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JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT UEC - UCMB

  1. PROJECT PHARMACIST
  2. PROJECT OFFICER-OTHER HIV PREVENTION (behavioral & structural)
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 UGANDA EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE – KAMPALA HIV PROJECT

The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC), the legal body of the Catholic Bishops of Uganda through its Health Department is implementing the Kampala HIV project with support from the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI). Through the Inter Medical Bureau Coalition, (IBC) the project supports comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment services in targeted Private Not For Profit (PNFP) Health Care Facilities (HCFs) in Kampala and Wakiso Districts.  

The UEC would now like to fill the following job positions with highly self-motivated candidates that are able to work with minimum supervision with the rest of the team at the Uganda Catholic Secretariat.  Eligible and interested candidates should submit their signed and complete application to the following address not later than 5.00 p.m 12th September 2018.

The Secretary General

Uganda Catholic Secretariat

Plot 672, Hanlon Road, Nsambya Hill

P. O. Box 2886

Kampala

A complete application shall have the following attached to it:

1.            Photocopies of academic certificates, degrees and testimonials.

2.            Signed curriculum vitae

 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted after the deadline for submission of applications.

 

 

PROJECT PHARMACIST

Job Summary

The project pharmacist will be responsible for providing support for drug management processes within the Kampala Region Project, collecting, synthesizing and transmitting data & information related to health supplies utilized by the project.  S/he will also coordinate with Medical Access Uganda, Joint Medical Store, and National Medical Stores in order to ensure that there are no ARV stock outs in the project health care facilities (HCFs). He/she will work collaboratively with other technical advisors in the department for synergy on cross cutting HIV/AIDS activities. The job holder will be responsible for activity planning, execution/implementation, capacity building, quality management, supporting metrics (M&E) and ensuring that project objectives and targets are achieved in alignment to PEPFAR and MOH policies and standards.

 

 

Qualifications required

A Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from a recognized institution; Post graduate training in Public Health, project management is an added advantage. Valid registration with the Pharmaceutical Association to practice in Uganda is a must.

Roles and responsibilities

·         Coordinate and manage logistics involved in supply chain management of ARVs, laboratory reagents and drugs for opportunistic infections.

·         Conduct training of KHP supported HCFs in forecasting drug needs, procurement, tracking inventory and monitoring pharmaceuticals and other health supplies.

·         Ensure that the KHP logistical information system for management of ARVs, Ol drugs and reagents is harmonized with the national system.

·         Collect, synthesize and transmit data & information related to ARVs and other related health supplies utilized at the HCF to inform UEC planning.

·         Develop, strengthen and integrate ARVs supply systems with HCF overall pharmaceutical management systems.

·         Work with HCF to set up / strengthen their Medicines and Therapeutic Committees, set guidelines for their operations, monitor and evaluate their impact on pharmaceutical management systems.

·         Maintain documentation of all work and decision-making processes under KHP health supply chain management portfolio.

·         Ensure the operationalization and functionality of the MSH drug dispensing tool in all HCF, and facilitate harmonization of pharmacy and Strategic Supply Chain  information

·         Support the KHP supported HCF to properly account for all diagnostic and pharmaceutical supplies.

·         Work with Medical Access, Joint Medical stores to coordinate ARV supplies and replenishments to the KHP supported HCFs.

·         Develop the capacity of HCF pharmacy teams to forecast and manage pharmaceutical supplies

·         Together with the KHP leadership solicit for other sources of ARVs and other health commodities from different sources like MOH and other donors to expand and scale up ART delivery in the in the UCMB network.

·         Represent UEC/UCMB in health logistics meetings convened by MoH and other partners. 

Required knowledge, skills and competencies

·        At least 3 year’s clinical experience in HIV/AIDS and TB treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa

·        Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of HIV epidemic control and the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals and targets

·        Comprehensive and current knowledge of HIV and TB treatment global/national standards, policies, guidelines and best practices.

