The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission 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.
Program for Accelerated Control of Tuberculosis in Karamoja (PACT-Karamoja) is a five-year USAID funded project (2020 – 2025) that aims to increase TB case detection and treatment success rates through health system strengthening in all districts of North Eastern sub-region of Uganda. In collaboration with key stakeholders in the region, PACT-Karamoja project will provide technical assistance to district health teams to deliver high impact and innovative interventions that are in line with current national and global TB guidelines in Karamoja region. PACT-Karamoja will focus on regional and district structures for the management of drug susceptible TB, drug resistant TB and TB preventive services in the districts of Abim, Amudat, Kaabong, Karenga, Kotido, Moroto, Nabilatuk, Nakapiripirit and Napak.
The TB Technical Officer will ensure delivery of quality TB and TB-HIV care services in line with current national guidelines by providing technical and leadership support to health facility teams.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead mentorship and training efforts to build capacity of facility teams to deliver high quality TB care services.
- Provide clinical care to TB and TB-HIV patients in targeted health facilities in line with standard national TB care and management guidelines.
- Coordinate appropriate referral and management of complex patients through liaison with senior technical advisor and tertiary TB treatment centers.
- Lead performance monitoring initiatives and routine data use activities at all health facilities to guide implementation of project activities.
- Support the health workers to identify, implement and document continuous quality improvement activities along the TB diagnostic and treatment cascades.
- Collaborate with the community project team to improve facility efforts in following up patients towards better linkage, monitoring and retention in care.
- Collaborate with the M&E project team in supporting health facilities to compile and submit accurate HMIS and programmatic reports according to project, USG and Ministry of Health guidelines.
- Any other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Up-to-date knowledge of TB and HIV care with over 3 years clinical experience.
- Good communication, organization and management skills
- Understands client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct
- Good interpersonal skills and is able to work in teams.
- Has basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power point.
- Good understanding of district health systems.
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- Diploma in Clinical Medicine or a related field
- Bachelor’s degree in public health or related discipline is an added advantage
- Additional Training in TB and HIV care is an added advantage
- Full and active registration with the Uganda Allied Health workers’ Council.
- Previous experience working with the public healthcare system is an added advantage.