Medical Officer USAID MAPD Program Jobs – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Job Title:      Medical Officer
Organization: Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration
Project Name: USAID Malaria Action Program for Districts
Duty Station: Kampala, 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.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year
USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria
illnesses and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the
disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5
years of age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will
cover 43 districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria
Action Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned
to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program
for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan
Global, Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and
Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Job Summary: The Medical
Officer will support the Malaria Action Plan for Districts (MAPD) Project in
Arua, Apac, Busia, Mubende and Kanungu district.
Key Duties and
  • Responsible for recruitment of patients,
    their assessment and management during follow up, Responsible for patient
    care and wellbeing;
  • Recording results of all clinical
    evaluations and keeping record of all relevant activities in the study
  • Review data collection forms for accuracy
    and completion;
  • Write/provide all required reports and
    ensure regular communication with the Principal Investigator.
  • Prompt electronic data entry within 48
    hours of data capture and respond to data clarification queries within 24
  • Management of the daily operation of the
    study clinic, ensuring it opens Mon – Sun 8 a.m-5 p.m including weekend
  • Ensuring proper daily laboratory
    operations           including
    correct specimens labeling & and processing and follow up on
    laboratory results and transfer to study forms;
  • Ensure all patients are followed up till
    discharge from the study and any patient who misses a clinic visit is
    followed up at home;
  • Ensure study is conducted in accordance
    with GCP and GCLP.
  • Supervising Study staff including
    Clinicians, Nurses, Laboratory Technicians and Home Visitors
Key Result Areas
  • Participants correctly screened,
    evaluated, enrolled and followed up;
  • AE &SAE reporting;
  • Appropriate patient management;
  • Accurate and timely entry, tracking and
    recording of information on all source 
  • Accurate and timely entry of all data and
    resolution of data queries;
  • Project progress reports
  • Building a Cohesive Study team;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID MAPD Medical
    Officer job should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery with a
    valid practicing license.
  • Extensive knowledge of GCP
  • Three years of related work experience in
    a similar setting and or performing a similar activity
  • Good computer skills.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and
    networking skills
  • Integrity and ability to develop a good
    working relationship with patients and staff.
  • Ability to operate in a fast and diverse
  • Ability to travel to field sites and live
    in rural settings.
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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