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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

HIV/AIDS Prevention Specialist job vacancy in Uganda at Infectious Diseases Institute

Job Title: HIV/AIDS Prevention Specialist
Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
City Kampala,
Country Uganda
category Health Care
Reports to: Project Manager

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 and Outreach. In order to further support and strengthen its support to the rapidly expanding Outreach programmes.

Key Roles
Facilitate improvement of counselor skills through provision of regular mentorship and support supervision, conducting regular CPD and dissemination of up-dates on HIV/AIDS counseling, care and treatment.
Support training in HIV counseling and testing; Provider Initiated Counseling and Testing, Positive prevention, Couple counseling, family support groups, adolescent support groups and discordant couple groups.
Facilitate the dissemination of information and educational materials relevant to HIV/STDs.
Ensure effective referral and linkage for comprehensive AIDS services.

Ensure quality assurance and quality improvement of HCT services in liaison with MoH, local governments and other partners to ensure harmonized HCT quality practice.
Support the development and ensure the availability of relevant MoH documents such as SOPs, guidelines and policies for HCT, linkage, ongoing counseling and support for special groups.
Support continuous quality improvement and data utilization in collaboration with monitoring and evaluation staff to document successes, challenges and interventions for all assigned HIV/AIDS initiatives.
Prepare and submit timely reports as required.
Any other duties as required.

The applicant should hold a Degree in Nursing or related relevant health sciences obtained from a recognized institution

Skills and Experience:
Additional training in a related field e.g. HIV/AIDS counseling including couple counseling and PTIC is essential
Updated registration with the relevant Professional Councils in Uganda
A minimum of five 5 years of practical experience in HIV prevention interventions with some time spent in busy HIV Care and prevention programs
Experience in institutional capacity building especially working with MoH structures and systems
Experience in training and mentoring of health professionals in HCT and other HIV prevention approaches
Demonstrated experience in supporting health facilities in setting up HIV testing points, linkage and referral systems for adults, pregnant women and children.
Experience in HIV prevention support for special populations including adolescents, discordant couples and key populations
Extensive experience in HIV/AIDS programming (mainstreaming, prevention, care and treatment support)
Experience in development of QA/QC systems for facility and community based HIV testing and counseling services
Good knowledge of good practices and application of relevant policies for HCT (adults, children): positive prevention, ART and PMTCT among others
Ability to complete multiple tasks and high volume of work on deadline

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should either hand deliver, email or post their application letters with detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees, to:
The Manager, Human Resource
Infectious Diseases Institute
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
Mulago Hospital Complex,
P. O. Box 22418, Kampala. Uganda
E-mail: hr@idi.co.ug

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Deadline:  Monday 18th October, 2013