rwanda to prevent, and respond to COVID-19. Rwanda aims to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its impact on the population, and enhance resilient health systems. The primary responsibility of the Biomedical Engineer is to provide technical assistance in the areas of bioengineering and oxygen management capacity at the national facility levels. The position will operate under the leadership of the USAID RISE Technical Director. In collaboration with the project team, the Biomedical Engineer will support the maintenance and implementation of the oxygen ecosystem management.

Responsibilities will be but not limited to:  

  • Have a minimum understanding of the Health Sector strategy on medical technologies and oxygen therapy in Hospitals. 
  • Support the Medical Technology and Infrastructure Division Team under Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) to ensure and monitor regular preventive and curative maintenance as well as to streamline procedures that facilitate repairs of oxygen plants.
  • Conduct capacity building to Hospital Biomedical Technicians in oxygen plants management.
  • Conduct landscape analysis of the national oxygen supply system and support the development of a supply chain and monitoring digital tool.
  • In collaboration with the Medical Technology and Infrastructure Division Team at Rwanda Biomedical Center, support the development and dissemination of respiratory care and oxygen equipment guidelines, Jobaids /SOPs.  
  • Ensure quality and safety in the utilization of oxygen products and help during supervision 
  • Ensure technical quality of project objectives in the area of oxygen ecosystem management.
  • Coordinate Biomedical Technicians involved in oxygen ecosystem management at the USAID RISE supported health facilities.
  • Overseeing the maintenance’s activities by ensuring biomedical technicians assigned to District Hospitals have required skills in identification of faulty PSA plants, identification of accessories, quantification of needs and timely reporting.

Knowledge, Skills and abilities:  

  • Having a Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanic Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering degree, or Clinical Engineering 
  • Experience in Hospital infrastructure.
  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in the design and implementation of bioengineering projects and health projects in Rwanda.
  • Qualified professional with skills for the design, improvement, administration, and implementation of biomedical technologies in hospital infrastructure.
  • Trained for the management and development of processes that contribute to optimization of liquid oxygen in individual and national health facilities.
  • Excellent skills in training, facilitation, communication, team building, and coordination.
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Kinyarwanda are required. French is an added value.
  • Ability to travel nationally to project sites often.

IMPORTANT – HOW TO APPLY!!

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online http://jrims.org/Job_Application/

and upload the following documents in PDF format with your names and subject line “ Biomedical Engineer”:

  • Application letter 
  • Updated CV and academic Degrees and certificates
  • 3 professional referees, with their full contacts.

2. POSITION TITLE : CASE MANAGEMENT & VACCINE DELIVERY TECHNICAL COORDINATOR

Grade D

Project: USAID RISE COVID 19 Response Project in Rwanda

Summary Scope of Work:

The Technical Coordinator will provide technical support to USAID/RISE COVID-19 project.  In Rwanda, Jhpiego will support the Government to prevent, and respond to COVID-19. A significant area of focus of this work is accelerating and strengthening the technical and operational capacity of community health care workers, district hospital healthcare workers to provide vaccines service delivery and to ensure quality case management at home based care and facility levels.  

The Technical coordinator will be responsible for ensuring technical, operational and scaled execution of COVID-19 response project being implemented at the national, and facility level under the direct supervision of the Project Technical Director. 

Reporting Structure:

Position Reports to:  USAID RISE COVID 19 Project Technical Director 

Position Supervised:  N/A  

Location: JHPIEGO Head Office with frequent field travels

Study Sites: Countrywide 

Duration: One (1) year 

All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to

  • model the mission and values stated above
  • participate in the business development process
  • contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability 

Responsibilities will be but not limited to: 

Case management

  • Provide technical support for the coordination of the clinical response
  • Participate in training of health care providers and community health workers engaged in case management of COVID-19 cases at home and facility levels in order to improve the identification, triage, stabilization and appropriate referral of ILI patients
  • Provide mentorship support to COVID 19 Treatment center staff through a Community of Practice, including facilitation of case discussions
  • Support dissemination of job aids and Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) for home-based care (HBC) and health facility;
  • Ensure that Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) principles are applied, disseminate job aids and SOPs
  • Contribute to running of the hub-and-spoke communities of practice, to support integration of health facilities across the referral networks for stratified case management
  • Strengthening the case management M&E system
  • Contribute to program reporting and related documentation, publication 

