4 Entry Level Midwife Mentor Non-profit Jobs - Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: EMTCT Coordinator

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 Midwife Mentor will be responsible for building frontline health workers’ capacity to establish technical competencies in delivery of high quality maternal and child health (MCH) services and to strengthen interventions towards elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (EMTCT).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will support mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver high quality MCH and EMTCT services.
  • Provide clinical care to HIV-positive mothers and their HIV-exposed infants while attending IDI-supported health facilities in line with standard treatment guidelines.
  • Oversee efforts in the identification and linkage of new PLHIV through optimization of facility-based HTC and EID activities, and through implementation of partner services at MCH service points.
  • Support establishment and functionalization of psycho-social support groups including young mothers’ clubs, Sero-discordant couple clubs, and family support groups to strengthen adherence to HIV/AIDS treatment and to promote uptake of preventive service packages.
  • Guide client education and facility sensitization efforts to continuously build EMTCT knowledge among patients attending IDI-supported health facilities.
  • Actively participate in team-based referral and management of complex EMTCT clients through liaison with immediate team members, senior care specialists and tertiary treatment centers.
  • Support performance monitoring initiatives through Option B+ dashboard indicator tracking and routine data use activities at IDI-supported health facilities to guide implementation of key project activities related to EMTCT.
  • Participate in identification, implementation and documentation of continuous quality improvement activities along the HIV continuum of response and the EMTCT cascade.
  • Participate in facility and community efforts to improve linkage, retention and viral suppression rates among HIV clients in MCH settings.
  • Support facility teams in compilation and submission of accurate facility HMIS reports (including weekly SMS reports) and programmatic reports according to project, donor and Ministry of Health timelines.
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Midwife Mentor job opportunity should preferably hold a Diploma in Midwifery
  • Full and active registration with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives’ council.
  • Additional training in clinical management of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections
  • Previous experience and up-to-date knowledge of national HIV/AIDS management protocols
  • Excellent communication, organization and management skills
  • Understands client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct
  • Possess basic computer literacy skills including word processing, excel, internet and power point.

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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