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Project Officer – Surveillance and Border Health NGO Job Opportunities – Baylor-Uganda

 

Job Title:    Project Officer –
Surveillance and Border Health

Organization: Baylor-Uganda

Duty Station:
Uganda

 

About US:

Baylor-Uganda is a
private not for profit child health and development organization providing
family-centered pediatric HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services,
health professional training, and clinical research in Uganda. Baylor College
of Medicine Children’s Foundation -Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is an indigenous
not-for-profit child health and development organisation affiliated to the
Baylor College of Medicine International Paediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI), a
Network of paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment Children’s Clinical Centres
of Excellence and international program offices in 11 countries across Africa
and Eastern Europe.

 

Job Summary:  The Project Officer – Surveillance and Border
Health will be responsible for strengthening regional and district systems for
integrated disease surveillance and response. Will conduct assessment of the
systems and make recommendations, train personnel and participate in
development of policies, guidelines and SOP’s and well as provide technical
assistance during outbreak response.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Work
with the project coordinator on sub-national level planning, budgeting
implementation, performance management, coordination, and reporting.

·       
Assess
surveillance and response systems at regional and district level and identify
corrective actions.

·       
Support
district Task forces and rapid response teams on active surveillance, case
findings, contact tracing, monitoring and other outbreak response measures
during disease outbreaks.

·       
Support
dissemination of policies, guidelines and SOP’s for surveillance and epidemic
response.

·       
Support
national and sub-national capacity building efforts of teams of human, animal
and environmental health workers on IDSR, including training in Frontline Field
Epidemiology

·       
Support/mentor
district surveillance focal persons and biostatisticians on epidemiological
data statistical analysis and interpretation from EBS, IBS sources for decision
making.

·       
Work
with Laboratory technicians to strengthen referral of surveillance samples.

·       
Participate
in the dissemination of epidemiological findings through reports, bulletins,
presentations and peer-reviewed publications at sub-national, national level
and international levels

·       
Prepare
regular and timely technical project reports

·       
Support
implementation science projects.

·       
Participate
in cross border partnerships/networks meetings for disease surveillance
and  outbreak response

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Master of Public Health (with a concentration in epidemiology),
Msc. Epidemiology and/or any other relevant qualifications from an Advanced
Field Epidemiology Training Program.

·       
One to
two years of experience working in the field as a practicing field
epidemiologist

·       
Sound
knowledge of IHR(2005) and IDSR

·       
Extensive
knowledge and understanding of the functionality of surveillance systems  at national, district and community levels of
the health systems in Uganda

·       
Experience
in preparing and facilitating trainings for public health workforce development
initiatives in Uganda preferably within an existing FETP.

·       
Experience
and working knowledge with any advance data analysis, analytics and
visualization applications

·       
Training
and experience in public health emergency management and incident command will
be an added advantage

·       
Experience
working on multidisciplinary teams

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications online at the link below

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 19th October 2020

 

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