Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Careers- Job Employment Opportunities

Job Title: Data Operations Manager – Research.

Educational Requirements and Professional Experience:
-         Bachelors Degree in Statistics , Computer Science or related field is required.
-         Masters Degree in Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Public Health is an added advantage.
-         At least 5 years progressive experience in clinical research data management.
-         1-2 years Project Management experience.
-         1-2 years staff supervisory experience.


Technical Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
-         Relational database management knowledge, preferably SQL Sever, ACCESS and Oracle and strong computer programming experiences (SAS, C-based or other)
-         Knowledge of computer programs normally used for data capture, retrieval and analysis, such as SAS, STAT or DataFax.
-         UNIX or LINUX experience is an advantage.
-         Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and  presentation packages and email/internet fluency.
-         Ability to develop project budgets.
-         Setail oriented with strong organizational skills.
-         Knowledge of HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases is an advantage.
-         Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Responsibilities:
-         Develop departmental standards and documentation, such as job descriptions, departmental training records, roles/responsibilities and staffing assignments and performance review procedures.
-         Oversee a team of data management personnel within the DataFax operation, including hiring and training of new staff, and direct line-management.
-         Develop and manage budgets for all departmental projects/contracts and ensure optimal cost recovery for all ongoing projects.
-         Communicate closely with the HOD- Research regarding departmental  staffing, operations and equipment needs.
    -         Develop and review data management and study-specific documentation such as; forms                 of Data Management  Plans, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Practice             Guidelines (WPGs)
-         Establish departmental procedures and documentation or software/system and study database validation and tesing.
-         Develop quality assurance systems and documentation that will ensure accurate, timely consistent and highest quality data.
-         Manages all aspects of access control, permissions, user privileges to the DataFax server.
-         Conducts periodic maintenance tasks as specified by NIH IT support team.
-         Communicates closely with NIH IT support team to ensure the ongoing operational efficiency of the DataFax system.
-         Support strategic planning for IDI Research Department operations.
-         Maintain close communication with the HOD-Research and other key personnel.
-         Communication with and development of current and potential Sponsor and Funder relationships.
-         Ensure that all 21 CFR part 11 guidelines are followed where applicable.
-         Ensure that GCP guidelines are followed where applicable.

To Apply:
Qualified and interested persons may hand-deliver, email or post an application letters with detailed CVs, naming at least two professional referees, to;






Job Title:  Data Reviewer

Educational Requirements:
-         University Degree.
-         Computer literacy.
-         2 years in electronic data entry.
-         A good understanding of HIV/AIDS related issues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-         Knowledge of medical terminology.
-         Speed and accuracy at basic computer keyboard manipulation.
-         Demonstrated ability to work in a team.
-         Good communication skills.
-         Flexibility to work long hours.

Responsibilities:
-         Provide clerical and data management assistance.
-         Review data for accuracy, consistency and completeness, identifying errors and generation QC notes where necessary
-         Participate whenever requested to do clinic research studies and supported project activities as required.
-         Create hard copy files for all the registered new patients as well as ensuring proper filing of the hard copy CRFs.
-         Participate in analysis, interpretation and reporting of data collected where required.

To Apply:
Qualified and interested persons may hand-deliver, email or post an application letters with detailed CVs, naming at least two professional referees, to;






Job Title:  IT Manager.

Principal Accountabilities:
-         Control and enhance operations of the IDI computing infrastructure and maintain IT systems such as to minimize IT service downtime.
-         Administration and management of IT systems e.g. Databases, shared storage, Email etc.
-         Relationship management with Information Services Head of Department, Information Services section managers, external vendors, partner institutions and general IDI users.
-         Management and supervision of the IT staff to ensure that the section is adequately staffed and the team is equipped with the necessary skills.
-         Implement and monitor information security controls.

