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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