HIV / AIDS Focal Person (3 Global Fund Job Careers) – Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of
Funding Source: Global Fund
Reports to: Team Leader
About US:
The Government
of the Republic of Uganda under the Ministry of Health has received funding
from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support
among other things recruitment of key staff to assist in improvement of the
Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) grant performance. The goals of the Health
Systems Strengthening grant are to:
Strengthen the Procurement and Supply Management
(PSM) system
Support improvements in the Management Information
Systems and Monitoring and          
Support community involvement in the delivery of
health services
the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) is under the department of the
National Disease Control (NDC) in the Ministry of Health. NTLP’s overall
functions are to establish country wide quality diagnosis and treatment
services for TB and Leprosy and to coordinate the implementation of TB and
Leprosy control activities. Under the National Program is a National TB Reference
Laboratory whose functions are; to provide technical guidance to all TB
diagnostic facilities and standardization of Laboratory TB and Leprosy provide
technical supervision and training of laboratory staff on TB and Leprosy
Diagnosis Techniques, Confirmation of drug resistant TB and provide follow up
culture and drug susceptible tests as a national referral facility. It also
supports coordinated drug resistant TB surveillance and technical support roll
out of new laboratory technologies and support their uptake and utilization. It
also carries out operational research activities.
Job Summary:  The HIV/AIDS Focal Person will support the
regional performance monitoring team by carrying out regular site support
supervision visits to individual health units located within the region to
provide training and ongoing mentoring of core program staff on information and
management skills.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
In charge of monitoring and documentation of program
progress, identifying weaknesses, Technical Assistance needs, lessons learnt,
and best practices
Providing technical support in performance
improvement and implementation of the HIV/AIDS Program activities in the
respective region.
Coordinating regular tracking of results relevant to
core HIV/AIDS program targets and report to the respective national level
program offices
Carrying out quarterly performance audits and
feedback in their respective regions, taking care to involve the participation
of district authorities, Area Teams, FCO and other stakeholders
Collating program monitoring and evaluation reports
on quarterly, semester and annual basis to the National AIDS Control Program,
HMIS and the FCO
Working closely with the FCO Quality Assurance
Manager to ensure that all Global Fund Sub-Recipients/health units are
reporting correctly, following the set guidelines
The incumbent will be required to develop mentoring
guidelines and conduct on-job training as well as mentoring of relevant
programmatic staff in HIV/AIDS reporting and basic M&E.
Performing any other duties as assigned by the team
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidates must have either MBChB or
Bachelors in Nursing plus Post Graduate qualifications in Public Health,
Demography, population studies or the equivalent from a reputable university. Additional
training in HIV/AIDs care and programs and/or M&E and related courses will
be an added advantage.
A minimum of three years of postgraduate working
Prior work experience in a rural setting and
experience in an HIV/AIDS program is desirable.
Specific knowledge on key HIV/AIDS indictors,
treatment guidelines will be considered a strong advantage.
Computer literacy is a MUST.
Competences in management, team building skills,
knowledge of national policies and guidelines that impact on HIV/AIDS are
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
addressed to the Permanent Secretary, MOH to the address below;
Ministry of Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel
Road, Room D213, Block D, 2nd Floor.
P.O. Box 7272,
Deadline: 11th September 2015.
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