Epidemiologist Non-profit Jobs – Baylor-Uganda

 

Job Title:    Epidemiologist

Organization: Baylor-Uganda

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project
Director

 

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 Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)
is an in-service training program that aims to develop epidemiologic skills and
public health competencies across all levels of public service. The Frontline
FETP (F-FETP) is a 3-month program for district-level public health staff aimed
at improving surveillance data quality and use at the district level. The
Intermediate FETP (I-FETP) is a 9-month program for regional-level public
health staff intended to improve basic outbreak investigation, surveillance
system evaluation, and surveillance data use and analysis at the mid-level of
the health system. The Advanced FETP is a two-year fellowship for Masters-level
health staff aimed at improving public health capacity across all areas of
public health response at the national level.

 

All FETPs are
required to spend a minimum of 70% of their training time in the field
conducting exercises and fieldwork and a maximum of 30% in the classroom. The
curricula for F-FETP and I-FETP is aimed at developing specific competencies
through didactic training, case studies, and field exercises with
clearly-defined and evaluated outputs. Having location-specific curricula,
exercises, and case studies is critical to ensuring maximal benefit for program
trainees. In addition, countries are encouraged to modify the existing
curricula to focus on modules specific to their needs and existing gaps in
public health capacity.

 

Scope of work

Curricula for the
F-FETP and I-FETP already exist in full. However, they are developed with
global settings in mind and do not include COVID-specific or Uganda-specific
exercises and training. The purpose of this consultancy is to modify the
existing F-FETP and I-FETP curricula to ensure exercises related to COVID-19,
health informatics, and Uganda-specific issues are included. The consultant
will be expected to become intimately familiar with the FETP course programs,
schedule, and curricula, and, in consultation with the FETP-Advanced Resident Advisor,
modify Powerpoints, Word documents, field exercise plans, participant guides,
and instructor guides within 3 months.

 

The consultant is
expected to have a strong understanding of basic epidemiology (odds ratios,
attack rates, relative risks, proportions) and impeccable attention to detail
(formatting of Powerpoints, spelling, punctuation, etc.). He or she is expected
to have a strong work ethic and a collaborative nature.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Completed,
modified F-FETP curricula with Uganda-specific exercises and COVID-specific
examples, including instructor guides, participant guides, and slides

·       
Completed,
modified I-FETP curricula with Uganda-specific exercises and COVID-specific
examples, including instructor guides, participant guides, and slides

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in epidemiology

·       
Completed
or near completed advanced field epidemiology training

·       
Three
years of related work experience

·       
Broad
knowledge and a strong understanding of the importance of data quality and use

·       
Previous
experience teaching and/or designing instructional content

·       
General
knowledge about COVID-19 disease

·       
Proven
ability to independently conduct online research using PubMed and Google

·       
High
level of attention to neatness and detail

 

NOTE:

·       
Applications
should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable
professional references and certified UNEB certificates as well as certified
University Transcripts

·       
You must
have at least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE).
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Please note only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications online at the link below

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 16th December 2020

 

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