Head, HIV Prevention Employment Opportunity - Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC)

Job Title:    Head, HIV Prevention
Organization: Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director, Policy, Research and Programming

About US:
The Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) was established in 1992 by an Act of Parliament (Cap 208) and is situated under the Presidency of the Republic of Uganda. The Act provides for the Commission to Oversee, Plan and Coordinate AIDS Prevention and Control activities throughout Uganda - in particular to mobilize, expedite and monitor resources for the HIV/AIDS control programmes and activities.

Job Summary:  The Head, HIV Prevention will oversee the multi-sectoral prevention programme for HIV in order to check on the spread of HIV in the country.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Develop and implement suitable HIV prevention programme for the national response
·         Coordinate the implementation of the national HIV prevention strategies
·         The incumbent will develop proposals for the mobilization of resources to support the national HIV response
·         Offer timely technical support to decentralized structures in order to cascade HIV prevention interventions at the lower levels
·         Regularly monitor and supervise stakeholder-led HIV prevention programmes
·         Mobilize key stakeholders such as Religious and Cultural leaders so as to participate in HIV prevention activities
·         Prepare periodic reports on the status of HIV epidemic for management decision making

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the UAC Head, HIV Prevention job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in MBCHB, BSc Nursing, Bachelor of Dental Surgery from a recognized institution
·         The applicant must also hold a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, International Health or a related field
·         At least eight years working experience, three (3) of which must have been at a senior level in Government, NGO or a reputable organization
·         Proficiency in proposal writing
·         Good project proposal writing skills
·         Good planning, organizing and coordinating skills
·         Ability to communicate effectively
·         Good ICT skills
·         Good research skills
·         Good customer care and public relations skills
·         Good leadership
·         Broad knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS
·         Innovativeness
·         Good report writing skills
·         Good negotiation and advocacy skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should provide a cover letter expressing interest in the job, a detailed CV, including names, addresses, and phone contacts of three professional referees, copies of professional/educational certificates and send it to:
The Director General, Uganda AIDS Commission, Plot 1-3 Salim Bay Road Ntinda, and P.O Box 10779, Kampala. Uganda OR hand deliver the application to its offices indicated above from 8.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Deadline: 16th September 2016

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