4 US CDC Midwife Mentor Non-profit Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader-Technical Supervisory Teams
About US:
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.
About CDC Project:
Diseases Institute (IDI) received funding from Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR to implement a comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the
mid-western Uganda Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi,
Buliisa and Kiryandongo. The project is called “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 Midwife Mentor will oversee mentorship and
supervise 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.
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 care and related Maternal and Child Care in the districts.
  • Offer technical support in the implementation
    and use of MoH guidelines in line and ensure compliance with MoH policies
  • Support professional continuous medical
    education sessions at the health facilities in line with EMTCT and related
    MCH areas
  • Coordinates required trainings for the
    district staff in relation to implementation of EMTCT
  • Facilitate continuous quality improvement
    activities to improve EMTCT within the district health facilities.
  • Actively 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
  • 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 the integration of maternal care
    within EID care points to support client centered care
  • Coordinate technical support supervision for
    Health facilities in the district.
  • Perform any other duties as reasonably
    assigned by the Team Leader-Technical Supervisory Teams.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases
    Institute (IDI) Midwife Mentor vacancy should preferably have complemented
    registered training in Midwifery from a recognized education institution
  • Additional training in elimination of mother
    to child transmission Option B+
  • At least three years’ experience in a busy
    clinical setting preferably in the district health system setting
  • Working knowledge and understanding of
    maternal and child health issues especially goal oriented ANC
  • Knowledge of good nursing procedures and
  • Good report writing skills and basic
    knowledge of Microsoft word, excel and power point packages.
  • Keen attention to detail, especially regarding
    data accuracy.
  • Team player and management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency of the local languages within the
    supported districts is desirable.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover
letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
Human Resources Manager,
Diseases Institute,
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
Deadline: 4th March, 2016 by 5:00 PM
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