Organization: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Kampala and Wakiso, Uganda
Vacancy Code: TBDSD-001
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:
contact investigation and related documentation for all index TB patients.
identification of TB hotspots, community TB screening and linkage of presumed
TB cases to TB diagnostic services (physically or referral of samples)
continuity of TB treatment and preventive therapy for all eligible individuals
within the community
up-to-date TB patient retention tools including TB patient’s locator forms,
appointment books and TB follow up logs.
TB patient appointment tracking, reminders and follow up of missed appointments
potential community drug distribution points to inform selection of appropriate
ones for a specific group of TB patients
TB patients’ retention in the DSD modality of their choice and support ongoing
awareness on TB services available within the communities
up-to-date records of all TB services accessed by patients or their contacts
within the community
identification of TB treatment supporters and continued provision of
psychosocial support to TB patients within the community.
active screening of patients on TB treatment or preventive therapy for adverse
events and linkage to appropriate services
referral and linkage of all MDR TB patients to the MDR treatment center.
in review of performance at facility level and in development of action plans
to address identified gaps
other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
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
in counselling is an added advantage.
in Luganda and English
client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct
How to Apply:
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]
an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any
other fees at any stage of the recruitment process.
candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a
period of at least one year will be given priority.
sure that your application letter, CV (Not more than 4pages) and certificates
are attached as one PDF document.
the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.
note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your
application will not be considered.
of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Senior Human
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus College of
Health Sciences, Makerere University
P.O. Box 22418,
Deadline: 5th March 2021