Infectious Diseases Institute Senior Technical Advisor Jobs in Uganda

Infectious Diseases Institute Senior Technical Advisor Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Vacancy title:
Senior Technical Advisor

Type: Full Time, Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Administrative & Office

Jobs at:

Infectious Diseases Institute

Deadline of this Job:
20th December 2019

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Moroto , East Africa


Salary: Not Disclosed

Job Details:

The infectious Diseases institute (IDI) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with 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.

The institute is partnering with the Program for Accelerated Tuberculosis Control in Karamoia (PACT-Karamoja) is a five-year USAID funded project (2020
- 2025) that aims to increase TB case detection and treatment success rates through health system strengthening in all districts of North Eastern sub-region of Uganda.

In collaboration with key stakeholders in the region, PACT-Karamoja project will provide technical assistance to districti health teams to deliver high impact and innovative interventions that are in line with current national and global TB guidelines in Karamoia region.

PACT-Karamoja will focu on regional and district structures for the management of drug susceptible TB, drug resistant TB and TB preventive services in the districts oi Abim. Amudat, Kaabong, Karenga, Kotido, Mcroto, Nabilatuk, Nakapiripirit and Napak

In order to contribute to achievement of the above objectives, IDI wishes to recruit motivated and competent individuals to fill the vacancies below on a full-time basis;

Title: Senior Technical Advisor
(Vacancy Code: STA0X03)

Duty Station: IDI Moroto Regional Office

General Summary

To enhance technical and managerial capacity of the TB program at the regional and district levels to effectively guide and manage the implementation of TB control activities..

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support the regional teams to implement the NSF through developing and adhering to annual District Action Plans which are integrated into the NTLP annual work plan.
  • Design and lead innovationsto improve districts, health facilities and their sewed communities‘ capacity to deliver
    high quality, high impact TB health interventions and services.
  • Work with Regional structures to identity and address priority technical and programmatic gaps in increasing case notification and treatment success of all forms of TB through project supported interventions.
  • Work with regional structures to improve uptake and completion of TB preventive therapy within the region.
  • Develop approaches to improve monitoring and support supervision, in collaboration with the Regional TB/ Leprosy Focal Person
    (RTLP) and NTLP central unit.
  • Build capacity for application of Ql methods to improve TB service delivery processes and outcomes including use of cascade monitoring for TB control.
  • Work with the M&E and Operations Research teams to document and share learning generated from monthly project performance review and operations research.
  • Represent the project and contribute towards MoH regional TB, TB/HIV and MDR/XRD TB working groups while maintaining communication with the project leadership
  • Develop annual, quarterly. monthly project workplans and periodic reports
  • Supervise project technical staff as required in line with Institutional guidelines

    Person Specifications

  • A Master's Degree in Medicine, Public Health and eight (B) years of professional experience delivering TB or TB/HIV services;
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively increasing responsibility working for successlul TB technical assistance programs Effective collaboration and networking of community initiatives. .
  • Experience and expertise in designing and implementing successful facility and community-based integrated health services
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners and to accomplish reporting requirements.
  • 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.
  • Detailed knowledge of current TB, TB/HIV and DR-TB landscape in Uganda, the health care system, Ministry of Health policies, regulations and program priorities
  • Detailed knowledge of USAID administrative policies and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience in onsite training, mentorship and OI coaching approaches

    Job Qualifications: Not Specified

    Job Education Requirements: Master's Degree

    Job Experience Requirements: Eight (8) years

    Job application procedure

    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 December, 2019. 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
  • 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.

    The Senior Human Resource Manager
    infectious Diseases Institute - IDI
    Knowledge Centre, Makerere University
    Main Campus College of Health Sciences,
    Makerere University,
    P.0. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

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