Job Title: HIV Diagnostics Coordinator
About this job
Our client is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases and is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individual for the Vacancy above;
Reports to: Deputy Country Director
The Diagnostics Coordinator will work with the Ministry of Health of Uganda to support the evaluation, adoption, and uptake of new innovative diagnostic products for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. The Coordinator will work on strengthening systems around the point-of-care machines currently in use in Uganda. This will involve assisting the Ministry of Health with evaluation of the existing program, quantifying for supplies, and supporting the development of follow-up mentorship programs.
As new technologies become available, the Diagnostics Coordinator will focus on creating a conducive regulatory and policy environment for their use in Uganda and strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to adopt and appropriately scale up new technologies. The Coordinator will provide analysis of the diagnostics market in Uganda to assist CHAI’s Laboratory Systems Team in negotiations with global device manufacturers.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. The Coordinator must be able to function independently and flexibly, build strong professional relationships, and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on the following qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Supporting the monitoring, evaluation and strengthening of existing point-of-care testing systems in Uganda
* Assisting the Ministry of Health to design and implement technical and operational pilots of new point-of-care technologies
* Assisting the Ministry of Health in the development of POC testing policies and national implementation plans, and the creation of operational systems to support the wide-scale implementation of new POC diagnostic products, such as training, quality assurance, and data management
* Working with the Ministry of Health, key in-country partners, and CHAI teams to identify funding for increased investment in POC diagnostic products in Uganda
* Designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems to measure the impact of POC testing and assess progress against project goals
* Other activities, as needed
* Bachelor’s degree plus 2-5 years work experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills
* Excellent problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
* Ability to navigate complex government processes with multiple influencers and to negotiate and achieve consensus
* Ability to learn on the job quickly and synthesize a broad range of information
* Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced environment
* Willingness to travel in remote areas with limited services ~25% of the time
* CHAI places great value on the following qualities: flexibility, resourcefulness, responsibility, persistence, independence, energy, and work ethic
* Experience working in management consulting, finance or a similarly quantitative/analytical capacity
* Advanced degree in Economics, Public Health, Business or a related field
* Experience working in Africa and/or developing countries
* Experience in working in public health, HIV or other infectious diseases
How to Apply:
Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.
1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.
2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.
3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.
4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address and send your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.
Deadline: 24th December 2012