Fresher Community Officer Non-profit Jobs - Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)


Job Title:          Community Officer
Organisation: Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: HIV Care and treatment Coordinator

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 Community Officer will steer the designing and implementation of the community care delivery models to provide HIV/ AIDS prevention, care and treatment services. The community officer will lead and develop innovative and evidence based interventions to support effective service delivery of HIV care and treatment programs through the differentiated service delivery models and support implementation of the facility- community referral pathways.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Coordinate planning, implementation, and evaluation of the differentiated Service delivery Model activities in compliance with MoH and PEPFAR guidelines policies and procedures.
·         Support collection, analysis and validation of baseline and routine program data to support implementation and routine program monitoring.
·         Support DSD sites in medical commodity forecasting, warehousing and reporting to ensure constant supply of HIV commodities for patients receiving services at DSD sites.
·         Ensure availability of tools to facilitate reporting and program monitoring
·         Ensure constant monitoring and leveraging of resources for program success.
·         Coordinate and monitor CBOs and CDOs supporting implementation of the DSD program.
·         Take lead and provide technical supervision and guidance to all staff responsible for community- facility activities.
·         Compile and submit technical and performance reports to relevant authorities
·         Ensure availability and use of appropriate data collection tools to track linkages
·         Participate in research activities, CQI, data collection and reporting


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The applicant for the Community Officer job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration or Social Sciences
·         At least two years of related experience with Public Health programs.
·         Excellent oral and written communications skills.
·         Experienced at capacity building and facilitating training and mentoring

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: 27th November 2017

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