Infectious Disease Institute District Community Linkages Officer Jobs in Uganda

Infectious Disease Institute District Community Linkages Officer Jobs in Uganda


General Summary:

  • The Officer is responsible for working with health facilities and community structures to contribute to improved linkages along the continuum of care and improved retention of all HIV positive clients at supported health facilities.

  • He/she will coordinate activities to support intra/ inter facility linkages and facility – community linkages and CBO engagements.

    Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate linkages to care for PLHIV at supported facilities; and other community support services as well as organizing inter-facility meetings

  • Promote real time follow up for Missed appointments and those eligible for ART initiation

  • Proactively follow up clients of 2 months on ART cohort; for TB treatment completion; MDR and PMTCT mothers and children attending EID clinics

  • Documentation of follow up outcomes in HMIS tools

  • Strengthening liaison between hospital CHD and the HIV service units

  • Coordinate peer support activities

  • Support timely reporting of follow up outcomes by HIV service units

  • Establish and functionalize community differentiated care models in project catchment areas.

  • Coordinate all community level supported activities and partners (e.g. CBOs, PLHIV networks, Community dialogue meetings etc.)

  • Provide direct technical leadership and assistance to sub granted CBO’s.

    Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social work and social administration or a medical related field
    with medical training

  • Postgraduate training in HIV/AIDS, experience in the field of HIV/AIDS and previous work with PEPFAR funded projects.

  • Post graduate diploma in project planning and management is an added advantage

    Required Experience and Skills

  • At least 2-years in service post internship in a busy HIV/AIDS clinical setting.

  • Relevant experience working with CBO’s/CSO’s

  • Training in Differentiated service delivery models

  • Technical Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and ART

  • Communication (both oral and written) and team work skills.

  • Ability to ride a motorcycle with class A riding permit

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Infectious Disease Institute District Community Linkages Officer Jobs in Uganda


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