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

Organization: Infectious Diseases
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to:  Senior Technical Advisor
About US:
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:
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 ).
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
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