4 Fresher District HIV Prevention and Key Population Program Officer Job Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

4 Fresher District HIV Prevention and Key Population Program Officer Job Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:    District HIV Prevention and Key
Population Program Officer (4 Fresher Career Jobs)

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Funding Source: Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: Field
Office Coordinator

Vacancy Code:  DPKPO X005

 

About US:

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
Responsibilities:  

  • Design,
    monitor and report on key activities related to HIV/AIDS prevention scale up in
    the supported districts.
  • Support
    mentoring activities for HCWs in relation to HIV /AIDS prevention services in
    supported districts especially those targeting key populations.
  • Support
    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.
  • Provide
    on call/distance TA support for handling of complicated cases.
  • Provide
    technical support in addressing adherence challenges in supported Health
    Facilities.
  • Support
    Quality Assurance of HIV//AIDS prevention services in the supported districts
    especially those targeting key populations at facilities and recommend
    corrective action.
  • Provide
    technical assistance in planning related to HIV/AIDS prevention services in
    supported districts especially those targeting key and priority populations.

 

Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

  • The
    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
    Medicine
  • Evidence
    of having attended specialized training in HIV/AIDS
  • Active
    registration with the relevant professional body where necessary.
  • A
    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.
  • Comprehensive
    knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS management and prevention.
  • Good
    working knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention programs, strategies, processes and
    techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV/AIDS
    programs.
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work
    effectively in a team.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
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]

 

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 (Not more than 4pages) and certificates
    are attached as one PDF 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.

 

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

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