Baylor Uganda Project Officer- Surveillance and Border Health Jobs

Baylor Uganda Project Officer- Surveillance and Border Health Jobs

Job Summary

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for strengthening regional and district systems for integrated disease surveillance and response.

  • Will conduct assessment of the systems and make recommendations, train personnel and participate in development of policies, guidelines and SOP’s and well as provide technical assistance during outbreak response.

    Overall Responsibilities

  • Work with the project coordinator on sub-national level planning, budgeting implementation, performance management, coordination, and reporting.

  • Assess surveillance and response systems at regional and district level and identify corrective actions.

  • Support district Task forces and rapid response teams on active surveillance, case findings, contact tracing, monitoring and other outbreak response measures during disease outbreaks.

  • Support dissemination of policies, guidelines and SOP’s for surveillance and epidemic response.

  • Support national and sub-national capacity building efforts of teams of human, animal and environmental health workers on IDSR, including training in Frontline Field Epidemiology
    Support/mentor district surveillance focal persons and biostatisticians on epidemiological data statistical analysis and interpretation from EBS, IBS sources for decision making.

  • Work with Laboratory technicians to strengthen referral of surveillance samples.

  • Participate in the dissemination of epidemiological findings through reports, bulletins, presentations and peer-reviewed publications at sub-national, national level and international levels

  • Prepare regular and timely technical project reports

  • Support implementation science projects.
    Participate in cross border partnerships/networks meetings for disease surveillance and outbreak response

    Required Qualification, Experience and

  • Master of Public Health (with a concentration in epidemiology), Msc. Epidemiology and/or any other relevant qualifications from an Advanced Field Epidemiology Training

  • Sound knowledge of IHR(2005) and IDSR· Experience in preparing and facilitating trainings for public health workforce development initiatives in Uganda preferably within an existing FETP.

  • Training and experience in public health emergency management and incident command will be an added advantage

  • Experience working on multidisciplinary teams

  • Experience and working knowledge with any advance data analysis, analytics and visualization applications

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the functionality of surveillance systems at national, district and community levels of the health systems in Uganda

  • At least 1-2 years of experience working in the field as a practicing field epidemiologist

  • 2 Years Relevant Experience


  • Applications should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable professional references and certified UNEB certificates as well as certified University Transcripts

  • You must have at least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE).

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

  • Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Baylor Uganda Project Officer- Surveillance and Border Health Jobs

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