Qualifications and Experience:
-         A Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Security or related computing discipline.
-         At least 6 years related work experience and a solid background in IT infrastructure operations, computer network administration and service delivery.
-         Managerial and leadership experience with ability to mentor and guide other technical staff and successfully manage the working of an IT team.
-         Technical certifications e.g. CCNA, MCSE, Project Management are an advantage.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills.
-         Skills in examining and re-engineering IT operations and procedures to meet changing needs.
-         Strong technical skills with Windows (XO, Exchange, Server 2003/7, SQL Server)
-         proven experience with managing the development, maintenance and operations of IT systems (Windows based) and with defining system.
-         Must have excellent interpersonal skills, customer service approach and posses a professional, confident and empathetic manner. 
-         Familiarity with IT operations in clinical environment is preferable.
-         Security policies and standards e.g. BS7799.
-         Security related certificates e.g. CISSP, CISA are a distinct advantage.
-         Self starter, showing an ability to work with own initiative.

To Apply:
Qualified and interested persons may hand-deliver, email or post an application letters with detailed CVs, naming at least two professional referees, to;

The Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute
P.O Box 22418, Kampala.
office@idi.co.ug

Deadline  :  14th January, 2011

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Career Job Vacancy

Job Title:  IT Manager.

Principal Accountabilities:
-         Control and enhance operations of the IDI computing infrastructure and maintain IT systems such as to minimize IT service downtime.
-         Administration and management of IT systems e.g. Databases, shared storage, Email etc.
-         Relationship management with Information Services Head of Department, Information Services section managers, external vendors, partner institutions and general IDI users.
-         Management and supervision of the IT staff to ensure that the section is adequately staffed and the team is equipped with the necessary skills.
-         Implement and monitor information security controls.

Qualifications and Experience:
-         A Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Security or related computing discipline.
-         At least 6 years related work experience and a solid background in IT infrastructure operations, computer network administration and service delivery.
-         Managerial and leadership experience with ability to mentor and guide other technical staff and successfully manage the working of an IT team.
-         Technical certifications e.g. CCNA, MCSE, Project Management are an advantage.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills.
-         Skills in examining and re-engineering IT operations and procedures to meet changing needs.
-         Strong technical skills with Windows (XO, Exchange, Server 2003/7, SQL Server)
-         proven experience with managing the development, maintenance and operations of IT systems (Windows based) and with defining system.
-         Must have excellent interpersonal skills, customer service approach and posses a professional, confident and empathetic manner.  
-         Familiarity with IT operations in clinical environment is preferable.
-         Security policies and standards e.g. BS7799.
-         Security related certificates e.g. CISSP, CISA are a distinct advantage.
-         Self starter, showing an ability to work with own initiative.

To Apply:
Qualified and interested persons may hand-deliver, email or post an application letters with detailed CVs, naming at least two professional referees, to;

The Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute
P.O Box 22418, Kampala.

Deadline  :  14th January, 2011

Data Reviewer Job Opportunity at Infectious Diseases Institute

Job Title:  Data Reviewer

Educational Requirements:
-         University Degree.
-         Computer literacy.
-         2 years in electronic data entry.
-         A good understanding of HIV/AIDS related issues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-         Knowledge of medical terminology.
-         Speed and accuracy at basic computer keyboard manipulation.
-         Demonstrated ability to work in a team.
-         Good communication skills.
-         Flexibility to work long hours.

Responsibilities:
-         Provide clerical and data management assistance.
-         Review data for accuracy, consistency and completeness, identifying errors and generation QC notes where necessary
-         Participate whenever requested to do clinic research studies and supported project activities as required.
-         Create hard copy files for all the registered new patients as well as ensuring proper filing of the hard copy CRFs.
-         Participate in analysis, interpretation and reporting of data collected where required.

To Apply:
Qualified and interested persons may hand-deliver, email or post an application letters with detailed CVs, naming at least two professional referees, to;

The Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute
P.O Box 22418, Kampala.

Deadline  :  14th January, 2011

Infectious Diseases Institute Jobs Vacancies (New)

Job Title: Data Operations Manager – Research.

Educational Requirements and Professional Experience:
-         Bachelors Degree in Statistics , Computer Science or related field is required.
-         Masters Degree in Biostatistics/Epidemiology/Public Health is an added advantage.
-         At least 5 years progressive experience in clinical research data management.
-         1-2 years Project Management experience.
-         1-2 years staff supervisory experience.


