3 Fresher US NIH Project Vacancies – Health Visitor at MU-JHU Care Ltd

Organisation: MU-JHU Care Ltd (MUJHU)
Funding Source: US National Institute of Health (NIH)
Duty Station: Kampala and Mityana, Uganda
Reports to: Study Coordinator
About US:
MU-JHU Care Ltd (MUJHU) is a
registered Ugandan non-governmental organization dedicated to providing
services and conducting research on HIV/AIDS care and prevention related to
mother-to-child transmission of HIV. MUJHU is implementing a US National
Institute of Health (NIH)-funded study entitled “Using Enhanced Peer Group
Strategies to Support Prevention of Mother To Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT)
Option B+ in Uganda” planned to take place in Mulago Hospital, Kampala, and
Mityana Hospital, Mityana District.
Job Summary:  The
Health Visitors will support the Study Coordinator by undertaking field visits
to the community in the study recruitment.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Actively
    participate in screening of potential study participants.
  • Escort
    the study participants’ home at enrolment so as to identify the location
    of their residence and document the information on the locator forms.
  • In
    charge of mapping of study participants’ residences using electronic
    devices such as smart phones or tablets when enrolled participants are
    escorted home after enrollment or whenever there is change in
    participants’ residences.
  • Take
    part in tracking of study participants to ensure that study visits are
    conducted in a timely manner according to the study protocol.
  • Conduct
    home visits to remind the participants who miss their routine visits and
    support adherence to the medication and follow up on sick visits.
  • Offer
    additional psychosocial support, increase adherence to antiretroviral
    therapy (ART) and improve retention in health care.
  • Responsible
    for supervising and training peer support team.
  • Actively
    participate in regular meetings with the study team to discuss study
    progress.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the relevant authority.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a diploma in Nursing (Public Health Nurse or
    Registered Nurse).
  • HIV/AIDS
    counselling certificate.
  • At
    least two years’ experience in HIV/ AIDS care and support.
  • Possess
    the ability to work independently and multi task.
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, email.
  • Ability
    to speak read and write English and Luganda fluently.
  • Ability
    to use a smart phone or tablet is desired
How to Apply: 
All candidates with the
relevant qualifications and experience are encouraged to send a detailed CV
demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and
addresses of three (3) referees, copies of academic certificates and
testimonials, including daytime telephone contact wither by post or hand
delivery to the following address;
The Human Resources Manager,
MU-JHU Care Ltd, Upper Mulago Hill Road, P. O. Box 23491, Kampala, Uganda. 
Email to: mmayiga@mujhu.org
NB: Only short listed applicants will be
contacted.
Deadline: 19th June 2015 by
5:00pm
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