Support Group Coordinator Job Opportunities – Uganda Heart Institute (UHI)

Organisation: Uganda
Heart Institute
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Clinical
Research Coordinator
About Us:
Uganda Heart Institute was
legally established in 2001 as a Company limited by guarantee of its founding
Bodies namely, Mulago Hospital, Ministry of Health, Makerere University and
Uganda Heart Foundation. In UHI therefore commenced operating as a
semi-autonomous Unit under Mulago Hospital. The purpose of the registering UHI
as a limited Company was to fasten the growth and development of the Institute,
by enabling it to solicit for funds and manage its resources at source.
Job Summary: The Support
Group Coordinator will design, coordinate, and supervise trial support groups
(2) groups per Saturday, or 16 groups in rotation)
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • To study protocol and procedures including
    gaining expertise in rheumatic heart disease knowledge.
  • Secures location for 16 support groups in
    communities where cases are identified, and ensure these facilities are
    open and accessible on days of support group.
  • Work in close conjunction with PI, develops the
    curriculum for 24 child
    support groups and develop a materials list to support these curriculum
  • Sources the materials for support group and bring
    to support group sites.
  • Carries out monthly trainings with caseworkers
    on conduct of support groups.
  • Ensures staffing for each group and coordinates when staffing replacements are
  • Leads support group activities and supervise
    caseworkers serving as assistant facilitators.
  • Supervises the activities of the caseworkers as
    they relate to promotion of the support groups for their caseload.
  • Ensures supplies and staffing for penicillin
    support groups (1 per weekend), including additional nursing support for
    penicillin injections.
  • Coordinates an additional adult activity for
    parents/guardians who attend support group with their children.
  • Acts as a Liaison officer with the communities
    where support groups are occurring to maintain good community relations.
  • Performs
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a University degree from a recognized institution,
    preferably in an education or child-development related field or equivalent
  • One
    year of experience in community or health programming or education.
  • We
    seek an individual with a high level of personal motivation and excellent
    skills in team management, team building, community outreach, and
  • Applicants
    must be fluent in English and Luo.
How to Apply:
Applications are invited from
suitably qualified Ugandans to fill these vacant positions for the study. The
applications including copies of the academic / professional qualifications and
curriculum vitae should be addressed to the Executive Director, Uganda Heart
Institute using the postal address below and can be delivered at the Institute
during working hours.
First Floor, Block C, Mulago
Hospital Complex,
P.O. Box 7051, Kampala Yusufu
Lule Road, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 15th January, 2018

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