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2 United States USAID Program Officer - HIV Prevention Career Jobs - University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda

About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and childe development services.

Job Summary: The Program Officer - HIV Prevention will support the scale-up of quality HIV prevention services, focusing on Priority and Key populations in selected communities across 10 districts through targeted outreaches and leveraging efforts of various structures at district, sub-county and community levels.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Work in liaison with supervisor and rest of project team to design a structured approach to provision of HIV prevention services to tailored to various groups of key and priority populations;
  • Build the capacity of relevant community structures and resource persons to support delivery of HIV prevention services;
  • Provide support in the delivery of HIV prevention services to key and priority and other populations in communities and at facility level, including targeted outreaches aimed at Index client testing, partner testing, social network testing, mobile testing in hotspots for Key Populations;
  • Coordinate delivery of HIV prevention services, documentation and data capture and reporting;
  • Ensure that all individuals accessing HIV prevention and testing services are linked to appropriate services.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Program Officer - HIV Prevention job opportunity must hold a Diploma in Nursing/Midwifery with additional training in counseling;
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar responsibility in a busy setting.
  • Extensive knowledge of current national HIV prevention, care and treatment guidelines for Uganda;
  • Excellent communication or interpersonal skills is desirable;
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the supported districts and communities.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot10 Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division, UGANDA

E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

Deadline: 16th June 2017 by 12:00pm


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