NGO Career Placements – HIV/AIDS/ TB Care and Treatment Advisor at IDI

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Head of Department
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an International NGO which
seeks to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa 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 Outreach programmes. With funding
from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR, IDI has been
implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the mid-western Uganda
Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi, Buliisa and
Kiryandongo since 2009. IDI has recendy won a five year follow on project with
the title “Accelerating Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health
System Capacity Building and Technical Assistance of District Health Teams and
Health Facilities in Western and West Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda
under PEPFAR.”
Job Summary: The HIV/AIDS/
TB Care and Treatment Advisor will provide technical support to ensure timely
and quality accelerated HIV/AIDS service delivery. The incumbent will provide
ongoing technical assistance to project technical and DHTs; on and off site
support/capacity building; mentoring and supervision; quality assurance; and
support ongoing review of Adult HIV/AIDS care delivery models in supported
Districts.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of the design, monitoring and
    reporting on key activities related to HIV/AIDS/TB treatment scale up.
  • Support mentoring activities for HCWs in
    relation to HIV/AIDS/TB care and treatment.
  • Technically support roll out of National
    HIV treatment guidelines and other related guidelines in HIV/TB care.
  • Provide on call/distance TA support for
    the handling of complicated cases.
  • Technically support Quality Assurance of
    HIV/AIDS/TB services at facilities and recommend corrective action.
  • Provide technical guidance in planning
    related to HIV/AIDS/TB care and treatment for the key thematic areas.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold an
    MBChB  and a Master’s Degree in
    Internal Medicine or related field
  • Five or more years of HIV/AIDS/TB clinical
    experience.
  • Specialized training in HIV/AIDS is an
    added advantage.
  • Active Registration with the Uganda
    Medical and Dental Practitioners Council is required.
  • Significant experience providing technical
    assistance to large scale HIV/AIDS HSS interventions within MoH structures
    and systems.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in
    HIV/AIDS/TB management Clinical HIV/AIDS/TB experience and proven record
    of mentoring HCWs in HIV/AIDS/TB management.
  • Good working knowledge of HIV/AIDS/TB
    programs, strategies, processes and techniques used to plan, develop,
    implement and evaluate results or HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills including the ability to work effectively in a team
  • Working knowledge of USG programming
    policies and regulations, MoH and district procedures and practices.
  • Fluency of the local languages within the
    supported districts is desirable.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates should submit their applications, cover
letters, updated CVs (with 2 professional referees) and copies of their
academic credentials to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: Monday 18th May 2015
by 5:00PM

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