2 NGO Field Office Coordinator Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Funding Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
About US:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization
which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists.
The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems 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 Laboratory services
(provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins
University Core Lab) and Outreach.
About CDC Project:
Diseases Institute (IDI) received funding from Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR to implement a comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the
mid-western Uganda Districts of Kiboga, Kibaale, Kyankwanzi, Hoima, Masindi,
Buliisa and Kiryandongo. The project is called “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 Coordinator will be act as the
key district liaison officer for the project and be responsible for the
day-to-day operations of the Regional Field Office. The incumbent will also
work closely with DHTs, health facilities and others stakeholders to
ensure  that all project outputs/outcomes
in the given districts are achieved through effective management of project
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will work closely with the
    project manager to ensure implementation of project activities.
  • Conduct frequent monitoring and supportive
    supervision visits to health facilities.
  • 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.
  • Provide leadership and overall supervision
    for project teams and field activities.
  • Perform any other duties as reasonably
    assigned by the Project Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the IDI Field Office
    Coordinator career opportunity should preferably hold a 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.
  • Additional training in HIV/AIDS care and
    management is essential
  • Additional training in project planning and management
    will be an added advantage.
  • At least two to three years of relevant
    experience in implementing public Health/HIV/AIDS related projects at
    decentralized level.
  • Previous exposure and experience working with
    district health systems and managing project teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Working knowledge of PEPFAR/US government
    programming policies and regulations, procedures and practices
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the
    ability to work effectively with the DHTs and HFs.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge and
    experience in HIV/AIDS programming issues.
  • Good project planning and management skills.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover
letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
Human Resources Manager,
Diseases Institute,
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
Deadline: 11th March, 2016 by 5:00 PM

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