About RTI and World Vision Uganda:
RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 2,500 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services.
In partnership with World Vision, RTI implements the project; Supporting Public Sector Workplaces to Expand Action against HIV/AIDS (SPEAR), a USAID/PEPFAR funded project which targets public sector workers in three Ministries to enhance HIV/AIDS workplace interventions through development and dissemination of workplace policies and expanded access to prevention, treatment and care services in the Republic of Uganda.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
· Take the lead in designing several PMTCT activities to identify best practices, gaps and challenges in current programming, in the areas of primary prevention of HIV infection among women of reproductive age; preventing unwanted pregnancies among women living with HIV; preventing HIV transmission from women living with HIV to their infants through implementation of option B+ interventions; and providing appropriate treatment, care and support to mothers living with HIV and their children and families.
· Provide technical support to develop Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) and antiretroviral treatment (ART) services programs in ten police/prison health units as an HIV prevention, care and treatment component;
· Work with project team to build the capacity of police and prisons health facilities to provide quality PMTCT care and treatment services;
· Work with project team to develop and implement demand creation campaigns for PMTCT services among the uniformed services and their communities through small group PMTCT community dialogue meetings, mass mobilization, and education of communities on PMTCT issues;
· Advocate with MOH to ensure availability of quality health services and supplies at all target facilities;
· Establish and maintain partnerships with other service implementers to ensure linkages and referral for a continuum of care for HIV positive women and their infants; and health system strengthening for maternal newborn and child health.
· Contribute to other project reports such as annual work plans;
· Provide cross-cutting PMTCT support to team members on as needed basis.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
· Minimum of a master's degree, in public health, nursing, or a related field, M.D. preferred.
· A minimum of 6 years of relevant progressive field experience in HIV care and treatment programming, with 4 years of experience providing support for medical services to similar programs (MNCH, ART, PMTCT).
· Experience with demand creation campaigns development and advocacy.
· Experience building capacity of local partners to provide quality medical services.
· Experience working with government ministries and districts preferred.
· Willingness to travel outside of Kampala.
· Knowledge of USG rules and regulations.
· Excellent computer, word processing, and report writing skills.
· Good interpersonal skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills;
· Ugandan Nationals highly preferred.
How to apply:
Go to www.rti.org/intljobs and click on the International Opportunities link. Submit your application letter and detailed CV with contact information (including email) to email@example.com. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.