Technical Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
-         Relational database management knowledge, preferably SQL Sever, ACCESS and Oracle and strong computer programming experiences (SAS, C-based or other)
-         Knowledge of computer programs normally used for data capture, retrieval and analysis, such as SAS, STAT or DataFax.
-         UNIX or LINUX experience is an advantage.
-         Strong computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and  presentation packages and email/internet fluency.
-         Ability to develop project budgets.
-         Setail oriented with strong organizational skills.
-         Knowledge of HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases is an advantage.
-         Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Responsibilities:
-         Develop departmental standards and documentation, such as job descriptions, departmental training records, roles/responsibilities and staffing assignments and performance review procedures.
-         Oversee a team of data management personnel within the DataFax operation, including hiring and training of new staff, and direct line-management.
-         Develop and manage budgets for all departmental projects/contracts and ensure optimal cost recovery for all ongoing projects.
-         Communicate closely with the HOD- Research regarding departmental  staffing, operations and equipment needs.
    -         Develop and review data management and study-specific documentation such as; forms                 of Data Management  Plans, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Practice             Guidelines (WPGs)
-         Establish departmental procedures and documentation or software/system and study database validation and tesing.
-         Develop quality assurance systems and documentation that will ensure accurate, timely consistent and highest quality data.
-         Manages all aspects of access control, permissions, user privileges to the DataFax server.
-         Conducts periodic maintenance tasks as specified by NIH IT support team.
-         Communicates closely with NIH IT support team to ensure the ongoing operational efficiency of the DataFax system.
-         Support strategic planning for IDI Research Department operations.
-         Maintain close communication with the HOD-Research and other key personnel.
-         Communication with and development of current and potential Sponsor and Funder relationships.
-         Ensure that all 21 CFR part 11 guidelines are followed where applicable.
-         Ensure that GCP guidelines are followed where applicable.

To Apply:
Qualified and interested persons may hand-deliver, email or post an application letters with detailed CVs, naming at least two professional referees, to;

The Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute
P.O Box 22418, Kampala.

Deadline  :  14th January, 2011

Makerere University- Financial Services

Finance department is strategically located in the Main Administration Block, Makerere University. Its headed by the Director of Finance/University Bursar. It has eight sections i.e. Halls/Student welfare, Grants/Sponsered Projects, Income Generating Unit, Salaries and Wages, Accounts, Expenditure and Payables, Reporting and Accountability; and Budget Monitoring.

Under the above sections there are sub-sections: Budgeting Section, Commitment Control Section, Cash  Management & Revenue Section, Asset management and Stores management As a department of  Makerere University,which is a non-profit making Institution, Finance Department  is the Centre of all financial services in the University, responsible for maintaining the proper accounting system. It ensures that the financial activities are carried out effectively and efficiently.This is achieved through aligning, priotizing, agreeing and communicating Plans, objectives and targets aiming at achieving a stakeholder focused strategy, which is consistent with the department mission, vision and values. 
 
VISION

Provision of effecient and effective financial mangement and services to the University, Country  and  the region in support of effecient and effective Teaching, Research, Innovation and Outreach.

MISSION
To provide proffessional financial management and services that ensures accountability and stakeholder
OBJECTIVES
  1. To continiously develop,implement and maintain quality assurance systems for performance based fincacial management and reporting standards.
  2. To ensure that high standards of accountability, transparency and integrity of Makerere University is upheld in all Fincancial transactions of the University.
  3. To ensure that the university progrms go on uninterrupted within the available resources.
  4. To enhance the visibility and image of the finance department and to contribute to the overall university communication and marketing strategy.
  5. To ensure operations are within the framework of Goverment policies and University Act.
  6. To attract Donors
  7. To protect the image of the Finance Department and the University as a whole in matters related to Finance.
  8. To monitor changes both internal and external and adjust to such in terms of our profession, Economics and the Politics of the day at no expense of each other.
  9. To ensure that Accounting Proffession is not undermined.

Makerere University Graduation List

Academic Calendar for Academic year 2010/2011
 Makerere University will hold graduation ceremonies in the week beginning 17th Jan 2011, The full makerere university graduation list with all the names of the graduands will be posted here in a short while. However, here is the Makerere University Calender for the year 2010/2011.



