Fresher Project Officer AMR Surveillance Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Officer AMR Surveillance
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
Vacancy Code: POASFF(X01)
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.
About Project:
In order to achieve
the above mission, the Global Health Security Project under IDI has received
funding from the UK Department of Health and Social Care through the Mott
MacDonald, a management agent to implement the multi-national Fleming Fund
Country Grant. This grant is to address critical gaps in the surveillance of
antibiotic resistant bacteria in Uganda through investing in laboratory
infrastructure enhancement, human resource strengthening and workforce reforms,
surveillance systems strengthening, building foundations for Antimicrobial
Resistance (AMR) and Antimicrobial Utilization/Consumption (AMU/C) surveillance
data use and promoting rational use of antimicrobial medicines. The major aim
of the project is to improve AMR and AMU/C surveillance data to inform policy
and practice at national and international levels. The overall goal is to avert
the human and economic burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In order to
fully support the implementation of the project, Global Health Security
Program-IDI seeks to recruit for the following positions as follows:
Job Summary: The
Project Officer AMR Surveillance will be responsible for providing technical
support in the design, implementation of the antimicrobial resistance
surveillance in the health sector. She/he will lead the development and review
of the relevant protocols, alignment of the existing national and international
to the projects need and work closely with the implementation partners and
government institutions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in development of
    stepwise implementation of AMR surveillance in the human health sector in
    the respective surveillance sites
  • Support in the constitution, establishment and/or strengthening of
    the national level structures to support AMR surveillance.
  • Work in close collaboration with key stakeholders (technical working
    groups, surveillance sites, consortium members, collaborators and
    consultants) review/ develop AMR surveillance guidelines and protocols in
    the human health.
  • Collaborate with the data and M&E in the development of
    improved/updated tools, and databases for human health AMR surveillance.
  • Support analysis of AMR surveillance data and write technical
    reports according to agreed reporting formats and timelines.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders (technical working groups,
    surveillance  sites, consortium
    members, collaborators and consultants) support the interpretation of AMR
    in line with national and international guidelines (WHO, OIE and GLASS)
  • Support/ provide technical assistance in the operationalization o
    protocols, SOPs and guidelines for AMR surveillance in the human health
  • Provide continuous mentorship and support to the surveillance sites
    on the use of microbiology forms to ensure that relevant epidemiological
    data is collected for samples sent to the lab.
  • In collaboration with the partners, provide assistance with setting
    up AMR surveillance activities in the animal health sector using some of
    the lessons learnt from the human health sector
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Project
    Officer AMR Surveillance job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in medicine
  • Additional training in public health is added advantage
  • At least two years of experience in the development of surveillance
    protocols, pre-testing them on the surveillance sites and data collection.
  • Knowledge on the Global Health Security Agenda, national,
    international guidelines and recommendations on AMR
  • Must have excellent writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Experience in using analysis software and reporting/ presentation of
    data for both scientific and programme reports.
  • Strong computer skills in at least word, power point, spreadsheets,
    and database programmes. 
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: 28th December 2018
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