Job Title: District HIV Prevention and Key
Population Program Officer (4 Fresher Career Jobs)
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR
Reports to: Field
Vacancy Code: DPKPO X005
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
District HIV prevention and Key Population Program Officer will provide
technical assistance to field office and HF staff and DHTs to ensure timely
attainment and sustenance of quality HIV/AIDS prevention services especially
those targeting key and priority populations.
Key Duties and
monitor and report on key activities related to HIV/AIDS prevention scale up in
the supported districts.
mentoring activities for HCWs in relation to HIV /AIDS prevention services in
supported districts especially those targeting key populations.
roll out of National HIV treatment guidelines and other related guidelines in
HIV/AIDS prevention services in the supported districts especially those
targeting key populations.
on call/distance TA support for handling of complicated cases.
technical support in addressing adherence challenges in supported Health
Quality Assurance of HIV//AIDS prevention services in the supported districts
especially those targeting key populations at facilities and recommend
technical assistance in planning related to HIV/AIDS prevention services in
supported districts especially those targeting key and priority populations.
Qualifications, Skills and
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields;
Social Sciences, Education, SWASA, Development Studies, Community and Adult
Education, Community Psychology, Guidance and counseling or BSc. Nursing or
of having attended specialized training in HIV/AIDS
registration with the relevant professional body where necessary.
minimum of two years of experience in providing technical assistance and
mentorship of HCWs in HIV/AIDS prevention within MoH structures and systems
especially targeting key and priority populations.
knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS management and prevention.
working knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention programs, strategies, processes and
techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV/AIDS
communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work
effectively in a team.
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,