Care and Support Advisor job at Uganda Women's Effort To Save Orphans

Uganda Women's Effort To Save Orphans

Care and Support Advisor job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 28 October 2022

Hiring Organization: Uganda Women's Effort To Save Orphans

Job Details:

Job Summary
Serves as the in-house subject matter expert on HIV/AIDS care and treatment and senior representative in policy, strategic and technical engagements with the government, international and bilateral organizations, and donor agencies to address technical issues and coordinate efforts in implementation of HIV/AIDS activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide technical support to District Teams and Health Facilities in the development of guidelines, SOPs, protocols and dissemination of packages for HIV prevention capacity building and support.
• Provides strategic and technical direction to monitor and improve treatment outcomes for beneficiaries on PMTCT program as well as give technical guidance on effective ART monitoring for CLHIV, HTS and HIV sexual prevention programming and designs strategies for mobilization to increase service uptake at community and facility level.
• Strengthen coordination between OVC Program and clinical Partners, health Facilities and other Non USAID Partners case identification, linkages and referral Purposes.
• Work with the district Linkages officers to participate in running of the HIV/AIDS clinics at supported health facilities including daily enrolment of all newly identified HIV positive infants, children, adolescents and adults.
• Work with health facility staff and Linkage Facilitators to strengthen targeted HIV eligibility screening at all facility entry points and testing children, adolescents and adults eligible for the HIV test.
• Coordinate the tracking of all new HIV positive clients in collaboration with community linkages structures and ensure their enrolment into care and on ART to completion.
• Support implementation of the Differentiated Service delivery models for HIV Care and treatment in the districts.
• Lead in routine assessment and identification of capacity building and service delivery needs to ensure quality services across the continuum of the HIV response for the implementing teams.
• Participate in capacity enhancement activities including organizing tailored site mentorships to address performance and quality gaps, in accordance with project, and district-specific weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans.
• Participate in support supervision, mentoring and coaching activities using the Quality Improvement approach in line with the national quality improvement framework.
• Closely work with implementation teams to ensure that weekly, monthly and quarterly results are reported as per MoH, project and donor reporting guidelines, including ensuring quality of HIV data .
• In collaboration with clinical Partners, facility and project staff monitor and support attainment of HIV Care enrolment, Care & Treatment Performance targets for infants, children, adolescents and adults as per the national guidelines.
• Work with facilities, district staff to plan and implement quality improvement activities to improve HIV testing outputs, enrolment into care and on ART, clinical services monitoring aimed at improved delivery of high-quality HIV continuum of services for infants, children, adolescents and adults.
• Participate in performance review mechanisms at national, district and facility level
• Provide ongoing technical assistance, training, and consultation on HIV/AIDS and the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS community-based care programs with specific focus on establishing quality standards and practices for home based care (HBC) services in areas of HIV clinical and support care services and prevention for positives activities
• Provide ongoing technical assistance, training, and consultation on the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention programs as an integrated component of community-based care programs.
• Provide technical assistance to managers of USAID grants and contracts designed to implement HIV/AIDS care and prevention programs, and methods to monitor and evaluate programs including PEPFAR-required monitoring and evaluation and Public Health Evaluations (PHE) projects and related activities.
• Analyze, synthesize and disseminate key research findings, cutting edge methodologies, and best practices to the Activity regarding HIV/AIDS community-based care and prevention programs for both adults and children, and their application to USAID programs.
• Develop and deliver HIV/AIDS care presentations, reference materials, speeches and prepare reports and other documents as required.
• Provide leadership and technical oversight on the design and publication of USAID materials related to HIV/AIDS care programs.
• Provide guidance and direction on USAID’s strategic approach to HIV/AIDS community based care and prevention programs.
• Participate in the review and evaluation of existing policies on HIV/AIDS care and other relevant policies, providing recommendations and suggesting modifications to existing policies or the creation of new policies to support and/or enhance USAID HIV/AIDS l activities.

Job Specifications:
• A Degree in Clinical Medicine with experience in clinical services delivery.
• Additional training in HIV/AIDS clinical management
• Knowledge in HIV/AIDS clinical management, including the current national guidelines for HIV prevention, care and treatment.
• Strong documentation, communication and inter-personal skills
• At least 3 years’ experience in managing HIV/AIDS services in clinical and community settings.
• Willingness to work in upcountry settings
• Demonstrated ability in strategic planning and program management and implementation within community-based settings, especially within a developing country or resource-poor context.


Application procedure

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Deadline: October 28, 2022 not later than 5 pm.
We shall only respond to shortlisted candidates. All invitations for interviews will be done formally.

Date Posted: 2022-10-27