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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

HIV Advisor for Prevention Services Job at John Snow Inc (JSI) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
HIV Advisor for Prevention Services

Jobs at:
John Snow Inc (JSI)

Deadline of this Job:
April 30, 2018

Duty Station

John Snow, inc. (JSI), a leader in the field of international public health, is currently recruiting positions for the Regional Health integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango (RHITES-N, Lango) Project, funded by the USAID. The Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango project will improve the use of integrated health services in Northern Uganda‘s Lango region and strengthen the health system to sustain gains made by earlier projects. The Regional Health integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango project will contribute to improving key population-based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A,FP and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution, JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations.
The Regional Health integration to Enhance Services-North, Lango project is a live-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref Health Africa, Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and The Medical Concierge Group.

Position Description
The HIV Adviser for Prevention Services will be responsible for leading implementation activities that improve access to and quality of HIV prevention services in the Lango sub-region,including interpersonal communication (IPC) and outreach, social and behavior change (SEC) communication, condom promotion and distribution, eMTCT services, and VMMC. This will entail building the capacity in technical service delivery to staff at district level and health facilities, civil society organization sub-grantees and community level village health team (VHT) and community health extension workers (VIEWs) S/he will work closely with theMOH partners to ensure that HIV prevention activities are in linewith government of Uganda policies, VMMC and eMTCT services are done according to national guidelines, as well with evidence based, international standards, and that those policies are carried out at all health facilities the RHITES N - Lango districts.
Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and technical leadership for all HIVPrevention activities, including interpersonal communication(iPC) and outreach, social and behavior change (SEC)communication, condom promotion and distribution, eMTCTservices, and VMMC;
  • Develop innovative approaches to increase demand for, access to and availability of high quality prevention services, including VMMC and eMTCT
  • Develop/access, disseminate, and ensure operationalization of training materials and systematically update technical staff on VMMC and eMTCT;
  • Lead overall strategy for strengthening and applying the evidence base to scale-up quality and cost-effective VMMC and eMTCT services;
Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree in medicine, nursing or public health, or equivalent,and signi´Čücant level s oi training in HIV prevention, care and treatment;
  • At least 5 years of working with public or private health facilities to improve HIV Prevention services in Uganda,including PMTCT and VMMC, with USAID-funded projects is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability of improving quality of HIV Prevention services at scale;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of both Ugandan and global guidelines for all HIV Prevention services;
Job application procedure
Detailed Job Description can be received upon request. interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to  by April 30, 2018.