3 Prevention Specialist US CDC Project Jobs – Uganda Prisons Service

Organisation: Uganda
Prisons Service
Funding Source: United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Health Coordinator
About US:
The Uganda Prisons
Service has received support from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) to provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS, STI and TB services to prisoners and
its staff. The project that spans the period 1st April, 2015 to 31st March,
2020 is being implemented by the Uganda Prisons Health Services Department. The
success of these programs requires high-quality contract management and
understanding of all aspects of program reporting and evaluation with
demonstrable outcomes.
Job Summary:  The Prevention Specialist will mainly provide
professional and ethical services for effective prevention and control of
HIV/AIDs and other communicable diseases such as STI and TB through strategic
interventions inclusive of client and community education, problem
identification and referrals, service coordination, documentation and
information dissemination to inmates, staff and community of Uganda Prisons
Service.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Customising all prevention materials to fit the prison perspective
    and display them where they can be seen by both prisoners and staff.
  • Monitoring the implementation of prevention strategies / approaches
    or interventions in all prison units targeting both the prisoners and
    staff environment.
  • Coordinating prevention activities in the region with a view of
    aligning prevention strategies and interventions within the prison system
    to the PEPFAR prevention core goals and priorities for key populations.
  • Providing oversight lead in undertaking research on current issues
    and trends for addressing issues of HIV/AIDs stigma and SGBV especially
    among prisoner clients.
  • Establishing a prevention mechanism at each of the 16 regions
    including:
  • Collaborating with civic organizations, religious groups, and other
    community-based organizations on all aspects of HIV/AIDs awareness
    campaigns, outreach and communication opportunities for providing
    informative messages to the clientele.
  • Networking with other prevention and social service agencies /
    partners to include prevention, intervention, treatment, mental health,
    etc. in order to provide comprehensive services, identify needs, and make
    referrals as necessary.
  • Coordinating data collection protocols, documentation of all program
    activities and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Submitting program reports and records according to the set program
    reporting timelines and outcomes.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and impact of program deliverables and
    briefing Regional Prisons Commanders (RPCs) and Officers-In-Charge (OCs)
    on the performance of program activities in the region.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned from time to time.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must be a Ugandan who holds an honours Bachelor’s
    Degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Organisational or
    Community Psychology, Development Studies and/or Social Sciences majoring
    in Psychology and Counseling.
  • Post-graduate degree or diploma in any of the relevant disciplines
    is an added advantage.
  • At least two years of relevant working experience in health service
    management environment with demonstrable knowledge of HIV/AIDS
    programming.
  • The Prevention Specialist must be a dynamic and highly
    self-motivated person with the ability to work under pressure and meet
    tight reporting deadlines and be willing to travel frequently and spend
    60% of the time in the field.
  • S/he should have the capacity to adjust to varying situations to
    meet emergency or changing program requirements.
  • Communication, planning, organizing and coordinating skills;
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and critical thinking skills;
  • Team work and results-orientation;
  • Public relations and customer care;
  • Concerns for quality and results;
  • Impeccable ethics and integrity;
  • Public speaking and report writing; and
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Effective time-management skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products including Word,
    Excel
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and maintain project management
    tools to track grant project/program work plans, including administrative
    reporting timelines and deliverables.
  • Knowledge of multiple approaches to primary prevention strategies,
    as well as, secondary and tertiary (high risk assessment and response)
    strategies for prevention and control of HIV/AIDs, STI and TB.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
meet the above requirements should submit their applications together with the
curriculum vitae and contacts of two referees to the following address;
The Commissioner
General of Prisons,
Uganda Prisons
Service,
Plot 3 Siad Barre
Road, Century Building,
P.O. Box 7182,
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 22nd November, 2019
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