Fresher PC Uganda HIV/AIDS Coordinator Career Jobs – United States Embassy US Peace Corps

Organisation: United
States Embassy US Peace Corps
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
of Programming and Training (DPT)
Vacancy Announcement No.: 2018
– 001
About US Embassy:
Welcome to the United States
Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.  The United States has enjoyed diplomatic
relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi
currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of
several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy
and at the direction of the Ambassador.
Among the offices operating
under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
About Peace Corps in Uganda:
Peace Corps is an international
autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 65 countries. It
operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps
Uganda has a memoranda of understanding with government ministries that outline
broad areas of agreement of cooperation regarding the work of Peace Corps
Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government
agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities,
colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity
building in Literacy Education, Health, Agriculture and Medical and Nursing
Education; also aims to build cultural understanding between Americans and
Job Summary: The Peace
Corps Uganda HIV/AIDS Coordinator is a key member of the Programming Team. S/he
will provide thought leadership and oversight of PEPFAR management and
coordination, including serving as an active member of the U.S. Government
PEPFAR coordination team, training PCT/Vs on HIV/AIDS-related topics and tools,
supporting PCVs to implement HIV/AIDS prevention activities in their
communities, and ensuring the timely preparation of all PEPFAR deliverables.
S/he will collaborate closely with the Programming Team (Health and Global
Health Services Partnership programs in particular), Training Team (during
Pre-Service and In-Service training events) and PCT/Vs across all sectors
(Health, Agribusiness and Education)
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Management Administration –
  • Provides
    input and works on tasks effecting overall post management and the success
    of the Peace Corps PEPFAR program. Works with staff to create a uniform
    and complementary programming and training plan that includes HIV/AIDS
    prevention and OVC-related activities.
  • Actively
    participates in PEPFAR meetings, including but not limited to: Prevention
    and OVC technical working groups, DREAMS coordination meetings, COP planning
    meetings, POART calls, CSO meetings, PEPFAR-related presentations, other
    stakeholder meetings related to PEPFAR, etc.
  • Participates
    in the development and review of the PEPFAR COP and other Peace Corps
    documents such as: IPBS, and annual Peace Corps reporting (PSRs, TSRs,
    IRs, and Congressional Reports).
  • Coordinates
    with Program Managers (Health and GHSP in particular) on the development,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Peace Corps Uganda PEPFAR
    Implementation Plan.
  • Coordinates
    the development of other PEPFAR documents and reports.
  • Collects
    and reports strategic information as required by Peace Corps and the
    Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) for semi-annual and annual
  • Reviews
    the technical content of VAST grants that Volunteers and their communities
    can access through PEPFAR funds to support HIV/AIDS activities; promotes
    awareness of and understanding of VAST grant criteria to PCVs.
M&E supervision – 30%
  • Manages
    the activities of the MR&E Specialist and is responsible for training
    PCT/Vs on HIV/AIDS-related data collection tools, compilation and analysis
    of data, and reporting to PEPFAR.
  • Directly
    oversees MRE Specialist. Peace Corps Uganda receives a substantial portion
    of its annual funding through PEPFAR and therefore reporting requirements
    constitute a large share of both the MRE Specialist and the PEPFAR
    Coordinator’s efforts.
  • Reviews
    Volunteer trimester reports and advises and resolves issues related to
    reporting on PEPFAR indicators.
  • Develops
    relevant communications materials related to PCVs’ work in the area of
    HIV/AIDS programming – for use in meetings, presentations, website
    updates, etc.
  • Trains
    relevant Peace Corps staff on PEPFAR M&E requirements and systems.
Volunteer Training and Support
– 25%
  • Plans
    and coordinates a comprehensive HIV sector training program, including
    PSTs, ISTs and cross sector meetings, which provide Trainees and
    Volunteers with knowledge and skills to successfully fulfill their
    activities related to HIV/AIDS. Maintains communication with and provide
    support for each assigned Volunteer. 
    Conducts regular site visits to provide technical support and to
    monitor PCV’s project work and personal adaptation.  Helps PCVs evaluate their work and plan
    for the future.  Works with PCVs to
    identify community projects and advises when seeking VAST funding.  Reviews and approves/disapproves
    Volunteer community projects involving requests for external support.
