Fresher Medical Officer NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:    Medical Officer

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Code: MOKH-001

Reports to: Regional Care and Treatment Advisor


About US:

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission 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.


Job Summary:  The Medical Officer will ensure delivery of quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment services to clients by providing technical and leadership support to health facility teams.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Provide leadership to facility-based technical team members to ensure timely delivery on key project tasks.
  • Lead mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver high quality HIV/AIDS care services.
  • Provide clinical care to HIV/AIDS patients attending IDI-supported health facilities in line with standard care and treatment guidelines.
  • Coordinate appropriate referral and management of complex patients through liaison with senior care specialists and tertiary treatment centers.
  • Lead performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities at IDIsupported health facilities to guide implementation of project activities.
  • Support the health workers to identify, implement and document continuous quality improvement activities along client care and treatment cascades.
  • Coordinate and support facility efforts in follow up of clients to improve linkage, retention and viral suppression rates among clients in HIV care.
  • Support health facilities to compile and submit accurate HMIS and programmatic reports according to project, donor and Ministry of Health timelines.
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and surgery.
  • Postgraduate training in project planning and management will be an added advantage.
  • Specialized training in HIV/AIDS management will be an added advantage.
  • Active Registration with the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council required
  • A minimum of two years of HIV/AIDS/TB clinical experience.
  • Experience in providing technical Assistance to large-scale HIV HSS interventions within MoH structures and systems.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS/TB management.
  • Good working knowledge of HIV/AIDS/TB programs, strategies, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Excellent communication& interpersonal skills plus the ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Knowledge of USG programming policies and regulations
  • Understands client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct
  • Has basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power point.
  • Has basic knowledge on use of point of care UgandaEMR.


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


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 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 and certificates are attached as one 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.


Deadline: 22nd April 2021


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