2009/2010 SEMESTER DATES

Semester Two Vacation: Saturday, 29th May, 2010 to Saturday, 21st August, 2010

Recess Term: Saturday, 29th May, 2010 to Saturday, 7th August, 2010 (10 weeks)

2010/2011 SEMESTER DATES

Orientation Week: Saturday, 14th August, 2010 to Friday, 20th August, 2010 (7 days)

Semester One: Saturday, 21st August, 2010 to Saturday, 18th December, 2010 (17 weeks)

Semester One Vacation: Saturday, 18th December, 2010 to Saturday, 29th January, 2011
61st Graduation: Monday 17th to Friday, 21st January, 2011 
Semester Two: Saturday, 29th January, 2011 to Saturday, 28th May, 2011 (17 weeks)
Semester Two Vacation: 28th May, 2011 to Saturday 20th August, 2011

Recess Term: Saturday, 28th May, 2011 to Saturday, 6th August, 2011 (10 weeks)
N.B: University Examinations shall normally be conducted in the last two weeks of each Semester.

Jobs at U. S. Mission in Uganda

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

OPEN TO:     All Current Locally Engaged Candidates
Job Title:         Work Order Control/Maintenance Clerk; FP-AA; FSN-4
OPENING DATE:  December 30, 2010
CLOSING DATE:  January 12, 2011
WORK HOURS:    Full-time; 40 hours/week
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION. 
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public health agency engaged in HIV prevention and care programs and research activities in Uganda.  CDC offers excellent career opportunities for professional growth, training, and collaboration with other health professionals. The main CDC offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC is an agency of the United States Mission in Uganda."
The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention is seeking for an individual for the position of Work Order Control/Maintenance Clerk.

BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
Serves as the Work Order Control/Maintenance Clerk for the Facilities Maintenance Section based at the CDC-Uganda office in Entebbe.  The incumbent performs administrative and clerical duties for the maintenance section which includes tracking work-flow from the time a work order is submitted to completion; managing the day to day data entry into the Computerized Maintenance Management System to reflect preventive maintenance assignments and schedules; issuing and monitoring usage of maintenance tools and frequently used supplies and consumables; tracking leave and attendance of facilities personnel.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on www.kampala.usembassy.gov
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.  Education required: Completion of secondary school (both 'O' and 'A' Level) is required.
 2.  Work Experience: Two years of clerical and/or technical workshop experience related to maintenance or construction operation is required.
3.   Language Requirement: Level III (good working knowledge) in written and spoken English ability is required.
4.   Knowledge:  General knowledge of facilities maintenance operations, including an understanding of basic maintenance tools, test-gears, and related equipment is required.
5.  Skills and Abilities:  Basic computer and database management skills and have the ability to use software packages like Microsoft Word and Excel; good communication skills are required for building a good customer relationship with CDC and Embassy personnel.
SELECTION PROCESS
When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.
2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.
5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus
4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.
Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification No.
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver's License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. Reference
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Nsambya Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5
By Fax:
0414-341-863
Or by e-mail:
KampalaHR@state.gov

U. S. Mission in Uganda Jobs Vacancies

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Number: 117/2010 Date: 12/30/2010
Job Title:       Chauffeur; FP-BB; FSN-3
OPENING DATE:  December 30, 2010
CLOSING DATE:  January 12, 2011
WORK HOURS:     Full-time; 45 hours/week
ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT (OR) APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
"The American Embassy is seeking for an individual for the position of Chauffeur in the GSO (Motor-pool) Section."
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION
 Operates a passenger vehicle in accordance with dispatcher's instructions to transport Embassy personnel and official visitors within the city and surrounding areas.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on www.kampala.usembassy.gov
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1. Education: Attainment of the Ordinary Level Certificate of Education is required.
2. Work Experience:  Two years of chauffeur experience is required.
3. Language:  Level II English ability (Limited) is required.
4. Knowledge:  Must be familiar with local traffic laws and area traffic patterns is required.
5. Skills and Abilities:  Must have valid local driver's license appropriate to type of vehicle operated is required.
SELECTION PROCESS
When equally qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and U.S. Veterans are given preference.  Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
1.  Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and visa status in determining successful candidacy.
2.  Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
3.  Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
4.   Currently employed US Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their appointment.
5.   Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus
4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
3A. If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.
Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.
A. Position Title
B. Position Grade
C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
D. Dates Available for work
E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
F. Date and Place of Birth
G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; If yes, provide number)
I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification No.
J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver's License Class/Type
M. Days available to work
N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
P. Education
Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
R. Language Skills
S. Work Experience
T. Reference
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
Plot 1577 Nsambya Road
P. O. Box 7007, Kampala
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5
By Fax:
0414-341-863
Or by e-mail:
KampalaHR@state.gov

