Infectious Diseases Institute Project Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Infectious Diseases Institute Project Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

General Summary

  • The Project Coordinator will be working in the communities of Kampala and Gulu to increase case finding for tuberculosis by involving the private sector.

  • He / She will also conduct activities that empower vulnerable groups especially those affected by tuberculosis. .

    Role & Responsibilities

    • The Project Coordinator is responsible for overall coordination of the various project functions: set up, implementation and close-out

    • Assists investigators with implementation of project-planning and problem-solving

    • Responsible for developing work plans for the project as well as SOPs to be used by participating health facilities

    • Coordinate face-to-face and e-learning courses for the private facility staff participating in the project

    • Organise and coordinate meetings with stakeholders and partners both in country and internationally

    • Participate in preparation of memoranda with collaborating partners

    • Ensure timely submission of reports

    • Coordinate re-imbursements and payments under a voucher system for the project in-line with financial guidelines

    • Responsible for planning & developing recruitment plans and strategies for the project as well as ensuring project targets are met

    • Carry out field visits to participating facilities to confirm concordance with agreed SOPs

    • To develop a communication strategy to establish challenges /bottle-necks and develop mutually agreeable solutions

    • Laisse with procurement to ensure timely requisition of supplies for the project

    • Prepare quarterly reports as per the funders guidelines

    • Supervises staff and ensures that they achieve the aims and objectives of the project

    • Participates in development and control of budgets in accordance with financial guidelines;

    • Contributes to the writing of Scientific Articles.

    Desirable Skills & Qualities:

    • Knowledge of Uganda national TB tools and reporting mechanisms.

    • Able to work with district and other local leaders to achieve project objectives in the community

    • Willing to work at up country sites

    • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;

    • Should be fluent in oral and written English.

    • Should be a highly motivated person and should be able to work under a high workload;

    • Competent in the use of standard office software;

    Ability to work in a team but also work independently.

    • Ability to speak local language

    • Flexibility to work long hours, which may occasionally extend beyond normal working hours in order to complete critical tasks.


    • Degree in public health, epidemiology, health service management, medicine or other health related course

    • Master’s degree in any of the above disciplines is essential

    • Previous experience in TB or TB/HIV related project management

    How to Apply

  • Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in these positions should send their CVs, including details of email address, present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 20th September 2020. Email your application and CV to


    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.

  • For this particular recruitment, preference will be given to internal interested candidates who meet the required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year.

  • Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one PDF document.

  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject line of your email.

  • Please note that if you DO NOT indicate the vacancy code as instructed above, your application will not be considered.

  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    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

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