10 Epidemiologists at Baylor Uganda

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Job Summary

The incumbent will work with MoH and provide TA to districts to strengthen surveillance systems for EVD and provide support for advanced data analysis and interpretation to inform effective programme design/ interventions. S/he will be responsible for leading/supporting the development of priority implementation, analyses and dissemination of results. S/he will also ensure that the learning from implementatin science is incorporated into the programme design.

Overall Responsibilities

  1. Work with the project coordinator on sub-national level planning, budgeting implementation, coordination, and reporting of the Global Health Security Project activities
  2. Work with districts to conduct investigations to determine the characteristics, causes and trends of diseases to facilitate early outbreak detection
  3. Assess surveillance and response systems at the regional and district levels and identify corrective actions
  4.   Support district Task forces and rapid response teams on active surveillance, case findings, contact tracing, monitoring and other outbreak response measures during disease outbreaks
  5. Support/mentor district surveillance focal persons, regional Emergency Operation Centre Officers and district biostatisticians on epidemiological data analysis and interpretation from EBS and IBS sources for decision making
  6. Support national and sub-national capacity-building efforts of teams of human, animal and environmental health workers on IDSR
  7. Participate in National Rapid Response Team activities during public health emergencies
  8. Participate in planning/developing epidemiologic surveillance and research programs.
  9. Participate in relevant National Technical Working Groups in developing policies, guidelines and SOP’s for surveillance and epidemic response.
  10. Initiate, develop, monitor and evaluate relevant strategic and contingency plans for health security
  11. Participate in the dissemination of epidemiological findings through reports, bulletins, presentations and peer-reviewed publications at the sub-national, national level and international levels

Required Qualification, Experience and Competencies:

  • ·       Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology or Biostatistics or MSc in Epidemiology from a recognized institution. Training in Advanced Field Epidemiology is an added advantage
  • ·       At least 3 years of full-time experience as an Epidemiologist
  • 3 Years Relevant Experience

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, daytime telephone contact, three traceable professional references and certified UNEB certificates as well as certified University Transcripts

You must have at least a credit 6 in MATHEMATICS and ENGLISH at Ordinary Level (UCE). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


We look forward to hearing from you! Please apply directly using the apply button below. In case you have any further questions about the role, contact us on careers@baylor-uganda.org