Program Officer /ART Non-profit Job Careers – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Organisation: African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Medical
Officer/Senior Program Officer
About Us:
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit,
networking alliance and service organization that brings together field
epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with
Ministries of Health, regional and international partners. AFENET works to
strengthen epidemiological and disease surveillance capabilities of African
countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated
Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy and the International Health
Regulations (IHR).
About PEPFAR Project:
AFENET was in April 2016 awarded a five-year cooperative agreement:
Strengthening the Uganda Ministry of Health Capacity to Execute its Essential
Public Health Functions through Provision of Technical Assistance and Public
Health Workforce Development and Institutional Capacity Building in the
Republic of Uganda, under PEPFAR.
Job Summary: The Program
Officer /ART will actively participate in the accreditation of health
facilities, capacity building to Increase Quality Anti-Retroviral Therapy to
all eligible PLHA
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Actively participate in the development
    and review of policies, plans, strategies, guidelines and standards in ART
    and monitor their implementation.
  • Take part in the planning and budgeting
    for either ART activities
  • Providing support to a broad portfolio of
    implementing partners, districts, facilities, etc who provide health
    services ART using a variety of programmatic approaches
  • Enhancing collaboration linkages between
    the local Government, Non-governmental Organizations, Communities and
    Public Private Partnerships in Health.
  • Preparing and submitting periodic
    performance reports to the relevant authorities.
  • Providing support and research initiatives
  • In charge of participating in capacity
    building and development activities targeting districts, facilities, and
    other health workers at various levels for improved service delivery
  • Participating in coordination meetings
    with Implementing Partners and other key stakeholders
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold an MBChB
    , degree or the equivalent from a from a recognized University
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in a
    Medical, Public Health or Epidemiology or any other health related
    relevant field will be of added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience at
    national level in implementing HIV/AIDS related programs at national level
  • Good team work
  • Possess excellent communication &
    writing skills
  • Familiarity with the strategic direction
    of MoH and of PEPFAR programmes
  • Demonstrated advanced level skills in
    various computer packages
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their updated
resumes, application letters, and relevant documentation to: The Administration
& Human Resource Office, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) via
Email to: sec@afenet.net
Deadline: 3rd February,
2017

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