Senior Clinical Officer CDC Program Jobs – Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC)

Job Title:       Senior Clinical 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 Senior Clinical officer supports PNFP
facilities under the Masaka Region HIV project to offer quality HIV services
for Care, treatment, TB/HIV and eMTCT services in pursuit of the UNAIDS goals
of 95-95-95 and attainment of HIV epidemic control in the Masaka Region led by
Rakai Health Sciences program.. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical guidance to PNFP supported facilities in the
    Masaka Region to offer comprehensive HIV/AIDS services.
  • 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 implementation.
  • 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 etc.
  • Support PNFP facilities to strengthen viral load monitoring
    activities, intensive adherence counseling and ensure functional switch
    committees at the facilities.
  • Work in close conjunction with facility staffs develop cases
    summaries and other required documentations for learning as well as access
    to 3rd line regimens.
  • Identify areas for quality improvement interventions under Care and
    Treatment/eMTCT and follow up the QI projects to institutionalize and
    sustain quality HIV care in supported facilities.
  • Liaise with the other Regional team members to strengthen community
    based interventions, referrals and linkages that assure viral suppression
    and retention in care.
  • Prepare and submit timely monthly and quarterly reports to the
    Supervisor and the relevant stakeholders



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Clinical medicine from a
    recognized Institution.
  • Five years clinical experience in HIV/AIDS service provision
    including mentorship to lower level facilities.
  • Training as a MOH/district mentor in the most current HIV/AIDS
    interventions.
  • Experience in undertaking quality improvement interventions in
    HIV/AIDS activities with demonstrable positive outcomes.
  • Prior experience of providing technical support to lower level
    facilities is an added advantage.
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good oral and written communication skills
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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