2 Fresher Medical Officer NGO Job Placements - Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Field Office 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:
With funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR, IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in 7 districts of mid-western Uganda Districts and 8 West Nile districts under the project: “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 Medical Officer will primarily ensure the delivery of quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment services to clients by providing technical support to the DHTs and health facilities of assigned districts. In addition, he/she will support health system strengthening interventions in the supported districts by building capacity of health care workers in comprehensive HIV/AIDS management

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and support training for health workers in HIV/AIDS care and related fields
  • Mentor the clinicians to build their skills in the examination, diagnosis and treatment for HIV/AIDS clients at all facilities
  • Offer technical support and HIV/AIDS specialized support for care for clients in supported districts as required 
  • Support and coordinate health workers conduct CME sessions at the facilities to build their capacity in HIV/AIDS management
  • Coordinate and support counselors to strengthen provision of daily of health education to clients.
  • The incumbent will support health workers implement quality improvement activities in HIV/AIDS related fields
  • Provide input in the drawing of Project work plans and budgets and in their implementation
  • Lead and support the other IDI technical assistance team members (clinical officers, midwives, counsellors and volunteers) to meet their outputs
  • The incumbent must advocate for the rights of clients through mobilization and referral for support and other means as and where necessary

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Degree and completed Internship
  • Full and active registration with the UMDPC
  • Additional training in HIV/AIDS care will be an added advantage
  • One year in service post internship in a busy HIV/AIDS clinical setting
  • Technical Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and ART
  • Clinical skills, Counseling skills, Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Good teamwork skills

How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their application cover letter, CVs (with 2 professional referees) and copies of their academic credentials to: 

The Human Resources Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline:  Friday, 7th October 2016 by 5:00 PM

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