Jobs in Uganda - Disease Surveillance Officer Job at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Disease Surveillance Officer post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 05 February 2021

Hiring Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

JOB DETAILS:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a proven leader in the global fight to end HIV and AIDS, and an advocate for every child to live a full and healthy life into adulthood. Founded through a mother’s determination, we are driven to see a world where no other mother, child or family is devastated by this disease. For more than 30 years, EGPAF has been a leader in meeting urgent needs in pediatric HIV and AIDS in the world’s most affected regions. For more information, please visit http://www.pedaids.org
EGPAF Uganda Country program scope involves: 1) the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in the South West Uganda project that aims to increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal, and child health services; family planning; nutrition assessment and counseling and support; malaria prevention and treatment; and other primary care services. 2) ELMA-funded Unfinished business project that focuses on closing the Adult-Pediatric ART gap; 3) Catalyzing Pediatric TB Innovations (CaP – TB) and 4) Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DnDI); 5) New Horizons project focusing on ALHIV Treatment Access and 6) The Pediatric HIV Breakthrough Partnership (ViiV Project).
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and competent candidates for the following position at the Foundation:
Position: Disease Surveillance Officer
Location: Mbarara, Uganda
Reports To: Director Health Systems Strengthening
Job summary
The Disease Surveillance Officer will provide leadership and oversight for all Notifiable diseases on the region. He/she will be responsible for monitoring and providing technical guidance on the management of Notifiable disease in the region. The region experiences outbreaks of notifiable diseases like Malaria, Measles, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever among others. .

Core Responsibilities:
• Design strategies that will ensure a robust surveillance system both at the health facilities and the communities within the south western region.
• Monitoring all Notifiable diseases on a weekly basis and provide feedback and technical support to the district teams, health workers and the MOH.
• Provide technical support and build capacity of the program team, district and site teams on the prevention and management of the notifiable diseases as per MOH guidance.
• Provide technical support and build capacity of the CSOs/CBOs and other partners in community surveillance systems.
• Provide technical guidance during the development of annual work plan and participates in the planning and budgeting activities, especially in regard to notifiable diseases.
• Coordinate technical reporting according to defined reporting schedule and write regular monitoring and technical reports as required by EGPAF and the donor.
• Assist in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices on notifiable diseases.


Job Skills: Not Specified


Required Qualifications and Capabilities:
• A bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery, laboratory, Public Health or any other related field.
• A master’s degree in Public Health or related field is an added advantage.
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with similar projects
• Knowledge of decentralized health system.
• Self-driven and motivated employee
• Good report writing skills
• Monitoring and evaluation of projects.
• Basic knowledge of research data collection methods


Job Education Requirements: Degree


Job Experience Requirements: 3 years

Application procedure

Please submit a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae only as one file in PDF format through the above careers links addressed to:
The Senior Human Resources Officer
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 15, Kitante Close
P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline for submission of applications is Friday 05th February 2021. NO HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please note that EGPAF does not solicit for fees to have applicants shortlisted or offered employment
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Date Posted: 2021-01-31

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