2 Fresher Any Diploma Mobilization Volunteer Non-profit Jobs - Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Site Team Leader

About US:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University - John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.

About CDC / PEPFAR Project:
IDI received funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR, IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the Kampala region of Uganda under the project: “Accelerating epidemic control in Kampala region of Uganda through scale up of evidence based and high impact interventions towards achievement of UNAIDS 90:90:90 targets.”

Job Summary: The Mobilization Volunteer will work closely with the Assistant Mobilization Officer to formulate, plan and implement the project’s mobilization strategy.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Actively participate in the implementation of the demand creation plan for SMC services amongst the communities in the VMMC Site catchment area
  • Adopt the existing MOH SMC mobilization strategy to suit the assigned VMMC Site.
  • Participate in the mobilization of clients for circumcision at the VMMC Site.
  • Participates as a full member of the expanded VMMC team by communicating effectively and liaising with other members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Participate whenever requested to do so in other circumcision related duties as required
  • On behalf of IDI, will participate in the implementation of the following strategies in the rollout of Safe Male Medical Circumcision:
·         Adopt and implement the MoH comprehensive SMC communication strategy.
·         Develop a brand name – emphasizing safety, no pain and benefits of SMC
·         Develop and disseminate SMC and HIV prevention messages in appropriate languages targeting primary and secondary audiences in the communities.
·         Advocacy for SMC at national, district and community level promoted.
·         Actively engage CBOs and health marketing organizations to drum up support for SMC

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Mobilization Volunteer job opportunity should preferably hold a Diploma in any field
  • At least two years working experience in health care communication, advocacy, sensitization and marketing
  • Previous experience of working in a medical setting and some understanding of HIV/AIDS Care programs is also an added advantage.


How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons may apply through e-mail or hand-deliver their application letter with a detailed CV, copies of academic credentials with at least two referees to:

The Manager Human Resources,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline:  31st May 2017


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