Jobs at Ministry of Health in Uganda - Program Officer (Behavioral Specialist)



Job Title:            Program Officer (Behavioral Specialist) (ACP)
Reports to:       senior health educator (IEC/BCC) 
Job purpose:    to support the development and implementation of strategies for behavioral theory and demand creation for HIV and AIDS services and combination HIV prevention
Key functions:
•    Providing technical inputs to the development implementation and monitoring and evaluation of national policies and strategies for behavior change communication
•    Providing the technical input in the development and dissemination of appropriate materials and messages on HIV and AIDS
•    Supporting the ministry of health and the implementing partners in devising strategies to create demand for HIV and AIDS services
•    Developing and implement capacity building strategies in the areas of IEC/BCC targeting national and districts stakeholders
•    Working with relevant institutions to ensure quality of IEC/BCC programs
•    Providing input in the development and complementation of protocols for behavioral surveillance survey and research covering both high risk groups and general population
•    Working with other partners and institutions to ensure that combination HIV prevention is appreciated and implemented at national and district level
Qualifications:
•    Must possess an honors’ degree in social sciences arts or equivalent from a recognized university
•    Must possess of a masters degree in social sciences, public health or epidemiology
•    Training in social research methods and behavior change communication for health from reputable institutions will be an added advantage
Experience:
•    Must have at least three years relevant working experience in implementing HIV and AIDS releted programs at national or regional level
Competence:
•    Through knowledge and understanding of the national HIV and AIDS program and strategies
•    Demonstrated ability to develop IEC/BCC programmes
•    A team player with good negotiation, interpersonal, networking and communication skills
•    Familiarity with commonly used computer packages


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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