USAID Project Jobs – Program Officer: HIV/AIDS Nutrition at University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project: Strengthening
Uganda’s Systems for Treating Aids Nationally (SUSTAIN) – USAID Funded
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About URC: 
University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health
organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the USAID-funded
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project.
The project supports delivery of quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and
laboratory services at selected referral and general hospitals.
Job Summary: The Program
Officer will be directly responsible for the integration of nutritional
assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) into HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and
treatment services. The officer will work closely with the Care/Treatment and PMTCT
Advisors to plan for and implement improvement interventions aimed at bettering
nutritional outcomes among people living with HIV and AIDS as well as promoting
optimal infant and young child feeding practices, as per the national
guidelines.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The job holder should possess a degree in
    medicine (MBChB) or equivalent from a recognized institution and a
    post-graduate qualification in Nutrition
  • At minimum of three years experience in
    HIV programs in Uganda, preferably in the area of nutrition
  • Clinical experience in care and treatment
    of HIV is highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically plan
    and manage the successful implementation of activities.
  • Effective communication skills and ability
    to establish good working relationships with government officials,
    international organizations and local partners.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within
    the country. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for three
(3) professional references & clearly indicate the position you are applying
for in the subject line to:
Human Resource Coordinator, University Research Co., LLC — Centre for
Human Services, Plot 7 Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru P.O Box 28745, Kampala,
Uganda E-mail: hr-uganda@urc-chs.com  (Not
more than 3MB)
NB: Only short listed
candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please indicate the position you
are applying for on the envelop and subject of the email.
Deadline: Friday 19th July 2013
by 12:00 pm
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