Career Opportunities

Program Officer - HIV Testing Services

Location: Jinja, Uganda | Job Type: Full-time | Post Date: 03/17/2017
Job Description: 

Under the direction of the Technical Advisor- HIV Prevention, support hospital management and service delivery teams to provide quality HIV testing services per the national guidelines.

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APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, certificate of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references by Friday 31st March, 2017 at 12:00 pm addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services
Plot 10 Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division, UGANDA


Job Responsibilities: 
  • Provide on-going technical support and supervision for the HTC component of RHITES EC project, including improving linkages between HTC and HIV care and treatment units at project supported hospitals
  • Review HTC monthly reports from the various hospitals, together with the M/E teams, ensuring accuracy and timeliness
  • Provide technical guidance to facility teams in planning and Implementation of HTC services
  • Oversee training/mentorship of health care workers at project supported hospitals, using National HTC HCT &/PICT guidelines and protocols
  • Participate in the Ministry of Health HTC technical working group activities
  • Support delivery of appropriate hospital-based HIV prevention interventions as may be determined by the various hospitals, the MOH and the project
  • Prepare regular progress reports
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Job Requirements: 
  • Medical Doctor with relevant experience in HIV Testing Services and with a Master’s Degree in Public Health or other relevant qualification
  • Four (4) years or more of professional experience working with HIV Prevention working closely with DHOs in technical programming
  • Experience with USAID and donor projects is highly desirable
  • Significant experience collaborating and developing partnerships with Ministries of Health/National Programs, DHOs, donors, NGOs, and/or other stakeholders on HIV Prevention - HTS initiatives in alignment with national strategic plans; experience working initiatives within Uganda strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork; produces high quality work in a timely, cost-effective manner; excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to set priorities, multi-task, and work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position

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About University Research Company (URC):
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 (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States. URC is an E-Verify employer and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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