Fresher Medical Officer RAPID Viral Load Project Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Job Title:      Medical Officer
Organization: Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration
Project Name: RAPID Viral
Load Project
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit
research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including
Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications
and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC
currently manages over 41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was
established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University
College of health sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the
Uganda Ministry of health.
Job Summary: The Medical
Officer will support the RAPID Viral Load project to be based Mbarara with
frequent travel to project sites in the various South Western Uganda districts.
The Successful candidate will be reporting to the Programme Manager.
Key Duties and
  • Conduct screening and enrolment processes
    of study participants at multiple study sites.
  • Responsible for research data collection
    from the study clinics through data extraction and direct participant
    interviews on both paper and electronic case report forms.
  • In liaison with the facility head, provide
    quality improvement, support supervision and training of the clinic staff
  • Supervision of RAPID-VL staff and liaising
    with other study staff at multiple Health facilities and the IDRC office
    in South Western Uganda.
  • Ensure that all the SOPs and the protocol
    are followed to the last detail. Develop essential study documents,
    formulate training materials, coordinate and conduct the trainings of these
    documents to study staff.
  • Monitor and compile suspected adverse
    events and protocol violation reports/data queries as laid out in the
    study protocol and standard operating procedures.
  • Work as the liaison between IDRC, the
    RAPID-VL project and participating District Local Governments &
    Implementing Partners personnel.
  • Oversight of site budget including
    reviewing staff requests, approving project expenditures including but not
    limited to fuel vouchers, participant re-imbursements etc
  • Review of requisitions for supplies,
    services and funds to run the RAPID-VL Project
  • Liaise with Lab & procurement Teams to
    quantify consumption, ensure that the necessary supplies and logistics
    needed to run the laboratory component of the study are in place.
  • Prepare periodic study progress reports to
    present at local and extra-mural meetings including providing interim
    updates to the study investigators accordingly.
  • Responsible for maintaining the good image
    of IDRC/RAPID-VL at both internal and extra-mural fora
  • Ensure that the organization’s properties
    under care like buildings, study equipment, patient care tools, furniture
    and automobiles are appropriately utilized and well maintained. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID MAPD Medical
    Officer job should hold an MBChB, registered with UMDPC with valid
    Practicing license
  • One to two years of HIV research
    experience is an added advantage.
  • Evidence of GCLP, GCP & HSP training
    and ability to train others.
  • Candidate must have excellent
    communication skills (both oral and written), must be dynamic,
    self-motivated, demonstrate high initiative and be persuasive.
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Ability to work in a rural setting.
  • Must fluently speak and understand
    Runyankole/ Rukiga languages (spoken, written and comprehension)
How to Apply:
All candidates should deliver their typed letters of application
together with current CV and copies of academic certificates to:
The Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),
P. O Box 7475, Kampala, 2C Nakasero Hill Road
IDRC Tororo Office at the Tororo District Hospital
IDRC Mbarara Office Opposite Lake View Hotel
IDRC Mbale Office on Plot 35 Masaba Road
IDRC Busia Office at Masafu General Hospital
IDRC Fort portal Office Kagote Division, Kabafumu Road
IDRC Jinja Bugembe Office next to Uganda Prisons.
Applications can be submitted to
All applications must be accompanied by the following at the time of
  • Current CV (Use Word
    or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are not allowed).
  • Typed letters of
    application (Use Word or PDF format only for email submissions; photos are
    not allowed)
  • The contact details of
    three work related referees
  • Copies of academic
    certificates (Use Word or PDF format only for email submissions; photos
    are not allowed):
  • If you are applying by
Deadline: 26th March 2018 by 5:00pm
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