Infectious Diseases Institute District EMTCT Services Officer Jobs in Uganda

Infectious Diseases Institute District EMTCT Services Officer Jobs in Uganda

Job Title : District EMTCT Services Officer

Vacancy Code : LDEMTCTX01

Classification: Locum

Reporting line : Field Office Coordinator
Duration : 2 Months

Duty Station : Hoima

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 trainings,
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 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 required trainings for the district staff in relation to
    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 heath 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
  • 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
    centered 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 elimination of mother to child transmission Option B+ or
    comprehensive HIV management.

    Required Experience and skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years 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 power
    point packages.
  • Attention to detail, especially regarding data accuracy.
  • Team player and management skills.
  • Good communication skills.

    How to apply;

    Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above
    position, please send your 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 22nd
    November 2019.

    (Email your application and CV to and let’s save the

    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
    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.

    The Senior Human Resource Manager
    Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main

    College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
    P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

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