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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Project Officer-Other HIV Prevention (Behavioral & structural) Job at Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Officer-Other HIV Prevention (Behavioral & structural) 

Jobs at:
Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) 

Deadline of this Job:
Monday, 11th September 18 by 5:00pm. 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 03 September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


About the Company
The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) is the legal body of Catholic Bishops of Uganda implementing the Kampala HIV/AIDS Protect through its Health Department with funding from the infectious Diseases institute (IDI) Under the inter Medical Bureau Coalition, (IBG) the project provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in Private-Not For-Profit (PNFP) Health Care Facilities (HCFs) in Kampala and Wakiso Districts, The UEC would like to till the following positions with qualified and highly motivated candidates able to work with a dynamic project team at the Uganda Catholic Secretariat.

POSITION : Project Officer-Other HIV Prevention (Behavioral & structural)
The Project 0fficer—Other HIV Prevention oversees all aspects related to behavioral and structural HIV prevention activities for priority and key populations. He/she is responsible for activity planning, execution/implementation, capacity building, quality management, supporting M&-E and ensuring that objectives and targets are achieved in alignment with PEPFAR and MOH policies and standards. He! she is expected to adopt a combination approach to HIV prevention that is consistent with value systems of the IBC parent religious organizations.

A University Degree in Social Work, Community Development Nursing Public Health,0r other related field. Post graduate training in Public health, Project Planning and Management will be an added advantage.

Rules and responsibilities:
  • Support HCFs and other religious structures as appropriate in designing high quality and evidence-based HIV prevention activities.
  • Ensure that all the behavioral and structural HIV prevention interventions are in line with national policy guidelines.
  • Design innovative and cost-effective demand creation community mobilization activities that will lead to increased uptake of HTS and linkage to HIV care services.
  • Provide technical guidance to HCFs in implementing community mobilization and outreach activities for Key and Priority population interventions.
  • Initiate and maintain strategic partnerships that will advance the IBC's HIV prevention efforts in collaboration with other stakeholders
  • Work with other partners in designing and/or reviewing HIV prevention IEC and other training materials.
  • Support and guide HCFs and other faith-based stakeholders in designing and implementing high quality gender sensitive and responsive HIV prevention interventions,
  • Plan and conduct mentorship and coaching programs for the HCFs.
  • Participate in developing of work plans and budgets, work plan reviews and help in monitoring progress towards set targets.
  • Document best practices and lessons to share with relevant stakeholders.
  • Required knowledge, skills and competencies
  • At least five years’ experience in the public health sector including HIV prevention programming
  • Demonstrated leadership and technical experience, working with different stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience in training, mentoring. supervising and managing staff in both health facility and community settings
  • Knowledge of MOH and PEPFAR policy guidelines on HIV care, treatment and prevention.
  • Experience and knowledge of Combination HIV/ Prevention programming including targeted services tor critical sub population categories,
  • Experience working with MOH structures and Faith based structures in Uganda 1
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently with minimum supervision, ability to work under time constraints in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate activities and projects with the ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationships with teams and partners
  • Excellent computer skills: Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet, and e-mail)
Job application procedure
Eligible and interested candidates should submit their signed CVs, copies of certificates, degrees, testimonials to the address below not later than Monday, 11th September 18 by 5:00pm. The Secretary General, Uganda Catholic Secretarial, Plot 672, Hanlon Road, Nsambya Hill, P. O. Box 2656 Kampala. The Full Job descriptions can be accessed on the UCMB website at