Jobs at Ministry of Health in Uganda - Program Officer Community Liaison

Job Title:             Program Officer –Community Liaison (ACP)
Reports to:         senior health educator (IEC/BCC) 
Job purpose:      to develop and guide implementation of strategies for community mobilization and strengthen the capacity of districts and implementing partners to implement community HIV and AIDS interventions including eMTCT

Key functions:
Coordinating and provide technical leadership in the development and review od an integrated strategy for community mobilization and engagement for the various HIV and AIDS intervations
Building capacity of national stakeholders, districts and implementing partners on community mobilization for HIV and AIDS including eMTCT
Developing and participate in the monitoring and evaluation of community interventions as an integral part of the health sector M$E frame work
Working with other stakeholders to design and implement strategies    for involving of cultural and religious institutions, the private sectors and other civic leaders
Participating in operational research
Preparing and submit periodic performance reports to the relevant authorities

Must possess a bachelors degree in social sciences or any other related field from a recognized university
Must possess a masters degree social sciences public health or Epidemiology from a recognized university
Training in community participatory methods would be an added advantage

Must have at least 3 yEars relevant working experience in community collaboration and partnership development at national or regional level in health field especially HIV and AIDS

Thorough knowledge and understanding of the national HIV and AIDS programme
Demonstrated competence in networking and community mobilization
Team building, result oriented with high level of advocacy and negotiation skills
Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, writing and communication

How to Apply:
Applications are invited for suitably qualified applicants for the above post in the Ministry of Health. Applications should be made in triplicate on Public Service Form 3 (PSF 3) (Revised 2008). The application forms can be downloaded from the public service Commission website.

Application Requirements:
All applications should bear the title and number of the post being applied for. Please include your telephone contact and email address on the application. Applicants should attach the following on each of the three application forms;
•    Recent pass-port size photograph
•    Detailed CV
•    Photocopies of Academic certificates and transcripts
•    Photocopies of professional registration certificates and valid practicing certificates and where applicable
•    Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers
•    A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position
All applications should be Hand Delivered between 8am to 5pm Monday to
Plot 20B Kawalya Kaggwa Close, Kololo
Tel: +256 414 347/ +256 312 266 194

Deadline: 02-09-2013


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