Project Coordinator NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)


Job Title:    Project Coordinator

Organization: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Code: PCO-X002

Reports to:
Principal Investigator


About US:

The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organization whose mission
is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with 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, Research, Laboratory services (including the CAP-certified
IDI Core Lab & Translational Lab), Global Health Security and Health
System Strengthening.


Job Summary:  The Project Coordinator will be working in the
communities of Kampala and Gulu to increase case finding for tuberculosis by
involving the private sector. He / She will also conduct activities that
empower vulnerable groups especially those affected by tuberculosis. .


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • The Project Coordinator is responsible for overall coordination of
    the various project functions: set up, implementation and close-out
  • Assists investigators with implementation of project-planning and
  • Responsible for developing work plans for the project as well as
    SOPs to be used by participating health facilities
  • Coordinate face-to-face and e-learning courses for the private
    facility staff participating in the project
  • Organise and coordinate meetings with stakeholders and partners both
    in country and internationally
  • Participate in preparation of memoranda with collaborating partners
  • Ensure timely submission of reports
  • Coordinate re-imbursements and payments under a voucher system for
    the project in-line with financial guidelines
  • Responsible for planning & developing recruitment plans and
    strategies for the project as well as ensuring project targets are met
  • Carry out field visits to participating facilities to confirm
    concordance with agreed SOPs
  • To develop a communication strategy to establish challenges
    /bottle-necks and develop mutually agreeable solutions
  • Liaise with procurement to ensure timely requisition of supplies for
    the project
  • Prepare quarterly reports as per the funders guidelines
  • Supervises staff and ensures that they achieve the aims and
    objectives of the project
  • Participates in development and control of budgets in accordance
    with financial guidelines;
  • Contributes to the writing of Scientific Articles.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Degree in public health,
    epidemiology, health service management, medicine or other health related
  • Master’s degree in any of the above disciplines is essential
  • Previous experience in TB or TB/HIV related project management
  • Knowledge of Uganda national TB tools and reporting mechanisms.
  • Able to work with district and other local leaders to achieve
    project objectives in the community
  • Willing to work at up country sites
  • Excellent 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 software;
  • Ability to work in a team but also work independently.
  • Ability to speak local language
  • Flexibility to work long hours, which may occasionally extend beyond
    normal working hours in order to complete critical tasks.


How to Apply:

All Candidates that
meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions
should send their CVs, including details of email address, 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


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 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


Deadline: 20th September 2020


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