Medical Officer In-Charge US Non-profit Careers – AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

Job Title:       Medical Officer In-Charge
Organisation: AIDS
Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
Duty Station: Soroti, Uganda
About US:
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an international not for profit
NGO, with its Headquarters based in Los Angeles, California. Aids Health Care
Foundation is registered in Uganda as Aids Health Care Foundation – Uganda
Cares (AHF-UC) which is collaboration between the Uganda Ministry of Health and
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (U.S.A) to provide free HIV/AIDS services; including
antiretroviral therapy in resource constrained settings. AHF- Uganda Cares to
date operates in 15 districts including; Masaka, Kampala, Rakai, Mpigi,
Lyantonde, Soroti, Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Kalangala, Masindi, Amuria,
Butambala, Gomba, Serere, Hoima and Tororo supporting 32 clinic sites country
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The Medical Officer In-Charge will review
    patients both within outpatients and in-patients setting (both new and
    follow-up) as required
  • Keenly reviews history and examines
    patients to determine general physical condition
  • Requests or performs various tests,
    analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patient’s
  • Carries out medical procedures’ and minor
    surgeries including lumbar punctures, 1 & D of abscess, skin biopsies,
    bone marrow biopsies, treatment of condyloma via cryotherapy podophyllon
    application or tropical acid therapy
  • Follow-up patients require generation of
    progress notes and additions, if applicable, to the problem list
  • Supervises Medical Officers), Clinical
    Officer(s), Nurse in Charge, Pharmacy Technician(s), Laboratory
    Technician(s) among others: in the treatment, care and management of
    patients, consigning and reviewing patient charts, supervising medical
    meetings between site providers including interpretation of chest x-rays
    and laboratory investigations.
  • Ensuring availability of stocks, laboratory
    consumables and supplies including accounting for the utilization.     
  • Perform any other duties that will be
    delegated by his/ her immediate supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should hold a Medical Degree
    (MBChB) or its equivalent from a recognized university/institution. S/he
    must be registered with the Medical and Dental practitioners’ council.
  • At least five years working experience of
    which two must be in HIV/AIDS related field.
  • Ability to read, analyse, and interpret
    common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal
  • Demonstrable leadership qualities and
    emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to work as part of a
    multidisciplinary healthcare team
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and
    effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and related issues
    and concerns as they relate to the diverse populations
  • Proficient in at least two spoken local
    languages in project sites.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should e-mail their
applications (Cover Letter and CV Only) to:
mentioning position applied for in the subject line. The email should not be
larger than 2 MB – any larger email will not be considered.
Send our hard copy application including telephone contact details to
Human Resource Manager,
AHF – Uganda Cares,
Plot 548 Kira Road, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 31st March 2017 by

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