4 Entry Level Medical Officer Job Positions – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Field Office Coordinator
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 Medical Officer will also ensure delivery of
quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment services to clients by providing technical
support to the DHTs and health facilities of assigned districts. In addition, the
incumbent will also support health system strengthening interventions in the
supported districts by building capacity of health care workers in
comprehensive HIV/AIDS management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate and support training for health
    workers in HIV/AIDS care and related fields;
  • Mentor and supervise the clinicians to build
    their skills in the examination, diagnosis and treatment for HIV/AIDS
    clients at all facilities;
  • Offer technical support and HIV/AIDs
    specialized support for care for clients in supported districts as
  • Support and coordinate health workers conduct
    CME sessions at the facilities to build their capacity in HIV/AIDS
  • Coordinate and support counselors to
    strengthen provision of daily of health education to clients;
  • Support health workers implement quality
    improvement activities in HIV/AIDS related fields;
  • Provide input in the drawing of Project work
    plans and budgets and in their implementation;
  • Lead and support the other IDI technical
    assistance team members (clinical officers, midwives, counsellors and
    volunteers) to meet their outputs;
  • The incumbent will advocate for the rights of
    clients through mobilization and referral for support and other means as
    and where necessary; and
  • Perform any other duties as may reasonably be
    assigned from time to time by the Field Office Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases
    Institute (IDI) Medical Officer vacancy should preferably hold a Bachelor
    of Medicine and Surgery Degree
  • Completion of Internship
  • Full and active registration with the UMDPC
  • Additional training in HIV/AIDS care will be
    an added advantage
  • One year of experience after internship in a
    busy HIV/AIDS clinical setting.
  • Broad technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS and ART
  • Clinical skills, Counseling skills,
    Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Good teamwork 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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