HIV Prevention Programs Officer NGO Jobs – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Job Title:         HIV Prevention Programs Officer
Organisation: Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Program
Position Number: MUWRP/13/17
About US:
The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit HIV
research program that was established in 2002 as a result of a memorandum of
understanding between Makerere University and The Henry M. Jackson foundation
for Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. of USA (HJF). The primary purpose of
MUWRP is to develop, evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate disease
threats of public health importance to Uganda.
Job Summary: The Health
Systems Strengthening Officer will support the PEPFAR Program to strengthen the
capacities of community based and district partners that support implementation
of the PEPFAR program. The incumbent will also work closely with partners to
monitor implementation of program and build systems to ensure organizations
have the skills to effectively use resources to achieve program objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Help design and deliver institutional
    capacity assessments and establish baselines to measure progress and
    develop customized performance programs.
  • Oversee the implementation of the
    performance solutions package by mentoring partner staff in a wide range
    of areas to help increase their capabilities to perform their duties and
    achieve their institutional mandate and PEPFAR program objectives
  • Offer technical guidance and support in
    designing and delivering performance plans and oversee adherence to
    program plans.
  • Seek continuous feedback from the
    community based and district partners in order to ensure their
    satisfaction and improve the delivery of the health systems strengthening
  • Coordinate with community and district
    partners to ensure that HSS efforts are streamlined and sequenced
  • Continuously monitor the results of
    project activities, evaluating progress against project targets and
    identifying course-corrections that may be needed in order to improve
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Health Systems
    Strengthening Officer career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration,
    Education, Development Studies, or equivalent field of study.
  • At least three years’ experience, working
    with development of community based programs is required
  • Expertise in capacity development areas:
    leadership, strategic planning, change management, communications, and
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    working with MoH, NGOs, Community Based Organizations, and Faith Based
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should download the
application form, download here,
attach it together with application letters, CVs, Photocopies of academic
qualifications and three professional referees. The position number (Check top
of advert) and preferred location should clearly be stated in the application
Please send applications to:
The HR and Administration Manager,
Makerere University Walter Reed Project,
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.,
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 29th May 2017

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