Uganda In-Country Coordinator, Global Public Health

RTI International

RTI International is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. RTI provides research and technical services. It was founded in 1958 with $500,000 in funding from local businesses and the three North Carolina universities that form the Research Triangle

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Vacancy title:Uganda In-Country Coordinator, Global Public Health

Deadline of this Job:14 August 2022  


RTI International is seeking an experienced In-Country Coordinator – Global Public Health to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in transforming the future of technology and public health in Uganda. This position will be become part of RTI’s team that supports the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for Global Health. This position is contingent upon award from CDC.
Ugandan nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  •  Coordinate, support, and manage in-country public health activities.
  •  Identify and analyze project-specific issues or concerns and their impact on operations; work with implementing partners, CDC HQ, and CDC country offices on solutions.
  •  Work closely with Program Manager and IT Project Manager toward aligning public health activities and coordinating within in-country implementing partners
  • Work with IT Project Manager to schedule, prepare, attend, manage, record, and share country-specific activities supporting:
  •  Capacity development
  •  Central Data Strategy Implementation
  • Policy and governance
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  •  Coordinate country-specific partner and stakeholder activities including country coordination and outreach.
  • Provide Meeting management support including invitations, Agenda requests, Recordings, Call notes, Q&A, documents, agenda, follow-up activities
  • Apply knowledge management practices using project management software
  • Respond to ad hoc requests for the country-specific project and partner coordination activities.
  •  Follow up on country-specific activities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner.
  •  Support technical documentations (e.g., concept notes, etc.) as requested.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least five years of relevant experience implementing and managing IT project with at least five years on public health informatics projects.
  • Minimum of a master’s degree in relevant fields of public health, health informatics, engineering,
  • Experience with PM solution for monitoring and managing project execution, critical path activities, and interdependencies across multiple partners and countries.
  •  Ability and commitment to inform appropriate persons/organizations of potential or existing
  • Experience working on health IT projects that support Federal and State Ministries of Health
  • Experience with informatics/software system projects, activities, terminology, and practices.
  •  Interest in Uganda Public Health issues as well as in broader global issues of public health, information systems, technology, and international development.
  • Ability to use MS Office suite, particularly MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in English required.
  • Fluency in Swahili

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing large public health contracts with federal agencies.
  • Experience supporting global public health projects.
  • Understanding of in-country global health program operations.
  • Previous consulting experience or experience supporting multiple projects and customers, especially in a public health setting.

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education: Associate Degree

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