Makerere University Joint Aids Program Nurse Jobs in Uganda

Makerere University Joint Aids Program Nurse Jobs in Uganda

Vacancy Title

  • Nurse

    Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Healthcare

    Jobs at

  • Makerere University Joint Aids Program (MJAP)

    Deadline of this Job

  • 16 January 2020

    Duty Station

  • Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa


    Date Posted

  • Thursday, January 09, 2020

    Job Details

  • 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).

  • MJAP is seeking competent, passionate and dynamic individual to fill the position of a Nurse.

    Role Title

  • Nurse

    Reports to

  • ISS Clinic Manager

    Duty station

  • Kampala

    Role definition

  • To provide continuous comprehensive nursing care and treatment to HIV/AIDS patients in line with MJAP clinical guidelines and procedures. .

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive patients and their files, assess, take patients vital signs (blood pressure, weight, respiratory rate, heart rate and temperature) and organise them for investigations, forward them to clinicians and counselors according to urgency and need of the patient in line with the program guidelines and procedures.

  • Review patients’ prescriptions, explain the procedure and possible side effects and administer the drug(s) in line with program guidelines and procedures.

  • Conduct both initial and on-going counseling; attend to clinical nurse’s only visits (clerking, examination and prescription of drugs) to stable patients in line with program guidelines and procedures.

  • Assess, prepare and conduct health education talks to patients and implement infection control practices in the clinic in line with program guidelines and procedures.

  • Give reproductive health services including family planning and cervical cancer screening services to clients in line with program guidelines and

  • Collect, document and keep nursing records in line with program guide lines and procedures.

  • Assess, maintain and organize the clinic stock (drugs, equipment and sundries) in line with program guidelines and procedures.

  • Provide continuous on job guidance to Nursing Assistants and expert clients in controlling clinic flow and performing general health education talks in line with program guidelines and procedures


  • Integrity, confidentiality, and emotional control

  • Team player, ability to empathize and be patient, with nursing and counseling skills.

  • Time management and ability to work under pressure; with minimum supervision

  • Ability to engage with partners and all Health care providers from MoH and other Institutions


  • Diploma in Nursing or related discipline

  • Must be registered with the Nurses council

  • At least 2 years’ experience in in comprehensive HIV management; in a busy clinic setting

  • Special knowledge in the management of HIV/AIDS and related complications,

    Job Education Requirements

  • Diploma in Nursing

    Job Experience Requirements
  • 2 years

    Job Application Procedure

  • 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 16th January, 2020 by 5:00pm.

  • 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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