  • Work
    in close collaboration with the PC training manager and program staff,
    design and implement pre – service training and in-service training on HIV
    / AIDS for all Peace Corps Trainees and Volunteers and their community
  • Ensure
    that all Volunteers have been trained to collect appropriate data for
    reporting purposes.
  • Work
    with the Training Manager, administrative unit and Health Program staff to
    ensure logistics are organized appropriately for training events.
  • Identifies
    and collects HIV/AIDS materials for training, and identifies guest
    speakers to participate in sector-specific training activities.
  • Reads
    PCV trimester reports and provides appropriate technical feedback and
  • Participates
    in the formal interviews with Volunteers during their pre-service training
    to determine placements, monitor and evaluate their progress in training.
  • Regular
    training events this position is responsible for leading the planning of
    include: Grassroots Soccer (an annual event whereby PCVs and their
    counterparts learn positive messaging related to HIV/AIDS vis-à-vis
    football) and DREAMS training.
  • Takes
    a lead role in providing technical and administrative support to a highly
    motivated committee of PCVs focused on HIV/AIDS activities.
Other – 5%
  • Periodically
    serves as post duty officer responsible for weekend and after-hour
  • Contributes
    articles on HIV/AIDS and PEPFAR to Volunteer newsletters.
  • Perform
    other duties as assigned by the CD or the DPT to assist Peace Corps to
    successfully carry out its mission in Uganda.
  • Addresses
    Volunteer safety and security by adhering to Peace Corps site development
    policies and procedures.  Identifies
    and immediately communicates Volunteer safety and security concerns and
    issues to the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) and the Country Director
    (CD).  Assists Program
    Managers/APCDs to ensure that prospective sites meet established
    programmatic and safety/security criteria (e.g., safe housing, a clearly
    defined assignment with an organization that shows real interest in
    working with a Volunteer, etc.). Reviews and references site history files
    when evaluating potential sites, and incorporates appropriate safety and
    security-related information into site history files.  Monitors Volunteer compliance with Peace
    Corps policies, especially related to safety and security. Participates in
    the design and implementation of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP).  Acts as duty officer, as needed.  Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace
    Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the timely
    reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the US Peace Corps PC Uganda HIV/AIDS Coordinator job
    placement should hold a University degree in a health field relevant for
    projects addressing HIV/AIDS.
  • A
    minimum of two years of related work experience related to HIV/AIDS
    capacity building (prevention and care of PLWA and OVCs) and monitoring
    and evaluation with relevant government agencies, not-for-profit
    organizations, or private businesses and individuals. Desired experience:
    PEPFAR coordination and familiarity with systems and actors; and Grant
    Administration is an added advantage.
  • Superior
    representational skills; willingness to contribute actively in frequent
    stakeholder meetings (USG, CSOs, etc.) Strong M&E and writing skills,
    attention to detail and ability to implement complex tools related to
  • Excellent
    computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet programs;
    excellent command of English, both spoken and written; native ability in
    spoken and written at least one Ugandan language.
  • Ability
    to work independently with little supervision; good organization and time
    management skills; willingness to take the initiative; excellent teamwork
    skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural
    skills; strong interpersonal skills, strong interest in Uganda’s
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel extensively throughout Uganda as needed for
    implementation of the program and as in line with the job
  • Ability
    to work on a regular Monday through Friday schedule with occasional evening
    and weekend hours when necessary.
  • Must
    be legally able to work in Uganda.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send
their applications via Email. (Please do not attach academic credentials to the
email).  The complete applications should include a Microsoft Word
formatted letter of interest, resume, names and contacts information for three
references which should be sent to: Please
clearly indicate ONLY the POSITION applied for on the subject line of your
cover email as well on all the attachments. For example “Katungu Bonita_
HIV/AIDS Coordinator” for the HIV /AIDS Coordinator Vacancy. Do not write
any other words in the subject line of your mail. Submitted documents become
the property of the Peace Corps and will not be returned.
Deadline: 28th February 2018
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