Entry Level District HIV Prevention Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) 
Duty Station:  Uganda
Job Reference: DHIVX01
Reports to:  Regional HIV Prevention
Services Coordinator
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 District HIV Prevention Officer will
provide on-going psychosocial support interventions to clients, their families
and community members to ensure holistic HIV/AIDS care and strengthen uptake of
all service packages delivered within IDI-supported facilities and communities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Support mentorship and training efforts to build
capacity of facility teams to deliver high quality psychosocial support and care
services to individuals infected and affected by HIV.
Participate in team-based clinical care of TB
and HIV/AIDS patients attending IDI-supported health facilities in line with
standard treatment guidelines.
Lead efforts in identification and linkage of new
PLHIV through optimization of facility and community based HTC activities,
implementation of assisted partner notification, social network strategy,
Micro-testing, HIV self-testing(HIVST) and Recency testing
Support establishment and functionalization of
psychosocial support groups including adolescent clubs, Sero-discordant couple
clubs, and family support groups to strengthen adherence to HIV/AIDS treatment
and to promote uptake of preventive service packages.
Guide facility teams to deliver high quality
HIV/AIDS care and preventive services for Key/ Priority Populations using
non-discriminatory gender-sensitive models.
Participate in client education and facility
sensitization to continuously build knowledge among patients attending
IDI-supported health facilities.
Participate in performance monitoring
initiatives and routine data use activities at IDI-supported health facilities
to guide implementation of project activities.
Participate in identification, implementation
and documentation of continuous quality improvement activities along the HIV
continuum of response and along client care and treatment cascades.
Participate in facility and community efforts to
improve linkage, retention and viral suppression rates among clients in HIV
Participate in compilation and submission of
accurate facility HMIS and programmatic reports according to project, donor and
Ministry of Health timelines.
Perform any other duties as may reasonably be
assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in Social
sciences, SWASA, Community Psychology, Diploma in Medical Clinical medicine,
Nursing or related field.
Training in HIV/AIDS counselling modules from a
recognized institution
One year of experience in HIV work in a busy
clinical setting and/or in health systems strengthening
Up-to-date knowledge of national HIV/AIDS
prevention and treatment policies.
Good communication, organization and management
Understands client confidentiality and exhibits high
level of ethical conduct.
Has basic computer literacy including word
processing, excel, internet and power point
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
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
Deadline: 6th March 2020
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