Vaccine Delivery

Provide technical support to COVID -19 vaccine delivery; preventative and public health actions will include:

  • Communications for social mobilization and building vaccine confidence, including mitigation of specific misinformation & vaccine hesitancy in coordination with National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) 
  • Strengthened vaccine safety monitoring through improved and transparent identification, reporting, investigation, and management of adverse events following immunization (AEFI)
  • Optimize referral, provincial and district level health facilities supported by RISE in coordination with national deployment and vaccination plan (NDVP) and local government health authorities;
  • Build close working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ensure data collection and reporting tools are implemented consistently
  • Contribute to program reporting and related documentation needs for assigned technical areas
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings and deliver presentations, as needed
  • Other duties, as assigned

Deliverables and period of performance:

The Technical Coordinator position is a full time (FTE) work for the period of one year starting October 01st, 2021. The technical coordinator should be available throughout the entire period of the project and will deliver deliverables linked to above responsibilities. All deliverables need to be developed in consultation with and validated by Jhpiego HQs Team and Rwanda Project Director. 

Desired competencies, technical background and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Master Degree is an added value
  • Registered Nurses, additional background in public health can be an asset.
  • 4- 5 years’ experience in the areas of coordinating/supervising clinical activities  
  • Familiarity with Rwanda health systems, reporting structure and demonstrated ability to collaborate with government level officials to strengthen program implementation
  • Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and international partner organizations
  • Proven records of experience in COVID-19 case management and training HCWs is an asset 
  • Excellent skills in clinical decision making, facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams and willingness to learn and empower others
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform 
  • Ability to travel frequently to implementation regions and health facilities managing COVID-19 cases. 
  • Fluency in English, Kinyarwanda and French 
  • References will be required.
  • Experience in disease outbreak response and familiarity of IHR (2005) is an advantage

IMPORTANT – HOW TO APPLY!!

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online http://jrims.org/Job_Application/

and upload the following documents in PDF format with your names and subject line “Technical Coordinator”:

  • Application letter 
  • Updated CV 
  • Academic Degrees and certificates
  • Three (3) references with their full contacts.

3. POSITION TITLE: PROCUREMENT AND LOGISTICS ASSISTANT                                

Position Reports to:  Operations Manager

Position Supervised:  None

Location: Jhpiego Rwanda Country Office Kigali, with frequent Field Visits 

DurationOne-year contract                                                                                  

Summary Scope of Work:

Jhpiego is seeking a Procurement and Logistics Assistant to provide procurement and logistical support for the USAID/RISE COVID-19 project recently awarded to Jhpiego Rwanda.

In Rwanda, Jhpiego supports the Government to prevent, and responding to COVID-19. A significant area of focus of this work is accelerating and strengthening the operational capacity of community health care workers, district hospital healthcare workers to provide vaccine service delivery and to ensure quality case management at home-based care and facility levels.

The primary responsibility of the Procurement and Logistics Assistant is to provide assistance to Operations Manager in managing all operational activities related to procurement, and fleet of Motorcycles including Jhpiego and other car services. This position partially requires performing procurement and Logistics duties and ensuring the rational management of procurement processes and supply base effectively, obtaining goods & services in response to internal needs and in accordance with Jhpiego Procurement Manual.  Duties and responsibilities are outlined here below:

Responsibilites will be but not limited to:  

  • Support in the required procurement process for both operational and program-related equipment and supplies requested by USAID RISE staff: by documenting procurement requests, looking for the requests approval, then routing them to the Procurement Officer for bid preparation  in compliance with Jhpiego and USAID RISE rules and regulations 
  • Collect and coordinate all procurement requests from USAID RISE program staff in the main office or on-field sites.
  • Provide advice and guidance to USAID RISE program staff on procurement matters, and coaching on relevant processes e.g. Requests for Quotation (RFQ), Request for Proposal, and other competitive procurement tools to ensure program needs are met, and to ensure procurement processes are perceived by suppliers as fair, open and ethical.
  • Ensure suppliers deliver procured items in a timely manner; verify that deliveries have been made correctly and on time.
  • Verify and ensure all invoices are well-supported before submission to finance for payments. As backup all documents shall also be stored electronically (scanned copies)
  • Assist supervisor in all required procurement reports for senior management and any other urgent procurement needs

