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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