2 Fresher Medical Officer NGO Job Placements – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)




Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Field Office
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.
About CDC / PEPFAR Project:
With funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC)/PEPFAR, IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in 7
districts of mid-western Uganda Districts and 8 West Nile districts under the
project: “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 primarily ensure the 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, he/she will 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 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
    required 
  • Support and coordinate health workers
    conduct CME sessions at the facilities to build their capacity in HIV/AIDS
    management
  • Coordinate and support counselors to
    strengthen provision of daily of health education to clients.
  • The incumbent will 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 must advocate for the rights
    of clients through mobilization and referral for support and other means
    as and where necessary
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of
    Medicine and Surgery Degree and completed Internship
  • Full and active registration with the
    UMDPC
  • Additional training in HIV/AIDS care will
    be an added advantage
  • One year in service post internship in a
    busy HIV/AIDS clinical setting
  • Technical Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and ART
  • Clinical skills, Counseling skills,
    Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral
    and written)
  • Good teamwork skills
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their
application cover letter, 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:  Friday, 7th October 2016 by 5:00 PM
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