22 May 2017

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

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
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 Responsibilities:  
  • 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 activities.
  • 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 Experience:
  • 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 conduct
  • Basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power point.

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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