Epidemiologist Non-profit Jobs – Malaria Consortium

Job Title:   Epidemiologist
Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Reports to: Africa Technical
Director
About US:
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, 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.
Job Summary:  The Malaria Consortium Epidemiologist will provide
technical support and oversight to the Uganda country offices on case
management relating to its broad communicable disease portfolio. The incumbent
will work with the Africa Technical Director to provide technical inputs and
support in the area of disease epidemiology and case management within the
region, also to provide technical inputs in the projects with infectious
disease surveillance components, provide inputs to progress reports and
scientific papers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provide direction 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.
·        
Render timely 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.
·        
In charge of building the capacity for relevant
technical staff across the portfolio of projects in the area of infectious disease
epidemiology and control.
·        
Actively facilitate the development and publications
for peer review journals
·        
Provide thought leadership and explore opportunities
to strengthen the application of epidemiological concept in the design of
projects
·        
Actively contribute to operational research work across
the portfolio of projects
·        
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
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The Epidemiologist should hold a Clinical background
(public health nurse or doctor) and experience in malaria case management
·        
Possession of at least a Master’s degree in
epidemiology or related area
·        
Five or more years’ of related international
experience.
·        
Prior research and publication experience.
·        
A minimum of ten years’ field experience in
developing country setting.
·        
Professional experience living and working in at
least two African countries
·        
Proven 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
·        
Language: Proficiency in
French or Portuguese as well as English
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates in joining the world’s largest non-profit
organizations, Malaria Consortium, are strongly encouraged to apply online by
visiting the link below.
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