District EMTCT Services Officer job opportunity at Infectious Diseases Institute-Arua

District EMTCT Services Officer job opportunity at Infectious Diseases Institute-Arua

Vacancy title:
District EMTCT Services Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME, Industry: Health Science, Category: Health Professionals ]


Jobs at:

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Deadline of this Job:
6th June 2019

Duty Station:
Within Uganda, Arua, East Africa

Date Posted: 18th May 2019, Base Salary: Not Disclosed


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 five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach. In order to achieve the above objectives, IDI seeks to recruit a competent candidate as indicated below;
Job Title: District EMTCT Services Officer
Vacancy Code: DEMTCTX01
Reporting line: Field Office Team Lead
Duration: Full time
Duty Station: Arua field Office

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 training, 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 the 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 the required training for the district staff in relation to the 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 health 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-centred 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 the elimination of mother to child transmission Option B+ or comprehensive HIV management.

Required Experience and skills:
• Minimum of 3 years of 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 powerpoint packages.
• Attention to detail, especially regarding data accuracy.
• Team player and management skills.
• Good communication skills..

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: 3 years

Job application procedure
IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 6th June 2019. (Email your application and CV to hr@idi.co.ug  and let’s save the environment).

Key Notes:
1. IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
2. Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
3. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
4. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
6. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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