24 May 2017

Adolescent HIV Services Officer NGO Career Jobs - Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Manager

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 Adolescent HIV Services Officer will coordinate and provide technical oversight to facility-based health teams to ensure delivery of quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment services for Pediatric and Adolescent clients.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Lead mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver high quality Pediatric and Adolescent HIV/AIDS care services.
  • Provide clinical care to Pediatric and Adolescent HIV/AIDS patients attending IDI-supported health facilities in line with standard care and treatment guidelines.
  • Coordinate appropriate referral and management of complex Pediatric and Adolescent HIV/AIDS patients through liaison with senior care specialists and tertiary treatment centers.
  • Guide performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities at IDI-supported health facilities to guide implementation of project activities related to Pediatric and Adolescent HIV/AIDS care.
  • Assist the health workers to identify, implement and document continuous quality improvement activities along Pediatric and Adolescent client care and treatment cascades.
  • Coordinate and support facility and community efforts to improve linkage and retention in care among Pediatric and Adolescent clients living with HIV.
  • Provide input in development of project work plans and budgets and in their implementation.
  • 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) Adolescent HIV Services Officer job opportunity should preferably hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Degree
  • Full and active registration with the UMDPC
  • Additional training in HIV/AIDS care and opportunistic infections
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge of Pediatric and Adolescent HIV/AIDS care and ART
  • Excellent communication, leadership, organization and management skills
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct
  • Basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power point
  • Good understanding of public health systems and local government policies.

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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