Job opportunity in Uganda - from our partners IOA

If you are interested, I can put you in touch.

Dear IOA Network

At the request of the MoH IOA Cell in Uganda, we’re hiring a P4 IOA Manager to support Cell leadership. Please note that while the position is open – headhunting is also taking place and we request that you get in touch as well as apply online.

Under the Ministry of Health (MOH) leadership, the Project Manager (IOA) will be responsible for

  1. Support the IOA MoH leadership to manage IOA Cell

1.1. Bring together partners and collaborators, facilitate discussions, meetings and presentations as required

1.2. Support on the identification of key IOA themes and studies over time

1.3. When/if required support the development of an IOA workplan within the Ebola response strategy

1.4. Support the tracking and development of IOA studies with different partners

1.5. Work with MoH to ensure IOA cell can be sustainable as /if requested

  1.   Provide technical guidance to MoH and partners on key questions for IOA

2.1. to support understanding of outbreak dynamics and identify and support on appropriate methods to collect and analyse data to answer questions

2.2. review routine data from response pillars (case, surveillance, ETU and others); continuity of care (use of healthcare services) and context (community; healthcare worker) to monitor trends in outbreak, impacts of the outbreak and response and communities perceptions and practice over time to identify questions for further investigation

2.3. provide training and technical guidance to MoH and partners on IOA approaches and methods (in person, online, tools etc)

  1. Support on data analytics (social epidemiological, statistics, R) based on data types and study questions

3.1. Conduct routine analyses of social epidemiological data (qualitative, quantitative)

3.2. Contribute to reflections around data analytics within other specializations (data science, modelling, anthropology etc)

  1. Ensure that studies are robust and of quality through support to data collection (tools, methods) and analyses

4.1. Regularly accompany and support MoH and field teams in different locations to review and adapt data collection methods/tools to ensure they are usable and provide quality data for analysis

  1. Support the monitoring of evidence use across response pillars and actors over time

5.1. Contribute to systematic review of IOA presentations, use of evidence (co-development) and ensure that this is being documented and tracked by MoH

5.2. Support all IOA partners to ensure that results are presented in ways which are usable and used and that recommendations are documented across all pillars, response actors and support the MoH to identify the best mechanisms for doing so.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Advanced (master’s degree) university qualification in relevant field (social epidemiology, epidemiology, operational social sciences health research, public health).
8 years of progressively responsible professional work field-based (operational) experience at national and international levels working in humanitarian settings including in public health emergencies.
Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex scientific content for multiple audiences.
Demonstrated ability to develop capacity building tools.
Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
The individual should be highly proficient in a range of PC/web applications, including but not limited to: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, NVivo/Atlas Ti, Epi Info.
Experience working in public health emergencies is required. Specific experience is using evidence to inform outbreak and humanitarian response is required.
Experience working in health research in humanitarian or development programmes is required.
Working in data science (R, SPSS) is an asset
Strong organizational, planning, and analytical skills.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

1 Like