Community Linkage Officer Non-profit Jobs – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Job Title:      Community Linkage Officer
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 Community
Linkage Officer will support the district to strengthen and coordinate a
clinic-community based referral linkages system for integrated delivery of
quality and comprehensive HIV/AIDS services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support the districts to roll-out the
    facility -community framework for HIV integrated service delivery.
  • Render support to the district health and
    community development officers to oversee the planning, coordination,
    monitoring, supervision and implementation of integrated HIV service
    delivery into all community based services.
  • Support districts to develop/review
    strategic plans, work plans and budgets and integrate the
    facility-community mobilization and linkages component into the plans.
  • Support the dissemination and utilization
    of the required community data collection and reporting tools on HIV
    service delivery into the communities, such as community registers.
  • Offer technical assistance (mentorships
    and coaching) to ensure the District, facilities and the CBOs collaborate
    to offer community based services.
  • Provide technical support during the joint
    DACs/DOVCCs and SACs/SOVCCs meetings to strengthen coordination of
    community activities.
  • Support the collaboration between the
    Government communities structures such as village health teams (VHTs) and
    the CBOs.
  • Provide support for the quarterly stake
    holders’ (CSO and HF in-charge) meetings to strengthen linkages (case
    conferencing and coordination)
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Makerere
    University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) Prevention Advisor should preferably
    hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Social Sciences, Community Development, Community Health or Nursing.
  • Possession
    of a post graduate qualification in Public Health, Sociology or
    Community Health would be an added advantage
  • A
    minimum of three years’ experience of community work particularly, working
    with local governments; and ability to engage DHTs and lower level
    community structures.
  • Previous experience in building capacity at individual and
    organizational levels; with practical training of health workers and/ or
    community based workers.
  • Good
    knowledge of the decentralized health system and the corresponding
    community structures.
  • Ability
    to coordinate activities of various stakeholders at district and or sub
    national level.
  • Ability
    to develop training materials and conduct training programs.
  • Excellent
    written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel widely and frequently within the
    supported districts
  • Ability
    to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with
    MoH, District Teams, CSOs, other key actors.
  • Good
    networking skills
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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