Program Associate, HIV self-Testing STAR Initiative (HIVST) Project

  • PATH
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 08/02/2020
Full time   Public Health Jobs in Uganda Social Sciences Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Job Description

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

PATH, with support from UNITAID, will implement The STAR initiative Extension, a project focused on addressing market barriers to HIV self-Testing ( HIVST) roll out, and establishing the structures, systems and oversight mechanisms necessary for  HIVST scale up and long-term sustainability in Uganda. The project will pave way and support advocacy for new potential Global Fund (GF) and Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) investments into scale up of HIVST. The STAR Initiative Extension will achieve direct public health impact by reducing the number of new HIV infections and averting deaths due to HIV infection by increasing demand for and access to HIVST and subsequent treatment and prevention services. This project is expected to start in March 2020 until June 2021, in seven countries: Uganda, India, Indonesia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Cameroon.

PATH is seeking a Program Associate to support the teams in the implementation of HIVST STAR project. The project associate will report to the project Manager. This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support day-to day quality monitoring of the project implementation at project sites.
  • Support community outreach activities
  • Support HIVST kits requisition, distribution and accountability
  • Organize feedback events in implementing sites
  • Support data collection, entry and provide basic analysis to the project team
  • Support monitoring activities at project sites
  • Provide feedback to project implementing sites on monitoring results and help troubleshoot the resolution of deficiencies
  • Supports logistics for dissemination meeting with government actors and other stakeholders as needed
  • Support preparation of meetings, and be responsible for meeting reports
  • Maintain cordial and professional relationship with implementing sites.

Required Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Public Health or related field, with at least 2 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Knowledge in HIV counseling and Testing or working in HIV settings  or research  is desired
  • Excellent communication skills. Fluency in English, written and oral required.
  • Experience of working with diverse stakeholders in both public and private sector is an added advantage.
  • Experience in electronic data collection
  • Advanced computer skills in a Windows-based environment including word, outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. Willingness to learn new software
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a diverse team
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good relationship-building skills and able to work in multicultural and different time zones.
  • Ability to maintain a calm and professional attitude under pressure or constantly shifting priorities
  • Any other project duty assigned to him.

Must have legal authorization to work in Uganda.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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