SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF DISEASE CONTROL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
JOB OPPORTUNITY – Project -Coordinator (1)
Makerere University School of Public Health is the recipient of a research grant from the Bloomberg Philanthropies through the CDC Foundation. With this grant the Trauma, Injury, and Disability team will conduct research titled “Understanding and Preventing Drowning in Uganda.’’ The Drowning and Injury Prevention study aims to improve understanding of the types and circumstances of drowning in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to develop, inform, and implement drowning prevention programs/policies/plans to mitigate drowning risks and save lives. The focus of this initial proposed project is to understand the circumstances of drowning deaths in Uganda. The project seeks to recruit a Project Coordinator to support the implementation of its activities. The Project Coordinator will work under the overall supervision of the Project’s Principal Investigator for the project.
Job Title: Project Coordinator
Duties. The duties of the Project Coordinator are a combination of professional, scientific and academic tasks to ensure the successful implementation of the study intervention and meet the designated study goals and objectives, under the direction of the PI. The project coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of the project activities, including the following;
i. Assisting with the design, development and implementation of research project activities
ii. Overseeing the recruitment and training of Research Assistants
iii. Participating in field supervision of Research Assistants.
iv. Overseeing data management and analysis
v. Tracking progress against targets and documenting the study process
vi. Ensuring completion of all planned project activities
vii. Preparing progress and final reports.
viii. Participating in grant writing as may be requested from time to time
ix. Any other duties that may be assigned by the PI.
i. A master’s degree in Public Health, or Epidemiology, or Health Systems Research, or related field.
ii. At least two years of experience managing public health research projects or health related projects.
In addition, the applicant should possess the following desirable qualities;
i. Demonstrated experience with managing data, information, and monitoring and evaluation of health care or research projects.
ii. Previous work experience or collaboration in a donor-funded project.
iii. Ability to work independently
iv. Strong communication skills
v. Experience working with diverse sectors. While not a requirement, experience with data analysis using packages such as EpiInfo, SPSS, STATA or SAS will be an added advantage.
Terms of Service: There is an initial probationary period of 6 months; the appointment thereafter is subject to a satisfactory evaluation. If substantively appointed, the position will be for one year (12 months) without the guarantee of renewal.
Workstation The successful candidate will have a work station at the Kololo campus of MakSPH with occasional meetings and interactions at the main campus located at the New Mulago Hospital Complex.
How to apply: Applications should be addressed to: The Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda. Deadline for receipt of applications is 29th June 2018. Late applications will not be considered. The application must provide names and contacts of two referees, and the applicant’s own phone contacts together with a detailed curriculum vita. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.