3 Entry Level Medical Clinical Officer Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator
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.
IDI, in
partnership with its funders and other stakeholders has received funding to
roll out a new pilot project aimed at scaling up pediatric and Adolescent HIV
care in the three districts of Kampala, Hoima and Kibaale over a two year
period. It is hoped that this will in turn help close the pediatric
Antiretroviral Therapy gap and improve HIV services for pediatric and adolescent
clients.
Job Summary: The Medical
Clinical Officer will offer technical support to Health Care Workers (HCWs) at
supported Health Facilities (HFs) in comprehensive pediatric and adolescent HIV
care, treatment and support.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Offer technical support and mentorship for HCWs on
pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support.
·        
The incumbent will support strengthening of quality
improvement HIV/AIDS activities at supported facilities.
·        
The incumbent will support HCT for pregnant and
lactating mothers at all entry points to aid early identification and
enrollment into care for exposed infants.
·        
Support Continuous Professional Development programs
for staff at supported health facilities.
·        
Coordinate health education talks on pediatric and
adolescent HIV/AIDS with focus on identification, linkage and retention in
care.
·        
Support referral and linkages to HIV care for
pediatric and adolescent clients.
·        
Works in liaison with the data team, provide ongoing
mentorship in all areas including HMIS reporting for related MoH reports and
specific indicators.
·        
Prepare and submit monthly performance/progress
reports and other reports as required.
·        
Work as a full member of the health care team and
attend to any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Diploma in
Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution
·        
Possession of a Certificate in HIV/AIDS management
·        
The applicant must be registered with the Allied
Health Practitioners Council with a valid APL. A minimum of two to three years’
experience in a clinical HIV/AIDS setting.
·        
Significant experience in clinical care of
infants/children and adolescents.
·        
Prior experience working with both government and
private health facilities.
·        
Ability to interact productively and work in a team
environment
·        
Self-motivated, innovative and ability to work in a
busy setting with strict deadlines.
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills
·        
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
·        
Willingness to be part of a mobile clinical team
providing care services at selected HFs and outreaches
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver an application letter
with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
The Human
Resources Manager,
Infectious
Diseases Institute,
College of
Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
interviews.
Deadline: 16th November, 2015

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