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Iganga, Uganda



October 20, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) emerged from the Mulago-Mbarara Teaching Hospitals Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) which was established in November 2004 under the then Makerere University Faculty of Medicine. With funding from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and technical assistance from the United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MJAP established a strong trail in the provision of quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) services.

Overtime, MJAP has broadened its work beyond the support of provision of comprehensive HIV and TB services to include capacity strengthening for health care workers across Uganda and conduct of research to inform policies for HIV/TB and other HIV comorbidities in the country.

Currently, the flourishing institution plays a pivotal role in the Uganda health care system having developed strong links with the Ministry of Health through its contribution to various technical working groups and long term support of HIV/TB services in districts, regional referral hospitals and public health facilities across the various regions in the country.

Job Title

Regional Program Manager job at Makerere Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Job Description

He/she will also oversee the cluster and district-based finance and administration functions of the USAID’s Local Partner Health Services East Central Project; and manage relationships with partners and respective districts in East Central Uganda.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Supervise financial and administrative activities including conducting staff appraisals, reviewing, and approving financial and administrative requests and accountabilities.

  • Support development and timely submission of work plans and budgets

  • Supervise the allocated cluster and district-based staff to ensure that the implementation of activities is responsive to the needs of the project.

  • Review and improve technical strategies employed to ensure the USAID’s Local Partner Health Services East Central project work plan is adhered to and implemented with measurable success.

  • Provide decentralized management, coaching, and technical assistance to the Project staff, DHTs, health facility staff and district-based civil society counterparts in their assigned districts and health facilities.

  • Review and monitor sub-granting process to the CSOs and follow-up accountability of the grants in liaison with grants officer and program officers.

  • Develop and maintain a competent & motivated team of cluster and district teams through implementing HR support activities in line with the human resources manual.

  • Work with the Technical Advisors, Specialists and Program officers to support healthcare facility teams to improve delivery of quality HIV, TB, and well-coordinated Laboratory and Supply Chain services by MJAP, at all levels of healthcare through support supervision and mentoring.

  • Ensure crosscutting themes like gender, health workforce development and leadership are well integrated into activities.

  • Support the integration of quality improvement approaches into health services delivery at the health facilities within the districts and health facilities.

  • In collaboration with the knowledge management staff, support the process of documenting best practices in form of case studies, success stories, abstracts, video clips in addition to the routine biweekly updates, quarterly and annual reports.

  • Ensure proper implementation and coordination at district and health facility levels, working with the District Health Teams in the respective districts.

  • Develop and monitor the implementation of the capacity building plans based on clear identified needs i.e., training, mentorship, and support supervision programs.

  • Build and manage relations with the respective districts through regular engagement, coordination meetings and joint review of plans and activities.

  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships and networks with district key stakeholders and other partner organizations involved in programs and advocate for a comprehensive, relevant, and harmonized interventions in the region in line with various program.

Qualifications and Competencies

Key Personal Competencies:

  • A bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery (MBChB)

  • A master’s degree in public health or related health field is preferred.

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in comprehensive health programs including HIV/AIDS/TB prevention, care & treatment.

  • Practical knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing, and monitoring HIV/AIDS programs.

  • Good knowledge of the district health system and community- facility linkage structures.

  • Experience in leading and managing Interprofessional teams of health and non-health professionals.

  • Ability to implement and monitor quality improvement projects embedded in the program.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills; and great report writing skills.

How to Apply

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), not later than 20th October 2023 at 5:00pm.
The Application letter, CV and certificates be attached as one document; and should not exceed 5 MB.
For details about advertised positions, please visit the website of Makerere University Joint Program by clicking on

MJAP does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process. MJAP is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

All candidates offered a job with MJAP will be expected to sign our Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.



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