Senior Technical Advisor – Policy Non-profit Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Technical Advisor – Policy
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Vacancy Code: STAPX01
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 Technical Advisor- Policy will
provide managerial oversight, technical guidance, supervision and support to
other project staff and key stakeholders to integrate approaches contributing
to achieving program objectives
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Organize and participate in technical, programmatic and policy
    development meetings and work with Government of Uganda officials from
    relevant ministries, Agencies, and governmental and nongovernmental
    partners to implement project activities
  • Provide technical guidance, supervision and support to other project
    staff to integrate approaches contributing to program objectives.
  • Conduct literature reviews, evidence briefs for policy on of the
    state-of-the-art in relation to implementation of IHR and addressing gaps
    in core capacities. ‘
  • Liaise with relevant government officials and partners, including
    the One Health Platform on a continuous basis to ensure coordination for
    the successful planning and implementation of the project.
  • Collaborate with other project staff to prepare reports on Uganda’s
    International Health Regulations capacities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in policy or planning or
    a heath related field (medicine, veterinary medicine, epidemiology, public
    health and/or preventive medicine or other related disciplines)
  • Five years of progressive work experience in public health‘
  • Familiarity with the Global Health Security Agenda targets
  • Demonstrated expertise applying the principles of the scientific
    process to accurately understand and interpret quantitative and
    qualitative evidence for decision-making.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in successful collaboration with
    senior and high ranking Government of Uganda officials and other public
    and private stakeholders"
  • Understanding of the multi-sectoral and One Health approaches to
    achieving Global Health Security objectives.
  • Excellent written and oral skills with demonstrated experience
    documenting ‘ and disseminating programme accomplishments
  • Familiarity with government of Uganda structure and functions
    relating, to one health policies and programs
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an IT environment.
  • Demonstrated level of-initiative judgment in order to organize and
    prioritize tasks, workload and projects.
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: 12th October 2018
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