Business Clinical Manager Job Vacancy

Job Title: Business Clinical Manager
Salary: $ 2500

Manages, plans and coordinates the operations of the Hospital.

Minimum Requirements

Degree in Medicine from Recognised University
.

Have knowledge of office management and administrative procedures and the ability to supervise and review the work of others.

Knowledge of CPT/ICD-9 coding procedures and be familiar with Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurance billing procedures.

Experience in healthcare management preferred and familiarity with medical records administration, medical terminology and knowledge of clinic and physician/patient protocol.

Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities.

Ability to read, analyse and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.

Distance Learning in Partnership with Makerere University



Diploma in Palliative Care offered by Hospice Africa Uganda in partnership with Makerere University and African Palliative Care Association

Information for potential Applicants

For 2010/2011 Academic Year

Introduction:
This 12 month programme is offered by Makerere University through its affiliated institution Hospice Africa Uganda in partnership with the African Palliative Care Association. It is specifically designed to be applicable to Palliative Care in the African setting. Through the use of a distance learning modality, it is aimed that a wider audience from different African countries will be able to participate in the course, thereby helping to increase the availability of Palliative Care.

Date of next Intake: July/August 2010 (exact dates to be communicated)

Overall Objective:

To produce graduates from across Sub-Saharan Africa who possess the multiple skills to develop and manage palliative care services appropriate to their country situations, as well as leading the development and running of appropriate training, evaluation and advocacy programmes.

Specific Objectives:

 It is expected that the graduate with the Diploma in Palliative Care would be able to:
  • Demonstrate an ability to consult appropriately, and to provide care in a way that is sensitive and informed by the local African socio-cultural context;
  • Demonstrate an ability to work autonomously as palliative care health professionals, with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrate a basic level of skills in the training of others;
  • Demonstrate an ability to ensure efficient provision of care for patients with palliative care needs and their families;
  • Prescribe medication as appropriate and according to the laws and statutes in country, governing prescribing for nurses and clinical officers;
  • Apply critical thinking skills in relation to a range of tasks including the evaluation of evidence, and the planning and undertaking of simple audit studies.
  • Demonstrate the skills required for palliative care advocacy within their organisation
  • Demonstrate abilities as team-worker and as an effective operator across professional, organisational, economic and socio-cultural boundaries, so as to deliver the best palliative care service for patients within the resources available.

Who can apply?

Applications are invited from Doctors, Nurses and Clinical Officers who fulfil the following eligibility criteria:


Admission Requirements:
Each applicant must be a qualified doctor, registered nurse/midwife or clinical officer who must fulfil the following Essential criteria.

  • Fall in the category of  professionals mentioned above
  • Have a minimum of two years post registration clinical experience
  • Must currently be working in a clinical palliative care or related setting
  • Must present  good recommendations from two referees one of which must be their  current supervisor
  • Must  demonstrate appropriate writing skills in English

Desirable Criterion
  • Prior training in Palliative Care

Programme Content:
The programme is structured over a 12 months period and comprises 2 Semesters and one Recess Term. During the Recess Term there will be a block of clinical experience in a Palliative Care setting and an audit project to be completed.

There is also a compulsory residential teaching block at the beginning of the first semester and an examination week at the end of each semester.

A letter of agreement for a participant to attend these activities from their employer is required prior to acceptance onto the course, in addition to employer support for the student to have additional study leave for ongoing reading, assignments and examination preparation. We would recommend a minimum of 1-2 days per month study leave during the Semesters and Recess Term.

