District EMTCT Services Officer at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Hoima District, Uganda
negotiable Expired 4 years ago
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The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a 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, Global Health Security, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere UniversityJohn Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.

In order to achieve the above objectives, IDI seeks to recruit competent candidates as indicated below;

Job Title : District EMTCT Services Officer
Vacancy Code : LDEMTCTX01
Classification: Locum
Reporting line : Field Office Coordinator
Duration : 2 Months
Duty Station : Hoima

Job Summary:
The District EMTCT services officer will spearhead mentorship and supervise the district frontline health workers in both technical aspects of maternal and child health (MCH), elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV (EMTCT) and in
professionalism health care delivery. Their major roles include coordinating trainings,providing mentorship, supporting documentation and reporting related to MCH and EMTCT performance indicators.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing mentorship to front line health workers within the district health facilities in delivery of elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV services (Option B+), early infant diagnosis (EID) care and related Maternal and child care in the districts.
  • Support implementation and use of MoH guidelines and ensure compliance with MoH policies.
  • She/he coordinates required trainings for the district staff in relation to implementation of EMTCT.
  • Support continuous professional medical education at the health facilities in line with EMTCT and related MCH areas.
  • Facilitate continuous quality improvement activities to improve EMTCT within the district health facilities.
  • Participate in QA/QC for services in project-supported facilities in the districts.
  • Ensure that all heath facilities make and submit required reports in time and also generate reports for the program reporting.
  •  Ensure the health workers obtain the updated and required tools to support care.
  • Coordinate and support follow up of clients to improve retention in care for Option B+ patients and their exposed infants.
  • Support integration of maternal care within EID care points to support client centered care.
  • Coordinate technical support supervision for Health facilities in the district.

Qualification Requirements:

  •  Completion of Registered training in Midwifery, Clinical Medicine or Nursing from a recognized education institution.
  • Training in elimination of mother to child transmission Option B+ or comprehensive HIV management.

Required Experience and skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a busy clinical setting preferably in the district health system setting.
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of maternal and child health issues especially in the EMTCT and EID care continuum.
  •  Knowledge of good nursing procedures and practices.
  •  Report writing skills and basic knowledge of Microsoft word, excel and power point packages.
  •  Attention to detail, especially regarding data accuracy.
  • Team player and management skills.
  •  Good communication skills.

Applying Instructions

Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should semi their Cvs. including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stiputate email address

Email your application and CV to [email protected] 

Key Notes:

• IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at the stage of the recruitment process

• 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 disqualification.

The Senior Human Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases Institute— lDl Knowledge Centre,

Makerere University Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.0. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

Western Region, Uganda, Hoima


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