Vacancies

Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) is a collaborative bio - medical research and service delivery organization. RHSP strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a combination of community-based research, curative services, and prevention strategies in the districts of South-central Uganda.
  • Data Management Officer
    Positions: 01
    Duty Station: Kalisizo

    General Position Summary

    The Data Management Officer is responsible for ensuring accuracy and consistency of data on each program study

    Jobs Responsibilities

    • Develops and modifies study databases.
    • Performs logistical and personnel needs assessment for department.
    • Develops programs for data inconsistency and validation checks (both between files and within files).
    • Determine fiscal requirements for office and prepare budgetary recommendations.
    • Acquire full knowledge of all Rakai Health Sciences Program studies and/or services (to aid data management.
    • Offer guidance and responses to queries from interviewers and study coordinators on field linkages and all field related trouble shooting.
    • Assist study field coordination offices in scheduling appointments as well as informing when the window periods are expiring.
    • Sets up and monitors the filing, storage, login and logout systems of participant records.
    • In consultation with the supervisor, plan and conduct regular staff meetings with data staff to review department performance.
    • Plan adequate work for the Data staff and ensure their full utilization.
    • Provide on Job training and technical advice and support to Data Entry Clerks and Records Officers
    • In conjunction with the supervisor, participates in the development of standardized data capture forms helping to assign appropriate and uniform variable names.
    • Requesting and receiving requests from logistics department.
    • Reports to the field coordinators errors found on administered forms that would help with training and retraining of the field teams.
    • Ensure safe custody of all RHSP assets designated to the Data Management Officer
    • Any other official duty as may be assigned by management.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • A first-class or second upper bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Demography or Mathematics or another related field.
    • Minimum of 2 years professional work experience in data management in a busy health setting with a major role of preparing activity reports and accountabilities.
    • To qualify to work with RHSP, one must own a degree of integrity with reasonable work ethics.
    • Willingness to work in rural areas and execute work with minimal or no supervision and remain accountable.
    • Demonstrable knowledge in Data Management, Research& Quality Assurance.
    • Advanced computer skills in STATA or R, MS Excel and MS Access.

    How to apply:

    Applications: All interested Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates ( in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

    Deadline for Submission: Wednesday 03 rd February 2020 by 5:00pm Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

  • EMTCT/EID Regional Manager
    Positions: 01
    Duty Station: Kalisizo

    General Position Summary

    Support and oversee provision of elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV services in Masaka region (12 districts)

    Jobs Responsibilities

    • Coordinate project activities aimed at increasing access to quality HIV treatment for Pregnant and lactating mothers.
    • Coordinate implementation of all activities related to the project with the goal of improving early diagnosis of children with HIV by increasing testing, screening, case finding and linkages to treatment and support.
    • Provide oversight for the mentorship project and Health Facility teams in collaboration with the different stakeholders.
    • Ensure the teams support and provide quality EMTCT/ EID services in line with MoH policies and procedures.
    • Ensure and support Continuous Professional Development sessions in relation to EMTCT/ EID service.
    • Provide oversight for the coordination and provision of technical support supervision in collaboration with MoH and District health teams in regard to EMTCT/ EID services. This is aimed at ensuring quality services for HIV positive pregnant and lactating mothers.
    • Work with the relevant district personnel to ensure provision of an integrated information package for improving care for HIV positive pregnant and lactating mothers.
    • Support community demand and community-based activities for HIV positive pregnant and lactating mothers in the supported areas to improve identification, uptake and retention.
    • Support performance review meetings in relation to care for HIV positive pregnant and lactating mothers as well as participating in regular review meetings with health facility and community leaders.
    • Strengthen documentation and records management of pediatric and adolescent data in the appropriate tools and online systems
    • Participate in national and district EMTCT / EID activities
    • Coordinate efforts in strengthening identification and streamlining referral and linkage systems for HIV positive pregnant and lactating mothers.
    • Provide monthly reports and any other required reports for this project as and when required.
    • Support and document best practices and challenges in regard to project activities.
    • Participate and support planning and strategic direction for EMTCT/ EID services to meet project objectives.
    • Work with the project teams to ensure Improved monitoring, evaluation and reporting of EMTCT/ EID services in the project supported districts.
    • Coordinate activities for provision of the national HMIS tools that will guide documentation and reporting into the relevant systems such as DHIS II.
    • Any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in medicine and Surgery.
    • Post graduate training in Public Health and or pediatrics will be an added advantage.
    • Specialized training in HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment will be an added advantage.
    • Registration with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council.
    • At least 2 years’ experience working in HIV/AIDS services within the government health care setting, and in NGO setting.
    • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in EMTCT/ EID services management.
    • Proven record of mentoring HCWs in EMTCT / EID service delivery.
    • Experience providing technical assistance to large scale HIV/AIDS HSS interventions within MoH structures and systems.
    • Good working knowledge of EMTCT / EID service programs, strategies, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of EMTCT / EID service programs.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively in a team.
    • Knowledge of USG programming policies and regulations, MoH and district procedures and practices.

