Makerere University Joint AIDS Program District Key Population/Priority Population Officer Jobs in Uganda

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program District Key Population/Priority Population Officer Jobs in Uganda

Role Definition

  • The Key/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.

    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.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • 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.

  • 2 years’ 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 alied 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

  • 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: addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP), not later than 6th January, 2021 by 5:00pm. Please note that only online applications will be accepted.

  • 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

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