4 Fresher HIV Care and Treatment Officer Non-profit Job Placements – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Mpigi,
Kyotera, Sembabule and Kalangala, Uganda
Reports to: 
Cluster Office Coordinator
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 HIV
Care and Treatment Officer will provide HIV related technical support to health
care workers at supported HFs in assessment, diagnosis & clinical care of
all patients
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical assistance and mentorship for
    health workers in HIV/AIDS care
  • Provide continuous clinical mentoring in all
    areas including reporting for all related MoH reports
  • Support and participate in a Continuous Medical
    Education (CME) programs
    for all staff Support coordination of health education talks in HIV/AIDS
    related fields
  • Lead and strengthen quality improvement
    activities in all HIV/AIDS related fields at all facilities
  • Support referral and linkages for clients receiving care at supported
  • Support HMIS and program reporting for all
    supported facilities
  • Perform any other assigned duties in line with
    your role

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the HIV Care and Treatment Officer job opportunity
    should hold a Diploma in medicine
  • Additional training in clinical management of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic
  • Registration with the Allied Health
    professionals’ Council
  • One year of experience in a busy clinical
    HIV/AIDS setting
  • Previous experience in clinical care of
    infants, children and adolescents would be an advantage
  • Specific experience and training in HIV
    management or care 
  • Good interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to interact productively and work in a
    team environment
  • Self-motivated, innovative and capable of
    meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills required (Both oral & written)
  • Willingness to travel and provide care services
    at selected health facilities and outreaches
  • Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required
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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