Program Management Specialist – Care and Treatment
Position: Program Management Specialist Care and Treatment
Reports to: Senior Technical Advisor HIV/AIDS
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To lead the project implementation partners and selected public sectors in the development and implementation of strategies for assuring target workers access to effective HIV/AIDs care and treatment strategies.
Work with other project staff, partners and stakeholders to map available care, treatment for opportunistic infections and anti-retroviral therapy services accessible to target public sector workers
Develop and implement strategies for training and increasing the number of volunteers in target places with care and treatment literacy skills.
Identify and initiate working relationship with providers to assure access of comprehensive HIV/AIDS care, treatment and other wrap round services not directly provided by the project, including family planning, malaria prevention, tuberculosis treatment, nutrition, orphans and vulnerable children care, water and sanitation, psychosocial support, basic health care etc
Work with other project specialists and stake holders to address the main barriers to access to adequate care and treatment among target public workers
Participate in various program planning including reviews of HIWA strategic direction, ministry reviews, field staff training and evaluation as appropriate
Participate and represent HIWA Project in stakeholder meetings at District and National Level
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
A Bachelors degree in human medicine and postgraduate degree in public health, health management or other relevant health or social science discipline.
Demonstrated experience of at least five years developing and implementing care and treatment programs for HIV/AIDS activities or providing HIV/AIDS technical assistance for institutional capacity building to a government ministry or department
Should be familiar with Government of Uganda (GoU) and USG HIV/AIDS prevention strategies approaches, and priorities as well as national health policies for addressing common illnesses.
Demonstrated ability to lead a team of technical and project staff and diverse partners and coordinating their efforts to achieve target goals.