Senior Program Officer-ART Jobs – Ministry of Health (MoH)

Organization: Ministry of
Health (MoH)
Funding Source: United
States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Coordinator
HIV&AIDS Care and Treatment
About US:
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has received funds to support a five year
Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the United States of America Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Cooperative Agreement will support
HIV prevention, care and treatment policy development, strategic information
and the current National Laboratory Strategic Plan. The MOH intends to use some
of the resources under this assistance to support several technical positions
in the AIDS Control Program (ACP), Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL),
Resource Center, and National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) to execute the
function of policy formulation and monitoring implementation. The staff to be
recruited under this support will be contracted by the MOH under the support
received from CDC through the CoAg. The contracts are initially for one year
with a provision for annual renewal up to four years subject to availability of
funds and satisfactory performance of the staff.
Job Summary: The Senior
Program Officer-ART wil provide technical leadership and strategic direction in
the development and implementation of HIV&AIDS care and treatment program
including ART services.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Responsible for coordinating the
    development and review of policies, plans, strategies, guidelines and
    standards in care and treatment and monitoring their implementation.
  • Offering technical guidance in strategic,
    business and operational planning and budgeting for care and treatment
    activities
  • Coordinating and providing technical
    support to a broad portfolio of implementing partners, districts and
    facilities who provide care and treatment
  • Responsible for promoting and enhancing
    collaborative linkages between the local Government, Non-government
    Organizations and Communities.
  • Working with relevant technical units and
    institutions to ensure a functional supply chain management system for
    commodities and supplies for AIDS care and
  • Preparing and submitting periodic
    performance reports to relevant authorities.
  • Coordinating capacity building activities
    targeting districts, facilities, and other health workers at various
    levels
  • Providing technical support to research
    initiatives in HIV&AIDS care and treatment
  • In charge of monitoring and evaluation of
    program implementation for performance and quality assurance
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the CDC Senior
    Program Officer-ART job placement must hold an MBChB degree or its
    equivalent from a recognized University
  • Must possess a Master’s Degree in
    Medicine, Public Health or Epidemiology from a recognized university
  • Possession of a post graduate
    qualification in Management, project planning and management or the
    equivalent would be an added advantage
  • A minimum of six (6) years relevant
    working experience in managing HIV&AIDS programs at national or
    regional level
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of
    the current national and global policies and practices for HIV & AIDS
    care and treatment
  • Broad knowledge and skills in managing HIV
    & AIDS programs
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervision
    skills, team work, networking excellent communication and writing skills
  • Familiarity with commonly used computer
    packages e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Internet
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic
    planning and understanding of the strategic direction of MoH and of PEPFAR
    programmes
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to send a
filled Application Form/ Public Service Form 3 (2008), download
here
, in triplicate and attach the following; recent certified
passport-size photograph, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of certified
academic certificates and transcripts, photocopies of professional registration
certificates and valid practicing licenses where applicable, two recommendation
letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers, a photocopy of your
appointment letter for your most recent position and copy of national identity
card.  All applications should bear the
title and the number of the post being applied for. Applicants should apply for
only one post. Applicants should include their telephone and email contacts on
their applications. The complete application should be submitted by hand to the
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 7272, Plot 6, Lourdel Road,
Wandegeya, Kampala, (Room No. HRM Office B012 MoH Headquarters between 8.00 am
– 5.00 pm working days). Hand written applications are also acceptable.
Deadline: 17th
February, 2017

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