Prevention Specialist US CDC Project Jobs – Uganda Prisons Service

Job Title:     Prevention Specialist
Organisation: Uganda Prisons Service
Funding Source: United
States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal
Investigator and Clinical Advisor
About US:
The Uganda Prisons Service has received support from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention to provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS, STI and TB
services to prisoners and staff of the Prisons Service. The project that spans
the period 1st April, 2015 to 31st March, 2020 is being implemented
by the Department of Prisons Health Services.
Job Summary: The Prevention
Specialist will provide professional and Ethical application for basic tasks
and responsibilities of Prevention activities to include among others; client
and community education, referrals, service coordination and documentation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures that all prevention materials have been
converted to fit the prison perspective and displayed where they can be seen by
both prisoners and staff.
Ensure that available prevention strategies that
have been recommended are used at prisons and the approaches capture both the
prisoner and staff environment.
Address the issues of stigma especially among
staff clients.
Establish a prevention mechanism at every region
for all the 16 regions.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in
Gender and law or a related field or its equivalent from a recognized
Bachelor’s Degree in adult and community education from a recognized
Any other qualifications in administrative law
are an added advantage.
Should have thorough knowledge of Health Service
Management gained over a period of at least 5 years’ experience.
Broad knowledge of HIV/AIDS programming will be
an added advantage.
Excellent Communication Planning, organizing and
coordinating and Public speaking skills;
Demonstrated Resourcefulness and Critical
thinking skills;
Team Work and Result oriented;
Public relations and customer care skills
Concerns for quality and results;
Ethics and integrity.
The Prevention Specialist must be a dynamic and
highly self-motivated person with the ability to work under pressure and meet
tight reporting deadlines and will be required to travel frequently and spend
60% of the time in the field.
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should submit their applications together with
the curriculum vitae and contacts of two referees to the following address:
Commissioner General of Prisons
Uganda Prisons Service
Plot 3 Siad Barre Road
Century Building
P.O. Box 7182
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 16th March 2018
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