Earn 15,000 US Dollars as one of 2 Diagnostic Officers – Malaria Consortium

Organization: Malaria
Project Name: Strengthening
Uganda’s Response to Malaria (SURM)
Duty Station: Gulu
and Lira, Uganda
Salary: USD
15,037 gross per annum
About US:
Malaria Consortium
is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the
comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and
Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and
non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international
organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services,
providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and
activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria
Consortium works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the
capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support
improved economic prosperity.
About SURM Project:
Malaria Consortium
Uganda has received funding from DFID/UNICEF to implement the Strengthening
Uganda’s Response to Malaria (SURM) project which will focus on reducing the
impact of the leading causes of U5M morbidity and mortality in 16 districts in
Northern Uganda. The project will address lagging maternal and neonatal
mortality through a combination of iCCM and selected maternal and neonatal care
interventions. The project is implemented with UNICEF and spans a five-year
period (April 2018-March 2023) in 16 districts in the Northern region of Uganda.
Job Summary:
The Diagnostic Officer will provide diagnostic technical and implementation
support to SURM project activities in districts in the Northern region

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Malaria Consortium Diagnostic Officer job
    opportunity should hold a degree/diploma in Medical lab technologist with
    public health degree/diploma.
  • Previous experience working in public health implementation or
    communicable disease control in Africa
  • Experience in laboratory diagnostics
  • Experience training others in laboratory techniques, including
    malaria detection
  • Familiarity with the Ugandan health system
  • Demonstrable experience and capacity in effective monitoring and
    evaluation, including the design and conduct of surveys, data analysis and
    interpretation relating to both quantitative and qualitative
    methodologies, documentation and dissemination
  • Experience in carrying out field-based operational research
  • Excellent communication skills, with a supportive management style
  • Excellent stakeholder liaison skills, and experience in working in
    partnerships to deliver programmes
  • Thorough understanding of both preventive and curative aspects of
    malaria control
  • Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines of the Uganda
    National Malaria Control Programme
  • Previous experience in training of health workers
  • Experience in using participatory adult learning technique
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 9th May 2018
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