The following topics will be included:

  • Academic writing and study skills                                                    
  • Foundations in palliative care and Introduction to Public Health Approach
  • Palliative care in disease specific conditions 
  • Pain management                                                                               
  • Symptom control                                           
  • Psychosocial issues, communication and team work             
  • Spiritual and cultural issues                                                               
  • Death, dying, grief and bereavement                                                
  • Ethics and Legal Issues                                                                     
  • Teaching palliative care                                                                      
  • Audit and evaluation                                                             
  • Clinical pain assessment and management                                        
  • Audit project  

 Learning Support:
Students will be assigned a mentor who will provide support and guidance by telephone, email, post and face-to-face contact (depending on student’s location). For students outside Uganda, there will also be an identified facilitator who will provide additional support; this will often be the current direct supervisor/employer.

It is also aimed that students will be in informal contact with each other for support, discussion and sharing of information. It would be beneficial if students were able to form small groups for discussion around study topics.

Assessment:
Each module is assessed by an assignment and a written examination at the end of each semester.

Students will be awarded a Diploma of Palliative Care from Makerere University upon successful completion of the two Semesters and Recess Term.

Costs:
To undertake the Diploma Course, the cost per student is US$ 5,400 in total to include;
·         All registration
·         Tuition
·         Examination fees
·         Accommodation and meals during the  residential period at Hospice.

Additional costs that will need to be met by the individual student / employer / sponsor include;
·         Transport costs to the residential and examination periods
·         Accommodation, travel and subsistence costs for clinical placements and audit    
·         project costs.
·         Communication

The majority of students will require bursaries to help with these costs.
When applying please indicate how funding is planned. All potential students are encouraged to actively seek their own source of funding.

How to apply:
Please contact Ms. Grace Kivumbi on the contacts below for further information and application procedure:

Hospice Africa Uganda
Plot 130 Makindye road
Education Office

PO Box 7757

Kampala
Uganda
Tel: 00 256 414  266867, 266044, 510089, 268187, 00 256 392 766867

UNIX Administrator

Job Title:UNIX Administrator 
Salary: 1.8 - 2.5M Net

the main scope of your responsibilities will includes System Admin whereby the main role is the maintenance of servers, AD, Exchange 2003, Windows 2000 servers. The role will be:

responsible for the installation, configuration and maintenance of the organization's NT operating systems and all related systems and software.

to provide best practice support services for the systems under Enterprise Support Services (ESS) management responsibility.

to maintain, tune and patch systems for optimum performance and security.

to ensure changes are planned and implemented in a sound low risk manner, without creating system outages.

to provide implementation support for Enterprise Support Services (ESS) to approved projects, when appointed to a project.

to prepare and maintain key team support documents.

to provide on-call support and participate in 24 x 7 roster rotation groups.

to assist Service Management and Application teams in solving intermittent recurring problems.

to provide solutions architecture advise (where qualified / experienced to do so).

to provide Technical Project Management (where experience and asked to do so).

to provide support for costing solutions (hardware, software, and implementation labour), (where experienced and / or being coached in doing so).

Send CVs to info@corporatesolutions.com

International Volunteers

Information for potential International Professional Volunteers at Hospice Africa Uganda:

This section will provide some points to consider if you are thinking about volunteering with HAU as an International Volunteer. These are only initial considerations - to further explore this possibility please contact (Betty Babirye: betty@hospiceafrica.or.ug , betty.babirye@gmail.com at HAU. International Professional Volunteers are usually clinical but HAU also welcomes enquiries from others including professionals, i.e. from  Administration, Accounts or  IT and gap year students. The volunteers play a major role in taking over a substantial post at Hospice and in sharing their skills with our teams, to support individual and team development.

Volunteers stay for a minimum period of 3 months, up to 2 years, occasionally for shorter periods on a case to case basis and depending on availability. Those coming for longer placements have a possibility of having volunteer subsistence provided by a donor, which will be arranged with HAU. HAU will recommend volunteer support from organisations such as  VMM and VSO at times when we are unable to assist. This is discussed with the volunteer on individual basis.

As part of your very early considerations, it is important to spend some time considering the following points:

  • What skills do I have to offer? - i.e. clinical palliative care experience, palliative care teaching experience, management and leadership, information technology etc.
  • How long do I have to volunteer?

