US. CDC HIV Prevention Technical Officer Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Outreach HIV Prevention 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 Project:
Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) received funding from Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR to implement a comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the
mid-western Uganda Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi,
Buliisa and Kiryandongo. The project is called “Accelerating Comprehensive
HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health System Capacity Building and Technical
Assistance of District Health Teams and Health Facilities in Western and West
Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda under PEPFAR.”
Job Summary: The HIV Prevention Technical Officer will offer technical
support to project and HF staff and DHTs to ensure timely and quality
accelerated HIV/AIDS prevention services especially those targeting key
populations..
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will design, monitor and report
    on key activities related to HIV/AIDS prevention scale up in West Nile.
  • Offer support in mentoring activities for
    HCWs in relation to HIV /AIDS prevention services in West Nile especially
    those targeting key populations.
  • Support roll out of National HIV treatment
    guidelines and other related guidelines in HIV/AIDS  prevention services  in West Nile especially those targeting
    key populations
  • Provide on call/distance TA support for the
    handling of complicated cases.
  • Support Quality Assurance of HIV//AIDS
    prevention services in West Nile especially those targeting key populationsat
    facilities and recommend corrective action.
  • Provide technical support in the planning
    related to HIV/AIDS prevention services in West Nile especially those
    targeting key populations.
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be
    assigned from time to time by the Outreach HIV Prevention Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the HIV Prevention
    Technical Officer vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the
    following fields; Social Sciences, Education, SWASA, Development Studies,
    Community and Adult Education, Community Psychology, Guidance and
    counseling or  BSc. Nursing or
    Medicine
  • Evidence of having attended specialized
    training in HIV/AIDS
  • Hold active registration with the relevant
    professional body.
  • At least two years’ experience in providing
    technical assistance and mentorship of HCWs in HIV/AIDS prevention within
    MoH structures and systems especially targeting key populations.
  • Broad working knowledge and experience in
    HIV/AIDS management and prevention.
  • Good working knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention
    programs, strategies, processes and techniques used to plan, develop,
    implement and evaluate results of HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills including the ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Working knowledge of USG programming policies
    and regulations, MoH and district procedures and practices.
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover
letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
The
Human Resources Manager,
Infectious
Diseases Institute,
P.O.
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
interviews.
Deadline: 11th March, 2016 by 5:00 PM

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