District HIV Prevention officer at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Kakumiro, 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 HIV Prevention officer
Classification: Full Time
Reports to: Regional HIV Prevention Services Coordinator
Duty station: Kakumiro

General Summary
The Prevention Officer will provide on-going psycho-social support interventions to clients, their families and community members to ensure holistic HIV/AIDS care and strengthen uptake of all service packages delivered within IDI-supported facilities and communities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver high quality psycho-social support and care services to individuals infected and affected by HIV.
  • Participate in team-based clinical care of TB and HIV/AIDS patients attending IDIsupported health facilities in line with standard treatment guidelines.
  • Lead efforts in identification and linkage of new PLHIV through optimization of facility and community based HTC activities, implementation of assisted partner notification, social network strategy, Micro-testing, HIV self-testing(HIVST) and Recency testing
  • Support establishment and functionalization of psycho-social support groups including adolescent clubs, Sero-discordant couple clubs, and family support groups to strengthen adherence to HIV/AIDS treatment and to promote uptake of preventive service packages
  • Guide facility teams to deliver high quality HIV/AIDS care and preventive services for Key/ Priority Populations using non-discriminatory gender-sensitive models.
  • Participate in client education and facility sensitization to continuously build knowledge among patients attending IDI-supported health facilities.
  • Participate in performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities at IDI-supported health facilities to guide implementation of project activities.
  • Participate in identification, implementation and documentation of continuous quality improvement activities along the HIV continuum of response and along client care and treatment cascades.
  • Participate in facility and community efforts to improve linkage, retention and viral suppression rates among clients in HIV care.
  • Participate in compilation and submission of accurate facility 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 Up-to-date knowledge of national HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment policies.
 Good communication, organization and management skills.
 Understands client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct.
 Has basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power point.

Educational Requirements:
 Degree in Social sciences, SWASA, Community Psychology, Diploma in Medical Clinical medicine, Nursing or related field.
 Training in HIV/AIDS counselling modules from a recognized institution
 At least 1-year experience in HIV work in a busy clinical setting and/or in health systems strengthening

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 hr@idi.co.ug 

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, Mitooma


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