West Nile Regional VMMC Team Leader Job Opportunity – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Program
Coordinator, VMMC
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 Project:
As part of its comprehensive HIV/AIDS services, the Infectious Diseases
Institute (IDI) offers free Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision for HIV
prevention in the Mid-Western and West Nile regions of Uganda.
Job Summary: The West Nile
Regional VMMC Team Leader will oversee the scale up of Safe Male Medical
Circumcision as part of quality Male Sexual Health services in the West Nile
region districts of Arua, Koboko and Nebbi, and will ensure that the VMMC
project objectives and targets are achieved.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will plan and coordinate
    regional project resources, ensuring their efficient utilization.
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion and
    submission of periodic regional reports and financial accountability.
  • Manage and supervise project teams in the
    West Nile region and participate in VMMC project service delivery
    activities.
  • Build and effectively manage relationships
    with all stakeholders in the region that will facilitate meeting project
    objectives.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the West Nile Regional
    VMMC Team Leader job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in human Medicine and Surgery (MBChB).
  • Additional training and certification in
    VMMC (including the dorsal slit circumcision method) and knowledge of the
    Tetanus Toxoid Vaccine for VMMC policy.
  • Possession of a Post graduate training in
    Project Planning and Management, Public Health or a related field will be
    an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in coordinating complex development
    projects in the health field, preferably in HIV/AIDS.
  • At
    least two years’ experience managing multi-disciplinary technical
    teams involved in VMMC.
  • Previous
    exposure and experience in providing VMMC for HIV prevention in busy
    public health settings.
  • Demonstrated
    experience in establishing effective community based activities;
    experience developing relationships with community partners,
    District health teams and facility health workers.
  • Excellent
    writing, computer, analytical, presentation and oral skills.
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their
application letter, CVs (with three professional referees) to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Email to: hr@idi.co.ug
Deadline:  10th March 2017

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