Fresher TB Epidemiologist NGO Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:          TB Epidemiologist
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s Defeat
TB Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID Defeat TB project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Defeat
TB project. Aligned with Objective #3 in USAID’s Country Development
Cooperation Strategy and in support of the Government of Uganda’s TB Program,
this five-year, USAID funded project’s goal is to increase TB case
notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system
strengthening.  The Defeat TB project
goal is to increase TB case notification, case detection, and treatment
outcomes through health system strengthening with the aim of ending the TB
epidemic in Uganda.
Job Summary: The TB
Epidemiologist will be responsible for maintaining the National TB surveillance
system providing support for advanced data analysis and interpretation to
inform effective programme design/ interventions. The incumbent will be
responsible for leading/supporting the development of priority study designs,
implementation, analyses and manuscript development of research projects. S/he
will also ensure that the learning from implementation science is incorporated into
the programme design
Key Duties and
Establish and maintain the TB surveillance
system that informs National planning and decision making
Analyze epidemiologic data including trends in
TB, MDR-TB and TB/HIV rates and prepare annual reports of the monitoring
framework of the Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat M/XDR-TB in WHO
European Region.
Support the programme manager in designing and
implementing the operational research activities for prevention, treatment,
care, childhood TB, drug and supply management and health systems strengthening
for TB and MDR-TB.
Assist NTLP programme manager in developing
strategic standards and guidelines for TB related operational research
Organize national and regional operational
research training workshops and meetings.
Prepare and submit regular technical reports and
scholarly publications on the progress and implementation of assigned projects.
Perform other relevant duties as required by TB
programme manager.
Support the Member States in monitoring and
evaluation of national TB and M/XDR-TB control programmes.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the USAID Defeat TB Project
job opportunity must hold a Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Public Health or closely
related public health field.
A minimum of two years of professional
experience with responsibility for providing difficult or complex consultation,
training, planning, research or investigative assistance within a health
Substantive research outputs and publication or
high quality peer reviewed publications
Proven record of epidemiological research and
publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Demonstrated ability to
facilitate training courses/workshops in operational research.
Proficiency in working with standard statistical
analyses software such as STATA, SPSS, SAS or EpiData. Ability to manage
protocol development, ethics board reviews and data safety monitoring. Sound
knowledge of TB and M/XDR-TB and TB/HIV prevention, control and care,
epidemiology, surveillance and operational research in the WHO European Region.
Extensive knowledge of WHO and National TB
Control current issues and research focal areas for health systems
strengthening in the high-priority countries.
Strong oral and written communication skills are
required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships
with national and international working partners and to accomplish reporting
NB: Only candidates who are
eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for
sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
URC should upload their updated CVs / résumés and cover letters at the link
below. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID
Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, download it
Deadline: 26th October 2017 by 4:00
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