Global Fund NMCP Programme Jobs – Epidemiologist at Ministry of Health

Job Title:     Epidemiologist
Organisation: Ministry of Health
Project
Name:
National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP)
Funding
Source:
Global Fund
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Program Manager
About
US:
The Ministry of Health (MoH)
has received funding from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and
Malaria (GFATM) under the New Funding Model to support the Uganda Malaria
Reduction Strategy. Part of this grant is for sourcing for eligible talent to
cover human resources gaps in the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) in
order to strengthen its capacity.
Job Summary: The
Epidemiologist will technically support the National Malaria Control Programme
(NMCP) to strengthen surveillance systems at all levels. As a key staff of the
Programme the Epidemiologist will contribute to improved monitoring and
evaluation, generation and analysis of data from routine information systems
and national surveys. He/she will support NMCP in the design and implementation
of program activities to monitor and achieve the objectives of the Uganda
Malaria Reduction Strategic Plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will support the national malaria programme to improve and
    strengthen the overall malaria information systems including data quality
    assessment
  • Significantly
    contribute to information sharing including preparing Programme Reports,
    Quarterly program bulletins based on WHO template and compilation of the
    World Malaria Reports
  • Work
    closely with partners, support the design, implementation, and analysis of
    surveys as required
  • In
    charge of capacity building at central and sub-national levels through
    training and systems support in surveillance, epidemiology, and monitoring
    and evaluation
  • Support
    the development and testing of innovative systems to detect and respond     to malaria outbreaks and drug
    resistant cases at health facility and community levels
  • Render
    support to the NMCP program in the implementation and design of
    operational research activities to test new strategies and systems for
    surveillance
  • Offer
    analytical and strategic support to the Ministry of Health around policy
    development and implementation
  • Participate
    and take role in coordinating in Malaria M&E malaria working group
  • Support
    documentation and dissemination of surveillance research results through
    technical reports, presentations, and publications
  • Perform
    any other duties as required by the Program Manager, National Malaria
    Control Program
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a degree in Medicine, Epidemiology, Public Health,
    or other related fields. Possession of a master’s degree in Epidemiology
    and Biostatistics
  • At
    least five years’ work experience in epidemiology or a related field in a
    public health institution
  • Prior
    experience in epidemic investigation, disease surveillance and control
    including epidemic preparedness
  • Broad
    experience in assessing, setting up, and monitoring malaria surveillance
    systems
  • Significant
    experience in the design and implementation of surveys
  • Strong
    skills in using statistical packages such as STATA, Epi Data, and SPSS
  • Excellent
    analytical skills in monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects
  • Excellent
    report writing skills
  • Possess
    the ability to work within a team and under pressure and handle multiple
    activities,
  • Ability
    to work with minimal supervision and self-motivation to accomplish tasks
    in time.
  • Fluency
    in oral and written English including presentations
How
to Apply: 
All interested but suitably qualified
individuals should send their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum
Vitae, copies of academic/professional certificates should be delivered to the
address below;
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel Road – Nakasero,
Room 4, Ground Floor,
P.O. Box 7272, Kampala.
Deadline:
30th July 2015 by 1700 hrs

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