Disease Surveillance Officer NGO Careers – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

 

Job Title:    Disease Surveillance Officer

Organisation: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Duty Station: 
Mbarara, Uganda

Reports to: Director
Health Systems Strengthening

 

About US:

Elizabeth Glaser
Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a proven leader in the global fight to end HIV and
AIDS, and an advocate for every child to live a full and healthy life into
adulthood. Founded through a mother’s determination, we are driven to see a
world where no other mother, child or family is devastated by this disease. For
more than 30 years, EGPAF has been a leader in meeting urgent needs in
pediatric HIV and AIDS in the world’s most affected regions.

 

Job Summary:  The Disease Surveillance Officer will provide
leadership and oversight for all Notifiable diseases on the region. He/she will
be responsible for monitoring and providing technical guidance on the
management of Notifiable disease in the region. The region experiences
outbreaks of notifiable diseases like Malaria, Measles, Ebola, Rift Valley
Fever among others.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Design
strategies that will ensure a robust surveillance system both at the health
facilities and the communities within the south western region.

·       
Monitoring
all Notifiable diseases on a weekly basis and provide feedback and technical
support to the district teams, health workers and the MOH.

·       
Provide
technical support and build capacity of the program team, district and site
teams on the prevention and management of the notifiable diseases as per MOH
guidance.

·       
Provide
technical support and build capacity of the CSOs/CBOs and other partners in
community surveillance systems.

·       
Provide
technical guidance during the development of annual work plan and participates
in the planning and budgeting activities, especially in regard to notifiable
diseases.

·       
Coordinate
technical reporting according to defined reporting schedule and write regular
monitoring and technical reports as required by EGPAF and the donor.

·       
Assist
in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices on
notifiable diseases.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery,
laboratory, Public Health or any other related field.

·       
A
master’s degree in Public Health or related field is an added advantage.

·       
A
minimum of three years’ experience working with similar projects

·       
Knowledge
of decentralized health system.

·       
Self-driven
and motivated employee

·       
Good
report writing skills

·       
Monitoring
and evaluation of projects.

·       
Basic
knowledge of research data collection methods

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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