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UN Jobs - Medical Officer - United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)


Job Title:    Medical Officer

Organization: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Job Opening Number: 21-Medical-UNMISS-147568-R-Entebbe (M)

Reports to:  Chief Medical Officer (CMO)



The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) was set up in 2011, with the objective to consolidate peace and security, and help establish conditions for development in the Republic of South Sudan, with a view to strengthening the capacity of the Government of  South Sudan to govern effectively and democratically and establish good relations with its neighbours.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under general supervision of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the incumbent will perform the following duties:

·        Ensure smooth customary workflow of the clinic; supervise clinic staff and delegate duties to the Senior Nurse;

·        Assure readiness for rapid response to emergency medical conditions and casualties. Ensure preparedness of forward dispatch medical teams with necessary Emergency Kits for deployment to casualty site;

·        Assure availability of consumables (including blood units) and emergency kit at all times; involve UN designated physicians in the operation concept of the clinic;

·        Liaise with UN aviation officer and UN Security Coordinator for air evacuation of critical cases to Uganda in consultation with the CMO;

·        Form good links with African Union peacekeeping force for the deployment of helicopters for air evacuation from remote places;

·        Collaborate with NGOs and other Humanitarian medical units operating in the region;

·        Undertake day-to-day clinical duties, e.g., walk-in clinic, emergencies, pre-placement and periodic medical examinations, immunizations, etc;

·        Provide health education and participate in addressing work environment and occupational health issues;

·        Liaise with UN-Military Medical Units in the mission and host-nation medical facilities;

·        Follow the United Nations established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances;

·        Manage day-to-day mission medical support operations by ensuring the availability of supplies and proper functioning of medical equipment;

·        Ensure that appropriate training programs are implemented to maintain and develop the medical capabilities (e.g., health education, HIV/AIDS prevention, first aid, and CPR). General;

·        Liaise with UN-Military Medical Units in the mission and Government of South Sudan Medical Facilities in the Region;

·        Deputize for other senior Medical Officers during absences; and

·        Perform any other duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Medical Officer job opportunity should have at least five years with an advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Medicine, Surgery or Public health (M.Med/ MPH) or in a related clinical area is required. A first-level university degree (Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery, MBChB) plus seven years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree. Must be Registered with a recognized Medical and Dental Practitioners Board. Valid license and certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Management of Medical emergencies is a requirement. Proficiency in computer skills, particularly in MS Office software and use of databases, is required. Certification in occupational health and safety is an added advantage.

·        A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in clinical medical practice in field environment, hospital environment, pre-hospital environment or related area is required.

·        At least two (2) years experience working in Accident and Emergency Unit, Intensive Care Unit or Aeronautical medicine is required.

·        Experience in managing infectious diseases is desirable.

·        Experience in occupational health and safety at the work place setting is desirable.

·        Experience in counseling and/or stress management is desirable.

·        Languages: fluency in spoken and written English is required. Basic knowledge in Arabic language is desirable.



·        Professionalism: Knowledge of and hands on experience in clinical medicine. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

·        Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

·        Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.


NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.


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Deadline: 30th January 2021


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Fresher Pharmacy Technician NGO Jobs - Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit



Job Title:    Pharmacy Technician

Organisation: Medical Research Council (MRC UK) /UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit

Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: PriMe project leader

Position Code: PT -121


About US:

The Medical Research Council (MRC UK) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts.


Job Summary:  The pharmacy technician is responsible under the direction of the pharmacist for the pharmacy operations at the UVRI site of a European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) funded multicentre phase III double-blind, randomized, controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of VPM1002 in comparison to BCG known in HIV-exposed and HIV-unexposed newborn infants known as “priMe” and other IVaC studies.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Participation in clinical care of patients in research and ensuring adherence of the priMe trial and other IVaC clinical trials or studies to good pharmacy practice, good clinical practice and the national medicines control regulatory requirements;

·        Participation in the procurement of investigational product and other concomitant medicines including all drug related items and ancillary supplies for the clinic and laboratory;

·        Participation in the importation, storage, dispensing and accountability of investigational product and other concomitant medicines at the site;

·        Ensuring that all study and non-study drugs and products retained after each clinical study including expired drugs are properly disposed of and destroyed according to relevant guidelines and Standard Operating procedures;

·        Participation in quantification, stocking and storage of medicines and ancillary supplies at the site;

·        Performing daily stock update of all concomitant drugs dispensed and also generate relevant reports from time to time as required;

