30 Fresher CDC Project Nurse/Clinical Officer Jobs - Ministry of Health (MOH)

Organisation: Ministry of Health (MOH)
Funding Source: United States Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with iCAP at Columbia University received funding from the United States Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement the Uganda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (UPHIA) survey. The main goal of the survey is to get a better understanding on the impact of public health interventions on the burden of HIV at national level. The survey will enroll approximately 35,000 participants across the entire country over a period of at least 7 months. ACLAIM Africa Limited, a Ugandan Management Firm is a Fiduciary Agent for the UPHIA Project.

Job Summary: The Nurse/Clinical Officer will support in interviewing and may also undertake phlebotomy and administer home based treatment for syphilis in accordance to UPHIA standard operating procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Collect all materials needed for fieldwork.
  • The Nurse/Clinical Officer will safely maintain the tablet and ensure that it is charged when needed.
  • Take overall responsibility for the safety and good condition of all materials and equipment under his/her care
  • Approach participants as assigned by Team Leader.
  • Carry out interview consent procedures using the tablet.
  • Conduct individual interviews using the tablet.
  • Conduct biomarker consent procedures using the tablet.
  • Complete interviews on the tablets with accuracy and reasonable speed.
  • Carry out all other survey activities including collection of informed consent and interviewing participants in accordance with the procedures described in the interviewers’ manual.
  • Responding to any questions that individuals have about the survey
  • All Nurses/Clinical officers may conduct blood draw via venipuncture, or finger prick if needed. For children under 2 years of age, conduct blood draw via heel stick or finger prick.
  • Nurses/Clinical officers may provide home based treatment for syphilis as per study standard operating procedures
  • Identify participants who are in need of referrals. Provides such participants with appropriate referrals by completing the relevant referral form.
  • Responsible for storing and transmitting survey data electronically as indicated by survey procedures
  • Inform the Team Leader of interviews completed and partially completed on a daily basis.
  • Schedule return visits for any incomplete interviews.
  • May be assigned team lead roles.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should hold a nursing certificate, registered with nursing council and have a valid annual practicing license.
  • Clinical officers should have a diploma or above, be registered in Allied Medical Practitioners Council, with a valid annual practicing license.
  • Previous experience in HIV testing and counseling setting is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and speak fluently in English and at least one main local language in the geographical areas where they are posted to work.
  • Computer literacy i.e. able to work with computers and tablets.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Past experience working in large population surveys is desirable.
  • Ability to work on the program continuously for at least 7 months.
  • Attend all technical trainings as outlined by survey Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Willingness and commitment to work away from home and travel continuously.
  • Must be able to organize oneself and work independent of close supervision.
  • Ability to adapt to local field conditions.
  • Good team player.
  • Applicants should be available for immediate training.
  • All applicants should be able to read and write in English and at least one of the seven (7) major local languages spoken in Uganda namely; Ateso, Karamajong, Luganda, Lugbara, Luo, Runyakole-Rukiga and Runyoro-Rutoro.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send their applications including a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and copies of academic certificates and send to:

ACLAIM Africa Ltd,
Plot M99 Nakasero Hill Lane,
P.O. Box 7202, Kampala, Uganda,

Deadline: 17th April, 2016

NB: If you have not heard from us by the end of May 2016, please consider your application unsuccessful although it may be kept on file for future reference.

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