4 COVID-19 Response Jobs – Medical Officer Special Grade (Anaesthesia; Intensive Care or Internal Medicine) – Ministry of Health

Job Title:    Medical Officer Special Grade (Anaesthesia; Intensive Care or Internal Medicine) 4 Job Placements

Organisation: Ministry of Health

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Monthly: Shs. 7,012,277/=

Reports to: Consultant (Anaesthesia, Intensive Care or Internal Medicine)

Duration of contract: Three Months


About US:

Uganda has graduated into the second wave of COVID-19 with a sharp increase in the number of asymptomatic, severe and critical cases as well as a significant change in the disease profile. This requires adequate resources both human and financial to contain the spread and to save lives. The ICU capacity in the entire country needs to be stepped up immediately. The medical fraternity is facing challenges of managing overwhelming emergencies without sufficient resources and highly motivated teams.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • To participate in ensuring efficient and effective management of COVID 19 patients.
  • To supervise Medical Officers and other Health workers under him/her.
  • To participate in the training Programmes related to COVID 19.
  • To ensure the safety of patients and health workers in the CTU.
  • To ensure that discipline and the Ethical Code of conduct are observed by the staff under him/her.
  • To provide technical and Professionals advice in his/her area of specialty in the management of COVID 19.
  • To ensure proper management of resources under their care.
  • To carry out other duties as may be assigned by the higher authorities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an MBChB degree or its equivalent from a recognized University or Institution.
  • Master of Medicine Degree in Internal Medicine or its equivalent in a relevant specialty, from a recognized University or Institution.
  • Exposure of a Fellowship in Intensive Care with a reputable Institution shall be an added advantage
  • Applicants should have a working experience of not less than (3) years at specialist level.
  • A proven record of research and publications will be an added advantage.
  • Applicants should be eligible for Registration with the Uganda Medical and Practitioners Council.
  • Should have potential for leadership and be of high integrity.


How to Apply:

The Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization and the World Alliance for Lung and Intensive Care Medicine in Uganda (WALIMU), therefore, invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill vacant posts tenable on Non-gratuitable Local Contract Terms in Mulago National Referral Hospital and Kiruddu National Referral Hospital (Namboole CTU) to support the National Response against COVID-19. Applications should be submitted online to human.capital@walimu.org.


Applications should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Health


Attention: Commissioner Human Resources


Online applications should include a cover letter, CV, National ID and Annual Practicing License sent as one PDF document. Candidates invited for interviews will be required to bring the following documents:

  • Academic and professional certificates (UCE, UACE, Professional Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees, Fellowships).
  • Evidence of training in specialized areas where applicable.
  • Letters of appointment, confirmation, and promotion where applicable.
  • Registration certificates and valid practicing licenses for health workers from relevant Professional Councils.
  • National and current Institutional Identity Cards.


Emphasis: It is emphasized that:

  • The applications should be submitted online.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to bring their original certificates, letters of appointment, Registration Certificates and Valid Practicing Licenses, and evidence of active service, or any other relevant documents at the interviews.
  • Candidates who will present forged certificates shall be handed over to the Police for appropriate action.
  • In case of need, you are advised to seek help from the Commissioner Human Resource Management, Ministry of Health on 0776417077 Or the Program Manager, WALIMU on 0774855870.


Deadline: 30th June 2021


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