16 Fresher Prevention Officer US PEPFAR Grant Job Opportunities – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Masaka, Rakai, Kyotera, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule, Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, Kalangala, Uganda
Reports to:  District Coordinator
Rakai Health Sciences Program is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community based research, curative services and prevention strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely; Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule, Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV epidemic control.
Job Summary: The Prevention officer provides technical support on psychosocial interventions to supported health facilities in offering quality counseling services to clients, their families and community members, and to mobilize community members to respond to the HIV epidemic.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Mentor health workers in provision of quality and comprehensive HIV counseling services to clients and their partners, and other family members, communities and partners.
  • Support health workers and volunteers in the process of empowering clients with skills for self-reliance and making appropriate succession plans.
  • Support establishment and maintenance of Provider Initiated Counseling and testing (PICT) corners at all health facilities
  • Coordinate and support health workers to plan and implement HIV preventions interventions for key and priority populations.
  • Support health facilities in setting up peer support groups and facilitating the support group meetings for special populations of people living with HIV
  • Support and strengthen skills of health workers to conduct continuous quality improvement activities in relation to HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Support and strengthen quality of CMES provided at the health facilities
  • Support health workers and volunteers compile MoH reports and related program reports
  • Support health facilities in developing referral systems for clients Coordinate and support health facilities to scale up community mobilization, sensitization and service delivery for HIV prevention services
  • Perform any other assigned duties in line with your role

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Prevention Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields; Social Sciences, Education, SWASA, Development Studies, Community and Adult Education, Community Psychology, Guidance and counseling or BSc. Nursing.
  • Evidence of having attended HIV Counseling Courses lasting at least one month.
  • Active registration with the relevant professional body.
  • One year of experience in HIV counseling in a busy clinical setting
  • Mentorship, Counseling, and Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Must be willing to travel and provide care services at selected health facilities and outreaches
  • Willingness to work and live in rural areas is required
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their application letter, valid academic documents and detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai, Uganda
Deliver to: Rakai Health Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala, Uganda
Send via E-mail to: jobs@rhsp.org
NB: Please indicate on the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position & district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017

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