2 USAID ASSIST HIV Prevention Officer Job Opportunities – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Applying
Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: HIV Prevention
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID ASSIST Project:
The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST)
Project is a five-year cooperative agreement (October 2012-September 2017)
awarded to University Research Co., LLC and is dedicated to improving health,
population and nutrition services through technical support to service delivery
institutions, country Ministries of Health, USAID country missions, and
cooperating agencies.
Job Summary: The HIV
Prevention Officer will work with the HIV Prevention Advisor to coordinate and
implement high quality, evidence-based, and innovative HIV prevention services
in selected districts in Northern Uganda. S/he will support health workers to
have the necessary skills to provide HIV prevention interventions, provide post
GBV care, improve access to a prevention package at both community and health
unit levels.
Key Duties and
  • Work
    in liaison with selected district teams to map and identify key and
    priority populations in selected districts of Northern Uganda.
  • The
    incumbent will coordinate mobilization activities for key and
    priority populations and work with health teams to provide a standard
    package of HIV prevention services.
  • Build
    the skills of selected focal persons to use and support the Stepping
    Stones methodology
  • Develop
    strategies to improve linkage and referral of key and priority
    populations for services at both facility and community level.
  • Build
    and manage strategies to address condom availability, accessibility and
  • Build
    the capacity of health facilities to provide services for post GBV care, improve
    linkages and referral to support networks.
  • Work
    closely with the existing community structures to identify, refer and link
    victims of GBV at community level.
  • Tasked
    with the development of work plans for HIV Prevention interventions at
    supported health units and as well as their implementation
  • Track
    key performance indicators and strategies to determine progress in
    achievement of targets and innovations across supported districts
  • Carry
    out targeted site supervision visits to supported health units in the
    district to provide technical assistance, capacity building and
    mentorship of health workers
  • Write
    and submit monthly and quarterly reports, and after-action review reports.
  • Work
    in close collaboration with the KM staff, document best practices in form
    of case studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips in
    addition to the routine monthly updates, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Work
    in liaison with the Monitoring and Evaluation team ensure that data
    collected is accurate and valid and captures process and outcome
  • Collect,
    review and manage data collected from the health facility teams, and
    maintain QI and M&E databases for sites supported; develop
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants for the USAID ASSIST HIV
    Prevention Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a health- related field e.g.
    medicine, clinical practice, community health or nursing
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience in providing HIV prevention services,
    particularly to key and priority populations; experience gained
    through serving within a government institution or
  • NGO with proven ability to coordinate
    activities of different stakeholders at district and or sub national
  • Working
    knowledge and experience with management of GBV is desirable
  • Previous
    experience using the Stepping Stones methodology will be an added
  • Previous
    experience in supporting teams to apply Quality Improvement approaches is
    an added advantage.
  • Previous
    experience in implementing and applying Quality improvement approaches and
    providing training to service providers and stakeholders.
  • Excellent
    writing skills and verbal communication or interpersonal skills is a must.
  • Excellent
    analytical skills and ability to support a cross section of frontline
    health workers
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel within the supported districts
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
application letters, updated CVs, and relevant academic documents as well as
names and contact information for three professional references and day time
contact numbers to:
The Human Resource Manager- USAID ASSIST Project,
University Research Co., LLC, Plot 40, Ntinda II Road, Naguru,
P.O. Box 28745, Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to:
Deadline: 17th March
NB: Please indicate the position
in the subject if you are sending electronically. Applications will be
shortlisted as they come in and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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