4 Care & Treatment Officer Career Opportunities – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Organization: Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)
Duty Station: Masaka, Uganda
Reports to: Care and
Treatment Advisor
About US:
Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for
profit Company under Makerere University. MJAP works to build partnerships and
strengthen health systems to optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB and other
diseases of public health importance in Africa.
About Project:
MJAP will work in close collaboration with the Rakai Health Sciences
Program (RHSP) to implement a program on Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control
in Masaka region (Gomba, Butambala, Sembabule and Mpigi districts). In
addition, MJAP is anticipating a sub-award grant for accelerating HIV/AIDS
Epidemic Control in Kampala region; under the President’s Emergency Plan for
AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Job Summary: The Care &
Treatment Officer will work in liaison with the Care & Treatment Advisor
and the DHT counterparts, to provide technical guidance for delivery of Care
& Treatment services in the districts.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provide support supervision and hands on
    mentorship in the areas of PMTC, TB/HIV, Paediatric and adult HIV
    treatment.
  • Work closely with the Care and Treatment
    Advisor to identify service provision gaps and recommend appropriate
    actions.
  • Keenly monitor implementation of services
    and ensure delivery of quality services.
  • Assist the DHTs in the capacity building
    programs, through mentoring and coaching and CMEs to improve adherence of
    patient care and treatment protocols.
  • Ensure compliance with standard practices
    such as; laboratory tests and radiological investigations, monitoring
    toxicities; follow up on adherence and treatment response of patients on
    ART.
  • Jointly with DHTs conduct supportive
    supervision and monitoring visits to assess the comprehensiveness and quality
    of health services provided and recommend improvements.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Makerere
    University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) Care & Treatment Officer should
    preferably hold a Bachelor of
    Medicine and Surgery from a recognized institution.
  • Possession
    of a Masters’ degree in Public Health or its equivalent is added
    advantage
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience in providing HIV prevention, care,
    treatment services and in particular ART in a district setting.
  • Broad
    knowledge of the MOH quality improvement framework and its implementation.
  • Previous
    exposure and experience in CQI is an added advantage
  • Strong
    analytical and team building skills.
  • Good
    report writing skills.
  • Previous experience in health worker capacity building through trainings
    and mentorships is a must.
  • Dynamic
    thinking and innovative
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should email their
applications, detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic
documents addressed to: The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint
AIDS Program (MJAP) via Email to: hr@mjap.or.ug
NB: Please indicate the
position and region you’re applying for in the subject. Your attachments should
not exceed 5MB.
Deadline: 17th May 2017
by 5:00pm

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