Job title: Support Group Coordinator (1) – Uganda Heart Institute Jobs
Remuneration: Very attractive.
Commencement date: February 1st, 2018 – May 31st, 2021.
Schedule: Monday to Saturday.

Supervisor: Clinical Research Coordinator

About us:

Uganda Heart Institute Jobs: The Uganda Heart Institute with its development partner: The Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC, United States of America is plans to conduct a clinical trial ‘Determining the Impact of Penicillin on Latent Rheumatic Heart Disease: A Randomized Control Trial’. The study site will be based in Gulu and four (4) surrounding districts

Job Descriptions:

The objective is to design, coordinate, and supervise trial support groups (2) groups per Saturday, or 16 groups in rotation) and the Job descriptions are:
 To study protocol and procedures including gaining expertise in rheumatic heart disease knowledge.
 Secures location for 16 support groups in communities where cases are identified, and ensure these facilities are open and accessible on days of support group.
 In conjunction with PI, develops the curriculum for 24 child support groups and develop a materials list to support these curriculum plans.
 Sources the materials for support group and bring to support group sites.
 Conducts monthly trainings with caseworkers on conduct of support groups.
 Ensures staffing for each group and coordinates when staffing replacements are needed.
 Leadssupport group activities and supervise caseworkers serving as assistant facilitators.
 Supervises the activities of the caseworkers as they relate to promotion of the support groups for their caseload.
 Ensures supplies and staffing for penicillin support groups (1 per weekend), including additional nursing support for penicillin injections.
 Coordinates an additional adult activity for parents/guardians who attend support group with their children.
 Acts as a Liaison officer with the communities where support groups are occurring to maintain good community relations.
Performs any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications & Experience:

  • University degree from a recognized institution, preferably in an education or child-development related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of one year in community or health programming or education.
  • We seek an individual with a high level of personal motivation and excellent skills in team management, team building, community outreach, and communication.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English and Luo.

How to apply:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill these vacant positions for the study. The applications including copies of the academic / professional qualifications and curriculum vitae should be addressed to the Executive Director, Uganda Heart Institute using the above postal address and can be delivered at the Institute during working hours.

The deadline for receiving the applications is 15th January, 2018.

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