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Thursday 28 February 2013

Safe/Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (S/VMMC)Technical Advisor

Safe/Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (S/VMMC)Technical

University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the USAID-funded Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project. The project supports delivery of quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and laboratory services at selected referral and general hospitals. URC is seeking qualified candidates
Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
Job category: Medical/Health
Min. years of experience: 5 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: March 11, 2013 - 5pm
Job Summary: The Job holder will lead the implementation of SMMC activities at 18 project-supported hospitals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
· Conduct a rapid assessment of V/SMMC-specific hospital infrastructure, equipment, staffing, and training needs, and develop and support implementation of hospital-specific action plans for roll-out of activities.
· Coordinate training and on-site support for V/SMMC teams at 18 supported hospitals
· Supervise the V/SMMC Community Mobilization Coordinator, ensuring the efficient management of mobilization and outreach activities by each hospital team
· In collaboration with the Director of Operations, support the renovation and equipping of hospital theatres and setting up and conduction of circumcision camps
· Set-up quality assurance and control procedures for SMMC
· Together with the M&E team, develop systems for effective monitoring and evaluation of SMMC activities.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
· A degree in medicine (MBChB or equivalent) from a recognized institution and a post-graduate qualification in Public Health or another related field.
· At least five years with HIV programming experience in Uganda. Experience in implementing V/SMMC activities is required.
· Registered with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.
· Demonstrated ability to strategically plan and manage successful implementation of activities.
· Thorough knowledge of international good practices on safe medical male circumcision preferred.
Contact/How to apply:
Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references & indicate the position your applying for in the subject line through our website at the link provided addressed to:
University Research Co., LLC –
Centre for Human Services, SUSTAIN Project,
Kampala, UGANDA.
Deadline: 11th March 2013