EMTCT/ EID Technical Officer Job Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: EMTCT/ EID 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 EMTCT/ EID Technical Officer will be charged
with the coordination, implementation, and ensuring maximum outputs regarding
EMTCT/ EID services in the West Nile Region. The incumbent will also provide
technical support to the district teams to ensure timely and quality
accelerated EMTCT / EID service delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will coordinate the implementation
    of all EMTCT/ EID activities related to the project in the supported
    districts.
  • Provide oversight for the mentorship of
    project and health facility teams in EMTCT/ EID services in line with MoH
    policies and procedures.
  • Strengthen documentation and records
    management of pediatric, HIV positive pregnant and lactating mother’s data
    using appropriate tools and online systems.
  • Work closely with the relevant district
    personnel to ensure provision of an integrated information package for
    improving care forHIV 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.
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be
    assigned from time to time by the EMTCT/ EID Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The EMTCT/ EID Technical Officer should hold
    a Bachelor’s degree in medicine and Surgery. Possession of a 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.
  • Possess current registration with the Uganda
    Medical and Dental Practitioners Council
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working
    in HIV/AIDS services within the government health care setting, and in NGO
    setting
  • Previous experience providing technical
    assistance to large scale HIV/AIDS HSS interventions within MoH structures
    and systems.
  • Broad working knowledge and experience in EMTCT/
    EID services management.
  • Excellent track record of mentoring HCWs in
    EMTCT / EID service delivery.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of USG programming policies
    and regulations, MoH and district procedures and practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills including the ability to work effectively in a team.
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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