Rakai Health Sciences Program Prevention Officer Jobs in Uganda

Rakai Health Sciences Program Prevention Officer Jobs in Uganda


  • Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio - medical research and service delivery organization. RHSP strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community-based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central Uganda.

    Prevention Officer

  • The position holder shall Ensuring that Gender Based Violence (GBV)/facility-community linkages data is entered into respective registers/records in real time.

  • Train and mentor facility staff and volunteers on technical GBV/facility-community linkage matters .

    Job Responsibilities

    • Ensure that GBV monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual targets in the cluster/districts are met

    • Expedite implementation and scale-up of the GBV quality assessment tool with fidelity in the cluster/districts in line with recommended guidelines

    • Provide ongoing technical support and capacity building to facility staff, CBO staff and volunteers during program implementation.

    • Compile monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual reports on time and with accurate data following recommended formats and guidelines

    • Supervises and coordinate activities of linkage volunteers, facility focal persons and CSOs to scale up bi-directional referrals and linkage between the community and supported health facilities and other institutions in the cluster/districts

    • Support the scale up community models of differentiated service delivery (DSDM) by mobilizing and organizing clients into CCLAD groups and coordinating CCLAD and CDDP outreaches.

    • Jointly work with facilities to generated lists of clients for follow up and TB/HIV contact tracing/reverse-contact tracing

    • Offer technical support to CSOs, health workers and volunteers to strengthen community-facility linkages aimed at improving patient adherence, retention, self-management, and psychosocial services in the cluster/districts.

    • Compile monthly and quarterly reports on the performance of facility-community linkages activities in line with recommended guidelines

    • Implements SOPs that enhance the linkage into
    care of patients referred from community testing points and from facility to facility or from facility to community

    • Any other duty(s) assigned by supervisor from time to time.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Counseling, Humanities, BSc Nursing or closely related field.

    • Experience of linkages/ GBV work for at least one year with a reputable organization.

    • Possession of an HIV/AIDS Certificate in Counseling is an added advantage.

    • Motorcycle riding skills is a requirement (possess a riding permit)

    • Pleasant, social, hardworking, flexible, with a spirit of teamwork/building.

    • With good interpersonal skills, and high integrity.

    • Fluent in English and Luganda (spoken and written).

    • Willingness to work and reside in a rural setting - Rakai or Kyotera District and to work for long hours

    How to Apply

  • All interested candidates possessing the above attributes can send their; applications including a cover letter, updated CV with 3 referees(include email address & contact number), and copies of academic qualifications/certificates in one document addressed to the HR Manager to

  • jobs@rhsp.org .

  • Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email.

  • Only online applications will be considered.

  • Deadline for Submission Tuesday 31st March 2020 by 5:00pm.

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  • Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.


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