Case Management Specialist - Communicable Diseases
Location: Kampala, Uganda, but an alternative location can be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Reference no. MC AFR 27-04-2011
Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not for profit dedicated to malaria control. Our main country offices and programmes implement comprehensive malaria control activities in six countries in Africa: Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Southern Sudan, and Zambia and in Thailand and Cambodia in Asia. We have smaller operations in several other African countries. Our head office is in London, UK.
Malaria Consortium (MC) manages a wide range of communicable disease projects in a number of countries. These projects range from technical support at central government level to direct implementation of projects for the control of malaria, pneumonia , diarrhoeal diseases, tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases at district and community levels. Malaria Consortium is looking to expand its case management cluster with a highly competent and motivated communicable disease case management specialist to provide technical support and oversight to country offices on case management relating to its broad communicable disease portfolio. The position is based at the regional office in Kampala, Uganda, but an alternative location can be considered in exceptional circumstances.
The successful candidate would work closely with the Africa Technical Director based at the regional office in Uganda and the MC Senior Technical Advisor for Case Management based in the UK international office to carry out the following:
Purpose: To provide technical support and oversight to country offices on case management relating to its broad communicable disease portfolio
• Provide technical and clinical inputs on case management to Malaria Consortium programmes in Africa.
• Provide technical assistance to Ministries of Health and other development partners for policy and strategy development relating to communicable disease management.
• Monitor the quality of case management aspects of Malaria Consortium programmes.
• Contribute to proposal development related to communicable disease control.
• Carry out operational research to address communicable disease control questions.
• Prepare documentation based on Malaria Consortium’s work for dissemination in line with our communication strategy such as policy briefs and journal publications.
• Participate in capacity development of Malaria Consortium’s country teams.
• Represent the organisation at high level national, regional and global meetings on matters relating to case management of malaria, tuberculosis and other communicable diseases.
• Up to 40% travel within and outside the region. This is an essential requirement
• A medical/clinical or nursing undergraduate degree with at least a Masters degree in a health or clinical -related discipline.
• At least five (5) years experience working on case management of malaria and any of the other communicable diseases of which at least two (2) years of practical field experience in Africa is essential.
• Solid understanding of malaria case management is essential.
• Experience of working at community level would be highly desirable, particularly familiarity or experience with integrated community case management of malaria pneumonia and diarrhoea.
• Experience of training of health staff at all levels of the system including the implementation of IEC/BCC would be desirable.
• Familiarity with nutritional rehabilitation would be an advantage but not essential.
• Should be familiar with basic epidemiological research methodology though this is not essential
• Effective communication and writing skills are essential.
• Willingness to work within a team of technical specialists is essential.
• Good mentoring and people management skills are desirable.
Applicants from the Africa region are encouraged to apply.
Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV together with a covering letter explaining how you are suited to the position, including a daytime telephone contact and three referees.
We appreciate your application however, only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Candidates who have previously applied to this position need not re-submit.
Quote the position and Reference number in your application.