08 June 2016

Coordinator: Research Capacity Building NGO Jobs - Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University - John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.

Job Summary: The Research Capacity Building Coordinator will manage research-related scholarships/fellowships and trainings. The incumbent will be responsible for developing annual calendars for the recruitment and evaluation of scholars’ milestones and productivity. In addition, he/she is responsible for organizing research-related trainings and dissemination. The research coordinator will take responsibility in the following areas;
  • Creates systems for the implementation of research capacity building programs
  • Prepares program reports and summaries
  • Serves as a key liaison between scholars and management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a health-related discipline, formal training in project management will be desirable
  • At least three years’ experience preferably in a research environment
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals and teams
  • He/she must be a diverse individual, showing organizational and communication skills and be capable of working individually and in a team environment.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:

The Manager, Human Resources,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

E-mail to: hr@idi.co.ug

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Deadline: 13th June, 2016 by 5:00 PM

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