Surveillance Officer Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Job Title:     Surveillance Officer  
Organization: Infectious
Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit
research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including
Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 150 publications
and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC
currently manages over 41 grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was
established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University
College of health sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the
Uganda Ministry of health.
Key Duties and
  • Support the Regional Surveillance
    Assistants to strengthen HMIS at Health Facility level through training of
    staff to use and accurately complete the national HMIS tools.
  • Organize and conduct quarterly joint
    supervisions of IDRC and partners (MOH, PMI, MAPD, WHO, District Health
    Teams (DHTs).
  • Work as a liaison between IDRC and
    Ministry of Health and malaria partners.
  • Organize quarterly meetings with
    stakeholders to discuss strategy, progress, share, and promote data use.
  • Take lead in setting up new malaria
    reference centers at select districts across the country.
  • Manage the collection, completeness and
    timely delivery of data from MRCs to the head office in Kampala;
  • Work closely with the Study Coordinator,
    participate in managing the surveillance database and data quality and
    assurance program for malaria reference centers
  • Work in liaison with the Data Manager,
    participate in compiling and analyzing data and sharing weekly and monthly
    reports on key malaria indicators.
Key Result Areas:
  • Mentoring and coaching of Regional
    Surveillance Assistants
  • Setting up of functional and model
    surveillance sites with best practices
  • Progress reports specifically reports of
    key malaria indicators
  • Stakeholder engagement and management 
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Medicine or a health related degree and a Masters Degree in
    Public Health/Medicine and or Clinical Epidemiology is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years’ work experience
    in a similar setting and or prior experience working with the Uganda
    Ministry of Health.
  • Extensive knowledge of HMIS, DHIS II and
    health systems in Uganda
  • Good computer skills especially with
    database management and other Microsoft programs for data analysis is an
    added advantage.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal
    skills and networking abilities
  • Integrity and ability to develop a
    productive working relationship with District Health Teams.
  • Ability to operate in a fast and diverse
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send typed
letters of applications together with current CVs,  two reference letters from past or immediate
supervisors/employers plus copies of academic certificates delivered to:
The Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC),
2C Nakasero Hill Road, P. O Box 7475, Kampala, Uganda
OR IDRC Fort portal Office Kagote Division, Kabafumu Road
OR IDRC Jinja Bugembe Office next to Uganda Prisons
OR IDRC Tororo office at the Tororo District Hospital
OR IDRC Mbarara Office opposite Lake View Hotel
OR IDRC Mbale office on Plot 35 Masaba Road
OR IDRC Busia Office at Masafu General Hospital
E-mail to:
Deadline: 12th July
2017 by 5:00PM

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