Prevention Officer NGO Jobs – Baylor-Uganda

 

Job Title:    Prevention Officer

Organisation: Baylor
College of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, 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
and Eastern Europe.

 

Job Summary:  The Prevention Officer technically supports
districts and monitor 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.

·       
Supervise
and monitor the implementation of innovative strategies that increase HTS yield
like APN, 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. Periodically review and monitor PMTCT/HCT/EID
performance against set targets and submit periodic reports to key stakeholders
in line with program and national reporting requirements.

·       
Technically
support and supervise the integration of Family planning in HIV and PMTCT
services provided at both the health facilities and community intervention
points in line with project objectives & National guidelines.

·       
Advise
on progress of implementation of planned activities on a monthly basis and
address poor performance with corrective actions in a timely manner.

·       
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.

·       
Support
implementation of HIV self-testing and distribution of HIV self-testing kits
among target populations at health facilities and communities.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the Baylor-Uganda Prevention Officer job should 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

·       
Three
years of relevant work experience

 

NOTE:

·       
Applications
should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable
professional references and certified UNEB certificates as well as certified
University Transcripts

·       
You must
have at least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE).
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Please note only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

How to Apply:

All qualified and
interested candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 26th March 2021

 

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