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 POSITIONS

Position Community Officer

Reports to:  HIV Care and treatment Coordinator

Duty Station: Kayunga

Job Objective/Purpose: The community officer will lead the designing and implementation of the community care delivery models to provide HIV/ AIDS prevention, care and treatment services. The community officer will lead and develop innovative and evidence based interventions to support effective service delivery of HIV care and treatment programs through the differentiated service delivery models and support implementation of the facility- community referral pathways.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate planning, implementation, and evaluation of the differentiated Service delivery Model activities in compliance with MoH and PEPFAR guidelines policies and procedures.
  • Support collection, analysis and validation of baseline and routine program data to support implementation and routine program monitoring.
  • Support DSD sites in medical commodity forecasting, warehousing and reporting to ensure constant supply of HIV commodities for patients receiving services at DSD sites.
  • Ensure availability of tools to facilitate reporting and program monitoring
  • Ensure constant monitoring and leveraging of resources for program success.
  • Coordinate and monitor CBOs and CDOs supporting implementation of the DSD program.
  • Take lead and provide technical supervision and guidance to all staff responsible for community- facility activities.
  • Compile and submit technical and performance reports to relevant authorities
  • Ensure availability and use of appropriate data collection tools to track linkages
  • Participate in research activities, CQI, data collection and reporting

Required Skills and Qualification

  • Degree in Social Work and Social Administration or Social Sciences
  • Minimum 2 years working experience with Public Health programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Experienced at capacity building and facilitating training and mentoring
Position: Clinical Lead: Paediatric and Adolescent Health Services

Reports to: Manager Clinical Services

Duty Station: Kayunga

Job Objective/Purpose: The Clinical Lead: Paediatric and Adolescent Health Services will be responsible for paediatric care services. Working closely with the PMTCT, OVC and care and treatment program coordinators, He/She will lead and develop innovative and evidence based interventions to support effective service delivery of pediatric and adolescent health care services.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate planning, implementation, and evaluate the effectiveness of pediatric and adolescent health care services for the HIV/AIDS program.
  • Provide technical assistance and mentorship to district health teams to support improved implementation of pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS care and treatment services.
  • Take lead in management of children and adolescents with special focus on those deemed failing on ART
  • Institute and oversee Switch meetings in all facilities
  • Support collection, analysis and validation of baseline and routine program data to support implementation and routine program monitoring.
  • Support sites in medical commodity forecasting and ordering to ensure constant supply of HIV commodities for pediatric and adolescent care services.
  • Ensure availability of tools to facilitate reporting and program monitoring
  • Provide technical supervision, appraisal, mentorship and training to all staff discharging HIV care and treatment services for adolescents and children

Required Skills and Qualification

  • MBchB from a recognized institution and additional training MMed-Pediatrics
  • Registered and licenses by the Uganda Dental and Medical  Practitioners Council
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in HIV programs
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Experienced at capacity building and facilitating training and mentoring
Position: Research Associate

Reports to: Laboratory Supervisor

Duty Station: Kampala

Job Objective/Purpose: The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to maintain proficiency in current laboratory procedures in flow lab and be responsible for operation of the flow laboratory in accordance with CAP standard and implementation of the MUWRP lab QMS policy. The incumbent is responsible for regular preventive maintenance of the FACS Calibur and FACS CANTO. The incumbent is expected to work closely with the flow consultant and BD engineers to ensure maximum operation efficiency of these equipment. The incumbent should be competent to perform general laboratory QA/QC, specimen accessioning, immunophenotyping, ICS assays, PBMC processing and thawing, and diagnostic assays. Additionally, the incumbent is expected to perform laboratory safety duties and learn new research techniques as they are introduced in the laboratory. The incumbent may be required to assist and support senior staff in teaching new technologists/technicians and volunteer students in laboratory practices. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to prepare abstract/ articles for presentation/publication at national and/international meetings/ peer review journals. The incumbent may be required to perform their duties away from the main MUWRP lab in Kampala. MUWRP may have sites within Uganda which Research Associate may be required to work such as but not limited to Bundibugyo, Fort Portal, Masaka, Gulu and Kayunga.

 

Position summary:  The incumbent will serve as a Research Associate for MUWRP laboratory located in Mulago Hospital Complex, Kampala. He/she is required to be knowledgeable in all laboratory activities as well as all project related activities that pertain to the laboratory and its scientific development.  The incumbent is required to train and/or assess competencies of staff, students and volunteers in specimen processing and diagnostic testing within the laboratory.

