Project Coordinator / Engineer – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: New
Technologies Coordinator
Vacancy Code: PCEX01
About US:
The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a
partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall
objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on
Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five
operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention,
Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided
through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins University
Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job Summary:  The Project Coordinator/Engineer will support
the development planning, implementation and evaluations of innovations that
support supply of medications and diagnostics to hard-to-reach areas. They will
be required to liaise between different multi-disciplinary team members
implementing the protect including medical, pharmacy, logistics, pilots,
software developers and field medical staff. They will also need to liaise with
policymakers and other implementing partners at a national and local level.
They will be the lead communication between the core and field teams. They will
ensure that the team adheres to strict timelines in this deadline-sensitive
project. This project will require frequent travel to hard to reach areas
including Kalangala District, Western Nile region and others.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • To develop ideas for logistics supplies for HIV services to hard-to
    reach areas in Uganda
  • To explore and research different mechanisms for providing supply
    chain services in hard to reach areas populations in Uganda and lastmile
    health including but not limited to are transport land transport, boats
  • To develop and implementation plan for the project
  • To lead ongoing necessary regulatory approvals for the project
  • Provide leadership and coordination project in the context of the
    facility community framework, working with in charges, implementing
    partners and government agendas.
  • Assist in conducting capacity building and technical assistance
    initiatives for quality improvement and assurance. He/she will also coordinate
    trainings and on site mentorships on quality improvement and assurance.
  • Generate and submittal required reports in regard to quality
    improvement and assurance
  • To work with the research team to develop a research protocol for
    the implementation .
  • Ensure minutes of meetings are written and circulated.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of project equipment while ensuring that‘
    these are serviced and kept in good working conditions.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Project
    Coordinator/Engineer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in aviation or
    mechanical engineering field
  • Previous experience/qualifications in project management is essential
  • Experience in research/medical field would be an advantage
  • Experience in logistics /supply chain transportation/aviation would
    be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Process improvement Methodologies will be an advantage
    e.g. Lean, Six Sigma, DMAIC
  • Extremely motivated and sensitive to deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills‘
  • Good interpersonal skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should E-mail their updated CVs, which
should include details of email address (if any), present position, current
remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus
telephone contact to the following address. Please make sure that your
application letter, updated CV and certificates are attached as one document
and indicate the Vacancy code as the subject for your email
The Senior Human
Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University
Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 22nd February 2019
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