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Earn over 15000 US Dollars as Diagnostic Officer at Malaria Consortium


Job Title:    Diagnostic Officer
Organization: Malaria Consortium
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Regional Coordinator
Salary: USD 15,629 Gross Per annum

About US:
Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria Consortium works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.

Job Summary: The Diagnostic Officer will provide diagnostic technical and implementation support to SURM project activities in districts in the region. The Diagnostics Officer will provide technical and implementation support to the field-based team and all field activities. They will ensure effective documentation of project impact, as well as dissemination of learning from implementation and operational research and will provide ongoing technical support to the Sub-Recipients, Ministry of Health (MoH)/ National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) and other partners and stakeholders as relevant to the project scope and in accordance with its approach to understanding and influencing positive change. This role has an important capacity building function, which involves working closely with all project's partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance for the Malaria laboratory diagnostic component of the project
  • Work hand in hand with the team to manage the scope of work including creation and execution of work plans and revision as appropriate to comply with program milestones.
  • Ensure that all program milestones are met through effective planning.
  • Supervise and mentor project laboratory technologists, ensure effective support is given to districts and Regional Performance Monitoring Teams (RPMTS) to successfully build capacity for malaria laboratory diagnosis and External Quality Control and External Quality Assurance.
  • Ensures compliance with all grant requirements; ensure that activities are executed according to pre-established guidelines and standard operating procedures.
  • Link directly with the National Malaria Control Program laboratory diagnostic focal person to ensure diagnostic activities are aligned with the national malaria diagnostic plans.
  • Lead the planning and actual delivery of EQA & QC, training and mentoring activities for laboratory personnel in supported districts.
  • Represent MC in various meetings related to malaria control in Uganda.
  • Lead activities involved in quantifying malaria laboratory diagnostic supplies and reagents.
  • Lead the process of developing the technical content for the SMS based support to laboratory personnel.
  • Generate periodic programmatic reports on program activities and advancement toward milestones.
Other responsibilities
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the supervisors Program Manager and Regional Coordinator
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the program
  • Optimize the project's visibility among other stakeholders and the development community at large


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Malaria Consortium Diagnostic Officer job opportunity should hold a university degree/diploma in Medical lab technologist with public health degree/diploma.
  • Experience working in public health implementation or communicable disease control in Africa
  • Experience in laboratory diagnostics
  • Experience training others in laboratory techniques, including malaria detection
  • Familiarity with the Ugandan health system
  • Demonstrable experience and capacity in effective monitoring and evaluation, including the design and conduct of surveys, data analysis and interpretation relating to both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, documentation and dissemination
  • Experience in carrying out field-based operational research
  • Excellent communication skills, with a supportive management style
  • Excellent stakeholder liaison skills, and experience in working in partnerships to deliver programmes
  • Fluent in both oral and written English
  • Good analytical skills


Desirable
  • Thorough understanding of both preventive and curative aspects of malaria control
  • Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines of the Uganda National Malaria  Control Programme
  • Experience in training of health workers
  • Experience in using participatory adult learning techniques
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Knowledge of Acholi, Lango or Karamajong language

How to Apply:
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.


Deadline: 20th September 2019

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