Infectious Diseases Institute District HIV Prevention officer Jobs in Uganda

Infectious Diseases Institute District HIV Prevention officer Jobs in Uganda

Job Title: District HIV Prevention officer

Classification: Full Time

Reports to: Regional HIV Prevention Services Coordinator

Duty station: Kakumiro

General Summary

The Prevention Officer will provide on-going psycho-social support interventions to
clients, their families and community members to ensure holistic HIV/AIDS care and
strengthen uptake of all service packages delivered within IDI-supported facilities and

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver
    high quality psycho-social support and care services to individuals infected and
    affected by HIV.
  • Participate in team-based clinical care of TB and HIV/AIDS patients attending IDIsupported health facilities in line with standard treatment guidelines.
  • Lead efforts in identification and linkage of new PLHIV through optimization of
    facility and community based HTC activities, implementation of assisted partner
    notification, social network strategy, Micro-testing, HIV self-testing(HIVST) and
    Recency testing

  • Support establishment and functionalization of psycho-social support groups
    including adolescent clubs, Sero-discordant couple clubs, and family support
    groups to strengthen adherence to HIV/AIDS treatment and to promote uptake of
    preventive service packages.
  • Guide facility teams to deliver high quality HIV/AIDS care and preventive services
    for Key/ Priority Populations using non-discriminatory gender-sensitive models.
  • Participate in client education and facility sensitization to continuously build
    knowledge among patients attending IDI-supported health facilities.
  • Participate in performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities at
    IDI-supported health facilities to guide implementation of project activities.
  • Participate in identification, implementation and documentation of continuous
    quality improvement activities along the HIV continuum of response and along
    client care and treatment cascades.
  • Participate in facility and community efforts to improve linkage, retention and viral
    suppression rates among clients in HIV care.
  • Participate in compilation and submission of accurate facility HMIS and
    programmatic reports according to project,
    donor and Ministry of Health timelines.
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Up-to-date knowledge of national HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment policies.
  • Good communication, organization and management skills.
  • Understands client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct.
  • Has basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power

    Educational Requirements:

  • Degree in Social sciences, SWASA, Community Psychology, Diploma in Medical
    Clinical medicine, Nursing or related field.
  • Training in HIV/AIDS counselling modules from a recognized institution
  • At least 1-year experience in HIV work in a busy clinical setting and/or in health
    systems strengthening

    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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