·        Demonstrated leadership and technical experience, working with different stakeholders at all levels

·        Experience in training, mentoring, supervising and managing staff in a clinical setting

·        Ability to communicate clearly and concisely

·        Willingness and ability to travel extensively

·        Self-drive and ability to work independently with minimum supervision, ability to work under time constraints in order to meet deadlines

·        Ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate activities and projects with the ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationships with teams and partners

·        Ability to anticipate challenges before they become crises, respond to emergencies with tact and in a level-headed and effective manner

·        Excellent computer skills: Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, and e-mail)

Language Requirements

·        Must be fluent in English language with ability to read and synthesize technical manuals and documents in English

 

PROJECT OFFICER-OTHER HIV PREVENTION (behavioral & structural)

Job Summary

The Project Officer –Other HIV Prevention oversees all aspects related to behavioral and structural HIV prevention activities for HIV negative and positive priority and key populations. He/she works collaboratively with other Technical Advisors in the department for synergy on cross cutting HIV/AIDS activities. He/she is responsible for activity planning, execution/implementation, capacity building, quality management, supporting metrics (M&E) and ensuring that objectives and targets are achieved in alignment to PEPFAR and MOH policies and standards. Over all, he/she is expected to adopt a combination approach to HIV prevention that is consistent with value systems of the Inter-Bureau Coalition (IBC) parent religious organizations.

Qualifications Required

A university degree in Social Work, Community Development, Nursing, Public Health, or other related field. Post graduate training in Public health, Project Planning and Management will be an added advantage.

Roles and responsibilities

·        Support the HCFs and other religious structures as appropriate in designing high quality and evidence-based HIV prevention activities.

·        Ensure that all the behavioral and structural HIV prevention interventions of the are in line with national policy guidelines and procedures.

·        Design innovative and cost-effective demand creation community mobilization activities that will lead to increased uptake of HTS and linkage to HIV care services.

·        Provide technical guidance to HCFs in implementing community mobilization and outreach activities for Key and Priority population interventions.

·        Work with the M & E team to develop high quality M & E plans for the project’s HIV prevention programming.

·      Initiate and maintain strategic partnerships that will advance the IBC’s HIV prevention efforts in collaboration with other stakeholders

·      Work with other partners in designing and/or reviewing HIV prevention IEC and other training materials.

·      Support and guide HCFs and other faith-based stakeholders in designing and implementing high quality gender sensitive and responsive HIV prevention interventions.

·      Plan and conduct mentorship and coaching programs for the HCFs.

·      Participate in resource mobilization efforts for HIV prevention interventions, including proposal writing.

·      Participate in developing of work plans and budgets, work plan reviews and help in monitoring progress towards set targets.

·      Assist in the capturing of innovations in the IBC that generate an evidence base for the prevention portfolio.

·      Working with the M & E team, support the capturing and documenting of best practices and lessons that are shared with relevant stakeholder. 

·        Any other duty as assigned from time to time.

Required knowledge, skills and competencies

·        At least five years’ experience in the public health sector including HIV prevention programming

·        Demonstrated leadership and technical experience, working with different stakeholders at all levels

·        Experience in training, mentoring, supervising and managing staff in both health facility and community settings

·        Knowledge of MOH and PEPFAR policy guidelines on HIV care, treatment and prevention.

·        Experience and knowledge of Combination HIV/Prevention programming including targeted services for critical sub population categories.

·        Experience working with MOH structures and Faith based structures in Uganda

·        Ability to communicate clearly and concisely

·        Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently with minimum supervision, ability to work under time constraints in order to meet deadlines

·        Ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate activities and projects with the ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationships with teams and partners

·        Excellent computer skills: Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, and e-mail)

Language Requirements

·        Must be fluent in English language with ability to read and synthesize technical manuals and documents in English

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Contacts

UCMB is located within Uganda Catholic Secretariat
P. O. Box 2886, 
Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 256-414-510575/6
Fax: 256-414-510575