Project Coordinator Employment Opportunity – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:        Project Coordinator
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal
Vacancy Code:
About US:
The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa,
with a 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, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab) and Outreach.
About USAID Project:
The University
Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in
Uganda since 2005, is implementing the five- year USAID funded project (The
Defeat TB project). The purpose of this project is to support the government of
Uganda’s TB control program to increase TB case detection and improve treatment
outcomes through health system strengthening, with the aim of ending the TB
epidemic in Uganda. The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) has partnered with
the University Research Co. LLC (URC) on this project to provide technical
support for Operations Research. USAID/ Defeat TB project together with IDI
plan to carry out analyses of routinely collected data in order to evaluate the
effect of project interventions on TB case detection and treatment outcomes.
Job Summary: IDI
will be working in the communities of Kampala and Wakiso to increase case
finding for tuberculosis by involving the private sector. We will also conduct
activities that empower vulnerable groups especially those affected by
tuberculosis. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Coordinator is responsible for overall coordination of the various
project functions: set up, implementation and close-out
investigators with implementation of project-planning and problem-solving
for developing work plans for the project as well as SOPs to be used by
participating pharmacies
face-to-face and e-learning courses for the pharmacy staff participating in the
and coordinate meetings with stakeholders and partners both in country and
in preparation of memoranda with collaborating partners
timely submission of reports
re-imbursements and payments under a voucher system for the project in-line with
financial guidelines
for planning & developing recruitment plans and strategies for the project
as well as ensuring project targets are met
out field visits to participating pharmacies to confirm concordance with agreed
To develop
a communication strategy to establish challenges /bottle-necks and develop
mutually agreeable solutions
with procurement to ensure timely requisition of supplies for the project
quarterly reports as per the funders guidelines
staff and ensures that they achieve the aims and objectives of the project
in development and control of budgets in accordance with financial guidelines;
to the writing of Scientific Articles.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
ideal applicant must hold a Degree in public health, epidemiology, health
service management, pharmacy or medicine
experience in TB or TB/HIV related project management
degree in any of the above disciplines will give an added advantage
interpersonal and communications skills;
 Should be fluent in oral and written English;
 Should be a highly motivated person and should
be able to work under a high workload;
 Competent in the use of standard office
 Ability to work in a team but also work
 Ability to speak local language
 Flexibility to work long hours which may
occasionally extend beyond normal working hours in order to complete critical
How to Apply:
IDI will offer a
competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that
know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the
above position, please send their 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 stipulated email address (Email your application and CV to and let’s save the environment).
Address to:
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
Key Notes:
IDI is an equal
opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at
any stage of the recruitment process
Internal candidates
who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of
at least one year will be given priority.
Make sure that your
application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
Indicate the Vacancy
Code as the subject for your email
Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted
Any form of
canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 24th October 2019
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