USG CDC Project HIV/AIDS/TB Care and Treatment Technical Officer Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: HIV/AIDS/TB Care and Treatment Advisor 
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.
About CDC Project:
Infectious
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 HIV/AIDS/TB Care and Treatment Technical
Officer will provide technical assistance to ensure timely and quality
accelerated HIV/AIDS service delivery in supported Districts of the West Nile
Project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will design, monitor and report
    on key activities related to HIV/AIDS/TB treatment scale up.
  • Provide support in mentoring activities for
    HCWs in relation to HIV/AIDS/TB care and treatment.
  • The jobholder will also support the 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.
  • Support Quality Assurance of HIV/AIDS/TB
    services at facilities and recommend corrective action.
  • Provide technical support in planning related
    to HIV/AIDS/TB care and treatment for the key thematic areas.
  • Perform any other duties as reasonably
    assigned by the HIV/AIDS/TB Care and Treatment Advisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should preferably hold a bachelor’s
    degree in Medicine and surgery. Possession of a master’s degree in
    Internal Medicine or related field will be an added advantage.
  • Specialized training in HIV/AIDS is an added
    advantage.
  • The applicant must have active Registration
    with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council required.
  • A minimum of three years of HIV/AIDS/TB
    clinical experience.
  • Previous exposure and experience in providing
    technical Assistance to large scale HIV/AIDS HSS interventions within MoH
    structures and systems.
  • Broad working knowledge and experience 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 of 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.
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover
letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
The
Human Resources Manager,
Infectious
Diseases Institute,
P.O.
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
interviews.
Deadline: 11th March, 2016 by 5:00 PM
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