• Location:
    Kampala Kampala Kampala Kampala
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Consultancy
  • Deadline:
    November 20, 2019
  • Languages:
    English

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY JOINT AIDS PROGRAM (MJAP)

 

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 now seeking competent, passionate and dynamic individual to fill the position of HIV Prevention Advisor.

 

Role Title: Prevention Advisor-Kampala

 

Reports to: The Executive Director,

 

Role definition: To provide technical guidance to the supported sites to improve the quality of HIV prevention services; through effective planning, implementation and monitoring of these services (HIV testing services (HTS) ,  Key and Priority , Pre Exposure Prophylaxis , Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), PMTCT etc.) in line with the project objectives and MoH guidelines.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Prevention intervention: Provide technical guidance to the health facilities to provide quality prevention services including; HIV counselling and testing and linkage to care and Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision services, Key Population programming, Pre_ Exposure Prophylaxis, PMTCT and DREAMS.
  2. Planning-In collaboration with the leadership of the supported health facilities, provide technical guidance in developing/reviewing strategies, work plans and standards for the implementation of HIV prevention activities in the supported health facilities.

 

  1. Capacity building: Provide technical support to the HIV prevention focal persons at the facility sites and MJAP staff to offer quality HIV prevention services, and monitor performance as per approved work plans

 

  1. GBV intervention-Provide technical assistance to the health facilities to initiate/implement comprehensive GBV prevention and management services in the care continuum (routine screening for GBV, HCT, PEP, STI screening to prophylaxis/treatment and other follow ups).

 

  1. Continuous Quality Improvement-In collaboration with the facility health teams, identify performance gaps; and participate in designing continuous improvement projects through coaching and mentoring of health workers, to provide quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS services to enhance prevention.

 

  1. Performance Monitoring: Participate in technical visits and hold SIMS discussions with the supported sites to provide technical guidance and jointly monitor performance in line with the project objectives.

 

  1. Community Linkages: Work closely with the community structures, to develop strategies and strengthen collaboration of community linkages and referral networking.

 

  1. Reporting: Ensuring proper documentation, reporting and submission of all activity reports of the supported sites; including specific reports on (KP, PP, Community linkage etc.) to inform programming of prevention services.

 

  1. Support Supervision: In collaboration with the MoH leadership provide support supervision, coaching and mentorship to health workers in HIV prevention, in line with MoH guidelines.

 

  1. Partnerships: Participate in the district and partners’ performance review meetings; and build or maintain strong working relations with other actors, to strengthen prevention strategies, and document best practices.

 

  1. Resource mobilization: Participate in grants application and continuously engage potential partners in resource mobilization efforts.

 

Qualifications and Job requirements:

 

  • Masters’ in Public Health, or related field.
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from a well-recognised University.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment in a donor funded program.

 

Key personal competences:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to work effectively with health facility teams.
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation of HIV care and prevention programs
  • Demonstrated in depth Knowledge and ability to analyse the HIV Prevention policy framework
  • Experience of working with MOH, District and Community Health structures in HIV Prevention.
  • Experience in grant writing of fundable proposals
  • Experience in HIV related research is added advantage

 

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: hr@mjap.or.ug addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP), not later than 20th November, 2019 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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