4 Entry Level District Community Linkages Officer NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

 

Job Title:    District Community Linkages
Officer (4 Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

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

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: Field
Office Coordinator

Vacancy Code:  DICLO X011

 

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
District Community Linkages Officer is responsible for working with health
facilities and community structures to contribute to improved linkages along
the continuum of care and improved retention of all HIV positive clients at
supported health facilities. He/she will coordinate activities to support
intra/ inter facility linkages and facility – community linkages and CBO
engagements.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  

·       
Coordinate
linkages to care for PLHIV at supported facilities; and other community support
services as well as organizing inter-facility meetings

·       
Promote
real time follow up for Missed appointments and those eligible for ART initiation

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

·       
Documentation
of follow up outcomes in HMIS tools

·       
Strengthening
liaison between hospital CHD and the HIV service units

·       
Coordinate
peer support activities

·       
Support
timely reporting of follow up outcomes by HIV service units

·       
Establish
and functionalize community differentiated care models in project catchment
areas.

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

·       
Provide
direct technical leadership and assistance to sub granted CBO’s.

 




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social work and social
administration or a medical related field with medical training

·       
Postgraduate
training in HIV/AIDS, experience in the field of HIV/AIDS and previous work
with PEPFAR funded projects.

·       
Post
graduate diploma in project planning and management is an added advantage

·       
A
minimum of two years of experience 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
(both oral and written) and team work skills.

·       
Ability
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 hr@idi.co.ug

 

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 (Not more than 4pages) and certificates
are attached as one PDF document.

·       
Indicate
the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

·       
Please
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.

·       
Only
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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