Senior Clinical Officer CDC Program Jobs – Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC)

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Organization: Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) 

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) is the Assembly of the Catholic Hierarchy in Uganda, constituted with the approval of the Holy See, through which bishops express their collegial responsibility through collective action, to assure the progress of the Church and coordination of its social and pastoral ministry.

About CDC Program:

UEC has received a sub-grant from Rakai Health Sciences Program with support from the US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement the “Accelerated HIV Epidemic Control program” in the Masaka Region. Through the health department, the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB), UEC will coordinate and support the programming and implementation of accelerated HIV epidemic control in PNFP health facilities accredited to the Uganda Catholic, Muslim and Protestant Medical Bureaus in the Masaka Region.

Job Summary:  The Senior Clinical officer supports PNFP facilities under the Masaka Region HIV project to offer quality HIV services for Care, treatment, TB/HIV and eMTCT services in pursuit of the UNAIDS goals of 95-95-95 and attainment of HIV epidemic control in the Masaka Region led by Rakai Health Sciences program.. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical guidance to PNFP supported facilities in the Masaka Region to offer comprehensive HIV/AIDS services.
  • Collaborate with other PNFP Regional Office team members to ensure national and treatment standards, guidelines and protocols are adhered to.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to the supported facilities to develop annual work plans and their implementation.
  • Provide regular support supervision, mentoring and coaching of facility staffs in various HIV/ AIDS components ranging from eMTCT, adult and Pediatric care, TB/HIV collaboration, co-morbidities management and nutrition.
  • Provide prompt support in clinical management for complicated cases presented by facility staffs through telephones, on-line responses, social media platforms, on-site mentorship etc.
  • Support PNFP facilities to strengthen viral load monitoring activities, intensive adherence counseling and ensure functional switch committees at the facilities.
  • Work in close conjunction with facility staffs develop cases summaries and other required documentations for learning as well as access to 3rd line regimens.
  • Identify areas for quality improvement interventions under Care and Treatment/eMTCT and follow up the QI projects to institutionalize and sustain quality HIV care in supported facilities.
  • Liaise with the other Regional team members to strengthen community based interventions, referrals and linkages that assure viral suppression and retention in care.
  • Prepare and submit timely monthly and quarterly reports to the Supervisor and the relevant stakeholders

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Clinical medicine from a recognized Institution.
  • Five years clinical experience in HIV/AIDS service provision including mentorship to lower level facilities.
  • Training as a MOH/district mentor in the most current HIV/AIDS interventions.
  • Experience in undertaking quality improvement interventions in HIV/AIDS activities with demonstrable positive outcomes.
  • Prior experience of providing technical support to lower level facilities is an added advantage.
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good oral and written communication skills

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications  and updated CVs with three professional reference letters from previous employers to:

Office of the Secretary General,

Uganda Catholic Secretariat

Plot 672 Hanlon Road Nsambya,

P.O. Box 2886, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 16th April 2019

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