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


Job Title:    Project Officer –
Surveillance and Border Health

Organization: Baylor-Uganda

Duty Station:


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:  

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

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

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

dissemination of policies, guidelines and SOP’s for surveillance and epidemic

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

district surveillance focal persons and biostatisticians on epidemiological
data statistical analysis and interpretation from EBS, IBS sources for decision

with Laboratory technicians to strengthen referral of surveillance samples.

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

regular and timely technical project reports

implementation science projects.

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


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

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

knowledge of IHR(2005) and IDSR

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

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

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

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

working on multidisciplinary teams


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications online at the link below


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Deadline: 19th October 2020


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