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Program Documentation and Utilization Specialist (PDUSXO1 ) Job at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Program Documentation and Utilization Specialist (PDUSXO1) 

Jobs at:
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) 

Deadline of this Job:
Friday 23rd November, 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 02 November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment, Training, Research, Global Health Security, Laboratory services, and Outreach. IDI in line with its mission, is looking for highly competent and motivated individuals to fill the following vacancies:
Program Documentation and Utilization Specialist (PDUSXO1)
Reports to Executive Director
Role definition
The job incumbent will lead IDI’s efforts to document, publish and disseminate findings and lessons from its programs. He/she will play an important role in ensuring synergy across IDI activities and related initiatives, and in sharing of learning from this work to the broader institute and its stakeholders. S/he must listen critically and effectively communicate IDI’s initiatives through excellent written outputs, presentations and representation at meetings and conferences, and participation in/coordination of IDI program events and crosscutting technical forums.

Major roles and responsibilities
  • Work with the SMT members to identify, document and (where possible/necessary) publish key IDI historical outputs through a range of publications as appropriate including through "grey" literature" such as Working papers, technical summaries, case reports, blogs and vlogs, policy briefs.
  • Research and propose technical approach for IDI’s program learnings utilization including application of com research utilization use tools, methods, and strategies as appropriate.
  • Develop a program documentation and utilization/learning plan for all projects at IDI through liaise with IDI programs leading to appropriate inclusion in project work plans.
  • Review current study/program-specific advisory panel/committees.
  • Develop an advisory panel/committee SOPs and support programs to establish advisory panels including but not limited to identify committee participants, Support pr0grams/ projects to develop stakeholder engagement plans and to develop recommendations for dissemination.
  • Contribute to the writing and development of information communication products and results dissemination strategies, and ensure that they are available through all IDI media (website, social media etc.).
  • Build partnerships with organizations and networks working to promote the dissemination, use and scale up of evidence and best practices.
  • Attend and present at national and international technical meetings and support programs to prepare manuscripts for publication in the peer reviewed literature as opportunities arise.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other units in the College of Health Sciences and Makerere University in general to foster interest and capacity in data demand and use. Assist with developing new project - based opportunities for data use activities.
  • S/he will be responsible for mentoring staff and partners in documentation and dissemination of key program lessons and evidence.
Person Specifications
  • Minimum of a Master's degree in Public Health, Public Policy/ Administration or related field and/or experience in lieu.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrable technical writing record and experience in communicating technical data to nontechnical audiences.
  • A strong publication record is an added advantage. y
  • Demonstrated experience in documentation of programs.
  • Experience working in research utilization/data use/knowledge translation and application of research findings/data to program or policy improvement especially in support of global health research or development programs is an added advantage.
  • Understanding of programs and methodologies for documenting program results as well as an understanding of policy processes.

Job application procedure
Qualified and interested persons who wish to apply should email as well as post or deliver an application letter (clearly indicating the position you are applying for) with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees, to:
The Senior Manager, Human Resources Infectious Diseases Institute
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala.
Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 23rd November, 2018.

Please note that:

  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email and make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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