MUJHU Care CDC Project Careers – Program Manager

Job Title: Program Manager
Organisation: MUJHU
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job ID: 635
About MU-JHU:
The Makerere University – Johns
Hopkins University Research Collaboration was founded by clinical researchers
interested in finding ways to prevent HIV infection in children and dedicated
to improving the health of women, children, and families who are infected and
affected by HIV/AIDS. The collaboration started by scientists and clinicians
from the US and Uganda has flourished dramatically into a diverse community of
talented clinical investigators, scientific researchers and participants. MUJHU
Care is currently implementing a project funded by the Center for Disease
Control and Prevention Atlanta.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Actively
    take part in the planning process of the Birth Defect (BD) surveillance
  • Ensure
    the effective implementation of the program.
  • Develop
    and maintain the program’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Develop
    the training materials for the program’s protocol, SOPs and data
    collection tools.
  • Steer,
    motivate and develop the program’s team.
  • Oversee
    the communication process between the program stakeholders and
    participating sites.
  • Carry
    out monitoring and evaluation exercises for the program’s site activities.
  • Ensure
    the quality of the program’s data.
  • Compile,
    prepare and present program periodic reports to funders, the core team,
    participating sites, and the stakeholders’ committee.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should possess a University Degree in Medicine (MBChB) and a
    Masters Degree in either Epidemiology or Public Health from a recognized
  • At
    least five years’ work experience in a busy health institution of which 2
    years’ are in a supervisory role managing a health based research program.
  • Past
    exposure and experience in surveillance programs is an added advantage.
  • Ability
    to work with and through teams to deliver results.
  • Ability
    to pursue high standards of excellence in line with the program protocols
    and SOPs.
  • Ability
    to accomplish tasks with the required attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability
    to work under minimum supervision.
  • Ability
    to identify and provide training and development interventions that enable
    others to reach their full potential.
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication in English.
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications by
clicking on this link
Please upload the following in
your application; an updated CV / resume should include your contact
information and three work related references and a one page statement
describing your suitability for the role should be included.
Deadline: 15th September 2014
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