Job Title: Regional VMMC Mobilisation
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR
Reports to: VMMC
Vacancy Code: RVMO
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 Mobilisation Officer will participate in the planning, designing and
implementation of the project’s mobilization strategy.
Key Duties and
will be responsible for designing the regional mobilisation strategy, regional
mobilisation work plan, and will ensure mapping of VMMC camping and outreach
sites as well as coordinate mobilisation activities in the region.
in designing, implementation and monitoring of VMMC activities in supported
health facilities in line with MoH and PEPFAR guidelines.
in the implementation of the demand creation plan for SMC services amongst the
communities in the targeted districts of Uganda over the project life.
existing MOH SMC mobilization strategy to suit the different project sites.
in the mobilization of clients for circumcision across all the project sites.
with the site mobilisers to ensure the region achieves regional VMMC targets in
accordance with institutional and funder guidelines.
and disseminate SMC and HIV prevention messages in appropriate languages
targeting primary and secondary audiences in the communities.
CBOs and other partners to drum up support for SMC.
Qualifications, Skills and
applicant must hold a Degree in social work and Social Administration, Social
Sciences or any related field.
2-3 years working experience in a related field.
of a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning will be added advantage.
working in a medical setting, knowledge of the local languages (Madi ,Kakwa,
Alur, Lugbara) and some understanding of HIV/AIDS is highly desirable.
computer presentation skills.
to work in a multi-disciplinary team
to communicate with clients in local languages is highly desirable
How to Apply:
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 [email protected]
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.
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Senior Human Resource Manager
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus College of
Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418,
Deadline: 4th October 2020