Fresher Medical Officer Job Vacancies – Infectious Diseases Institute

Medical Officer
Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute
Vacancy Code: MOK0X01
Reports to:  AFI Surveillance coordinator
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 six operational areas through which
it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training,
Global Health Security, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a
partnership with the Makerere University- John Hopkins University Core Lab) and

About CDC Project:
Global Health Security Partner Engagement project with funding from U.S Center
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is carrying out surveillance for Acute
Febrile illness at different 4 surveillance sites; Mubende, Kabale, Arua and
Jinja. The overall goal is identifying the leading causes of non-malarial acute
febrile illnesses in multiple geographic regions of Uganda, the antimicrobial
susceptibility of bacterial pathogens and building a sustainable laboratory and
surveillance capacity with focus on vector- borne & zoonotic diseases. 

Job Summary:  The Medical Officer will be stationed at the
selected AFI sites (RRH) where they will support in coordination of project
activities. They will in addition ensure recruitment of the right (eligible
patients) and collection of right samples through day to day mentorship of
hospital staff. They will support in management of all patients that are
recruited following the protocol and ensure all the necessary procedures are
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Implement the
surveillance protocol at the respective study sites
·       Ensure that surveillance
is conducted in the highest ethical and academic standards as stipulated in the
·       Consent, enroll and
follow up patients
·       Administer surveillance
questionnaires to all enrolled research patients
·       Carry out
surveillance-related investigations on study patients
·       Follow-up surveillance
patients, review patient files and labs to ensure completeness and continuity
of care
·       Provide medical care for
surveillance participants and routine care for patients
·       Refer patients for
additional assessment as appropriate
·       Participate in and
conduct all relevant Continuous Medical Education and trainings
·       Liaise with the hospital
in relation to patient management
·       Performs any other
duties protocol as requested

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must
hold Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
·       Full and up-to-date
registration with the UMDpC
·       Training in Good
Clinical Practice and Human Subjects Protection
·       At least  two years’ experience working with a research
·       Working experience in
sample transportation activities
·       Good aseptic sample
collection techniques
How to apply:
Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the
above position, please send your 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).
Senior Human Resource Manager
Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, Makerere University Main Campus
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda
Key Notes:
·       IDI is an equal oppor
tunity employer and does not char ge 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 line of your email
·       Please note that if you
DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your application will not
be considered
·       Any form of canvassing
will lead to automatic disqualification.
·       Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted
Friday 20th January 2020 by 5:00 pm
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