Senior Epidemiologist Non-profit Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Principal
Vacancy Code: SEPDX01
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 Senior Epidemiologist will develop and
implement policies and procedures for the control and prevention of epidemic
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct supervise investigations to determine the characteristics,
    causes and trends of diseases:
  • Participate in planning/developing epidemiologic surveillance and
    research programs.
  • Initiate, develop, monitor and evaluate relevant strategic and
    contingency plans for health security
  • Develop and implement operational plans to address gaps in
    IHR/health security as prioritized in the National Action Plan for Health
    Security (NAPHS) with an emphasis on:
  • Implement the ONE HEALTH Approach strategy for health security in
    coordination with other relevant sectors, including planning and directing
    studies to investigate human or animal epidemic threats, preventive
    methods, and response
  • Act as the Secretariat to the National task Force (NTF) for Public
    Health Emergencies
  • Lead in simulation exercise design and execution for various aspects
    of public health emergencies
  • Participate in scientific journal publications and prepare and issue
    a Weekly Epidemiology Bulletin
  • Represent the department with public and private agencies and groups
    regarding issues related to disease trends and patterns.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Senior Epidemiologist job
    placement must hold a  Master of Public Health with an emphasis in
    Epidemiology or Biostatistics or MSc in Epidemiology from a recognized
  • Training in Advanced Field Epidemiology from a recognized
  • At least three years of full-time experience as Field Epidemiologist
    in a reputable organization
  • Computer literacy including data entry and analysis software
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates should E-mail their updated CVs, which should include
details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration,
Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone
contact to the following address. Please make sure that your application
letter, updated CV and certificates are attached as one document and indicate
the Vacancy code as the subject for your email
The Senior Human
Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University
Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 10th August 2018
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