4 CDC Project Midwife Mentor Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:       Midwife Mentor (4 Job Vacancies)
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader- TST
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 Midwife Mentor
will manage 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.
They major roles include coordinating trainings, providing mentorship,
supporting documentation and reporting related to MCH and EMTCT. 
Key Duties and
  • Providing mentorship to frontline 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 support in the implementation and
    use of MoH guidelines in line and ensure compliance with MoH policies
  • The incumbent coordinates required
    trainings for the district staff in relation to implementation of EMTCT
  • Offer support professional continuous
    medical education sessions at the health facilities in line with EMTCT and
    related MCH areas
  • Actively facilitate continuous quality
    improvement activities to improve EMTCT within the district health
  • 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
    reporting ·   
  • 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.
  • The jobholder will 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
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should have completed Registered
    training in Midwifery from a recognized education institution
  • Training in elimination of mother to child
    transmission Option B+
  • At least three years work experience in a
    busy clinical setting preferably in the district health system
  • Broad 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
  • Good team player and management skills
  • Excellent communication 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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