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Job Title:            Key Populations (KP) Technical Officer
Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager – Key Populations Project
Vacancy Code: KPTCX01

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.

Job Summary: The Key Populations (KP) Technical Officer will be responsible for providing direct support to Implementing partners (IPs) to certify that their capacity to deliver and monitor high quality HIV-related prevention, care and support services for key and priority populations affected by HIV is enhanced in line with donor and government of Uganda guidelines and policies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with the Project Manager and, in liaison with project partners, assist with the design, coordination, and oversight of the implementation of activities to build capacity for comprehensive key and priority population HIV-related health service provision
  • Support mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of IPs to deliver high quality prevention, care and support services for key and priority populations.
  • Actively participate in team-based referral and management of complex key/ priority population clients through liaison with immediate team members, senior care specialists and tertiary treatment centers.
  • Support IPs to enhance their capacity in key population performance monitoring and routine data use.
  • Support IPs in compilation and submission of accurate facility health management information system (HMIS) reports and programmatic reports according to project, donor and Ministry of Health requirements.
  • Guide client education and facility sensitization efforts to continuously build knowledge among key and priority populations attending health facilities.
  • Actively participate in identification, implementation and documentation of continuous quality improvement activities along the HIV continuum of testing, treatment, and program retention.
  • Support translation of national HIV prevention policies and protocols into operational work plans and budgets to guide implementation of HIV services responsive to the needs of key and priority populations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a medical related field.
  • Possession of  a master's degree in a health related field or social sciences
  • Additional training and experience in clinical management of HIV/AIDS, counseling and support
  • Additional training and experience in key and/or priority population programming.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of national HIV/AIDS prevention and management guidelines and policies.
  • Specialized knowledge of HIV programming for key and priority populations in need of HIV prevention or treatment services.
  • Excellent communication, organization and management skills.
  • Understands client confidentiality and exhibits a high level of ethical conduct.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should E-mail their updated CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) referees plus telephone contact to the following address. Please make sure that your application letter , CV and certificates are attached as one document and indicate the Vacancy code as the subject for your email

The Senior Human Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda.

Email to:

Deadline: 6th April 2018

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