2 NGO Career Placements – Medical Officers at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Hoima and Kiryandongo, Uganda
Project: Expanded
Kibaale-Kiboga Project (EKKP)
About IDI:
IDI is an independently governed institute within the College of Health
Sciences at Makerere University and has the mission “To strengthen health
systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through
research and capacity development.” IDI has operations across Uganda as well as
in a number of other African countries and has a staffing of over 1,000
managing multiple projects in research, clinical services, public health and
training.  IDI has five operational areas through which it works to
achieve its mission: prevention, care and treatment; training; research;
Outreach; and laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the
Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab). The IDI Outreach program
supports Saving Mothers Giving Life (SMGL) project interventions in Kibaale
district and comprehensive HIV/AIDS services (including Adult Safe Male Medical
Circumcision (SMC) for HIV prevention in the 7 districts of Kibaale, Hoima,
Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Buliisa, Masindi and Kiryandongo under the Expanded
Kibaale-Kiboga Project (EKKP).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer strategic technical support to the
    Short Term Technical Assistance Team (STTAT).
  • Provide technical support supervision for
    comprehensive HIV /AIDS activities in the EKKP region
  • Ensure the capacity of Health Workers is
    built through appropriate Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
    sessions and Mentorship.
  • Offer technical supervision in the
    planning, budgeting and report generation for STTAT related activities.
  • Ensure quality and coordinate Continuous
    Quality Improvement activities in the supported health facilities.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold an MBCHB from a
    recognized University.
  • At least a year’s working experience in a
    clinical setting
  • The applicant must also be registered with
    the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council and possess a valid
    annual practicing License
  • Past experience in clinical care of
    infants .children and adolescents would be an advantage
  • Specific experience and training in TB
    management in an HIV/AIDS setting
  • Possess the willingness to travel and
    provide technical support to comprehensive HIV/AIDS services at selected
    health facilities and outreaches in the supported region
Compensation Package: The compensation package will be
commensurate with the caliber and experience of the individual we are seeking.
Contract is initially 3 years and may be renewed thereafter
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons who wish to apply should
email as well as post or deliver an application letter (clearly labeled –
Application for “position title”) with a detailed CV, naming at least two
professional referees, to:

The Human Resources Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
Mulago Hospital, P.O. Box 22418, Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: Monday, 7th July 2014.

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