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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Associate Prevention Officer Job at Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Associate Prevention Officer

Jobs at:
Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC)

Deadline of this Job:
16th April 2019
Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 00256 , UG

Summary
Date Posted: 8th April 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full_Time , Currency: UGX , Value: 1000000 , Minimum: 700000 , Maximum: 3000000 , Period: MONTH
JOB DETAILS:
The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) is the Assembly of the Catholic hierarchy in Uganda, through which Bishops express their collegial responsibility through collective action, to assure the progress of the Church and coordination of its social and pastoral ministry. UEC receives a sub-grant from Rakai Health Sciences Program with support from the US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement the “Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control program” in the 12 districts of Masaka Region. Through the health department, the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB), UEC coordinates and support the programming and implementation of accelerated HIV epidemic control in 45 Private Not For Profit (PNFP) health facilities accredited to the Uganda Catholic, Moslem and Protestant Medical Bureaus in the Masaka Region.
UEC therefore seeks to recruit suitable candidates for the following positions in the UCMB Masaka Region Project Office located in Masaka district
(1 position)
The position shall offer broad technical assistance and support to Private Not For Profit (PNFP) health facilities within the Masaka Region in provision of high impact and quality HIV Testing Services (HTS), HIV prevention services to key and priority populations as well as gender services. The officer is pivotal in ensuring robust community systems are in place to facilitate bi-directional linkages between facilities and communities.

HIV Counselling and Testing services (HTS) related roles and responsibilities.
• Support facilities to offer targeted HTS services to realize increased HIV+ yield in pursuit of the 1st 95 in all the PNFP facilities in Masaka Region.
• Work to Intensify PITC at high yielding points with messages that promote HTS while emphasizing the WHO 5Cs.
• Devise new strategies for increasing partner and other family members testing in all the PNFP accredited facilities in the Region.
• Support facilities to intensify ART clients’ linkage through the Facility-community linkage framework, inter and intra-facility referrals to achieve the 2nd 95.
• Support facilities to offer targeted HTS services to outreach sites to priority and key populations at places such as landing sites, trading centers.
• Offer technical guidance on the mapping of all hotspots and safe spaces for KPs and PPs and ensure effective service delivery to these targeted groups.
• Enhance the capacity of and support PNFP facilities to offer Assisted Partner Notification services.
• Play a key role in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement in HTS of supported facilities including data quality checks (DQA)
• Provide Technical assistance to facilities in delivery of Adolescent and children friendly HIV testing services
• Identify, document and share key lessons to aid cross learning.
• Writing periodic reports (quantitative and qualitative) on HTS services. Community-Facility linkages and referrals related roles and responsibilities.
• Provide onsite training for VHTs, linkage facilitators and lay counselors in community HIV/AIDS care for all 45 or more supported PNFP facilities in the Masaka region focusing on the Country targets goals of 95-95
• 95.
• Liaise with district officials (DCDO, PSWO, DACs, DOVCC and SOVCC) to strengthen and harmonize implementation of community HIV programs.
• Strengthen partnerships with community based organizations and civil service organizations and other structures in the community to enhance bidirectional linkages between supported facilities and the communities.
• Support the implementation of differentiated services delivery models (DSDM) in PNFP supported facilities to ensure continuum of response while integrating community activities in other program areas
• Monitor and offer guidance on the performance of community outreaches, satellites and sub-contracted CBO/CSO programs in faith based Health Care Facilities
• Represent the program at various fora as the occasion demands such as Regional and district level meetings and lobbying campaigns. Gender Services related roles and responsibilities.
• Build the capacity of health workers in supported PNFP facilities on gender equality, equity and gender main streaming
• Oversee gender activities implementation in all the supported facilities.
• Support facilities to create awareness amongst communities on gender based violence and advocate for access and support facilities to care for GBV survivors Adherence support related roles and responsibilities.
• Periodically review and develop tailor made adherence messages for supported PNFP facilities.
• Offer technical assistance on Viral Load monitoring and intensified adherence counselling.
• Offer continuous technical assistance in adherence counseling and psychosocial support to clients.
• Assist faith based health care facilities in setting up adherence program strategies across various age bands

Qualifications/Competencies:
• Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Guidance & Counselling or SWASA from a recognized University.
• A certificate in HIV Counseling from a recognized University
• A five year experience of working with a recognized institution dedicated to HIV/AIDS work
• Evidence of active implementation of HIV activities in the past two years
• Adequate knowledge of the current HIV prevention services
• Mentoring and coaching skills to lower cadres
• Good analytical skills with computer proficiency in analytical packages

Job application procedure
applications and resume together with three reference letters from previous employers to the Office of the Secretary General - Uganda Episcopal Conference; Nsambya Hill, 672 Hanlon Road not later than 16th April 2019 at 5.00pm.

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