TB Program Officer Non-profit Job Placements – Infectious Diseases Institute

Organization: Infectious Diseases
Institute
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to:  Senior Technical Advisor
About US:
The
Infectious Diseases Institute, established within Makerere University, is a
Ugandan not-for-profit organization which aims to strengthen health systems in
Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases; through research and
capacity development.
Job Summary: The TB Technical
Officer will ensure delivery of quality TB and TB-HIV care services in line
with current national guidelines by providing technical and leadership support
to health facility teams.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Lead mentorship and
training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver high quality TB
care services.
·       Provide clinical care to
TB and TB-HIV patients in targeted health facilities in line with standard
national TB care and management guidelines.
·       Coordinate appropriate
referral and management of complex patients through liaison with senior
technical advisor and tertiary TB treatment centers.
·       Lead performance
monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities at all health facilities
to guide implementation of project activities.
·       Support the health workers
to identify, implement and document continuous quality improvement activities
along the TB diagnostic and treatment cascades.
·       Collaborate with the
community project team to improve facility efforts in following up patients
towards better linkage, monitoring and retention in care.
·       Collaborate with the
community project team to improve facility efforts in following up patients
towards better linkage, monitoring and retention in care.
·       Collaborate with the
M&E project team in supporting health facilities to compile and submit
accurate HMIS and programmatic reports according to project, USG and Ministry
of Health guidelines.
·       Any other duties as may
reasonably be assigned from time to time.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must
hold a Bachelor’s degree in public health or a related discipline with a
Diploma in Clinical Medicine
·       Additional Training in
TB and HIV care is an added advantage Full and active registration with the
Uganda Allied Health workers’ Council.
·       Previous experience
working with the public healthcare system is an added advantage
·       Up-to-date knowledge of
TB and HIV care with over 3 years’ clinical experience.
·       Good communication,
organization and management skills
·       Understands client
confidentiality and exhibits a high level of ethical conduct
·       Good interpersonal
skills and is able to work in teams.
·       Has basic computer
literacy including word processing, excel, internet and powerpoint.
·       Good understanding of
district health systems.
How to Apply:
All
Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in
these positions should send their CVs, including 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 ).
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
·       Make sure that your
application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
·       Indicate the Vacancy
Code as the subject for your email
·       Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted
·       Any form of canvassing
will lead to automatic disqualification
Deadline: 31st January
2020
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