Prevention Advisor at Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Makerere University, University Road, Kampala, Uganda


Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for profit Company under Makerere University. MJAP works to build partnerships and strengthen health systems to optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other diseases of public health importance in Africa.
MJAP is implementing a sub-award grant from Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), for accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control in Kampala region; with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
MJAP is now seeking competent, passionate and dynamic individual to fill the position of HIV Prevention Advisor.

Reports to: The Executive Director,
Role definition: To provide technical guidance to the supported sites to improve the quality of HIV prevention services; through effective planning, implementation and monitoring of these services (HIV testing services (HTS) , Key and Priority populations , Pre Exposure Prophylaxis , Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), PMTCT etc.) in line with the project objectives and MoH guidelines..

Job Responsibilities:
• Prevention intervention: Provide technical guidance to the health facilities to provide quality prevention services including; HIV counselling and testing and linkage to care and Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision services, Key Population programming, Pre_ Exposure Prophylaxis, PMTCT and DREAMS.
• Planning-In collaboration with the leadership of the supported health facilities, provide technical guidance in developing/reviewing strategies, work plans and standards for the implementation of HIV prevention activities in the supported health facilities.
• Capacity building: Provide technical support to the HIV prevention focal persons at the facility sites and MJAP staff to offer quality HIV prevention services, and monitor performance as per approved work plans
• GBV intervention-Provide technical assistance to the health facilities to initiate/implement comprehensive GBV prevention and management services in the care continuum (routine screening for GBV, HCT, PEP, STI screening to prophylaxis/treatment and other follow ups).
• Continuous Quality Improvement-In collaboration with the facility health teams, identify performance gaps; and participate in designing continuous improvement projects through coaching and mentoring of health workers, to provide quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS services to enhance prevention.
• Performance Monitoring: Participate in technical visits and hold SIMS discussions with the supported sites to provide technical guidance and jointly monitor performance in line with the project objectives.
• Community Linkages: Work closely with the community structures, to develop strategies and strengthen collaboration of community linkages and referral networking.
• Reporting: Ensuring proper documentation, reporting and submission of all activity reports of the supported sites; including specific reports on (KP, PP, Community linkage etc.) to inform programming of prevention services.
• Support Supervision: In collaboration with the MoH leadership provide support supervision, coaching and mentorship to health workers in HIV prevention, in line with MoH guidelines.
• Partnerships: Participate in the district and partners’ performance review meetings; and build or maintain strong working relations with other actors, to strengthen prevention strategies, and document best practices.
• Resource mobilization: Participate in grants application and continuously engage potential partners in resource mobilization efforts.

Key personal competences:
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to work effectively with health facility teams.
• Planning, monitoring and evaluation of HIV care and prevention programs
• Demonstrated in depth Knowledge and ability to analyse the HIV Prevention policy framework
• Experience of working with MOH, District and Community Health structures in HIV Prevention.
• Experience in grant writing of fundable proposals
Experience in HIV related research is added advantage

Qualifications and Job requirements:
• Masters’ in Public Health, or related field.
• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from a well-recognised University.
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment in a donor funded program.

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Applying Instructions

Interested and qualified candidates should apply via the email below and submit their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic documents to: 

addressed to;

The Human Resource Manager,

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP), 

Please note that only online applications will be accepted.
Please ensure that your attachments do not exceed 5 MB.
We do appreciate your interest to work with MJAP.

However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the submission deadline

Uganda, Kampala