Language:
English is the official country language and is used at HAU. Translation, by other team members, will be provided if needed, i.e. in clinical situations, as there are many languages within the country.
Accommodation:
We will arrange your accommodation for you here in Uganda. In Kampala, we have a guesthouse within the Hospice compound. This costs 18,000Ush (Ugandan Shillings) (about 10US$ or 9 Euros) per night for bed & breakfast and 5 Euros for dinner, bed and breakfast (20US$ or 15 Euros). If you are staying for a long-term placement, we may make alternative arrangements for you.
In Mbarara, there is no accommodation at the hospice. We will arrange for you to stay at a local guesthouse. (Where you can expect to pay around 15 Euros for dinner, bed & breakfast) There are many reasonably priced cafes and restaurants within Mbarara town.
Hospice in Hoima does not have its own accommodation. We will arrange for you to stay at a local guest house within town (where you can expect to pay about 10 Euros for dinner, bed & breakfast) or slightly outside the town with the Hoima Diocese Roman Catholic Missionary Fathers (this is cheaper at 5 Euros for dinner, bed & breakfast).

Transport:
Below is some background information on transport, specific details will be agreed once a definite placement is confirmed:
To Uganda
The International Airport in Uganda is in Entebbe. Entebbe is 35 km and approximately a 45 minute journey from Kampala by road.
 

Within Uganda
Mbarara is approximately 266km to the south-west of Kampala and takes between 3 and 4 hours to reach by road. There are regular buses and matatu taxis (small public mini-buses) that travel between Kampala and Mbarara.
Hoima is 300km from Kampala to the north-west and takes 3-4 hours by road directly or 5-6 hours by road via Masindi. Again, there are regular buses that travel between the two.
For further relevant information relating to many aspects of international volunteering in palliative care it is recommended that you read International Volunteering - Tips to Get started which can be found in the publications section of Help the Hospices website http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk
For further informal or formal enquires regarding possible volunteering with HAU please contact - Betty.babirye@gmail.com as above, and we look forward to discussing volunteering opportunities at HAU with you.
How to apply:
1.    Please write in good time to Hospice info@hospiceafrcia.or.ug with a copy to Betty (as above). State who you are and what would be your expectations  from Hospice and what you can offer to Hospice. Also give the suggested dates of arrival and departure.
2.    If you are suitable, then we will request you to send a CV together with referee contacts.
3.    Ensure you get your medical requirements together in good time.
4.    Medical insurance and travel arrangements should then be made.
5.    You can get your visa on arrival at Entebbe airport and it costs US$50 at present depending where you are from. Visa is free to Irish residents.
6.    You can get Ugandan shillings from the ATM at the airport as you come out, or at ATMs in Kampala and towns in Uganda. If you bring cash, US dollars, UK pounds and Euros are acceptable for exchange.
7.    We will meet you at the airport and bring you to your residence.

Community volunteering Vacancies in Africa

Community volunteers are essential for the identification and support of those most vulnerable in the communities who are suffering from critical illness or are at the end of life. They give invaluable support to the patients, their families and their carers.

These are selected by their own communities, through their leaders, as those who the community would like to care for them when ill.  Hospice then provides training in simple nursing techniques in the home. They will advise the families on early detection of HIV, breast cancer, cervical cancer and other signs of early cancer. They are also trained to identify patients in need of palliative care services.

Community volunteers were initiated to serve the 57% of our people who never reach a Health worker. These people also suffer from cancer and/or HIV/AIDS and need palliative care.

The community volunteers identify the suffering and critically ill, and refer them to Hospice. Hospice will then go to their homes and give holistic care in conjunction with palliative care. If they need ARVs or management from another networking organisation, they will be referred to the right service.

For more information regarding community volunteers please contact the Community volunteer coordinator at Hospice Clinical Department.

