2 No Experience Graduate Trainee Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager, Grants
and Contracts
About Us:
The 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.
Job Summary: The Graduate
Trainees will offer support to the Grants & Contracts Management team to
strengthen the capacity and competitiveness of IDI’s Grants and Contracts Office
skill base by developing the in-house skills of young professionals. At the end
of the traineeship which should not last longer than one year, it is envisaged
the trainee would have gained sufficient experience to become a permanent
member of staff, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of
Key Duties and
The Graduate Trainees will be supporting
business acquisition and reporting of progress and/or performance related to
business acquisition efforts
Supporting grant/contract budget development and
tracking as well as responding to ad hoc grant-related issues including
correspondence with IDI project teams, support departments and funders
Offering support in tracking and reporting of
financial and programmatic performance of grants
Work in liaison with IDI finance staff,
extracting information from financial management system, as required;
customizing reporting formats and frequency to meet individual project
managers/administrators’ and funders’ needs
Preparing and submitting timely reports, as
required – ensuring excellence in reporting content and format
Maintaining a consistent hard copy / electronic
filing structure and system for financial information and contracts related to
Supporting the Manager (Grants & Contracts)
in reviewing and selecting sub-grantees and in management of their financial
and programmatic compliance and performance across the sub-grant cycle
Perform any other duties assigned from time to
time by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
The Graduate Trainees should have a good recent
academic achievement preferably in a business, management or economics field at
a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree level
Strong analytical abilities
Exceptional written and spoken communication
Exceptional creativity, and a positive attitude
to learning and to goal achievement
Excellent organizational skills
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in the use of
office computers and spreadsheets.
Broad knowledge and understanding of project
planning and management and budget preparation processes is preferable
How to Apply:
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their
application cover letter, 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:  Friday, 21st October 2016

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