CDC Program Careers – Medical Officer eMTCT/Care and Treatment at Uganda Episcopal Conference

Organization: Uganda
Episcopal Conference
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) is the Assembly of the Catholic
Hierarchy in Uganda, constituted with the approval of the Holy See, through
which bishops express their collegial responsibility through collective action,
to assure the progress of the Church and coordination of its social and
pastoral ministry.
About CDC Program:
UEC has received a sub-grant from Rakai Health Sciences Program with
support from the US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) to
implement the “Accelerated HIV Epidemic Control program” in the Masaka Region.
Through the health department, the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB), UEC
will coordinate and support the programming and implementation of accelerated
HIV epidemic control in PNFP health facilities accredited to the Uganda
Catholic, Muslim and Protestant Medical Bureaus in the Masaka Region.
Job Summary: The Medical
Officer eMTCT/Care and Treatment supports supported PNFP facilities to offer
quality HIV services for care, treatment, TB/HIV eMTCT services in pursuit of
the UNAIDS goals of 90-90-90 and attainment of epidemic control.
Key Duties and
  • Provide technical guidance to PNFP
    supported facilities in the Masaka Region to offer comprehensive HIV/AIDS
  • Collaborate with other PNFP Regional
    Office team members to ensure national and treatment standards, guidelines
    and protocols are adhered to.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to
    the supported facilities to develop annual work plans and their
  • Support the institutionalization of CMEs
    at PNFP facilities and regularly participates in technical review meetings
    and CMEs for HIV care and treatment with HCF.
  • Conduct quarterly assessment of facility
    performance and determine technical assistance needs.
  • Support quality assurance activities in
    the area of care and treatment.
  • Provide regular support supervision,
    mentoring and coaching of facility staffs in various HIV/AIDS components
    ranging from eMTCT, adult and Pediatric care, TB/HIV collaboration,
    co-morbidities management and nutrition.
  • Provide prompt support in clinical
    management for complicated cases presented by facility staffs through
    telephones, on-line responses, social media platforms, on-site mentorship
  • Liaise with the  other team members to strengthen community based
    interventions, referrals and linkages that assure viral suppression and
    retention in care.
  • Prepare and submit timely quarterly
    reports on HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment services to the Supervisor and the
    relevant stakeholders.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Medicine and Surgery
  • At least three years of clinical
    experience in HIV/AIDS service provision including mentorship to lower
    level facilities.
  • Training as district/ MOH mentor in
    HIV/AIDS interventions is an added advantage.
  • Prior experience of providing technical
    support to lower level facilities is a must.
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good oral and written communication
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications  and updated CVs with three
professional reference letters from previous employers to:
Office of the Secretary General,
Uganda Catholic Secretariat
Plot 672 Hanlon Road Nsambya Hill,
P.O. Box 2886, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline:  3rd October 2017
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