Essential duties & training responsibilities:

  • In coordination with the HOS maintains all standard operating procedures.
  • Perform assay and equipment validations of all new testing procedures as they are introduced in the laboratory.
  • Ensure smooth operation of the section by updating and following up on reagent and supplies inventories on a monthly basis
  • The incumbent will support and be involved with organizing section meetings, GLP, scheduling and maintaining the laboratory to CAP/DAIDS/PPD compliance
  • Proficiently perform Immunophenotyping, ICS assays, PBMC thawing and become proficient enough to conduct the assay without daily oversight.
  • Proficiently perform diagnostic assays including but not limited to HIV, Hepatitis B and C, syphilis, and Herpes Simplex.
  • Proficiently perform specimen accessioning and PBMC, Plasma and serum processing per SOP and in a training capacity when needed.  Cell processing includes isolation of PBMCs and counting, in addition to freezing and storage of the samples.
  • Perform General QA/QC, monthly/daily maintenance of all equipment in the flow section, including but not limited to service and repair as established by SOPs and QA/QC guidelines.
  • The incumbent will be required to work closely with various heads of sections to accomplish designated safety tasks.
  • Maintain lab databases and keep up with current software applications for specific departments. Report any issues with the data base to the Lab supervisor and IT if required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required skills and qualification

·         Bachelor’s degree in biomedical laboratory technology, Bachelors in medical laboratory sciences or any related science laboratory field.

·         A Masters in any biomedical science is an added advantage.

·         Experience in flow cytometry techniques will be an added advantage.

 

Physical ability:  Ability to professionally communicate in writing and verbally or other means deemed appropriate.  The incumbent should have ability to travel to and from work and the Project’s collaborative sites in Bundibugyo, Fort Portal, Masaka, Gulu and Kayunga and any other if necessary. The incumbent will from time to time be required to lift some lab supplies to and from the lab to the required destination as he/she may be directed by his/her superiors. The incumbent is also expected to able to sit for extended periods of time.

Position: Data Entry Specialist (Lab)

POSITION SUMMARY:   The incumbent will serve as a Laboratory Data Entry specialist for the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) located at the Mulago School of Health Sciences. The individual will serve and train under the immediate supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor. The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to receive and handle laboratory data, process and send to the respective collaborating projects as well as data archiving.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION

  • General education with at least a Diploma, or its equivalent. At least 1 year relevant experience, in data entry in a Laboratory/biomedical research environment.
  •  Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, E-mail and Internet. Experience with database entry a plus.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Experience in a hospital/clinical/research setting is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology and some experience in note taking for scientific meetings desirable

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receive and enter data in the database from either Lab supervisor and/or lab Director and give it first priority and bearing in mind turn-around-time (TAT) of the results to the collaborating Project.
  • Photocopying, file raw data and reports, as well as archival of laboratory documentation.
  • Provide support to the billing of laboratory assays performed for external and internal collaborations, receive and monitor billing of outsourced laboratory testing and liaise with the accounting department to ensure bills are distributed and paid accordingly.
  • Develop and generate monthly reports to characterize the TAT and workload for assays performed per protocol in the laboratory.
  • Tracking of laboratory data forms and results.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Laboratory Supervisor

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE:  General education with at least a Diploma, or its equivalent. At least 1 year’s relevant experience, in data entry in a Laboratory/biomedical research environment.

At least, 2 years working experience in a medical/research laboratory.

 

PHYSICAL ABILITY:  Ability to professionally communicate in writing and verbally or other means deemed appropriate.  The incumbent should have ability to travel to and from work and the Project’s collaborative sites in Kayunga, Entebbe and any other if necessary. The incumbent is expected to be able to sit for extended periods of time.

 

 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor or his/her designee as mutually agreed upon with the Laboratory Director.

 

Application Procedure

 

Interested candidates should complete a MUWRP Application form
Please download from here:
http://www.muwrp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MUWRP-APPLICATION-FORM.pdf

Submit Application Form, Application letter and Photocopies of academic qualifications and Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees to:

The Human Resource & Administration Manager

Makerere University Walter Reed Project

Plot 42 Nakasero Road.

P.O. Box 16524 Kampala.

Not later than 27th November 2017

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.