2 District Community Linkages Officer Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:       
    2 District Community Linkages Officers
Organization:   Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station:    Uganda
Reports to:        Field Office Coordinator
Vacancy Code: DCLOX01
About US:
The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa,
with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity
development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Global Health Security, Training,
Research, Laboratory services (including the CAPcertified IDI Core Lab) and
Outreach.
Job Summary:  The
Community Linkages Officer is responsible for working with the health
facilities and community structures to contribute to improved linkages along
the continuum of care and improved retention of all HIV positive clients at IDI
supported health facilities. He/she will coordinate activities to support
intra/ inter facility linkages and facility –community linkages and CBO
engagements in the district..
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
1) Coordinating
linkages for PLHIV to
·        
care
at IDI supported hospitals
·        
other
facilities
·        
other
support services
2) Organizing
inter-facility meetings
3) To promote real
time follow up for
·        
Missed
appointments
·        
Those
eligible for ART initiation
·        
Critical
patients
4) Proactive
follow up of clients
·        
12
months on ART cohort
·        
for TB
treatment completion
·        
MDR
·        
PMTCT
mothers and children attending EID clinics
5) Documentation
of follow up outcomes in HMIS tools
6) Strengthening
liaison between the hospital CHD and the HIV service units
7) Coordination of
peer support activities
8) Support timely
reporting of follow up outcomes by HIV service units
9) Establish and
functionalize community differentiated care models in the project catchment
area
10) Coordinate all
community level project supported activities and partners (e.g. CBOs, PLHIV
networks, Community dialogue meetings etc.)
11) Provide direct
technical leadership and assistance to sub granted CBO’s during activity
implementation



Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
At
least 2-years in service post internship in a busy HIV/AIDS clinical setting.
·        
Relevant
experience working with CBO’s/CSO’s
·        
Training
in Differentiated service delivery models
·        
Technical
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and ART
·        
Communication
skills (both oral and written)
·        
Team
work skills.
·        
Ability
to ride a motorcycle with class A riding permit
How to apply:
IDI will offer a
competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate.
Candidates that
know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the
above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email
address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and
address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email
address (Email your application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug and let’s save the
environment).
The Senior Human
Resource Manager
Infectious
Diseases Institute – IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere
University Main Campus
College of Health
Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda
Key Notes:
·        
IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does
not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment
process
·        
 Internal
candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a
period of at least one year will be given priority.
·        
 Make sure
that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
·        
 Indicate
the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email
·        
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
·        
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic
disqualification.
Deadline: 28th, October 2019.
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