    How to apply:

    Applications: All interested Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates ( in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

    Deadline for Submission: Wednesday 03 rd February 2020 by 5:00pm Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

  • DREAMS & OVC Data Officer
    Positions: 02
    Duty Station: Ssembabule & Kalangala

    General Position Summary

    To support the Monitoring and Evaluation Function of the DREAMS & OVC program in the district by overseeing data collection and reporting for the program as guided by PEPFAR. The district data officer will work with the District technical officer to ensure that clean and complete DREAMS/OVC data is collected, properly captured, and reported in a timely manner.

    Jobs Responsibilities

    • Oversee DREAMS and OVC reporting in DHIS2, HIBRID, UDOTS and OVCMIS for district.
    • Monitor DREAMS and OVC progress to target by program/thematic area for the district.
    • Train data entrants in entering data in the UDOTS.
    • Oversee case file management and documentation in the district.
    • Oversee data entry into the UDOTS and OVCMIS in the district.
    • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, ICT, quantitative economics, population studies, or any other related field including training in health-related courses.
    • Experience with DREAMS & OVC programming is an added advantage.
    • Experience in health management information systems (HMIS, UDOTS, OVCMIS, HIBRID).
    • Computer is STATA, SPSS, MS excel and MS access.
    • Good communication and presentation skills.
    • Good interpersonal and leadership skills.
    • Ability to work in a rural and multi-cultural environment especially at sub county level.
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
    • Ability to ride a motorcycle.

    How to apply:

    Applications: All interested Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates ( in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

    Deadline for Submission: Wednesday 03 rd February 2020 by 5:00pm Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

  • Medical Supply Chain Officer
    Positions: 01
    Duty Station: Mpigi

    General Position Summary

    The Supply Chain Officer will support and monitor health facility medical logistics management in the supported districts according to MOH standards. He/she will ensure close monitoring of medicines and health supplies. He/she will further ensure adequate supply of quality medicines, responding to dynamic changes in demand, managing increased volumes of commodities and minimizing pilferage and misuse

    Jobs Responsibilities

    • Support health facilities to develop pharmacy systems and annual procurement plans.
    • Provide technical assistance, mentorships and CMEs in medicines and health supplies management and disseminate information updates regarding logistics management.
    • Support health facilities in ordering and reporting for medicines and health supplies as per the warehouse schedule.
    • Support health facilities and medicine management supervisors to implement RX solution, RASS and SPARS and submit timely required reports.
    • Strengthen pharmacovigilance and adherence issues in the supported health facilities.
    • Develop and follow up on activity plans developed with the focal logistics personnel in the district health facilities.
    • Support health workers in their dispensing, stock management, and storage management practices.
    • Participate in verification of medicines and health supplies on delivery to the health facilities and submit order fulfillment reports.
    • Participate in the redistribution of medicines and health supplies in the supported districts.
    • Participate in budgeting for supply chain activities, requisitioning and appropriately account for the disbursed funds.
    • Any other assigned duties in line with your roles.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • The ideal applicant should have minimum qualification of a Diploma in Pharmacy or Nursing.
    • The candidate must have at least one year experience in pharmacy practice in HIV care and treatment.
    • At least one year experience in health commodities inventory management.
    • Active Registration with the Allied Medical Practitioners Council.
    • Experience in working in a district led program is an added advantage.
    • Computer Knowledge and skills.
    • Experience in using WAOS, TWOS & RX solution.
    • Good presentation and report writing skills.
    • Communication skills and ability to speak the local languages.
    • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
    • Ability to ride motorcycle and possession of valid riding permit is required.

    How to apply:

    Applications: All interested Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates ( in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

    Deadline for Submission: Wednesday 03 rd February 2020 by 5:00pm Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

  • Plumber
    Positions: 01
    Duty Station: Kalisizo
    Reports to: Facilities manager

    General Position Summary

    The Plumber shall provide support to the Facilities Manager in ensuring proper installation and functioning of all RHSP plumbing systems, in liaison with other technical persons at the facilities.

    Jobs Responsibilities

    • General care and maintenance and repair of water supply and drainage/sewage systems.
    • Repair and maintenance of all premise water facilities.
    • Responsible for planning and responsible usage of all plumbing logistical supplies.
    • Collaborates with electricians and contractors in installing and repairing plumbing faucets.
    • Ensure technical supervision of contractors for successful execution of outsourced plumbing projects.
    • Tests plumbing systems for leaks and other problems.

    Knowledge and Experience

    • Candidate must possess a minimum of diploma or level two certificate in Plumbing from a reputable institution.
    • Two years of relevant experience in professional plumbing.
    • Able to pay keen attention to detail and manage multiple priorities.
    • Demonstrate reliability and trustworthiness.
    • Candidate must be highly punctual and have abilities in office administration and organization.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and strong problem-solving skills.

    How to apply:

    Applications: All interested Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of academic qualifications/certificates ( in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

    Deadline for Submission: Wednesday 03 rd February 2020 by 5:00pm Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Rakai Health Sciences Program. Any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to disqualification.

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