Epidemiologist USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:          TB Epidemiologist
Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s Defeat TB Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About USAID Defeat TB project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Defeat
TB project. Aligned with Objective #3 in USAID’s Country Development
Cooperation Strategy and in support of the Government of Uganda’s TB Program,
this five-year, USAID funded project’s goal is to increase TB case notification,
case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system
strengthening.  The Defeat TB project goal is to increase TB case
notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system
strengthening with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda.
Job Summary: The TB
Epidemiologist is responsible for maintaining the National TB surveillance
system providing support for advanced data analysis and interpretation to
inform effective programme design/ interventions.S/he will be responsible for
leading/supporting the development of priority study designs, implementation,
analyses and manuscript development of research projects. S/he will also ensure
that the learning from implementation science is incorporated into the
programme design
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish and maintain the TB surveillance
    system that informs National planning and decision making
  • Analyze epidemiologic data including
    trends in TB, MDR-TB and TB/HIV rates and prepare annual reports of the
    monitoring framework of the Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat
    M/XDR-TB in WHO European Region.
  • Assist programme manager in designing and
    implementing the operational research activities for prevention,
    treatment, care, childhood TB, drug and supply management and health
    systems strengthening for TB and MDR-TB.
  • Assist NTLP programme manager in
    developing strategic standards and guidelines for TB related operational
    research activities.
  • Organize national and regional operational
    research training workshops and meetings.
  • Prepare and submit regular technical
    reports and scholarly publications on the progress and implementation of
    assigned projects.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required
    by TB programme manager.
  • Support the Member States in monitoring
    and evaluation of national TB and M/XDR-TB control programmes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID Defeat TB
    Project TB Epidemiologist job opportunity must hold a Master’s degree in
    Epidemiology, Public Health or closely related public health field.
  • Two years of professional experience with
    responsibility for providing difficult or complex consultation, training,
    planning, research or investigative assistance within a health
  • Substantive research outputs and
    publication or high quality peer reviewed publications
  • Proven record of epidemiological research
    and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Demonstrated ability
    to facilitate training courses/workshops in operational research.
  • Proficiency in working with standard
    statistical analyses software such as STATA, SPSS, SAS or EpiData.
  • Ability to manage protocol development,
    ethics board reviews and data safety monitoring. Sound knowledge of TB and
    M/XDR-TB and TB/HIV prevention, control and care, epidemiology, surveillance
    and operational research in the WHO European Region.
  • Knowledge of WHO and National TB Control
    current issues and research focal areas for health systems strengthening
    in the high-priority countries.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working
    relationships with national and international working partners and to
    accomplish reporting requirements
NB: Only candidates who are eligible to work in
the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be
considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
URC should upload their updated CVs / résumés and cover letters at the link
below. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID
Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, download it
Deadline: 29th
December 2017 by 5:00 pm

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