·        Participation in all stock taking activities for drugs and other supplies dispensed and ensuring that up to date and accurate stock records are maintained;

·        Performing training and educational functions by assisting the Pharmacist in training pharmacy staff and other clinical study staff on pharmacy procedures and other study protocol specific pharmacy requirements;

·        Participation in the developing and updating of all relevant pharmacy standard operating procedures and other related documents. These may include but not limited to, dispensing guidelines, drug packing guidelines, drug destruction guidelines, product tracking and prescription guidelines;

·        Ensuring that all storage units for investigational products and other medicines including their temperature monitoring devices are routinely calibrated and serviced according to relevant guidelines;

·        Ensuring that storage conditions for investigational products and other medicines are continuously monitored and accurate records kept according existing relevant guidelines;

·        Initiate and contribute to scientific publications related to the relevant projects undertaken; and,

·        Perform any other duties as required by management as regards to pharmacy.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The ideal candidate must hold a Diploma in pharmacy from a recognised Institution;

·        Possession of other relevant training e.g. public health, research methods, ICH/GCP etc. is an added advantage;

·        At least two years of experience in a clinical setting;

·        Experience working in a clinical trial setting is desired;

·        Should have comprehensive and current understanding of common pharmaceutical products;

·        Understanding of ICH/GCP guidelines for human research; and,

·        Should have current registration with the Allied Health Professionals' Council.


How to Apply:

All candidates should follow the link below to fill a form and submit your application documentation:


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Filling the form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity while filling the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting.


Combine all your application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & academic documents into one PDF document. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow the application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification. Only online applications will be accepted.


The applications should be addressed to:

The Head of Human Resources,

MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49,

Entebbe, Uganda.


Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of the advert. Any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification. By submitting your personal information, you consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit holding and using it in accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure. The Unit reserves the right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.


Deadline: 22nd January 2021 by 5:00pm.


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Fresher Nurse Tracker NGO Job Opportunities - Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)


Job Title:    Nurse Tracker

Organization:  Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Clinical Officer


About US:

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) is a non-profit research organization. IDRC conducts research in infectious diseases including Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis. Our studies have led to over 300 publications and have impacted on the management of infectious diseases in Uganda. IDRC currently manages over 41 Grants with an annual budget of $11 million. IDRC was established in May 2008 by Ugandan health scientists from Makerere University College of Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the Uganda Ministry of Health.


Job Summary:  The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the position of Nurse Tracker for the SEARCH SAPPHIRE study to be based in South Western Uganda. The Successful candidate will report to the Clinical Officer.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Responsible for recruitment and follow up of participants within the communities.

·        Oversee the linkage of study participants from the communities to the health centre.

·        Prepare a list of clients who have missed clinic appointments.

·        Make home follow-ups of clients who have not come for their clinic appointments.

·        Counsel clients on adhering to their drugs and clinic appointments.

·        Provide back up to the study staff.

·        Proper identification and reporting of adverse events.

·        Foster a good working relationship with clients and the participating communities.

·        Counsel clients on PrEP adherence and follow up on clients who need to be supported during the study.

·        Make reports on clients followed up and the outcomes as well as activity reports.

·        Attend to clients as a clinical services team member.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        A Diploma in General/Comprehensive Nursing from a recognized institution; a Bachelor’s degree in nursing is an added advantage.

·        A minimum of three years of progressive working experience in an HIV research setting, with good knowledge of research ethics.

·        Must be registered with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council with a valid practicing license.

·        Must be able to ride a motorbike (may be tested) and have a valid riding license.

·        Ability to work in a rural setting when required.

·        Must have up to date GCP/HSP training certificates.

·        Excellent knowledge (both oral and written) of Runyankole fluency and or languages

·        spoken in South-Western Uganda.


How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications using this link on the IDRC website.


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Additional important comments:

·        Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening.

·        Applications cannot be amended following submission.



Deadline: 15th January 2021


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United States Embassy USAID Jobs - Public Health Specialist (Team Lead Treatment)


Job Title:    Public Health Specialist (Team Lead Treatment)

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda

Duty Station: USAID, Kampala, Uganda

Position Number: Kampala-2020-025-RA1

Reports to: Deputy Mission Director and the Supervisory Executive Officer


About US Embassy:

The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Natalie E. Brown currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.


Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps


Job Summary:  The incumbent of this position is a senior program manager and the key public health advisor on treatment and reports directly to the Branch Chief of the Health Services Branch. Job holder provides comprehensive public health technical, administrative and managerial advice and assistance in support of HIV treatment activities provided under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  Responsibilities include day-to-day program management and development, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and close collaboration with PEPFAR partners to ensure implementation is carried out in accordance with program strategic objectives and internationally recognized standards and best practices in HIV treatment. The position directly supervises three HIV Treatment Specialists.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

·        The applicants for the United States US Embassy Public Health Specialist (Team Lead Treatment) job opportunity should have at least five years of experience in public health and program management, including four (4) years of public health experience in developing, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS care and support or treatment programs or other relevant public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner, and at least one (1) year of experience at the managerial level supervising or coordinating multiple staff is required.

·        Either an MD, DrPH or PhD in medicine, nursing, public health, epidemiology, behavioral science or social science or host country equivalent degree is required.   

·        Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS treatment is required.

·        Thorough public health knowledge of current HIV/AIDS issues is required.

·        Strong skills in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS.

·        Comprehensive knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required.

·        Good working knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of treatment programs is required.

·        Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities and overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.

·        Strong oral and written communication skills are required.

·        Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports.

·        Ability to lead project teams and work groups and to develop effective working relationships with national and international working partners is required.

·        The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders.

·        Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS treatment programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities.

·        Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required.

·        Strong skills with interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation of data are required.

·        Language: Level IV (fluency – speaking/reading/writing) in English is required. This may be tested.


How to Apply:

All those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their applications online at the link below.


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Deadline: 20th January 2021


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Client Relations Officer Job Careers - International Medical Link (IML)


Job Title:    Client Relations Officer (In charge of Medical Insurance Clients)

Organisation: International Medical Link (IML)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Medical Services


About US:

International Medical Link (IML) is an Insurance Organization Licensed by the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) to offer Health Insurance in Uganda. IML liaises with various partner hospitals located in different parts of Uganda as well as its owned IML Clinics in order to offer continuous and uninterrupted medical treatment to her insured clients.


International Medical Link (IML) is an Insurance Organization Licensed by the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) to offer Health Insurance in Uganda. IML liaises with various partner hospitals located in different parts of Uganda as well as its owned IML Clinics in order to offer continuous and uninterrupted medical treatment to her insured clients. 


Job Summary:  We are looking for a qualified and most suitable person to fill the position of Clients Relations Officer (In charge of Medical Insurance Clients) for purposes of handling insurance Clients. The incumbent will effectively liaise with IML Insurance customers and IML clients in the most appealing and professional customer care standard.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Effectively manage pre-authorizations for IML clients at hospitals, referrals and placements of patients that require selected procedures in HSPs with quality services at negotiated best prices.

·        Systematically track medical claims utilization per insured organization, generate reports on medical insurance benefits usage in order to advise involved clients appropriately.

·        Work with team leader medical services and other IML staff to visit IML admitted patients, conduct patient follow up visits among other interventions to guarantee customer satisfactions.

·        Conduct wellness clinics and sensitize clients and hospitals on effective usage and best practices of the medical insurance policy and its management through pre-enrolment presentations, meetings and other feasible ways.

·        Support Medical Doctors to review claims

·        Attend to any other assignments that may be assigned to you by your supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant must hold a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and any related Postgraduate qualification in the medical field.

·        A qualification in PR, Customer care and communication skills is a strong added advantage

·        Relevant work experience in hospital and or similar stakeholder Relations Management role is primary.

·        Experience of having worked in a communications, PR or customer relations position is a strong added advantage.

·        Strong communications skills, emotional intelligence and control with ability to deal with a wide range of interpersonal problems, angry customers among others.

·        Ability to have flexible working hours and or shifts including attending to customers at night.

·        The candidates must demonstrate competence and capability to be innovative, self-directed, and agile in their work.

·        Evident ability to demonstrate good communications skills including messaging on emails, letters and presentation skills in English.

·        Practical computer skills in Microsoft office suites are a must. 

·        Ability to work in a busy and demanding work under pressure

·        Ability to work both independently and as an admirable team player.

·        Age Limit: between 25-40 years


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply via Email addressed to:


The General Manager

International Medical Link (IML)

P.O Box 40265, Nakawa

Plot 107, Afri-courts Building, Buganda Road (Behind Wandegeya Police)




Deadline: 20th January 2021


Note: Candidates who do not hear from us 30 days from deadline may consider application unsuccessful. Candidates who apply can be contacted by IML for any other Matching Opportunity afterwards.


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