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
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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