USAID APC Project Careers – Technical Officer at FHI 360

Job Title: Technical Officer
Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID- funded Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project
Duty Station:  Uganda
Job Reference: FHI /APC/ TO-FP/HIV
About FHI:
FHI 360 is a global nonprofit development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.
About USAID APC Project:
FHI 360 – Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the USAID- funded Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project, which is focused on advancing and supporting community programs that seek to improve the overall health of communities and achieve other health-related impacts. In Uganda, APC will supporting the implementation of interventions for expanding community based family planning (CBFP), adolescent reproductive health (ARH) and integration of family planning with HIV /AIDS services (FP/HIV).
Job Summary: The USAID Technical Officer will render technical support and expertise towards the promotion of family planning for HIV- Positive individuals who wish to avoid pregnancy. The intervention will target couples with at least one partner enrolled into Care and Treatment(C&T) services. The ultimate aim is to prevent maternal to child transmission of HIV.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically support the application of modified service delivery procedures that will facilitate couple counseling on FP and dual protection.
  • Support the set-up and conducting of C&T provider trainings.
  • Support initiatives that encourage male engagement into PMTCT/FP.
  • Support the updating of existing C&T Job aids to include messages on FP and male engagement.
  • Carry out analysis of APC FP into HIV program implementation to identify areas of weakness or opportunity vis a vis the appropriate technical strategy and guidelines.
  • Provide on-site technical support to field program implementation.
  • Support the development and monitoring of work plans and project reports.
  • Compile and prepare reports and papers summarizing project results.
  • Conduct presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Ensure that project implementation adheres to the appropriate global strategy, and remains technically sound.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Program Manager
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants must hold BS/BA in public health or related field
  • At least five to seven years of relevant experience in HIV/AIDS or family planning with international development programs, OR MS/MA/MPH in public health or related field, and 3 – 5 years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS or family planning with international development programs.
  • Exhibit expertise and proficiency in international program developments in FP / HIV integration and stays alert to any implication of such information for project activities.
  • Significant knowledge of HIV/AIDS, reproduction health, family planning, public health, and/or social science research health programs in developing countries.
  • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political and ethical issues in assigned areas, e.g. reproductive health, family planning, HIV infection.
  • Resourceful through technology, research skills, and relationship building among several organization teams and units and professional organizations to resolve problems and initiate enhancements.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office.
  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally at least 25%.
Language proficiency: knowledge of Runyakitara language.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who desire to join FHI 360’s USAID APC Project should apply by sending a cover letter, resume including salary requirements by e-mail to: uganda-info@fhi360.org.
NB: Please insert the job reference in the subject line of your email.
Deadline: 29th July 2014.

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