EID Program Manager Non-profit Careers – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

EID Program Manager
Organization:  Makerere University Walter
Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a
non-profit biomedical research Organization, whose mission is to mitigate
disease threats through quality research, health care and disease surveillance.
MUWRP was established in 2002 by a Memorandum of Agreement between The Henry M.
Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, lnc. (HJF) and
Makerere University (Mak) to undertake medical research to test HIV vaccines.
Over the years, MUWRP’s portfolio has progressively expanded to include vaccine
research for Ebola and Marburg viruses, surveillance of influenza and
influenza- like viruses and other emerging infections in humans and animals;
also epidemiological, basic and implementation research in HIV treatment, care
and prevention programs in the Districts of Kayunga, Mukono, Buvuma and Buikwe.
Job Summary:   The Makerere University-Walter Reed Project
(MUWRP) under its EID program is engaged in the surveillance and research of
influenza and other emerging infections in humans and animals in Uganda in
collaboration with Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal
Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB), Makerere University School of Public Health,
Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), US Army Medical Research Directorate
Africa (MRD-A), Uganda Peoples Defense Forces’ (UPDF) and Henry Jackson
Foundation. The EID Program Manager will support this project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Overseeing MUWRP’s EIDP activities with
direction from the Executive Director, MRD-A/Uganda Program Director, the
Principal Investigators and the EIDP Management Committee.
Providing technical and management oversight and
coordination of the EIDP surveillance and research activities. This oversight
includes adherence to Good Clinical Practice and will include supervision of
the research team and coordination of activities between local and regional
sites, MUWRP EID laboratories and the Data Management Center.
Developing a strategic direction and long-term
goals of the Program
Developing project funding grants to expand,
diversify and guarantee uninterrupted funding to support the strategic
direction and long-term goals of the Program
Project Planning and budget management.
Producing timely and accurate reporting of
program activities to partners
Working with the HR team to maintain a highly
motivated project staff and a productive work and team environment.
Generation of monthly, quarterly and annual
technical reports.
Acting as liaison between MUWRP and other
agencies involved with EIDP activities locally and internationally.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a 5-years first degree
in health-related profession (e.g. MBchB, BVM, BLT, BSc).
3 – 5 years post MPH or MSc Degree.
Demonstrated competence in research management
including data management and scientific report writing.
3–5 years’ experience in Project Planning with
good knowledge of project management principles
3-5 years’ experience in a similar position with
a busy research environment
Excellent and effective leadership,
interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Demonstrated experience in successful grant
writing, and writing project reports
The ability to travel to the work sites
including Kampala and its surrounding areas and regional field sites across the
country sometimes requiring overnight stays.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should complete a MUWRP
Application  Form, Download
Fill and submit it together with their Application letter,
Photocopies of academic qualifications and Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees, as
one word/pdf document. The location should be clearly stated in the application
and sent to:
The Senior Human Resource Officer
Makerere University Walter Reed Project
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala.
Or via email to: – muwrp@muwrp.org
Deadline: 14th February 2020
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