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TB Epidemiologist- Uganda

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Medical, health
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is implementing the five- year USAID funded Defeat TB Activity. The purpose of this project is to support the Government of Uganda’s TB Control Program to increase TB case notification, case detection and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening, with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda.


Job holder is responsible for maintaining the National TB surveillance system providing support for advanced data analysis and interpretation to inform effective programme design/ interventions.S/he will be responsible for leading/supporting the development of priority study designs, implementation, analyses and manuscript development of research projects. S/he will also ensure that the learning from implementation science is incorporated into the programme design


Responsibilities

  1. Establish and maintain the TB surveillance system that informs National planning and decision making
  2. Analyze epidemiologic data including trends in TB, MDR-TB and TB/HIV rates and prepare annual reports of the monitoring framework of the Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat M/XDR-TB in WHO European Region.
  3. Assist programme manager in designing and implementing the operational research activities for prevention, treatment, care, childhood TB, drug and supply management and health systems strengthening for TB and MDR-TB.
  4. Assist NTLP programme manager in developing strategic standards and guidelines for TB related operational research activities.
  5. Organize national and regional operational research training workshops and meetings.
  6. Prepare regular technical reports and scholarly publications on the progress and implementation of assigned projects.
  7. Perform other relevant duties as required by TB programme manager.
  8. To assist the Member States in monitoring and evaluation of national TB and M/XDR-TB control programmes.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Medical, health
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Data collection; Programme management; Project implementation; Public health; Research planning; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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University Research Company:Centre for Human Services

Health care, medicalCompany size: 50-100 people

University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving people's quality of health care, social services, and education. With our non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC currently manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.


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