MUWRP Non-profit Career Vacancies – Medical Officers

Organisation: Makerere University Walter Reed Project
Duty Station: Kayunga, Uganda
Position Number: MUWRP – 001
About MUWRP:
The Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit HIV
research program that was established in 2002 as a result of a memorandum of
understanding between Makerere University and The Henry M. Jackson foundation
for Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. of USA (HJF). The primary purpose of
MUWRP is to develop, evaluate and provide interventions to mitigate disease
threats of public health importance to Uganda. Activities include; vaccine
development and building of vaccine testing capability in Uganda, conducting of
epidemiological and basic research and provision of HIV Treatment, care and
support and surveillance of influenza and other emerging infections.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing the field research and clinical
    care teams
  • Actively participate in generating and
    designing research protocols including public health  evaluations
  • Take part in writing manuscripts and
  • Implement research protocols and related
    procedures as approved by IRB.
  • Work closely with the care and treatment
    implementation team to identify and develop new research ideas.
  • Update the management through-out the
    delivery of research projects, including formal  Reporting.
  • In charge of the recruitment of research
  • Responsible for medical management of
    research participants
  • Ensure compliance with study procedures
    and GCP/ICH guidelines.
  • Ensure participant safety and
  • Writing and implementing Standard
    Operating Procedures.
  • Documentation of procedures, processes and
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Medical Officer
    should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery. Post Graduate
    Training in Public Health or related Health field from a recognized
  • Good Clinical Practice
    (GCP) training and Research Ethics Training
  • Comprehensive training
    in ART management for medical officers .
  • Demonstrated ability
    to generate and develop scientific research concepts
  • Demonstrated
    scientific writing skills
  • Fluency in verbal and
    written English
  • Good working knowledge
    of Regulatory Procedures.
  • Use of computers
    including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, email and Internet.
  • Ability to fluently
    read and speak Luganda.
  • Strong leadership and
    communication skills.
  • A minimum of two or
    more years of post-qualification professional experience
  • Past exposure and
    experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment services
  • Significant experience
    of living and working in a rural environment.
  • Prior experience
    with/skills in conducting public health evaluations
  • Past exposure and
    experience with PEPFAR related procedures and timelines.
How to Apply:
All suitable candidates should download application forms from  and
attach them on their Applications letters, Photocopies of academic qualifications
and Resume with three referees quoting the Position Number to: The Human
Resource Administrator Makerere University Walter Reed Project Plot 42 Nakasero
Road. P.O. Box 16524, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be
Deadline: 29th September 2014

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