Senior Community Linkages and Retention Coordinator Non-profit Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Hoima, Uganda
Reports to: Outreach QA
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.
Job Summary: The Senior
Community Linkages and Retention Coordinator is mainly responsible for working
through the Community linkages coordinators and other field based project team
members to contribute to improved linkages along the continuum of care and
improved retention of all HIV positive clients at IDI supported health
facilities. The incumbent will also coordinate activities to support intra/
inter facility linkages and facility –community linkages and retention of
Key Duties and
Manage the formulation and functionalization of
PLHIV networks in all the supported regions
Oversee the selection and official engagement of
CBOs and other community level structures and stakeholders that can be used to
link health facilities to the communities.
Establish and maintain a robust and functional
system of HIV/AIDS client follow up of those who have missed appointments and
the lost to follow ups
Establish, operationalize and maintain
strategies that will be used to decongest HIV clinics in the supported
facilities following the recent guidance from PEPFAR. (I.e. differentiated
In charge of strengthening liaison between the
district health department and the Community department in all supported
districts in the response to the HIV AIDS epidemic.
Coordinate all community level project supported
activities and partners (e.g. CBOs, PLHIV networks, Community dialogue meetings
Provide oversight for the roll out of
differentiated models of HIV/AIDS care across all IDI supported regions.
Regular and timely planning, budgeting and
reporting for all the supported activities
Perform any other responsibilities that may be
assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
The IDI Senior Community Linkages and Retention
Coordinator should hold a bachelor’s
degree in a health/medical related field plus a Master’s Degree in Public
Health or related health fields
training in HIV/AIDS is an added advantage.
minimum of three years of practical community HIV/AIDS/TB community
level work experience.
Previous experience providing Technical
Assistance to large scale PEPFAR funded HIV/AIDS Health Systems Strengthening
interventions within MoH structures and systems.
Broad knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS/TB
client linkage and retention strategies at facility and community level
Comprehensive knowledge and experience in the
most up to date HIV/AIDS/TB client linkage and retention tools used at facility
and community level
Good working knowledge and experience of PEPFAR-funded HIV/AIDS/TB 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 structures, procedures and practices.
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 Manager, Human Resources,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline:  Friday, 25th November 2016
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