Medical Officer NGO Job Placements – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Job Title:     Medical
Organization: African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a non-profit organization
established in 2005 with a mission to improve human health through the
strengthening and expansion of applied epidemiology and laboratory capacity in
partnership with Ministries of Health, Non-Governmental Organizations, international
agencies, private sector and other public health agencies. AFENET has its
headquarters in Kampala, Uganda with operations in more than 30 African
Countries to advance their capabilities in early detection and response to
infectious and non-infectious diseases.
works to strengthen epidemiological and disease surveillance capabilities of African
countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated
Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy, and the International Health
Regulations (IHR).

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Day-to-day cover for all
clinical aspects of the EBVL study including but not limited to proband
examination, informed consent procedure, scan reviews, bone marrow examination,
sample and data collection, serious adverse event documentation and reporting and
administration of state-of-the-art therapies including rituximab.
·       Collaborative work
During the course of the programme, the post holder will be involved in the
clinical interpretation of the diagnostics test, participate in
multidisciplinary tumour board meetings with the paediatric oncology network in
Tanzania, analyse research data with collaborators and facilitate patient and
public engagement events.
·       Grant applications and
·       The officer will support
the translational research programmes and collaborating partners and contribute
to preparation of grant applications to support this translational research.
·       Research dissemination
·       He/she will be
responsible for initiating, supervising and participating in monitoring
projects and will be encouraged to write research publications and to present
his/her work in scientific meetings.
·       Ensure that accurate and complete audit trails of records, both at a consent,
sample and at a project level, are kept and meet the needs of the programme,
including compliance to relevant information governance and data security
policies as well as NIHR reporting
·       Day to day management
of all operations including weekly operational management meeting to review
progress, identify delays and significant obstacles, and reporting to the
Programme manager, CI, co-applicants, stakeholders and steering committees.
·       Provide assistance with organisation and coordination of training workshops
including the generation of online training modules, organisation of awareness
and policy workshops that include patients and policy makers from Tanzania and
·       Provide scientific expertise when appropriate and retain sufficient
flexibility and adaptability to ensure full contribution to improving services
in response to changing and emerging methodologies and priorities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBcHB), Masters in Public
Health (MPH) or a specialist in pediatrics with experience in hematology or
oncology is an added advantage.
·       Member Ugandan Medical Council registered Medical Practitioner (or
eligible for registration)
·       Research experience
with training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training and/or human subject protection
or research ethics training will be an advantage.
·       Demonstrable experience of staff management and motivation
·       Excellent organizational skills
·       Experience of
the ability to work under pressure and maintain concentration for prolonged
·       Excellent verbal and written communication
·       Evidence of the ability to prioritize and manage conflicting
activities and to work as part of a team.
·       Excellent computer skills
·       Evidence of active participation in conferences and scientific meetings
·       Enthusiastic, hardworking and a team player
·       Self-confident and emotionally resilient
How to apply:
interested and qualified candidates please Submit your resume, application
letter, and relevant documentation to:

Administration and HR Office email;

successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview. 
note that all applications should be sent online
Deadline: 14th  February 2020 by 5:00pm

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