Job Title: Senior Medical Officer HIV Testing Services (HTS) (1):

Reports to: Coordinator HIV/AIDS Prevention

Responsible for: Program Officer HIV Testing Services.

Job Purpose: To plan, implement, monitor and coordinate HIV Testing Services in Uganda in line with the broader MOH strategic objective of ending HIV by 2030.

Job description (Summary)

The Senior Program officer HTS will be responsible for ensuring that quality and efficient HIV testing services are provided through adopting and scaling up targeted HTS approaches. The officer will also be responsible for coordinating the national HTS efforts including development and review of policies and guidelines relating to HTS, support collaborations and linkages between the local Government, Non-governmental Organizations, Communities and Public Private Partnerships in Health as well as coordinate the National HIV Counselling and Testing Coordination Committee (NCTC) meetings.

Key Outputs

1. Policies, plans, strategies, guidelines and standards in HTS Developed, reviewed, implemented and monitored.

2. Strategic and operational planning and budgeting (financial and commodity/material) for HTS activities provided

3. Public Private Partnerships, collaboration and linkages between the Government entities, Non government Organizations and communities promoted and enhanced.

4. Periodic program and activity and performance reports as well as other programmatic and financial accountability prepared and submitted.

5. Staff under HTS are supervised, appraised and staff activities under HTS are monitored and coordinated.

6. Capacity building and development activities for improved service delivery targeting districts, facilities, and health workers at various levels are coordinated.

7. Coordination meetings with Implementing Partners and other key stakeholders held.

Key Functions

1. Coordinating the development, implementation and review of policies, plans, strategies, guidelines and standards in HTS and monitoring their implementation.

2. Coordinating strategic and operational planning& budgeting for financial and commodity/ material resources for HTS activities

3. Coordinating initiatives for Program optimization to increase HTS efficiency and effectiveness

4. Promoting and enhancing collaboration and linkages between the local Government, Nongovernment Organizations, Communities and Public Private Partnerships in Health.

5. Preparing and submitting periodic activity and performance reports to the relevant authorities.

6. Coordinating the execution of HTS work plans and budgets through financial requisition, supervising activity implementation, preparing and timely
submitting activity reports and financial accountability

7. Coordinating capacity building and development activities targeting districts, facilities, and other health workers at various levels for improved service

Person Specifications

a) Required Academic Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognised University/Institution.

 Master’s degree in Public Health or its equivalent from a recognized University/Institution is must.

b) Experience

 At least six years of experience in HIV/AIDS setting, programing and testing services.

 Competences

 Proposal writing, programing, budgeting, strategic Planning

 Ability to pay attention to details.

 A team player, dependable with good analytical skills.

 Ability to work to a high degree of accuracy.

 Good communication, presentation and negotiating skills.

Application procedure

Handwritten applications should be Hand Delivered to the address below between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. All applications should be submitted not later than February 05th, 2021 to:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health Headquarters (At the Reception)
Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya
Tel. +256417-712260/+256417-712221

Please include your telephone number and email contacts on the application. Applicants should attach the following:

a) Recent passport-size photograph.
b) Detailed curriculum Vitae.
c) Certified copies of the academic certificates and transcripts.
d) Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers.
e) A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the MOH Noticeboard

Salary and Benefits: The position has attractive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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