Key Logistics Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Transport officer in arranging transport for USAID RISE staff, Consultants, and the transportation of material, equipment and personnel to the field site in compliance with Jhpiego vehicle use policy and procedures.
  • Ensure that all motorcycles are properly serviced and maintained up-to highest standard and equipped with tools and emergency and first aid kits etc.
  • Check and ensure all the motorcycle related documents are available as required by the organization and government of Rwanda.
  • Maintain insurance and importation temporary/RRA customs registration renewal schedules and technical control for each motorcycle.
  •  Ensure motorcycle log books are maintained and reviewed at least on weekly basis or randomly to ensure motorcycle/vehicle is used only for official business.
  • Check and verify monthly fuel consumption report, vehicle repair and maintenance report, and submit to supervisor with an analysis sheet
  • Keep track of payments made to suppliers/contractors to avoid duplication of payments.
  • Ensure that each required motorcycle logistics files are accurate and up-to-date as per Jhpiego policies and procedures

Required Skills & Abilities:  

  • Self-management is necessary (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability), detail oriented, professionalism and consistent image.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to work proactively, organize and manage own work and assist others to do the same.
  • Ability to be solution-oriented and creative to ensure procurements are not delayed and logistics services are arranged efficiently

Education & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Purchasing and Supplies Management or Procurement /Logistics or related field; 
  • At least 2-3 years of practical experience in Logistics, Procurement, clearing from customs and purchasing services.   
  • Experience with US government-funded, a similar position with other organizations is added value; 
  • Computer literacy, ability to use all programs in MS Office Suite and proficiency QuickBooks is an added advantage; 
  •  Knowledge of procurement and administrative systems
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English, French and Kinyarwanda.

IMPORTANT – HOW TO APPLY!!

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online http://jrims.org/Job_Application

and upload the following documents in PDF format with your names and subject line: ”Procurement and Logistics Assistant:

  • Application letter 
  • Updated CV
  • Academic Degrees and certificates
  • 3 professional referees, with their full contacts.

4. POSITION TITLE : MONITORING AND EVALUATION COORDINATOR

Department:  Monitoring, Evaluation and Research 

Position Reports To:   Senior MER Advisor 

Position Supervised:  None

Location: Based in Kigali, Rwanda with frequent field travels

Duration: Open-ended contract based on availability of funding and good performance

Responsibilities:

In closer collaboration with the M&E team, the M&E Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute in development of M&E strategies, frameworks, plans and indicators to capture program performance and results in support of the USAID-RISE M&E system.
  • Assist program staff in planning and implementing M&E systems and activities, data-based program decision-making, and results reporting; 
  • Collaborate with project staff and project counterparts at all levels to participate in and lead, as needed, M&E of program activities, and data use for programmatic decision-making; 
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed, 
  • Write/ develop program reports capturing program results, successes, challenges and lessons learned in a timely manner to USAID- RISE Project 
  • Support all other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, or related social sciences;
  • At least 5 years of applied skills in designing and implementing M&E activities and special studies for integrated public health programs that include HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 Vaccination and home based case management or related programs;
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management, information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation;
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access, the health management information system (HMIS), community information system (SIS-com);
  • Demonstrated understanding of health facilities and community-based family health services and M&E practices in Rwanda.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing and editing skills for publication and success stories

Other competencies / Skills:

  • Ability of working under pressure and meeting deadlines 
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Fluent in English, French and Kinyarwanda both written and oral. 
  • Experience in working in a team with a multi-cultural staff.

IMPORTANT – HOW TO APPLY!!

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online through http://jrims.org/Job_Application/ and upload the following documents in PDF format with the respective names:

  • Updated CV,
  • Proof of previous experiences,
  • Academic Degrees & Certificates,
  • 3 Professional referees

Address the complete application files to Jhpiego Rwanda Country Director.  The closing date for the vacancy is Monday June 27th, 2022 @12pm.  For further information on Jhpiego, please go to http://www.jhpiego.org  

Only online applications shall be considered and failure to follow the outlined procedure might result in the application being disqualified.

If you don’t hear from us within three weeks from the submission deadline, consider your application unsuccessful.

  • Failure to follow the outlined procedure might result in the application being disqualified.

Note:

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate in employment because of age, religion, tribe, race, colour, gender, national origin, disability, military status, marital status, family responsibility, station of life, political opinion, health (includes HIV/AIDS, pregnancy) socioeconomic status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.  Employment and promotion for any position are based on an individual’s qualifications and merit. Jhpiego does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, orientation or any other fees).

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