District EMTCT Services Officer NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

EMTCT Services Officer

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station: 

Reports to: Field
Office Team Lead

Vacancy Code: DEMTCTX01

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 District EMTCT services officer will
spearhead mentorship and supervise the district frontline health workers in
both technical aspects of maternal and child health (MCH), elimination of
mother to child transmission of HIV (EMTCT) and in professionalism health care
delivery. Their major roles include coordinating trainings, providing
mentorship, supporting documentation and reporting related to MCH and

EMTCT performance

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Providing mentorship to front line health workers within the
    district health facilities in delivery of elimination of mother to child
    transmission of HIV services (Option B+), early infant diagnosis (EID)
    care and related Maternal and child care in the districts.
  • Support implementation and use of MoH guidelines and ensure
    compliance with MoH policies.
  • She/he coordinates required trainings for the district staff in
    relation to implementation of EMTCT.
  • Support continuous professional medical education at the health
    facilities in line with EMTCT and related MCH areas.
  • Facilitate continuous quality improvement activities to improve
    EMTCT within the district health facilities.
  • Participate in QA/QC for services in project-supported facilities in
    the districts.
  • Ensure that all heath facilities make and submit required reports in
    time and also generate reports for the program reporting.
  • Ensure the health workers obtain the updated and required tools to
    support care.
  • Coordinate and support follow up of clients to improve retention in
    care for Option B+ patients and their exposed infants.
  • Support integration of maternal care within EID care points to
    support client centered care.
  • Coordinate technical support supervision for Health facilities in
    the district.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant should have completed registered training in
    Midwifery, Clinical Medicine or Nursing from a recognized education
  • Training in elimination of mother to child transmission Option B+ or
    comprehensive HIV management.
  • At least three years of work experience in a busy clinical setting
    preferably in the district health system setting.
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of maternal and child
    health issues especially in the EMTCT and EID care continuum.
  • Knowledge of good nursing procedures and practices.
  • Report writing skills and basic knowledge of Microsoft word, excel
    and power point packages.
  • Attention to detail, especially regarding data accuracy.
  • Team player and management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.

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: hr@idi.co.ug

Deadline: 6th June 2019

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