Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) NGO Jobs – Medical Team Leader

Job Title: Medical
Team Leader
Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kibaale, Uganda
Project: Saving Mothers
Giving Life (SMGL) Project
About IDI:
IDI is an independently governed institute within the College of Health
Sciences at Makerere University and has the mission “To strengthen health
systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through
research and capacity development.” IDI has operations across Uganda as well as
in a number of other African countries and has a staffing of over 1,000
managing multiple projects in research, clinical services, public health and
training.  IDI has five operational areas through which it works to
achieve its mission: prevention, care and treatment; training; research;
Outreach; and laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the
Makerere University-John Hopkins University Core Lab). The IDI Outreach program
supports Saving Mothers Giving Life (SMGL) project interventions in Kibaale
district and comprehensive HIV/AIDS services (including Adult Safe Male Medical
Circumcision (SMC) for HIV prevention in the 7 districts of Kibaale, Hoima,
Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Buliisa, Masindi and Kiryandongo under the Expanded Kibaale-Kiboga
Project (EKKP).

Job Summary: The Medical Team Leader will be responsible for the
coordination and quality assurance of all activities regarding Maternal &
Neonatal Health (MNH) services in the district.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • The jobholder will be coordinating efforts
    in planning and budgeting for MCH activities
  • Work closely with existing staff to
    support health facility teams in offering quality MCH services.
  • Coordinate efforts for provision of
    Emergency Obstetric Care services including obstetric surgical procedures
    as may be required.
  • Actively participate in Quality assurance
    and improvement MNH processes
  • Offer technical support supervision to the
    lower health facilities
  • Compile and prepare timely project
    progress reports.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from a recognized University
  • Registration with the Uganda Medical and
    Dental Practitioners Council
  • Additional training in MCH/RH is an added
    advantage.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience
    working in RH services within the government health care setting
  • Good knowledge and understanding of
    community dynamism, engagement and networking for community MCH
    initiatives
  • Good advocacy for MNH services
  • Good communication, presentation, and
    management skills
  • Possess basic computer literacy skills
    including word processing, excel, internet and power point.
Compensation Package: The compensation package will be commensurate
with the caliber and experience of the individual we are seeking. Contract is
initially 3 years and may be renewed thereafter
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons who wish to apply should
email as well as post or deliver an application letter (clearly labeled –
Application for “position title”) with a detailed CV, naming at least two
professional referees, to:

The Human Resources Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
Mulago Hospital, P.O. Box 22418, Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: Monday, 7th July 2014.

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