Call 0414266867, 266044,0392766867 or email info@hospiceafrica.or.ug

Volunteering Opportunities at Hospice Africa Uganda

Since work began in Uganda in 1993, volunteers have played an important part in the success of Hospice Africa Uganda. Volunteers generally work with the team in Uganda, but as other projects grow they will also welcome volunteers. The visit can be for a period as short as two weeks or for as long as two years, depending on the needs of the organization at any given time and the skills the volunteer has to offer. We a grateful for all applications, but not all who apply can be accepted. A Placement Policy is nearing completion; meanwhile the following guide will give some indication of what is required. It is important to remember that, as a volunteer, you are there to serve the needs of the organization and those it cares for. Our volunteers need to:

    * Have a genuine concern for the adults and children and be prepared to work closely with the team in the Hospice.
    * Be in good health, have patience and understanding, be responsible, emotionally mature, creative, self reliant, resilient and be able to use their initiative.
    * Act with discretion and diplomacy. Volunteers are NOT there to impose their own ideas and should remember that they are guests.
    * Be aware and appreciative of the cultural differences and way of life in African countries, especially in rural areas.


WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?

    * We are happy to receive applications from a wide range of potential volunteers. If you have special skills please let us know. If you are interested in volunteering you should contact Lesley Phipps by email at hospaf@connectfree.co.uk or by letter to Hospice Africa, 16 Arden Close, Ainsdale, Southport PR8 2RR. Please enclose an up-to-date CV, specifying the desired time and duration, and tell us how you feel that Hospice Africa Uganda would benefit from you as a volunteer. We will also require the names of two referees

WHAT IS NEEDED?

    * The majority of volunteers will be self-financing. This includes the cost of flights to and from Africa, transport within the country, food and accommodation,though help with finding suitable accommodation is given. Potential volunteers may be able to raise sponsorship. Some volunteers, for example health professionals with palliative care experience, who volunteer for 6 months or more, may be eligible to receive a volunteer’s allowance.

Internal Auditor

Job title: Internal Auditor
Company: Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU)
Since its foundation in 1993, Hospice Africa Uganda has promoted modern methods of pain and symptom control as well as “whole-person” care for patients living with cancer and HIV/AIDS. It strives to uphold excellent clinical standards, as well as providing quality education courses and advocacy activities to promote spread of palliative care.
Closing date: 13 Jan 2011
Location: Uganda - Kampala
As Internal Auditor you will carry out an independent appraisal of the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which the HAU's financial, physical and information resources are managed.
Add value by acting as a facilitator in business risk management and carrying out value for money reviews, thereby assisting the management and the trustees of the HAU in the effective discharge of their responsibilities.
Key Responsibilities
  • To work with BOD members/ trustees and management to ensure a system is in place which ensures that all major risks of the HAU are identified and analyzed, frequently.
  • To plan, organize and carry out the internal audit function including the preparation of an audit plan which fulfils the responsibility of the department, scheduling and assigning work and estimating resource needs
  • To report to both the Chairman BOD and CED/ senior management on the policies, programmes and activities of each department
  • To coordinate coverage with the external auditors and ensure that each party is not only aware of the other's work but also well briefed on areas of concern
  • To make recommendations on the systems and procedures being reviewed, report on the findings and recommendations and monitor management's response and implementation
  • To review and report on the accuracy, timeliness and relevance of the financial and other information that is provided for management
  • To work with management to ensure a system is in place which ensure that all major risks of the HAU are identified and analyzed, on daily basis
  • To report on the value for money that the HAU obtains in all its activities with special regard to economy, efficiency and effectiveness
  • To conduct any reviews or tasks requested by BOD members / trustees, the Chief executive director, provided a such reviews and tasks do not compromise the independence or objectivity of the internal audit function
  • To provide both the BOD and management with an opinion on the internal controls in the HAU
Professional Background
A recognized professional qualification ie
  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
  • ACA (Association of Chartered Accountants)
  • ACCA (Certified Chartered Accountant)
  • CIPFA (Public Finance Accountant)
  • IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors)
Qualifications and Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Risk Management skills
  • Strategic management skills
  • Planning and forecasting skills
  • High levels of honesty & integrity
  • At least 5 years documented working experience in a similar position with NGOs in a developing world.
How to apply
To apply please send or e-mail CV and a cover letter explaining your suitability for the post and how you meet the above competencies, with 3 work related referees including copies of certificates to the address below. Clearly mark in subject field or envelope: “Hospice - Internal Auditor”. Attachments may not fill more than 2 MB.
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala
Attn.: The Director
Reference Code: RW_8CED5E-16

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