Fresher District Key Population / Priority Population Officer Jobs – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

 

Job Title:    District Key
Population / Priority Population Officer

Organisation: Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to:
Community Services Coordinator

 

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.

 

About USAID RHITES-EC Project:

MJAP is implementing
a sub-award grant from the USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Services in East-Central Uganda (RHITES-EC), for accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Control among key and priority populations in three districts (Jinja, Iganga
and Mayuge) in the East Central Region; with funding from the President’s
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

 

Job Summary:  The District Key Population/Priority Population
Officer will be responsible for supporting and strengthening the district,
health facilities and community systems for sustainable uptake of responsive
HIV/AIDS services for Key and Priority Populations in the supported district.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Develop
activity plans with evidence-based approaches to reach KPs and PPs with HIV
prevention interventions and linkage to Care and Treatment.

·       
Collaborate
with the District and health facility KP focal persons as well as RHITES-EC to
coordinate the planning, implementation and monitoring of services for KPs and
PPs in the district

·       
Mentor
and provide technical assistance to healthcare providers, KP/PP peers and/or
KP/PP community networks on the delivery of layered service packages to KPs and
PPs.

·       
Support
training of healthcare providers, KP and PP peers on provision of KP/PP
services

·       
Support
health facilities and communities to provide targeted, safe and high quality
HIV testing services including index client testing services (assisted partner notification,
testing of biological children and social network strategy testing) to KPs and
PPs

·       
Support
health facilities to timely link newly identified HIV positive KPs, PPs and
their children to Care and Treatment.

·       
Work
with healthcare providers, KP and PP peers to initiate PrEP and ART among
eligible clients.

·       
Work
with healthcare providers, KP and PP peers to provide adherence counselling to
KPs and PPs on PrEP or ART.

·       
Work
with healthcare providers, KP and PP peers to follow up on KPs and PPs who miss
appointment through generating daily missed appointment lists to ensure
retention of KPs and PPs in care.

·       
Prepare
and share timely periodic performance progress reports on HIV prevention, care
and treatment interventions for KPs and PPs.

·       
Support
routine data capture for KP/PP services and ensure update of the KP tracker.

·       
Guide
client education and facility sensitization efforts to continuously build
knowledge among key and priority populations attending health facilities.

·       
Support
in compilation and submission of accurate and timely facility health management
information system (HMIS) reports and programmatic reports in line with the
project objectives.

·       
Ensure
timely submission of activity reports and timesheets of healthcare providers
and KP/PP peers

·       
Support
effective forecast, timely ordering, reporting and accounting for the
logistics/commodities required for KP/PP services

·       
Participate
in identification, implementation and documentation of continuous quality
improvement activities for the KP/PP programs

·       
Establish
and strengthen effective collaborations and partnerships with the district
leadership, healthcare providers and KP/PP communities to ensure a coordinated
and harmonized HIV response.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences or Nursing OR
a Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Community Health from a recognized
Institution

·       
A
minimum of 2 years’ experience in integrating health service delivery into
community structures.

·       
Two
years of experience of providing HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment with one
year supporting KP/PP services in a USAID and/or other donor funded projects.

·       
2 years’
professional experience working effectively with MOH, District and Community
Health structures in HIV Prevention.

·       
Experience
of building capacity of health workers at individual and organizational level

·       
Be
registered with the Nurses Council or Allied Health Professionals’ Council

·       
Possess
a valid medical practicing license

 

Key personal
competencies

·       
Planning,
monitoring and evaluation of HIV care and prevention programs

·       
Strong
interpersonal and leadership skills

·       
Demonstrable
excellent writing, organizational, coordination and communication skills

·       
Proven
ability to set priorities, multi-task, and work collaboratively as well as
independently

·       
Excellent
written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills is a must

·       
Ability
to engage professionally and respectively with partners, Health care providers
and the Community

·       
Ability
to communicate in a local language of the supported districts will be added
advantage

 

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). Please note that only online applications will be
accepted. Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB.

 

Deadline: 6th January 2021 by 5:00pm

 

NB: 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

 

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