Supervisor USAID MAPD Project Jobs – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Job Title:      Supervisor
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 Supervisor
will support the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC’s Malaria
Action Plan for Districts (MAPD) project. The successful candidate will be
based at the field sites in Mubende, Tororo and Apac districts.
Key Duties and
  • Coordinate field activities for the net
    durability study and act as the liaison between the core staff in Kampala
    and the field teams responsible for collection of survey data at the study
  • Supervise field Team members, give regular
    feedback about their performance and ensure that timely output is
  • Attend study and staff meetings.
  • Analyze and execute existing work plans in
    accordance with the protocols to ensure timely delivery of study
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems that
    might occur during fieldwork.
  • Ensuring that all RAs are obtaining
    consent prior to any data collection involving human subjects;
  • Ensuring that all logistical arrangements
    are made and required equipment and supplies by RA’s are availed prior to
    commencement of field work;
  • Upload electronic data to the server on a
    daily basis.
  • Communicate any problems to the PI and
    other central survey staff.
  • Ensure that the vehicle for the team is kept
    in good repair and that it is used only for project work.
Key Result Areas:
  • Study team well coordinated to implement
    survey activities
  • Households correctly identified and
    household survey correctly implemented
  • Participants correctly consented and followed
  • Accurate and timely entry of all data and
    resolution of data queries;
  • Building a Cohesive Study team;
  • Survey reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID MAPD Supervisor
    job should hold an upper second Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from a
    recognized Institution and a Masters degree in Public Health is an added
  • Three years of work experience in a
    similar setting and or performing a similar activity
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal
    skills and networking skills 
  • Integrity and ability to develop a
    productive working relationship with District Health Teams and
  • Ability to operate in a fast and diverse
  • Ability to ride a motorbike with good
    riding skills and a valid riding license.
  • Good computer skills
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 HR@idrc-uganda.org.
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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