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HIV Prevention Coordinator Non-profit Jobs – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

  

Job Title:    HIV Prevention Coordinator

Organization:  Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Makerere University
Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for profit Company under Makerere University.
MJAP works to build partnerships and strengthen health systems to optimally
respond to HIV/AIDS, TB, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other diseases of
public health importance in Africa. MJAP is implementing a sub-award grant from
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), for accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control
in Kampala region; with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief (PEPFAR).

 

Job Summary:  The HIV Prevention Coordinator will provide
technical guidance to MJAP and supported health facilities in providing quality
prevention services including; HIV Testing Services (HTS) and linkage to care,
Gender Based Violence (GBV) prevention and treatment, and Pre-Exposure
prophylaxis (PrEP).

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Provide
technical assistance and guidance to health workers at supported health sites
to offer targeted HIV Counseling and testing services in line with the National
HIV testing and counseling (HTC) guidelines

·       
Work
with MJAP supported sites to develop (HTC) work plans with targets that are
realistic and measurable.

·       
Support
the health facilities to implement high yielding HTS models including index
client testing (assisted partner notification, social network strategy and
testing biological children) and confidential HIV self-testing.

·       
Support
initiation of individuals at substantial risk of acquiring HIV on PrEP and
ensure their retention in the PrEP program at the implementing sites

·       
Provide
technical assistance to health workers in supported health facilities to
screen, identify and provide post violence care to GBV survivors.

·       
Jointly
with the Community linkage team maintain a well-coordinated mechanism for
linkage and referral services.

·       
Coach
and mentor health workers and other stakeholders in the integration of KP and
PP friendly HIV prevention services in routine HIV care and treatment programs.

·       
Support
Health care providers to routinely review performance data and initiate quality
improvement projects for poorly performing indicators.

·       
Work
with the M&E team to document HTS, GBV, PrEP and KP/PP data to ensure
accurate, timely and complete data reporting in the appropriate tools and
registers as guided by MOH and/or PEPFAR.

·       
Ensure
compliance with PEPFAR program priorities and guidelines; as well as MOH
guidelines and strategies on all aspects of HIV prevention interventions
implementation.

·       
Participate
in SIMS activities, technical visits or prevention activities conducted by
MJAP, MoH, the funder or as advised by the Supervisor.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing, social
sciences or other relevant field.

·       
Diploma
in HIV Counseling is added advantage

·       
Five years’
working experience of implementing HIV prevention programs, in a donor funded
project.

·       
Good
report writing skills

·       
Strong
interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills, and ability to work with
diverse teams and communities.

·       
Excellent
communication and interpersonal skills and ability to interact with and
facilitate KP&PP.

·       
Demonstrated
knowledge on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs, adherence
approaches and psychosocial support programs.

·       
Proficient
in Counseling models and communication skills

 

How to Apply:

All interested and
qualified candidates should apply via the email below and submit their cover
letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic documents
to: hr@mjap.or.ug addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University
Joint AIDS Program (MJAP), Kampala. Uganda. Please note that only online
applications will be accepted.

 

NB: Please ensure
that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB. We do appreciate your interest to
work with MJAP. However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted within 2 weeks after the submission deadline

 

Deadline: 10th November, 2020 by 5:00pm

 

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