Employment Opportunities

Malaria Technical Officer, Kampala, Uganda

Are you a Malaria technical officer with a background in managing US Government funded projects, and are you interested in a rewarding 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 Malaria Technical Officer to provide technical oversight and leadership of all activities undertaken in the country’s program, including malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment interventions, while ensuring the quality of the implementation and results of these processes. The Technical Officer will serve as the MCDI supervisor of two MCDI Malaria Quality Improvement Advisors and three MCDI Malaria Quality Assurance and Operations Managers on the PUMRA team. The Technical Officer will also oversee vector control activities, such as supporting distribution of ITNs and the identification and destruction of mosquito breeding sites. Additionally, the Technical Officer will assist the Home Office with the introduction of innovations such as digitized malaria microscopy images. The Technical Officer will also contribute to the international division’s new business development and organizational reform efforts.

The successful candidate will bring superior experience in malaria program management, staff training and mentorship, data analysis, and familiarity with USAID grants and contracts management. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, reliable, innovative, and collaborative leader and problem-solver who practices and upholds the highest ethical research and care standards. Thus, 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 senior-level experience in technical assistance, capacity building and/or project management in malaria or other public health
programs; experience with providing technical assistance to National Malaria Control Divisions (NCMD) or Programs in Uganda or
elsewhere preferred;
• Training and senior-level supervisory experience as it pertains to malaria diagnostics, clinical management, data analysis, and/or malaria
• Experience preparing technical reports, work schedules, budgets, and other related documents;
• Experience in Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement, and/or research experience in public health and/or malaria is a plus; good
relations with local research entities is an advantage;
• Ability to work in a team to address requests from a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including the Home Office, partners, etc., and
develop and present appropriate resolutions to same;
• 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

Position Type: Full Time
Level: Senior level
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Application Requirements:
An updated CV and cover letter (including salary expectations) should be sent to: mcdjobs2@mcd.org. When submitting the application package, please include the job title and Reference # MCDI-253 in the email’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-253 when submitting your application.