Job Title: Program Manager
The Makerere University – Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration was founded by clinical researchers interested in finding ways to prevent HIV infection in children and dedicated to improving the health of women, children, and families who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The collaboration started by scientists and clinicians from the US and Uganda has flourished dramatically into a diverse community of talented clinical investigators, scientific researchers and participants. MUJHU Care is currently implementing a project funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Actively take part in the planning process of the Birth Defect (BD) surveillance program.
- Ensure the effective implementation of the program.
- Develop and maintain the program’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Develop the training materials for the program’s protocol, SOPs and data collection tools.
- Steer, motivate and develop the program’s team.
- Oversee the communication process between the program stakeholders and participating sites.
- Carry out monitoring and evaluation exercises for the program’s site activities.
- Ensure the quality of the program’s data.
- Compile, prepare and present program periodic reports to funders, the core team, participating sites, and the stakeholders’ committee.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant should possess a University Degree in Medicine (MBChB) and a Masters Degree in either Epidemiology or Public Health from a recognized Institution.
- At least five years’ work experience in a busy health institution of which 2 years’ are in a supervisory role managing a health based research program.
- Past exposure and experience in surveillance programs is an added advantage.
- Ability to work with and through teams to deliver results.
- Ability to pursue high standards of excellence in line with the program protocols and SOPs.
- Ability to accomplish tasks with the required attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to work under minimum supervision.
- Ability to identify and provide training and development interventions that enable others to reach their full potential.
- Excellent oral and written communication in English.
- Computer literacy i.e. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
How to Apply for job:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications by clicking on this link.
Please upload the following in your application; an updated CV / resume should include your contact information and three work related references and a one page statement describing your suitability for the role should be included.
Deadline: 15th September 2014