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HIV Advisor for Prevention Services USAID Project Jobs - John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.

About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will contribute to improving key population- based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally- driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations.

Job Summary: The HIV Advisor for Prevention Services will be responsible for leading implementation activities that improve access to and quality of HIV prevention services in the Lango sub-region, including interpersonal communication (IPC) and outreach, social and behavior change (SBC) communication, condom promotion and distribution, eMTCT services, and VMMC. This will entail building the capacity in technical service delivery to staff at district level and health facilities, civil society organization sub-grantees and community level village health team (VHT) and community health extension workers (CHEWs). S/he will work closely with the MOH partners to ensure that HIV prevention activities are in line with government of Uganda policies, VMMC and eMTCT services are done according to national guidelines, as well with evidence based, international standards, and that these policies are carried out at all health facilities the RHITES N- Lango districts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership for all HIV Prevention activities, including interpersonal communication (IPC) and outreach, social and behavior change (SBC) communication, condom promotion and distribution, eMTCT services, and VMMC;
  • Develop innovative approaches to increase demand for, access to and availability of high quality prevention services, including VMMC and eMTCT
  • Develop/access, disseminate, and ensure operationalization of training materials and systematically update technical staff on VMMC and eMTCT;
  • Lead overall strategy for strengthening and applying the evidence base to scale-up quality and cost-effective VMMC and eMTCT services;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Project HIV Advisor for Prevention Services job placement should hold a Degree in medicine, nursing or public health, or equivalent, and significant level s of training in HIV prevention, care and treatment;
  • Five years of working with public or private health facilities to improve HIV Prevention services in Uganda, including PMTCT and VMMC, with USAID-funded projects is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability of improving quality of HIV Prevention services at scale;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of both Ugandan and global guidelines for all HIV Prevention services;

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their updated CVs to

Deadline: 30th April 2018

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