16 Fresher Prevention Officer US PEPFAR Grant Job Opportunities – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Masaka,
Rakai, Kyotera, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule, Butambala,
Gomba, Mpigi, Kalangala, Uganda
Reports to:  District
About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program
is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It
strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination
of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the
District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus
Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year
comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely;
Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule,
Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV
epidemic control.
Job Summary: The
Prevention officer provides technical support on psychosocial interventions to
supported health facilities in offering quality counseling services to clients,
their families and community members, and to mobilize community members to
respond to the HIV epidemic.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Mentor health workers in provision of quality
    and comprehensive HIV
    counseling services to clients and their partners, and other family
    members, communities and partners.
  • Support health workers and volunteers in the
    process of empowering clients with skills for self-reliance and making
    appropriate succession plans.
  • Support establishment and maintenance of
    Provider Initiated Counseling and testing (PICT) corners at all health
  • Coordinate and support health workers to plan
    and implement HIV preventions interventions for key and priority
  • Support health facilities in setting up peer
    support groups and facilitating the support group meetings for special
    populations of people living with HIV
  • Support and strengthen skills of health workers
    to conduct continuous quality improvement activities in relation to HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Support and strengthen quality of CMES provided
    at the health facilities
  • Support health workers and volunteers compile
    MoH reports and related program reports
  • Support health facilities in developing
    referral systems for
    clients Coordinate and support health facilities to scale up community
    mobilization, sensitization and service delivery for HIV prevention
  • Perform any other assigned duties in line with
    your role

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Prevention Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in any of the following fields; Social Sciences, Education, SWASA,
    Development Studies, Community and Adult Education, Community Psychology,
    Guidance and counseling or BSc. Nursing.
  • Evidence of having attended HIV Counseling Courses lasting at least one
  • Active registration with the relevant
    professional body.
  • One year of experience in HIV counseling in a
    busy clinical setting
  • Mentorship, Counseling, and Communication
  • Computer skills
  • Must be willing to travel and provide care services at selected health
    facilities and outreaches
  • Willingness to work and live in rural areas is
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic
documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai,
Deliver to: Rakai Health
Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala,
Send via E-mail to:
NB: Please indicate on
the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of
preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position &
district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017
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