Employment Opportunities

Malaria Quality Assurance and Operations Manager, Kampala, Uganda

Malaria Quality Assurance and Operations Manager: PMI Uganda Malaria Reduction Activity (PUMRA)

Are you a Quality Assurance and operations manager with a background in working in US Government funded projects, and are you interested in a rewarding collaborative and humanitarian career with our International Division? Then this is the right opportunity for you to join our team. Read on…

MCD is a global public health non-profit organization recognized in the United States and internationally as a leader, innovator, and trusted partner in the design, implementation, and assessment of high quality, enduring programs in public health.

MCD envisions a world in which all people have access to high quality and enduring solutions to improve and maintain their health and well-being.
MCD aspires to be a premier partner of choice and an internationally recognized leader, innovator, and trusted partner in applied, cross-national public health solutions.

MCD's mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of people worldwide through enduring, high quality, cost-effective and universally accessible public health solutions.

We are looking to bring on board a Quality Assurance (QA) and Operations Manager to provide technical and operational support in all aspects of malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment interventions to be supported under the project for in Kampala, Uganda. In addition, the QA and Operations Manager will contribute to the international division’s new business development and organizational reform efforts to strengthen community and household capacities to prevent malaria and increase access to high-quality malaria services, while maintaining gains made at the health facility level and improving private sector engagement and surveillance.

The successful candidate will bring solid experience in diagnostic and clinical malaria case management, data analysis, and intervention development, and is familiar with USAID grants and contracts management. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, diligent, organized, reliable, and collaborative professional who practices and upholds the highest ethical research and care standards. To this end, the candidate must be open to technical and financial management audits and inspections.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a diverse team focused on growing our global impact in the public health field.

Knowledge, Qualifications and Skills:
• Professional degree in medicine or laboratory sciences, or equivalent (biology, microbiology, etc.);
• Significant experience in project management, technical assistance, capacity building and/or supervision in malaria or other public health programs; experience with providing technical assistance to National Malaria Control Divisions (NMCD) or Programs in Uganda or elsewhere preferred;
• Demonstrated experience in malaria diagnostics, clinical management, prevention, and related Quality Assurance or Quality Improvement;
• Training and supervisory experience as it pertains to malaria diagnostics, clinical management, and/or prevention;
• Research experience in public health or malaria is a plus; good relations with local research entities would be an advantage;
• Ability to work in a team to address and respond to requests from a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including the Home Office, partners, donors, etc.;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in local languages and basic English; and
• High proficiency in MS Office Suite and database management with the ability to successfully manage time, deadlines, and multiple tasks.

Position Type: Full Time
Level: Mid-level
Location(s): Kampala, Uganda (Busoga and Karamoja Districts)

Application Requirements:
An updated CV and cover letter (including salary expectations) should be sent to: mcdjobs2@mcd.org. When submitting application package, please include job title and Reference # MCDI-247 in the e-mail's subject line. Compensation will be based on USAID FSN scale.

Position will be open until filled, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

MCD requires all employees to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, unless entitled to a medical or religious exemption. Do not provide information about whether you are seeking an exemption from the vaccination requirement unless and until you receive a conditional offer of employment from MCD.

Please reference position MCDI-247 when submitting your application.