General Summary


General summary: 

The Clinical Officer will provide technical support to health care workers at supported health facilities in the implementation districts on comprehensive pediatric and adolescent HIV care, treatment and support.  They will ensure that mechanisms are in place at all facilities to identify, link and retain pediatric and adolescent clients in care.


Key Responsibilities


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance and mentorship for health workers on pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support.
  • Support early testing for pregnant and lactating mothers at all entry points to aid early identification and enrolment into care for their infants.
  • Support and participate in a Continuous Medical Education (CME) program for all staff at the supported health units and clinics.
  • Support coordination of health education talks on pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS with focus on identification, linkage to care and retention in care.
  • Lead and strengthen quality improvement activities in all HIV/AIDS at all supported facilities.
  • Support referral and linkages to HIV care for pediatric and adolescent, clients receiving care at supported facilities
  • Together with the data team, provide continuous clinical mentoring in all areas including HMIS reporting for all related MoH reports and project specific indicators.
  • Preparing monthly performance reports on progress on the project goals.
  • Other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time


Person Specification


Person specifications:

  • Diploma in Internal medicine
  • Certificate in HIV/AIDS management
  • At least 2-3 years’ work experience in a clinical HIV/AIDS setting.
  • Experience in clinical care of infants and children and adolescents would be an advantage
  • Experience in working with both government and private facilities is an added advantage
  • Good interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to interact productively and work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated, innovative and capable of meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills required (Both oral & written)
  • Must be willing to travel and provide care services at selected health facilities and outreaches
  • Report writing skills and good computer skills especially Microsoft word, excel and power point.


How to apply;

Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions 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 not later than 18th July, 2021. Please follow this link to apply for this position.


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 document.

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

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

6.    Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

7.    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

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