2 Entry Level Grants Scientific Officer CDC Program Jobs – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Organisation: Rakai
Health Sciences Program (RHSP)
Funding Source: US PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station:  RHSP
Head Office Kalisizo, Uganda
Reports to:  Grants
Scientific Coordinator
About US:
Rakai Health Sciences Program
is a collaborative Bio-medical research and service delivery organization. It
strives to improve the quality of life of the local population through a
combination of community based research, curative services and prevention
strategies in the District of Rakai, South Western Uganda. It is based at the
Uganda Virus Research Institute Entebbe and Kalisizo in Rakai District.
About CDC Program:
With funding from PEPFAR/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RHSP is implementing a 5 year
comprehensive HIV/ AIDS program in the 12 districts of Masaka region namely;
Rakai, Kyotera, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lyantonde, Lwengo, Sembabule,
Butambala, Gomba, Mpigi, and Kalangala with an aim of achieving rapid HIV
epidemic control.
Job Summary: The Grants
Scientific Officer will work in the department of Grants, Science and Training.
(S) he will contribute to writing grants for programs, research and training,
and will be charged with the following:
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identification of funding opportunities and
    sharing them with departmental staff for review
  • Prioritization of various grant opportunities
    in accordance with the program’s goals and objectives
  • Conduct literature searches relevant to prioritized opportunities
  • Work with the Grants Scientific coordinator to
    form teams of staff to respond to the prioritized opportunities
  • Take an active role in writing parts of the
    grant
  • Follow up with contributors to ensure that
    priority opportunities are
    pursued to completion before deadlines
  • Update a web-based grants dashboard,
    opportunities spreadsheet, and work plan in a timely manner
  • Prepare and present periodic reports on
    progress to management and key stakeholders
  • The above roles and responsibilities are not exhaustive and may
    be revised from time to time in response to changing needs of the
    organization.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Grants Scientific Officer job opportunity should
    hold a Master’s degree in Epidemiology Public Health, Health services
    research, Health sciences, statistics, Humanities or a related field with a good
    understanding of epidemiological and statistical methods
  • A first degree in human medicine or biomedical
    sciences is an added advantage but not a requirement
  • Previous experience with writing grants is an
    added advantage
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively
    use reference management software,
  • Creativity/Innovativeness (i.e. ability to use
    information to create something new)
  • Attention to detail, and ability to analyze and critique scientific
    information
  • Excellent in written and spoken English
  • Good public presentation and communication
    skills
  • Organized, excellent time management, and able
    to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Proactiveness, self-motivation and able to work under minimum supervision
  • Resilience, good interpersonal skills and
    ability to work with multidisciplinary teams
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
applicants should send their application letter, valid academic documents and
detailed resume (CV) with three recognizable referees to:
The Human Resource Manager,
Rakai Health Sciences Program,
P.O. Box 279, Kalisizo, Rakai,
Uganda
OR
Deliver to: Rakai Health
Sciences Program offices
Clement Hill Plot 8 Kampala,
Uganda
OR
Send via E-mail to:
jobs@rhsp.org
NB: Please indicate on
the envelope & application; a) the position applied for, b) The district of
preference. For all online applications, save your documents as position &
district of preference ( e.g. Administrative Assistant Kalangala)
Deadline: 16th February 2017
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