11 August 2017

Manager Care and Treatment NGO Jobs - AIDS Information Centre-Uganda (AIC)

Job Title:           Manager Care and Treatment
Organisation: AIDS Information Centre-Uganda (AIC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director of Programs and Planning

About US:
AIDS Information Centre-Uganda (AIC) is a Non-Governmental Organization established on 14 February 1990 to provide Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) services for Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV).  The Organization was founded as a result of growing demand from people who wanted to know their HIV status. AIC currently offers HCT services through 9 Regional Centres of Kampala, Jinja, Mbale, Mbarara, Arua, Lira, Soroti, Kabale and Karamoja, selected hospitals, health Centre, and antenatal clinics. AIC also conducts HCT outreaches to communities and institutions targeting the Most-at risk populations. AIC has supported MoH to extend HCT services nearer to the communities by supporting HCT in over 52 districts in Uganda with over 200 district health facilities benefiting. Today the VCT model has evolved into an integrated and comprehensive package of HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment, Social Support & Protection and Health & Community Systems Strengthening.

Job Summary: The Manager Care and Treatment will provide technical support and guidance to the AIC staff and other associated persons who provide care services in the AIC regions, so as to ensure that the services are in accordance with established polices and standards

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Prepare draft policies and strategies for AIC care services, and initiate their review as necessary
  • Work closely with Directors and other managers to prepare proposals for external support to AIC care programs
  • Formulate work plans and budgets for the provision of technical support and guidance on the care services of AIC
  • Work with the Director of Programs and Planning to come up with the indicators to be used for monitoring the provision of care services
  • Guide the Director of Programs and Planning on appropriate quality assurance measures to be put in place for AIC care services
  • Advise the Director of Programs and Planning and the Director Finance & Administration on the resources required for medical and laboratory services
  • Provide technical advice and guidance on the procurement and distribution of the resources required for medical and laboratory services
  • Provide technical support and guidance on sensitisation campaigns for care services
  • Visit the programme implementation points to provide technical support and guidance with respect to care services, and advise on necessary follow-up actions
  • Coordinate with the Director of Programs and Planning in planning and implementing programs for the provision of technical support and guidance to the regions
  • Regularly monitor adherence to established policies, systems and procedures in the implementation of care programs, and advise the Director of Programs and Planning as necessary, following established communication channels
  • Develop and sustain a strong mechanism for referral and follow-up of clients accessing AIC care services, and obtaining feedback on or from them
  • Review reports on the consumption and availability of medical and laboratory supplies, and advise the Director of Programs and Planning on necessary follow-up actions
  • Monitor the availability and condition of medical and laboratory equipment in the various regions, and advise on necessary actions
  • Provide advice to the Director of Programs and Planning on the effective coordination and harmonisation of the medical, laboratory and other services
  • Provide advice and guidance on scaling up and sustaining access to the basic HIV and related care packages
  • Establish and maintain the regional clinics as fully functional clinics, with adequate quantities of relevant equipment and supplies
  • Roll out and sustain the management of malaria and other opportunistic diseases in all AIC stand-alone sites
  • Guide the Human Resource and Administration Department on staffing standards for the prevention function at AIC
  • Support the Regional Managers to identify training and development needs of the care staff at the regions, and advise them on how these needs can be addressed
  • Provide technical input in the recruitment and development of staff carrying out care services
  • Keenly review monitoring and evaluation reports and other reports relating to AIC care services, identify issues that require action by the Care Department, and arrange for the necessary actions
  • Suggest new care programs to be implemented by AIC, and participate in developing related proposal documents and work plans
  • Advise on beneficial partnerships with other service providers
  • Represent AIC at meetings with external parties on care services, as delegated by the Director of Programs and Planning
  • Regularly update and share information on specialised HIV/AIDS care agencies with capacity to enrol AIC clients on referral
  • Oversee the development of new clinical and laboratory guidelines and standard operating procedures, as well as revising old ones
  • Participate in the provision of training services to AIC medical and laboratory personnel
  • Make inputs into the development of training curricula for care services
  • Arrange for the provision of ongoing continuing medical education (CME) for AIC medical staff
  • Authorise payments with respect to care services up to the prescribed limits
  • Provide technical input in the performance appraisal of the care staff at regional level
  • Provide technical leadership in the discussion of care issues at meetings of the Directorate of Prevention and Care
  • Coordinate review meetings for regional care staff
  • Provide input into advocacy programs with respect to care services
  • Participate in operational research activities
  • Provide inputs in the formulation of strategies for establishing commercial ventures as alternative sources of funding
  • Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to monitor and evaluate performance in the delivery of care services, and to carry out service delivery audits
  • Submit to the Director of Programs and Planning, as often as required but at least quarterly, a full written report of the activities of the Care Department

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a first Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB);
  • Additional training in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • Additional training in Management
  • At least six years’ experience in clinical work; with at least 3 years at managerial level
  • Previous exposure and experience in HIV/AIDS care
  • Extensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention and care issues
  • Rights of people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Knowledge of research methods – both quantitative and qualitative
  • Good management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good counselling skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • High degree of Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Sound judgement
  • Innovativeness
  • Good team player

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send hard copies with an application letter, CV including names of three referees, copies of relevant academic documents, and a daytime telephone contact addressed to:

Human Resource Department                                           
AIDS Information Centre - Uganda                      
P.O. Box 10446 Kampala. Uganda

Or E-mail to: recruitment@aicug.org

Deadline: 25th August 2017 by 5:00pm

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