Infectious Diseases Institute Social Welfare Officer Jobs in Uganda
Infectious Diseases Institute Social Welfare Officer Jobs in UgandaJob Summary
IDI will be working in the communities of Kampala and Wakiso to increase case finding
for tuberculosis by involving the private sector.
We will also conduct activities thatCoordinate activities of liaison officers under the project
empower vulnerable groups especially those affected by tuberculosis.
Role and Responsibilities
Identify and maintain a register of contacts and implementation activities of different organisations working with vulnerable populations in the project implementation area
Establish linkages with organisations working with vulnerable populations and develop a referral system
Develop a tracking system for patients referred to partner organisations
Coordinate skills training for liaison officers employed by the project
Develop a tool of set criteria for assessing vulnerable women affected by TB in
the project implementation area
In liaison with the Project Coordinator, support meetings with local leaders
and key people in communities covered by the project
Organise support visits to the community for patients with TB identified in the project to support adherence and for those lost to follow-up
Develop a system for following up patients with TB identified through the project
Organise community outreaches to raise awareness on TB and break stigma in
areas covered by the project
Develop materials on success-stories to be used within the project to break stigma against TB
He/she will be expected to treat each patient with dignity, respect and understanding in accordance with IDI’s philosophy.
Degree in social sciences, psychology, gender and women’s studies
Previous experience in TB or TB/HIV related projects is added advantage
Experience in women empowerment Working experience and skills
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
Should be fluent in oral and written English;
Should be a highly motivated person and should be able to work under a high workload;
Competent in the use of standard office software;
Ability to work in a team but also work independently.
Ability to speak local language
Flexibility to work long hours which may occasionally extend beyond normal working hours in order to complete critical tasks.
How to Apply
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, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address
of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later
than 24th October 2019. (Email your application and CV to email@example.com and let’s
save the environment).
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 and certificates are attached as one document
Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
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
For more information and job application details, see; Infectious Diseases Institute Social Welfare Officer Jobs in Uganda
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