Associate Prevention Officer CDC Program Jobs – Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC)

Job Title:       Associate Prevention Officer
Organization: Uganda
Episcopal Conference (UEC) 
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 Associate Prevention Officer will provide
broad technical assistance and support to Private Not For Profit (PNFP) health
facilities within the Masaka Region in provision of high impact and quality HIV
Testing Services (HTS), HIV prevention services to key and priority populations
as well as gender services. The officer is pivotal in ensuring robust community
systems are in place to facilitate bi-directional linkages between facilities
and communities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support facilities to offer targeted HTS services to realize
    increased HIV+ yield in pursuit of the 1st 95 in all the PNFP facilities
    in Masaka Region.
  • Work to Intensify PITC at high yielding points with messages that
    promote HTS while emphasizing the WHO 5Cs.
  • Devise new strategies for increasing partner and other family
    members testing in all the PNFP accredited facilities in the Region.
  • Support facilities to intensify ART clients’ linkage through the
    Facility-community linkage framework, inter and intra-facility referrals
    to achieve the 2nd 95.
  • Support facilities to offer targeted HTS services to outreach sites
    to priority and key populations at places such as landing sites, trading
    centers.
  • Offer technical guidance on the mapping of all hotspots and safe
    spaces for KPs and PPs and ensure effective service delivery to these
    targeted groups.
  • Enhance the capacity of and support PNFP facilities to offer
    Assisted Partner Notification services.
  • Play a key role in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement in HTS of
    supported facilities including data quality checks (DQA)
  • Provide Technical assistance to facilities in delivery of Adolescent
    and children friendly HIV testing services
  • Identify, document and share key lessons to aid cross learning.
  • Writing periodic reports (quantitative and qualitative) on HTS
    services. Community-Facility linkages and referrals related roles and
    responsibilities.
  • Provide onsite training for VHTs, linkage facilitators and lay
    counselors in community HIV/AIDS care for all 45 or more supported PNFP
    facilities in the Masaka region focusing on the Country targets goals of
    95-95
  • Liaise with district officials (DCDO, PSWO, DACs, DOVCC and SOVCC)
    to strengthen and harmonize implementation of community HIV programs.
  • Strengthen partnerships with community based organizations and civil
    service organizations and other structures in the community to enhance
    bidirectional linkages between supported facilities and the communities.
  • Support the implementation of differentiated services delivery
    models (DSDM) in PNFP supported facilities to ensure continuum of response
    while integrating community activities in other program areas
  • Monitor and offer guidance on the performance of community
    outreaches, satellites and sub-contracted CBO/CSO programs in faith based
    Health Care Facilities
  • Represent the program at various fora as the occasion demands such
    as Regional and district level meetings and lobbying campaigns. Gender
    Services related roles and responsibilities.
  • Build the capacity of health workers in supported PNFP facilities on
    gender equality, equity and gender main streaming
  • Oversee gender activities implementation in all the supported
    facilities.
  • Support facilities to create awareness amongst communities on gender
    based violence and advocate for access and support facilities to care for
    GBV survivors Adherence support related roles and responsibilities.
  • Periodically review and develop tailor made adherence messages for
    supported PNFP facilities.
  • Offer technical assistance on Viral Load monitoring and intensified
    adherence counselling.
  • Offer continuous technical assistance in adherence counseling and
    psychosocial support to clients.
  • Assist faith based health care facilities in setting up adherence
    program strategies across various age bands



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing,
    Guidance & Counselling or SWASA from a recognized University.
  • A certificate in HIV Counseling from a recognized University
  • Five years of experience of working with a recognized institution
    dedicated to HIV/AIDS work
  • Evidence of active implementation of HIV activities in the past two
    years
  • Adequate knowledge of the current HIV prevention services
  • Mentoring and coaching skills to lower cadres
  • Good analytical skills with computer proficiency in analytical
    packages
 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,
P.O. Box 2886,
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 16th April 2019
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