Earn Over 52000 Dollars Annually as Case Management Specialist / Epidemiologist at Malaria Consortium

Organisation: Malaria
Consortium
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary and Benefits: USD 52,531-59,098
Ref: CMS- AfRO
About MC:
Malaria
Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations dedicated to
the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa
and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and
non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international
organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services,
providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and
activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The
organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also
the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and
support improved economic prosperity.
Malaria
Consortium (MC) manages a wide range of communicable disease projects in a
number of countries. These projects range from technical support to central
governments to direct implementation of projects for the control of malaria,
pneumonia, diarrhoeal diseases, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases at
district and community levels. Malaria Consortium is looking to expand its case
management cluster with a highly competent and motivated communicable disease
case management specialist to provide technical support and oversight to country
offices on case management relating to its broad communicable disease
portfolio. The position is based at the regional office in Kampala, Uganda, but
an alternative location can be considered in exceptional circumstances
Job Summary: The incumbent
will work with the Africa Technical Director to provide technical inputs and
oversight in the area of malaria case management and disease epidemiology in
the region, also to provide technical inputs in the projects with infectious
disease surveillance components, provide inputs to progress reports and
scientific papers. The post holder will provide this support to projects in the
Africa regional portfolio.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Offer advice to malaria consortium field staff,
    implementing partners on relevant projects and other stakeholders on the
    diagnosis and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases,
    including childhood fevers and neglected tropical diseases and all other
    clinical aspects of case management to Malaria Consortium programmes in
    Africa.
  • Offer technical guidance to Ministries of
    Health in policy, strategy and work plan development, support the conduct
    of clinical audits and evaluations relating to communicable disease
    management.
  • As part of the regional team, work in collaboration
    with Africa technical director and M&E specialists to provide
    technical support to the portfolio of Malaria Consortium projects in the
    interpretation of results from surveys and disease surveillance
    activities.
  • Technically support capacity building for
    relevant technical staff across the portfolio of projects in the area of
    infectious disease epidemiology and control.
  • Support capacity building of country technical
    coordinators
  • Provide thought leadership and explore
    opportunities to strengthen the application of epidemiological concept in
    the design of projects
  • Actively contribute to business development
    efforts and the design of technical proposals
  • Provide inputs into Malaria Consortium
    Knowledge Management content and strategy at Regional and Global levels
  • Contribute to coordination efforts within the
    case management cluster
  • Contribute to operational research work across
    the portfolio of projects
  • Contribute to publication efforts in peer
    review journals
Qualifications, Skills
and Experience: 
  • The candidate should have a Clinical background
    (public health nurse or doctor) and experience in malaria case management.
    Possession of a Post-graduate degree in epidemiology or related area
  • Five or more years of related International
    experience.
  • Research and publication experience.
  • A minimum of ten years field experience in
    developing country setting.
  • Demonstrable technical writing skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication
    skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical and data
    management software, especially Stata and EpiData.
  • Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office
    software.
  • Willingness to work within a team of technical
    specialists
  • Proficiency in French or Portuguese as well as
    English is desired
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should Apply Online at Malaria
Consortium’s E-portal.
Deadline: 4th
February 2015

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