Job Title: Project Director (2 Career Jobs)
Organisation: AMREF Health Africa
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
AMREF Health Africa is an international African organization founded in Kenya in 1957. Our Headquarters are in Nairobi with major programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two regional nubs in Southern and Western Africa based in South Africa and Senegal Respectively. Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa is committed to improving the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities. Our Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.
About CDC Project:
The CDC-funded project Accelerating Epidemic Control in the Republic of Uganda under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) seeks to support implementation and acceleration of comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs for HIV/AIDS epidemic control in Mubende Region (Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Luwero, Mityana, Mubende, Nakaseke and Nakasongola districts and all associated municipalities). It will entail implementation of targeted combination prevention HIV services including HIV testing especially among key and priority populations (KP/PP); HIV care and treatment; TB/HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment; elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (eMTCT); Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC); services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC); and associated laboratory and strategic information (SI) services through a health systems strengthening approach. Additionally, the successful applicant will work closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen the technical capacity of Regional Performance Monitoring Teams (RPMTS) and District Health Teams (DHTs) for an effective public health decentralized HIV/AIDS response. Expected outcomes include improved access, coverage and quality of HIV services ensuring 90% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) know their status; 90% of people diagnosed with HIV infection receive antiretroviral therapy (ART); and 90% of those on treatment are virally suppressed.
Job Summary: The Project Director, HIV/AIDS, will act as the project’s technical lead and will be responsible for technical leadership and technical supervision of project activities, working closely with the Country Director, project team, and partners.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The Project Director must hold an Advanced degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Epidemiology, Pediatric Health, International Development or other relevant field; a medical or nursing degree is highly desired
- At least ten years’ experience in a progressive leadership position managing programs involving HIV/AIDS, health systems strengthening, integrated health service delivery, human capacity development in developing countries and complex cultural settings, HIV program management, organizational development, pre-service medical education, in-service training, capacity building, and collaboration between government and NGO partners
- Previous experience managing, designing and implementing HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support programs.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV including three professional referees and cover letter addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Amref Health Africa in Uganda via E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 30th September 2016
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