Entry Level Key Populations (KP) Technical Officer NGO Career Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: hr@idi.co.ug
Deadline: 6th April 2018
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