One Health Specialist, Infectious Diseases Detection and Surveillance

  • PATH
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 25/01/2020
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Job Description

One Health Specialist, Infectious Diseases Detection and Surveillance

Tracking Code
9835
Job Description

Please submit a cover letter with your resume describing your interest in this position and how you meet the requirements. Application materials must be submitted in English and applicants must have legal authorization to work in Uganda to be considered and confirm this in their cover letter.

PATH is seeking a One Health Specialist to be responsible for technical implementation of surveillance activities across human and animal health in Uganda including strengthening data collection, analysis and interpretation using a one health approach. This role will also be responsible for coordination with other project team members and partners who undertake surveillance strengthening activities. This position reports to the Team lead for IDDS based in Kampala, Uganda.

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) is a five-year USAID-funded project with the following overall objectives: (1) Improve the detection of diseases of public health importance and identification of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in priority infectious diseases through an accessible, accurate, adaptable, timely, and integrated diagnostic network system; (2)Improve the quality of real-time surveillance systems for pathogens of greatest public health concern, including AMR and zoonotic diseases, and; (3) Generate evidence-based guidance and innovative solutions to strengthen in-country diagnostic networks and surveillance systems using a One Health approach. 

Responsibilities:

  • Support linking epidemiology and laboratory surveillance data, data analysis and interpretation from animal health surveillance systems and event-based surveillance.
  • Work to link human and animal health surveillance using a One Health approach, including collaboration through the National One Health Platform.
  • Perform surveillance evaluations and provide recommendations for improvements.
  • Support data quality assessments and train on data analysis with NADDEC and other animal health partners.
  • Provide technical input to proposed new surveillance systems as needed.
  • Support developing or updating national surveillance plans, SOPs and policies.
  • Ensure IDDS’ technical assistance is coordinated with other organizations working in Uganda
  • Utilize evidence-based methods and best practices to implement workplan activities.
  • Support efforts to improve in real-time reporting data, data sharing and interoperability between surveillance and laboratory systems.
  • Follow established processes to guarantee the technical and programmatic quality of IDDS work in Uganda
  • Work closely with the IDDS team lead to define and adjust annual work plans as well as implementing technical activities.
Required Experience
  • A minimum of a master’s degree or higher in veterinary medicine, epidemiology, public health, international development, or a related field with a focus on infectious disease surveillance.
  • At least five years of experience in veterinary or public health programs in the country, with a focus on epidemiology and data analysis.
  • Technical competency in epidemiology, veterinary medicine, one health, infectious disease(s) and surveillance systems.
  • Understanding of animal disease diagnostics preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in facilitation and stakeholder engagement/coordination.
  • Familiarity with USG programs and experience residing and working in Uganda are also preferred.

Must have legal authorization to work in Uganda.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Job Location
Kampala, Uganda
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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