Training Officer Job Careers – Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI)

Job Title:         Training Officer
Organisation: Uganda
Cancer Institute (UCI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Academics
About Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI):
Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) is
a public medical care facility in partnership with the Ministry Of Health. Our
main focus is on research, training, consultation, prevention and cancer
treatment in areas of pediatrics, oncology, gynecology, radiotherapy, surgery,
pharmacy and recently venturing into bone marrow transplants.
About ADF Project:
The Government of the Republic
of Uganda received a loan financing from the African Development Fund (ADF)
towards a project for establishing the East Africa Oncology Institute at Uganda
Cancer Institute Mulago Kampala. The overall objective of the project is to
address the crucial labour market shortages in highly skilled professional in
oncology sciences and cancer management in Uganda and the EAC region in
general. Component one of the project includes expansion and Improvement of the
Infrastructure and Equipment at the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) as a centre
of excellence in cancer research and management.
Job Summary: The
Training Officer will support the Academic programs Officer in execution of the
training activities of the project including support to the fellowship training
programmes and support to Students funded for training by the Uganda Cancer
Institute with support from the African Development Bank. The Training Officer
will also assist the Academic Programmes Officer in development and
establishment of training programmes including short training courses and other
programmes that may arise as per institutional training plan. The training
officer will also work with the fellowship directors in day to day management
of the oncology fellowship training programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support
    Academic Programmes Officer to plan and deliver training programmes
    (In-post staff training, Masters, PhD, fellowships etc.)
  • Work
    with the Academic Programmes Officer to co-ordinate project funded
    training programmes including the Oncology Fellowship Training Programmes,
    short courses and the Oncology certification programmes.
  • Work
    with the Academic Programmes Officer and the Head of the Training
    directorate to develop training needs and requirements for students funded
    by the UCI
  • Work
    closely with Academic Programmes Officer to review existing training
    materials produced by third parties to determine appropriateness,
    relevance and potential adoption by the Institute
  • Work
    with other content experts in the field to modify or create course
    materials and training manuals to meet specific training needs of the UCI
    for both students matriculating at UCI and students of other institutions
    rotating at the UCI.
  • Organise
    training sessions for both UCI staff and students as may be relevant to
    establishment of the Centre of Excellence.
  • Monitors
    training programmes and manuals to ensure that they are effective and
    up-to-date and coordinate with the Academic Programme Officer and the Head
    of the Training Directorate to makes updates as necessary.
  • Work
    with fellowship directors to address learning issues, instruction
    problems, or new educational needs regarding specific trainees or
  • Works
    with head of directorate to plan and manages costs for all training
    programmes, productions, and publications
  • Works
    with head of directorate to prepare and develop a report to management and
    Bank as may be necessary.
  • Work
    in liaison with the Academic Programmes Officer and the Project
    Co-ordinator to identify necessary action for the current and follow-up
    activities to ensure compliance with specific project objectives
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be decided by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a Health-Related discipline
    preferably nursing.
  • Should
    be registered with the relevant council.
  • At
    least two years of working experience in the higher Medical Education
    sub-sector with particular expertise and knowledge in oncology related
  • Working
    knowledge in interpreting higher education quality assurance frameworks
  • Good
    communication skills both oral and written.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills accompanied by self-motivation and a demonstrable and
    unquestionable level of integrity.
  • Ability
    to plan, organize, implement, monitor and evaluate tasks and to deliver
    outputs to meet required deadlines
  • Ability
    to relate well with management and stakeholders
  • Computer
    literacy and ability to effectively use personal computer applications
    such as Microsoft Office and office information technology equipment.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should hand deliver their application letters with a
detailed CV naming at least two professional referees to:
The Director,
Uganda Cancer Institute
Upper Hill Road Mulago,
P.O. Box 3935, Kampala
Deadline: 2nd March 2018 by 4:00pm
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