Earn over 15000 US Dollars as Diagnostic Officer at Malaria Consortium

Job Title:    Diagnostic Officer
Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Coordinator
Salary: USD
15,629 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.
Job Summary:
The Diagnostic Officer will provide diagnostic technical and implementation
support to SURM project activities in districts in the region. The Diagnostics
Officer will provide technical and implementation support to the field-based
team and all field activities. They will ensure effective documentation of
project impact, as well as dissemination of learning from implementation and
operational research and will provide ongoing technical support to the
Sub-Recipients, Ministry of Health (MoH)/ National Malaria Control Programme
(NMCP) and other partners and stakeholders as relevant to the project scope and
in accordance with its approach to understanding and influencing positive
change. This role has an important capacity building function, which involves
working closely with all project’s partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance for the Malaria laboratory
    diagnostic component of the project
  • Work hand in hand with the team to manage the scope of work
    including creation and execution of work plans and revision as appropriate
    to comply with program milestones.
  • Ensure that all program milestones are met through effective planning.
  • Supervise and mentor project laboratory technologists, ensure
    effective support is given to districts and Regional Performance
    Monitoring Teams (RPMTS) to successfully build capacity for malaria
    laboratory diagnosis and External Quality Control and External Quality
    Assurance.
  • Ensures compliance with all grant requirements; ensure that
    activities are executed according to pre-established guidelines and
    standard operating procedures.
  • Link directly with the National Malaria Control Program laboratory
    diagnostic focal person to ensure diagnostic activities are aligned with
    the national malaria diagnostic plans.
  • Lead the planning and actual delivery of EQA & QC, training and
    mentoring activities for laboratory personnel in supported districts.
  • Represent MC in various meetings related to malaria control in
    Uganda.
  • Lead activities involved in quantifying malaria laboratory
    diagnostic supplies and reagents.
  • Lead the process of developing the technical content for the SMS
    based support to laboratory personnel.
  • Generate periodic programmatic reports on program activities and
    advancement toward milestones.
Other
responsibilities
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the supervisors Program Manager and
    Regional Coordinator
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the program
  • Optimize the project’s visibility among other stakeholders and the
    development community at large



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Malaria Consortium Diagnostic Officer job
    opportunity should hold a university degree/diploma in Medical lab
    technologist with public health degree/diploma.
  • 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
  • Fluent in both oral and written English
  • Good analytical skills



Desirable
  • Thorough understanding of both preventive and curative aspects of
    malaria control
  • Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines of the Uganda
    National Malaria  Control Programme
  • Experience in training of health workers
  • Experience in using participatory adult learning techniques
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Knowledge of Acholi, Lango or Karamajong language
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 20th September 2019
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