Senior Programme Officer TB/HIV needed at Ministry of Health (MoH)

Job Title:     Senior Programme Officer TB/HIV

Organization: Ministry of Health (MoH)

Funding Source: United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Program Manager ACP

About US:

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has received funds to support a five year Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) with the United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Cooperative Agreement will support HIV prevention, care and treatment policy development, strategic information and the current National Laboratory Strategic Plan. The MOH intends to use some of the resources under this assistance to support several technical positions in the AIDS Control Program (ACP), Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL), Resource Center, and National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) to execute the function of policy formulation and monitoring implementation. The staff to be recruited under this support will be contracted by the MOH under the support received from CDC through the CoAg. The contracts are initially for one year with a provision for annual renewal up to four years subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance of the staff.

Job Summary: The Senior Programme Officer TB/HIV will provide technical leadership and strategic direction in the development and implementation of HIV&AIDS Care and Treatment Program

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Managing the development, review and ensuring compliance to policies, plans, strategies, guidelines and standards for HIV&AIDS Care and Treatment Program
  • Providing technical guidance and leadership in business and operational planning and budgeting for HIV&AIDS Care and Treatment Program activities
  • Coordinating and providing technical support to a broad portfolio of implementing partners, districts and facilities that provide for HIV&AIDS Care and Treatment Program services.
  • In charge of promoting and enhancing Public Private Partnerships and collaborative linkages between the local Governments, Non-government Organizations and communities.
  • Offering technical support to research initiatives for HIV&AIDS Care and Treatment Program
  • Coordinating capacity building and development activities targeting districts, facilities, and other health workers at various levels.
  • In charge of monitoring and evaluation of program implementation.
  • Managing staff performance and ensuring achievement of set targets
  • Oversee the development of periodic reports and submission to relevant authorities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the CDC Senior Programme Officer TB/HIV job placement must hold an MBChB degree or equivalent from a recognized University
  • Possess a Master’s Degree in Medicine or Public Health or Epidemiology from a recognized university
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification in management, project planning and management would be an added advantage
  • Possession of a fellowship in HIV&AIDS or infectious diseases is an added advantage
  • A minimum of nine years relevant working experience managing HIV&AIDS programs at national or regional level.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and skills in managing HIV&AIDS programs
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of current national and global trends for HIV&AIDS policies and practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervision, team work, networking, communication & writing skills
  • Familiarity with commonly used computer packages e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Internet
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and understanding of the strategic direction of MoH and of PEPFAR programmes.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encouraged to send a filled Application Form/ Public Service Form 3 (2008), download here, in triplicate and attach the following; recent certified passport-size photograph, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of certified academic certificates and transcripts, photocopies of professional registration certificates and valid practicing licenses where applicable, two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers, a photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position and copy of national identity card.  All applications should bear the title and the number of the post being applied for. Applicants should apply for only one post. Applicants should include their telephone and email contacts on their applications. The complete application should be submitted by hand to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 7272, Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya, Kampala, (Room No. HRM Office B012 MoH Headquarters between 8.00 am – 5.00 pm working days). Hand written applications are also acceptable.

Deadline: 17th February, 2017

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