Site Coordinator Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)


Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station: 

About US:

The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa,
with a 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, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab) and Outreach.

About Project:

IDI has received
funding from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) to conduct
research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Malawi and Uganda. The goal of
this research project is to take an interdisciplinary approach to determine the
drivers of transmission of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing
Escherichia coli and ESBL Klebsiella pneumoniae in Kampala and Hoima districts.
To model the drivers of AMR-transmission, the project will undertake detailed,
longitudinal microbiological surveillance of humans, animals and the
environment to understand the dynamics of ESBL-E. coli and ESBL-K. pneumoniae
and their ecological niche. The laboratory-based work for the project involves
screening of human (blood and faecal), animal (faecal) and environmental
specimens for the target organisms using molecular and phenotypic methods.

Job Summary:  The DRUM-Hoima Site Coordinator will be based
in Hoima and will be required to provide overall coordination and
administration of study-related activities, while implementing the study
protocol according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), ethics & regulatory
requirements and institutional guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee and coordinate the provision of administrative and staff
    services, including logistics support to the DRUM project team based in
  • Oversee the recruitment and retention of study participants at the
  • Manage and analyze the project related data and coordinate the
    transportation of samples at all times.
  • Develop and certify compliance of protocol-based and project-based
    standard operating procedures
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of work plans and schedules
    for the study
  • Supervise study project staff including community-based
    (environmental health officer, veterinary officer, field assistants) and
    health facility-based (including medical and nursing officers)
  • Collaborate and continuously build and maintain work relationships
    with partners both within the DRUM study and external such as MOH.
  • Certify that accountabilities and financial reports are submitted in
    time to the Project Study Coordinator
  • Participate in organizing visits Hoima field visits for both local
    and international DRUM project teams
  • Facilitate and coordinate communication between Hoima and Kampala
    DRUM teams
  • Participate actively in meetings and workshops relevant to DRUM
  • Writing reports and providing updates on DRUM project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery
    (MBChB) or equivalent qualification
  • Registration with UMDPC or relevant body
  • Experience working in a research setting with at least one-year
    experience in a similar Research Coordination Role
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft office software


  • Master’s degree in Public Health and/or Epidemiology
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certification
  • Experience with research data entry and data management

How to Apply:

IDI will offer a
competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that
know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the
above position, please send their 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 stipulated email address (Email your application and CV to
and let’s save the environment).

Address to:

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

Key Notes:

  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a
    recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • Internal candidates who meet the required specifications and have
    worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are
    attached as one document
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 25th June 2019  

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