Fresher Regional Referral Community Linkages Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)


Job Title:    Regional Referral Community
Linkages Officer

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Funding Source: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR

Duty Station:

Reports to:  Clinical Care Coordinator

Vacancy Code:


About US:

The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa
with 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, Training, Research, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab),
Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening Programmes.

With funding from  Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC)/PEPFAR, and in partnership with MoH and respective District Local
Governments, IDI is implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the West
Nile region of Uganda under the project “Accelerating and Sustaining HIV
Epidemic Control and Related Diseases in West-Nile Region of Uganda under the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), 2020-2025”. The project
supports the 12 districts of; Arua, Maracha, Madi-Okollo, Terego, Koboko,
Yumbe, Moyo, Obongi, Adjumani, Pakwach, Nebbi and Zombo.


Job Summary: The
Regional Referral Community Linkages Officer is responsible for working with
Arua RRH and community structures to contribute to improved linkages along the
continuum of care and improve retention of all HIV positive clients at the
facility. He/she will coordinate activities to support intra/ inter facility
linkages and facility – community linkages and CBO engagements with the


Key Duties and

linkages for PLHIV to care at Arua RRH and other community support services

inter-facility meetings to address retention challenges

real time follow up for Missed appointments; those eligible for ART initiation
and Critical patients

follow up of clients of 2 months on ART cohort; for TB treatment completion;
MDR and PMTCT mothers and children attending EID clinics

of follow up outcomes in HMIS tools

liaison between the hospital CHD and the HIV service units

of peer support activities

timely reporting of follow up outcomes by HIV service units

and functionalize community differentiated care models in the project catchment

community level activities and partners (e.g. CBOs, PLHIV networks, Community
dialogue meetings etc.)


Qualifications, Skills and

applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social work and social
administration or a relevant medical related field

graduate training in HIV/AIDS

in the field of HIV/AIDS and previous work with PEPFAR funded projects.

graduate diploma in project planning and management will be an added advantage

years of experience in service post internship in a busy clinical HIV/AIDS

experience working with CBO’s/CSO’s

in Differentiated service delivery models

Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and ART

skills (both oral and written)

to ride a motorcycle with class A riding permit


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates 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


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.

candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a
period of at least one year will be given priority.

sure that your application letter, CV (Not more than 4pages) and certificates
are attached as one PDF document.

the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your
application will not be considered.

Any form
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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


Deadline:  4th October 2020


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