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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Locum Medical Officer Job at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Locum Medical Officer 

Jobs at:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) 

Deadline of this Job:
12th September 2018 

Duty Station:
Fort Portal & Kampala 

Date Posted: 1st September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 

The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
In order to achieve the above mission, the PCT Department, JMEDIC programme, and Call for Life Project seek to recruit Locum Medical Officers as indicated below;

Job Title : Locum Medical Officer
Vacancy Code : LMOX01- AUG
Duty Station : Fort Portal & Kampala
Reporting : Team Leader

Job Summary
The medical officer will, in accordance with the ART Long Term (ALT) cohort study protocol, ensure provision of quality HIV/AIDS care and follow up of cohort patients and other related Infectious diseases by performing their clinical evaluation, treatment and follow up monitoring.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Carry out clinical reviews, investigation and treatment and follow up of cohort patients as laid out in the study protocol and clinic care guidelines.
  • Arrange and make appropriate referral of patients requiring additional clinical evaluation and treatment.
  • Carry out appropriate review of patients records and investigation results to ensure institution of appropriate care
  • Participate as a full member of the clinic team
  • Attend clinic and study meetings as required
Educational Requirements:
  • Degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
  • Completion of Internship
  • Full and up-to-date registration with the UMDPC
  • Additional training in HIV/AIDS care and opportunistic infections
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience and up-to-date technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS clinical care and ART and related infectious diseases.
  • Previous experience in medical research work
  • Understands client confidentiality and exhibits high level of ethical conduct
  • Good communication, organization and management skills
  • Basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and power point

Job application procedure

IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 12th September 2018. (Email your application and CV to  and let’s save the environment).

Key Notes:
  1. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
  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. IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  4. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  6. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
    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