Head, HIV Prevention Employment Opportunity – Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC)

Job Title:    Head, HIV Prevention
Organization: Uganda AIDS
Commission (UAC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director,
Policy, Research and Programming
About US:
The Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) was established in 1992 by an Act of
Parliament (Cap 208) and is situated under the Presidency of the Republic of
Uganda. The Act provides for the Commission to Oversee, Plan and Coordinate
AIDS Prevention and Control activities throughout Uganda – in particular to
mobilize, expedite and monitor resources for the HIV/AIDS control programmes
and activities.
Job Summary:  The Head, HIV Prevention will oversee the
multi-sectoral prevention programme for HIV in order to check on the spread of
HIV in the country.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Develop and implement suitable HIV prevention
programme for the national response
·        
Coordinate the implementation of the national
HIV prevention strategies
·        
The incumbent will develop proposals for the
mobilization of resources to support the national HIV response
·        
Offer timely technical support to decentralized
structures in order to cascade HIV prevention interventions at the lower levels
·        
Regularly monitor and supervise stakeholder-led
HIV prevention programmes
·        
Mobilize key stakeholders such as Religious and
Cultural leaders so as to participate in HIV prevention activities
·        
Prepare periodic reports on the status of HIV
epidemic for management decision making
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the UAC Head, HIV Prevention
job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in MBCHB, BSc Nursing, Bachelor of Dental Surgery from a recognized
institution
·        
The
applicant must also hold a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology,
International Health or a related field
·        
At least eight years working experience, three (3) of which must have been at a
senior level in Government, NGO or a reputable organization
·        
Proficiency
in proposal writing
·        
Good project
proposal writing skills
·        
Good
planning, organizing and coordinating skills
·        
Ability to communicate effectively
·        
Good
ICT skills
·        
Good
research skills
·        
Good
customer care and public relations skills
·        
Good
leadership
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS
·        
Innovativeness
·        
Good
report writing skills
·        
Good
negotiation and advocacy skills
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should provide a cover
letter expressing interest in the job, a detailed CV, including names,
addresses, and phone contacts of three professional referees, copies of
professional/educational certificates and send it to:
The Director General, Uganda AIDS Commission, Plot 1-3 Salim Bay Road
Ntinda, and P.O Box 10779, Kampala. Uganda OR hand deliver the application to
its offices indicated above from 8.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Deadline: 16th September
2016

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