Senior Technical Adviser HIV Prevention Job at University Research Co., LLC - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Job Category: Corporate / Organisation Middle Management

Job Type: Full-Time

Deadline of this Job: 25 September 2020

Duty Station: Kampala

Posted: 18-09-2020

JOB DETAILS:
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CH5), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.
URCs mission is to provide innovative, evidence based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission
Project Overview:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID's Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAID‘s RHITES EC). The purpose of this project is to support the implementation of a comprehensive, integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance. This five-year activity targets 12 districts in East-Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and child development services.
Job Title: Senior Technical Adviser HIV Prevention .

Job Summary: The Senior Technical Advisor- HIV Prevention provides strategic and technical direction to VMMC, PMTC1] HTS and HIV sexual prevention programming and is responsible for the development and implementation of the RHITES EC district, health facility and community-based VMMC, PMTCI HTS and HIV sexual prevention interventions. S/he will oversee and monitor interventions that strengthen health system capacity to deliver HIV Prevention services and provide appropriate support to vulnerable groups. S/he will liaise with the HIV Prevention unit of MOH-ACE ‘District and health facility teams and community structures to establish and/ or strengthen healthcare facilities and community capacity for HIV prevention interventions.


Specific Responsibilities
• Participate in RHITES EC periodic evidence-based work planning and development of implementation strategies and activities for VMMC, PMTCT HTS and HIV sexual prevention.
• Provide technical support to MOH HIV Prevention IWG, District Health Teams and Health Facilities in development of guidelines, SOPs, protocols and dissemination of packages (protocols, guidelines, SOPs and related materials) for HIV prevention capacity building and support.
• Strengthen/establish community-based demand creation, mobilization, linkages/referrals and interventions for HIV prevention.
• Work with the district and health facility HIV prevention focal persons, the DHMTs and health in-charges to:
• Develop a system for planning and management of HIV prevention;
• Ensure adherence to guidelines and SOPs for HIV prevention at health facility and community levels;
Ensure establishment and functionality of HIV prevention work improvement teams as well as integration of HIV Prevention in health facility Quality Improvement approaches


Required Experience and Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Public health or Medicine related field. A minimum of 7 years relevant working experience preferably in health development at a senior management position, with a reputable organization
• Experience working with PEPFAR HIV prevention programmes
• Demonstrated understanding of HIV Prevention health policies, standards and guidelines.
• A good experience in implementing proven health facility and community level interventions to address the HIV burden among vulnerable groups.
• Demonstrated ability to design and promote innovative high impact facility and community HIV prevention interventions
• Demonstrated experience of developing effective working relationships with national and sub-national stakeholders from government agencies, international organizations, private sector entities and community organizations.
• Strong advocacy and communication skills for HIV prevention at local, national and international levels

Job Education: Master’s degree


Job Experience: 7 years


Work Hours: 8

 Job application procedure

Qualified applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail their complete applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Friday September 25th, 2020 at 2: 00 p.m. addressed to:
Senior Human Resource Officer
University Research Co., LLC - Contra for Human Services
Plot 1 Bridge Lane, Mpumudde Division
BO. Box 5053, Jinja, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0) 393 217 617, +256 200 300 900
E-mail: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com 

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