Programme Officer Health &HIV

at UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted April 27, 2021
Category Healthcare
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Programme Officer Health &HIV, Kampala, Uganda

Responsibilities

Policy Research and Development:

Through in-depth research and analysis, contribute to the development and drafting of policy briefs, guidance notes and other knowledge products on the social determinants of health, with an emphasis on HIV, and NCD prevention and control;
Take part in the process of analyzing, improving, and adapting policies for different contexts on key emerging policy agendas as appropriate, including HIV, and NCD prevention;
Support the coordination, testing and rolling out of tools to advance legislation and innovative health financing approaches across development goals.
Programme and Project Planning and Delivery Support:

Support the planning and delivery of ongoing NCD:

Coordinate UNDP’s work on HIV and Health:

Work with Ministry of Health, OPM, MOGLSD, Parliament, UAC, and other stakeholder to integrate, track and report on the multi-sector health development agenda for NCDs, Mental Health, Sustainable Financing, Health Emergencies, etc;
Work with Ministry of Health, UAC, and other key stakeholders to strengthen links between Gender, legal and human rights in the SDGS, the Health Strategic Plan and National HIV Strategic Plan;
Work closely with Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to facilitate access to HIV and Health, particularly NCDs information;
Work closely with key stakeholders to develop approaches that reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination among people living with HIV, key populations, refugees, and other vulnerable groups.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Master's degree in the areas of Public Health, International Development, Public Administration, and Management or any related fields.

Experience:

At least 5 years of progressive relevant work experience at National level in project support within international development organizations, including the UN, Governments, or the private sector.
Hands-on experience in design and implementation of partnership initiatives and events.
Demonstrated ability to translate research and evidence into well-written, policy relevant communications, for example: policy briefs, discussion notes, academic papers, and guidance documents.
Experience engaging with government officials on Health and HIV is an asset.

 

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