UNV Epidemiologist Jobs 2021 – Uganda NGO Jobs

UNV Epidemiologist Jobs 2021 Uganda NGO Jobs. UNV Uganda looking for “Epidemiologist“. Applicants with a Master degree may apply on or before 08th August 2021.

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UNV Epidemiologist Jobs 2021

The UNV has published a job vacancy announcement on 26th July 2021 for qualified Uganda’s to fill in the vacant post of Epidemiologist to be based in Kampala, Uganda.

Recruiter United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Position Epidemiologist
Location Kampala, Uganda
Country Uganda
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Master degree
Experience Required Minimum 03 years
Application Deadline 08th August 2021

Description of task

Under the supervision of the WHO Country Representative or his designated mandated representative (s) and under the overall guidance of the Incident Manager, the UNV Epidemiologist will perform the following tasks;

  • Work with the COVID-19 response team to perform outbreak investigation of confirmed cases.
  • Prepare daily regional/district COVID-19 epidemiological situation to support incident management real time decision making.
  • ​Work closely with the regional and district surveillance focal persons to support epidemiological investigations of clusters.
  • Ensure daily and timely reporting of districts using Open Data Kit (ODK) through daily follow-ups and provision of feedback to district on quality report.
  • Support incident commander to process incident information, follow up action points and ensure adequate information sharing between the command centre and the district task force.
  • Collate and verify data on reported COVID-19 or rumours received from multiple sources, conduct retrospective analysis of reported incidents; determine trends, distribution patterns, and efficiency of the verification mechanism.
  • Contribute in building the core surveillance, alert and enhance national capacities in accordance with the requirements for International Health Regulation (IHR 2005); provide trainings for subnational incident management team and health facility level staff suited for the areas of responsibility and any particular local, cultural language or other aspects that may pertain to it, support the team in the supervision and on-the-job training at health facility level.
  • Support the development of early warning systems (including event/community based and indicat​or-based surveillance) for epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases for early detection and response to public health incidents.

Eligibility criteria:

Required degree level

  • Master degree or equivalent

Educational additional comments

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in epidemiology, health, or public health from an accredited and recognized academic institution is required, or, a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Required experience

  • 36 Months

Experience remark

  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national level in implementation of public health surveillance, outbreak investigation and response.
  • Previous experience in implementation of Intergrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDST) is required.
  • Previous work experience in a developing country context, collaborating with multiple actors in​ public health surveillance is desirable.
  • Prior humanitarian work experience at the field level, with WHO/UN system, health cluster partners, relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations with expertise in disaster and outbreak response is desirable.
  • Strong overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications and office technology equipment.
  • Proven ability to multitask across various planning and implementation processes within a highly demanding environment.

Language skills

  • English (Mandatory), Level – Fluent

Other Details

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply UNV Epidemiologist Jobs 2021

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://www.unv.org/vo/ugar000734-10165

The Closing Date: 08th August 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Particulars Details Link
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Official Website www.unv.org
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