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Fresher Pediatric and Adolescent Health Coordinator Non-profit Jobs - Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Organisation: Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Deputy PEPFAR Program Manager
Position Number: MUWRP/14/17

About US:
The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit HIV research program that was established in 2002 as a result of a memorandum of understanding between Makerere University and The Henry M. Jackson foundation for Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. of USA (HJF). The primary purpose of MUWRP is to develop, evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate disease threats of public health importance to Uganda.

Job Summary: The Pediatric and adolescent health coordinator will steer the designing and implementation of the pediatric and adolescent health care services. Working closely with the PMTCT, OVC and care and treatment program coordinators, the incumbent will lead and develop innovative and evidence based interventions to support effective service delivery of pediatric and adolescent health care services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the pediatric and adolescent health care services for the MUWRP HIV/AIDS program.
  • Offer technical assistance and mentorship to district health teams to support improved implementation of pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS care services particularly linkages into care, maximizing viral load coverage and viral load suppression
  • Support continuous quality improvement activities pertaining to pediatric care and treatment.
  • Render support in the collection, analysis and validation of baseline routine program data to support implementation and routine program monitoring.
  • Support sites in medical commodity forecasting and ordering to ensure constant supply of HIV commodities for pediatric and adolescent care services.
  • Ensure availability of tools to facilitate reporting and program monitoring
  • The jobholder will ensure constant monitoring and leveraging of resources for program success.
  • The incumbent will also coordinate with HTC, PMTCT and OVC technical leads to maximize identification and linkage of HIV-exposed and positive HIV- infants into care

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Pediatric and Adolescent Health Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. Post graduate Diploma in Public Health is an added advantage.
  • At least two years of related working experience with HIV clinical care programs is required.
  • Candidate must be registered with the Dental and Medical practitioners council
  • At least two years’ experience in managing  HIV and opportunistic infections in children & adolescents
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Previous experience in capacity building and facilitating training and mentoring.
  • Prior exposure and experience with data analysis, medical commodity forecasting and use of MOH tools for reporting and program monitoring

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should download the application form, download here, attach it together with application letters, CVs, Photocopies of academic qualifications and three professional referees. The position number (Check top of advert) and preferred location should clearly be stated in the application letter.

Please send applications to:

The HR and Administration Manager,
Makerere University Walter Reed Project,
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.,
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 29th May 2017

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