AIDS Information Centre Uganda Regional Prevention officer for AIC Kabale Regional Centre Jobs

AIDS Information Centre Uganda Regional Prevention officer for AIC Kabale Regional Centre Jobs


Main Purpose of the Job

  • The Prevention Officer will provide on-going psycho-social support interventions to clients, their families and community members to ensure holistic HIV/AIDS care and strengthen uptake of all service packages delivered at AIC facilities and communities.

    Key responsibilities:

  • Support mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver high quality psycho-social support & care services to individuals infected and affected by HIV.

  • Participate in team-based clinical care of TB and HIV/AIDS patients attending AIC facilities in line with standard treatment guidelines.

  • Lead efforts in identification and linkage of new PLHIV through optimization of facility and community-based HIV Testing Services (HTS), implementation of Assisted Partner Notification (APN), Social Network Strategy (SNS), HIV self-testing (HIVST) and Recency testing

  • Support facility teams to utilize Community Health data management tools and systems to record information about HIV clients accessing services, in line with the principle of confidentiality, and utilize aggregated information to improve service delivery.

  • Participate in planning & budgeting for the provision of prevention services in the region

  • Support establishment and functionalization of psycho-social support groups including adolescent clubs, Sero-discordant couple clubs, and family support groups to strengthen adherence to HIV/AIDS treatment and to promote uptake of preventive service packages.

  • Guide facility teams to deliver high quality HIV/AIDS care and preventive services for Key/ Priority Populations using non-discriminatory gender-sensitive models.

  • Participate in client education and facility sensitization to continuously build knowledge among patients attending AIC and supported health facilities.

  • Participate in performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities to guide implementation of project activities.

  • Participate in identification, implementation and documentation of continuous quality improvement activities along the HIV continuum of response and along client care and treatment cascades.

  • Participate in facility and community efforts to improve linkage, retention and viral suppression rates among clients in HIV care.

  • Participate in compilation and submission of accurate facility HMIS and programmatic reports according to project, donor and Ministry of Health timelines.

  • Any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.

    Person Specification:Prevention Officer

    Minimum Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Education, SWSA, Development studies, Community and Adult Education, Community Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, BSc Nursing or Clinical Officer’s diploma.

  • Possession of HIV Counselling Certificate is a MUST have.

    Minimum Experience and Exposure

  • 3 years in the provision of HIV and related prevention services in a busy clinical setting

  • Experience in HIV counselling

  • Experience in providing services to communities

    Special Knowledge

  • Working technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS

  • Current trends in HIV/AIDS counselling and prevention

  • Rights of People Living With HIV/AIDS
    National policies, regulations and standards on HIV Testing and other prevention services

  • Knowledge of the local languages of the area

    How to Apply

  • Apply to:

    Human Resource Department,
    P.O. Box 10446,
    Kampala or

  • to Human Resource Officer through

  • recruitment@aicug.org

  • State your salary expectation. Deadline Tuesday 11th January 2022 10:00am

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AIC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age.


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