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Job Title:    Community TB DSD Resource
Persons (4 Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:
Kampala and Wakiso, Uganda

Vacancy Code: TBDSD-001

 

About US:

The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa
with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases through Research and Capacity
Development”. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Training, Research, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab),
Global Health Security and Health System Strengthening Programmes.

 

Job Summary:  The
Community TB DSD Resource Persons will work collaboratively with Facility TB
Focal Persons, TB DSD mentors and community structures in their catchment area to
provide community TB services towards achievement of UN high level targets on
TB case identification, treatment success and prevention.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Support
contact investigation and related documentation for all index TB patients.

·       
Support
identification of TB hotspots, community TB screening and linkage of presumed
TB cases to TB diagnostic services (physically or referral of samples)

·       
Support
continuity of TB treatment and preventive therapy for all eligible individuals
within the community

·       
Maintain
up-to-date TB patient retention tools including TB patient’s locator forms,
appointment books and TB follow up logs.

·       
Support
TB patient appointment tracking, reminders and follow up of missed appointments

·       
Identify
potential community drug distribution points to inform selection of appropriate
ones for a specific group of TB patients

·       
Monitor
TB patients’ retention in the DSD modality of their choice and support ongoing
awareness on TB services available within the communities

·       
Maintain
up-to-date records of all TB services accessed by patients or their contacts
within the community

·       
Support
identification of TB treatment supporters and continued provision of
psychosocial support to TB patients within the community.

·       
Support
active screening of patients on TB treatment or preventive therapy for adverse
events and linkage to appropriate services

·       
Support
referral and linkage of all MDR TB patients to the MDR treatment center.

·       
Participate
in review of performance at facility level and in development of action plans
to address identified gaps

·       
Any
other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Community TB DSD Resource
Persons job must hold a Degree in Social work and Social Administration or
Degree in Counselling and Guidance

·       
Training
in counselling is an added advantage.

·       
Strong
computer skills

·       
Good
communication skills

·       
Fluency
in Luganda and English

·       
Understands
client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their CVs, including details of
email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials
and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated
email address. Email your application and CV to [email protected]

 

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 (Not more than 4pages) and certificates
are attached as one PDF document.

·       
Indicate
the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

·       
Please
note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your
application will not be considered.

·       
Any form
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

·       
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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

                            

Deadline:  5th March 2021

 

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