7 PMTCT Officer US PEPFAR Grant 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,
Sembabule, Kyotera 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 PMTCT
Officer will spearhead mentorship and supervise district frontline health
workers in both technical aspects of maternal and child health (MCH) and
elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV (EMTCT). They major roles
include coordinating trainings, providing mentorship, supporting documentation and
reporting related to MCH and EMTCT.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Providing mentorship to front line health
    workers within the district health facilities in delivery of elimination of mother to child
    transmission of HIV services (Option B+), Early Infant Diagnosis care and related
    Maternal and Child Care in the districts.
  • Support implementation and use of MoH
    guidelines in line and ensure compliance with MoH policies
  • S/he
    coordinates required trainings for the district staff in relation to
    implementation of EMTCT
  • Support professional continuous medical
    education sessions at the health facilities in line with EMTCT and related MCH areas
  • Facilitate continuous quality improvement activities to improve EMTCT
    within the district health facilities.
  • Participate in QA/QC for services in
    project-supported facilities in the districts.
  • Ensure that all heath facilities make and
    submit required reports in time and also generate reports for the program reporting
  • Ensure the health workers obtain the updated
    and required tools to support care
  • Coordinate and support follow up of clients to
    improve retention in care for Option B+ patients and their exposed infants.
  • Support integration of maternal care within EID care points to support client
    centered care
  • Coordinate technical support supervision for
    Health facilities in the district.
  • Perform any other assigned duties in line with
    your role

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the PMTCT Officer job opportunity should have
    completed registered training in Midwifery from a recognized education
  • Training in elimination of mother to child
    transmission Option B+
  • At least three years of work experience in a
    busy clinical setting preferably in the district health system setting
  • Knowledge and understanding of maternal and
    child health issues especially goal oriented ANC
  • Knowledge of good nursing procedures and practices
  • Report writing skills and basic knowledge of
    Microsoft word, excel and
    power point packages.
  • Attention to detail, especially regarding data
  • Good team player and management skills.
  • Good communication skills
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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