2 CDC Project Director Career Jobs – AMREF Health Africa

Organisation: AMREF Health
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
AMREF Health Africa is an international African organization founded in
Kenya in 1957. Our Headquarters are in Nairobi with major programmes in
Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two regional nubs in
Southern and Western Africa based in South Africa and Senegal Respectively.
Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments,
Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing
their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa is committed to improving the
health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities. Our
Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.
About CDC Project:
The CDC-funded project Accelerating Epidemic Control in the Republic of
Uganda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) seeks to
support implementation and acceleration of comprehensive HIV prevention, care,
and treatment programs for HIV/AIDS epidemic control in Mubende Region (Kiboga,
Kyankwanzi, Luwero, Mityana, Mubende, Nakaseke and Nakasongola districts and
all associated municipalities). It will entail implementation of targeted
combination prevention HIV services including HIV testing especially among key
and priority populations (KP/PP); HIV care and treatment; TB/HIV prevention, diagnosis,
and treatment; elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (eMTCT); Voluntary
Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC); services for orphans and vulnerable children
(OVC); and associated laboratory and strategic information (SI) services
through a health systems strengthening approach. Additionally, the successful
applicant will work closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen the
technical capacity of Regional Performance Monitoring Teams (RPMTS) and
District Health Teams (DHTs) for an effective public health decentralized
HIV/AIDS response. Expected outcomes include improved access, coverage and
quality of HIV services ensuring 90% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) know
their status; 90% of people diagnosed with HIV infection receive antiretroviral
therapy (ART); and 90% of those on treatment are virally suppressed.
Job Summary: The Project Director,
HIV/AIDS, will act as the project’s technical lead and will be responsible for
technical leadership and technical supervision of project activities, working
closely with the Country Director, project team, and partners.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Project Director must hold an Advanced
    degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Epidemiology, Pediatric Health,
    International Development or other relevant field; a medical or nursing
    degree is highly desired
  • At least ten years’ experience in a
    progressive leadership position managing programs involving HIV/AIDS,
    health systems strengthening, integrated health service delivery, human
    capacity development in developing countries and complex cultural
    settings, HIV program management, organizational development, pre-service
    medical education, in-service training, capacity building, and
    collaboration between government and NGO partners
  • Previous experience managing, designing
    and implementing HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support programs.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV including three
professional referees and cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager,
Amref Health Africa in Uganda via E-mail to: jobs.amrefuganda@amref.org. Emails
should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 30th
September 2016

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