4 Field Office Co-ordinator Career Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Project Manager
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an International NGO which
seeks to “Strengthen Health Systems in Africa with 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 Outreach programmes. With funding
from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR, IDI has been
implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the mid-western Uganda
Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi, Buliisa and
Kiryandongo since 2009. IDI has recendy won a five year follow on project with
the title “Accelerating Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Service Delivery through Health
System Capacity Building and Technical Assistance of District Health Teams and
Health Facilities in Western and West Nile Regions in the Republic of Uganda
under PEPFAR.”
Job Summary: The Field
Office Co-ordinators will serve as the key district liaison officer for the
project and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the regional
field office. In collaboration with DHTs, health facilities and others
stakeholders, s/he will be accountable for ensuring that all project
outputs/outcomes in the given districts are achieved through effective
management of project inputs. The incumbent will provide leadership to the
Technical Support Teams (TST) comprising of technical staff (lab technicians,
data managers, logisticians, clinicians etc) that will be placed in each
coordination office to provide backstopping support to the DHTs.
Key Duties and
  • Works closely with the Project Manager,
    ensure implementation of Project activities.
  • Carry out frequent monitoring and
    supportive supervision visits to health facilities.
  • Provide administrative support for field
  • Actively coordinate with other units
    including DHT and other stakeholders within the project areas.
  • Organize and participate in quarterly
    project review meetings for the district level stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in the HIV/AIDS
    coordination meetings.
  • Provide leadership and overall supervision
    for project teapis and field activities.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants should hold Degrees in
    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or a related medical
    discipline. Possession of a Postgraduate Degree in Public Health,
    Medicine, Social Sciences or a management related field will be an added
    advantage. Training in project planning and management will be an added
    advantage. Training in HIV/AIDS care and management is essential
  • Three to five years’ relevant experience
    in implementing Public Health/HIV/AIDS related projects at decentralized
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Past experience working with district
    health systems and managing project teams.
  • Prior experience in strategic planning,
    organizational capacity and health systems strengthening (HSS) and
    participatory approaches.
  • Detailed knowledge and familiarity of
    decentralized health systems of Uganda. Familiarity with the functioning
    of the decentralized Local Government System of Uganda.
  • Working knowledge of PEPFAR/US Government
    programming policies and regulations, procedures and practices, which bear
    on project management in support of cooperative agreements.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Uganda
    healthcare system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies,
    program priorities and regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including
    the ability to work effectively with the DHTs and HFs.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in
    HIV/AIDS programming issues.
  • Project planning and management skills.
  • Fluency of the local languages within the
    supported districts is desirable.
How to Apply: 
All interested candidates should submit their applications, cover
letters, updated CVs (with 2 professional referees) and copies of their
academic credentials to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: Monday 18th May 2015
by 5:00PM
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