ICWEA Uganda Jobs 2021 – Project Officer (TB/HIV Contact Tracing)

ICWEA Uganda Jobs 2021

Job Title: Project Officer (TB/HIV Contact Tracing) – ICWEA Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: International Community of Women living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA)

Job Location: Field Position (South Western Uganda)

 

 

International Community of Women living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) Profile:

The International Community of Women living with HIV Eastern Africa is a regional advocacy network and membership based organisation.ICW Eastern Africa is run by and for HIV positive women. Our advocacy is based on evidence of our daily lived experiences to influence policies and programmes. We use participatory processes to ensure our work addresses the priorities of women living with HIV, including young women, from the grassroots.

 

 

Job Profile:

The TB Contact Tracing Officer will work with the Facility- Based Health Workers and Community Health Workers attached to the TB Diagnostic & Treatment Units (TDU) to conduct contact tracing visits to confirmed TB cases, ensuring 100% follow up of contacts. The goal of the Contact Tracing Officer position is to increase detection and treatment/cure rates as well as reduce transmission rates of TB.

 

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct contact tracing visits to all confirmed TB cases ensuring 100% follow up of contacts;
  • Providing quality assurance in interviewing clients with TB, eliciting their close contacts, connecting the contacts to the health facilities for TB screening and diagnosis;
  • Ensuring appropriate and timely communication, providing counselling, information and education about the TB disease and transmission as well as referral to the health facility;
  • Provide timely follow up with the Health workers to be able to carry out TB screening and diagnosis to all probable patients with TB at health facilities;
  • Ensure that ALL persons eligible for TB Preventive Therapy (TPT) receive it as per guidelines;
  • Ensure that ALL those diagnosed with TB during contact tracing are started on TB treatment;
  • Work closely with DTU to ensure complete, correct and accurate documentation and reporting as guided by the DTU;
  • Coordinating regular tracking of results relevant to core HIV/TB program targets and report to the respective program areas offices;
  • Provide technical support in performance improvement and implementation of the HIV/TB Program activities in the respective areas of operations;
  • Carrying out quarterly performance audits and feedback in their respective districts, taking care to involve the participation of district authorities, area Teams, PLHIV, Key and affected populations, people with TB and other stakeholders
  • Collating program monitoring and evaluation reports on quarterly, and annual basis for the TB contact tracing and TPT provision;
  • Build stronger collaborations between the DHOs, District TB & Leprosy Supervisors (DTLS), TB focal person at Health facilities, District Laboratory Supervisor, Biostatistician and Facility-Community Linkage Facilitators;
  • Work with project officers in the districts to ensure that activities related to TB contact tracing and TPT provision are implemented as expected;
  • Gather monthly contact tracing and IPT provision reports from Project officers and compile them into one report;
  • Participate in the Monthly/quarterly District TB, TB/HIV review meetings to provide performance progress updates;
  • Support Differentiated Service Delivery models and community support programs plans in collaboration with CHWs and CBOs;

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications and Experience

The job holder must possess a minimum of the following:

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Public Health, Certificate in Nursing or Laboratory training, Health Assistants or Medical related training; Bachelor’s degree in social sciences;
  • At least a minimum of 3(three) years practical experience in a health institution, health related NGO and exposure working with communities of PLHIV, KVPs and the TB community;

Essential Knowledge and Competences

  • Knowledge of Global Fund, its funding cycles and operations (including Country Coordinating Mechanisms, programme implementation;
  • Clear understanding of the national TB Program policies and practices on TB and HIV&AIDS;
  • Extensive knowledge in community work – particularly working with networks of people living with HIV;
  • Knowledge of district decentralized structures and operations;
  • A keen sense of understanding of advocacy to get government support for the project and its sustainability in the future

Skills:

  • Riding skills and possession of a valid riding permit
  • High level of Integrity and Confidentiality
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Counselling skills
  • Communication Skills
  • ICT Skills
  • Data management Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Report Writing Skills
  • Computer Skills especially Word processing, Excel spread sheet and power point;

Special Knowledge

  • Ethical issues in data management
  • Human Rights and Gender programming and considerations

Other Qualities/Attributes

  • Accuracy
  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality

 

 

How To Apply for ICWEA Uganda Jobs 2021 

Please only submit your application if it meets the above criteria. Female candidates and women living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Send all your applications to: hr@icwea.org

Or delivered to:          International Community of Women living with HIV Eastern Africa

Plot 1106, Ssenge – Kawanda Road, Off Kayunga

Kampala – Hoima Road,

P.O.BOX 32252, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 20th May 2021

 

 

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