10 No Experience Medical Officer Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Regional
Technical Supervisory Team Lead
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 Medical
Officer will ensure delivery of quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment services to
clients by providing technical and leadership support to health facility teams.
Key Duties and
  • Provide
    leadership to facility-based technical team members to ensure
    timely delivery on key project tasks.
  • Lead
    mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to
    deliver high quality HIV/AIDS care services.
  • Provide
    clinical care to HIV/AIDS patients attending IDI-supported health facilities
    in line with standard care and treatment guidelines.
  • Coordinate
    appropriate referral and management of complex patients through liaison
    with senior care specialists and tertiary treatment centers.
  • Oversee
    the performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities at
    IDI-supported health facilities to guide implementation of project
  • Support
    the health workers to identify, implement and document continuous quality
    improvement activities along client care and treatment cascades.
  • Coordinate
    and support facility efforts in follow up of clients to improve linkage,
    retention and viral suppression rates among clients in HIV care.
  • Support
    health facilities to compile and submit accurate HMIS 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
  • The ideal candidate for the Infectious
    Diseases Institute (IDI) Medical Officer job opportunity should preferably
    hold a Bachelor of Medicine and
    Surgery Degree
  • Completion
    of Internship
  • Full
    and active registration with the UMDPC
  • Additional
    training in HIV/AIDS care and opportunistic infections
  • Previous
    exposure, experience and up-to-date technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS
    clinical care and ART
  • Excellent
    communication, organization and management skills
  • Broad
    understanding of client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical
  • Basic
    computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power
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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