Prevention Advisor Job Opportunity – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Job Title:      Prevention Advisor
Organization: Makerere
University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)
Duty Station: Masaka, Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager
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 Prevention
Advisor will provide technical guidance to the districts to improve the quality
of HIV prevention services; through effective planning, implementation and
monitoring of these services (HTS, Key and Priority, Pre Exposure Prophylaxis,
VMMC, PMTCT etc.) in line with the project objectives and district goals.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provide technical guidance to the
    districts and the health facilities to provide quality prevention services
    including; HIV counselling and testing, and linkage to care and SMC.
  • Work in close collaboration with the
    district teams, develop/review strategies, work plans and standards for the
    implementation of HIV prevention activities in the districts and supported
    health facilities.
  • The incumbent will strengthen the capacity
    of the districts to provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS services for Key
    populations and other high HIV risk populations
  • Provide technical assistance to the
    district system for provision of comprehensive services to SGBV survivors
    in the care continuum from routine screening for SGBV HCT, PEP, STI
    screening to prophylaxis/ treatment and other follow ups.
  • Offer technical support to the HIV
    prevention focal persons at the health Sub district level to offer quality
    HIV prevention services, and monitor performance as per approved work
    plans.
  • Ensure timely reporting and submission of
    all implementation activity reports of the district; including specific
    reports on (KP, Community linkage etc.) to the District M&E officer.
  • Work in close collaboration with the DHTs
    to provide support supervision, coaching and mentorship to the health
    workers in HIV prevention, in line with current MoH guidelines.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Makerere
    University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) Prevention Advisor should preferably
    hold a Masters’ degree in
    Public Health, Population studies or related field.
  • Bachelor’s
    Degree in Medicine, Nursing, Social Work& Administration or related
    field.
  • At
    least three years’ experience in HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment
    provision both in a donor funded program.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to
    work effectively with district teams
  • Good
    planning, monitoring and evaluation of HIV care Programs
  • Broad
    knowledge and ability to analyse the HIV Prevention policy
    framework
  • Previous
    exposure and experience of working with MOH, District and Community Health
    structures in HIV Prevention.
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. proficiency in MS office
  • Ability
    to work in a rural setting
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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