25 May 2017

TB-HIV Technical Officer CDC / PEPFAR Project Careers - Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:     TB-HIV Technical Officer
Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Care and treatment services Advisor

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 TB-HIV Technical Officer will primarily ensure the delivery of quality TB-HIV/AIDS care and treatment services to clients by providing technical and leadership support to health facility teams.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Lead mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver high quality TB and HIV/AIDS care services.
  • Provide clinical care to TB and HIV/AIDS patients attending IDI-supported health facilities in line with standard care and treatment guidelines.
  • Coordinate appropriate referral and management of complex TB and HIV 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 TB and HIV care.
  • Assist the health workers to identify, implement and document continuous quality improvement activities along client care and treatment cascades.
  • Coordinate and support facility and community efforts to improve linkage and retention in care among TB patients and clients living with HIV.
  • 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) TB-HIV Technical Officer job opportunity should preferably hold a Degree/Diploma in clinical medicine
  • Full and active registration with the respective professional council
  • Additional training in HIV/AIDS care, TB management and opportunistic infections
  • Up-to-date knowledge of TB and HIV/AIDS care with over three years of clinical experience
  • Excellent communication, organization and management skills
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct
  • Computer literacy skills including word processing, excel, internet and power point.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of public health systems and national HIV/AIDS and TB management protocols.

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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