Prevention Officer Non-profit Careers- Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor-Uganda)

Job Title:    Prevention Officer
Organization: Baylor
College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor-Uganda)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
About US:
Baylor College of
Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is an indigenous
not-for-profit child health and development organisation affiliated to the
Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI), a
Network of paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment Children’s Clinical Centres
of Excellence and international program offices in 11 countries across Africa,
Eastern Europe and North America.
Job Summary:     The Prevention Officer technically supports
district(s) and monitors the implementation of quality differentiated hiv
testing services (hts), elimination of mother to child transmission of hiv
(emtct) services, early infant diagnosis (eid) services and implementation of
other hiv prevention programs targeting adolescents, young people, key and
priority populations in alignment with the program objectives and set targets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare quarterly cluster work plans & operational plans for hiv
    testing services (hts), prevention of mother to child transmission of hiv
    (pmtct), early infant diagnosis (eid), and targeted hiv prevention
    services for key and priority populations (kp/pp); and related budgets
  • Build the capacity of health workers and key community stakeholders
    in both quality improvement initiatives for and delivery of quality hts,
    pmtct/eid and targeted prevention services to kp/pp service provision
    through training of service providers and quarterly on site mentorships to
    all supported health facilities and community structures with in supported
    districts,
  • Technically support and supervise health facility and community
    based service providers
  • Supervise and monitor the implementation of innovative strategies
    that increase hts yield, community engagement including kp/pp and male
    involvement in hiv testing and pmtct services, supervise health
    facility-community referral and linkage activities
  • In HTS, PMTCT, EID & Prevention for kp/pp and provide guidance
    to implementers
  • Periodically Review, with appropriate documentation, of site &
    district level hts, pmtct/eid and kp/pp cascades and ensure retention of
    clients along the continuum of response, technically support and supervise
    the integration of family planning in hiv and pmtct services provided at
    both the health facilities and community intervention points
  • Monitor progress of implementation of planned activities on a
    monthly basis and address poor performance with corrective actions
  • In a timely manner, periodically review and monitor pmtct/hct/eid
    performance against set targets and submit periodic reports
  • To Key Stakeholders, strengthen collaborations and effective
    corporate, local government, and community partnerships including target
    community engagement Of KP/PP
  • For a coordinated and harmonized hiv program, participate in hiv
    operational research, documented and disseminate findings at national and
    international conferences, journals and medical related literature in line
    with baylor uganda research guidelines.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a degree in Nursing (reproductive health) or
    related field of medicine from a recognized institution and must be
    registered with the relevant professional body
  • Trainer of Trainers in eMTCT and EID
  • Must have solid practical skills in implementation of HTS, eMTCT,
    EID, HIV Care and ART and Other prevention programs for key and priority
    populations.
  • A minimum of three  years of
    related work experience in technical assistance support to districts and
    Health system strengthening (HSS).
How to Apply:
Applications should
include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable
professional references and certified academic documents. All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.
NB: You must have at
least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE). Only short
listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Deadline: 29th September 2019
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