Program Officer /PMTCT PEPFAR Grant Jobs – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Organisation: African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Medical
Officer/Senior Program Officer PMTCT
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 will actively participate in the formulation and implementation of
policies and programs to improve access and utilization of comprehensive PMTCT
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Actively participate in the development
    and review of policies, plans, strategies, guidelines and standards in
    PMTCT and monitor their implementation.
  • Take part in the planning and budgeting
    for PMTCT activities
  • Providing support to a broad portfolio of
    implementing partners, districts, facilities, etc who provide health
    services in PMTCT using a variety of programmatic approaches
  • Enhancing collaboration linkages between
    the local Government, Non-government Organizations, Communities and Public
    Private Partnerships in Health.
  • Participating in capacity building and
    development activities targeting districts, facilities, and other health
    workers at various levels for improved service delivery
  • Preparing and submitting periodic
    performance reports to the relevant authorities.
  • Providing support and research initiatives
  • Take part 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 an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant
    working experience at national level in implementing HIV/AIDS related
    programs at national level
  • Demonstrated team work, excellent
    communication & writing skills
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of 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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