Medical coordinator for GLRA East Africa Regional office


Job Summary

The main purpose of the job is to lead and manage the implementation of GLRA East Africa medical activities, which focuses on the prevention and control of Leprosy, TB, NTDs and research. The position is based at GLRA Uganda, but is assigned to East- Africa, Regional Office in Addis Ababa. She/He will report to the Regional Representative and HQ Medical Advisor in close collaboration with GLRA country offices and respective partners.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

GLRA East Africa is a non-Governmental organization with Headquarters in Germany, addressing health, inclusion, Humanitarian Aid and research in an innovative way. GLRA East Africa is active in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen, with its Regional office based in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia. Our mission is to continue to excel in our fight against NTDs, and use, develop and expand our expertise to TB, other NTD and disabilities to ensure that marginalized persons obtain access to adequate health care and inclusion.

Duty Station: GLRA Uganda programme office Kampala/Uganda

Employment type: Fixed term for two year with possibility of extension

Key Responsibilities: ➢ Strategic planning, organization coordination and alignment of the overall activities of medical team of GLRA East Africa

Region in general and GLRA Uganda in particular.

Main Task

➢ Responsible for definition, development and implementation of DAHW medical-social policy at Regional level

➢ Responsible for development of Regional strategy for DAHW medical activities

➢ Ensure technical state-of-the-art support to program/ projects

➢ Research and identify suitable sources of funding (international, national, regional and local) for DAHW’s mission in East

Africa (together with regional Co-funding Expert).

➢ Guide, coach and support the medical experts from GLRA East Africa in the high quality delivery of innovative project

proposals ( together with the Regional co-funding expert

➢ Pro-actively seek and be responsible for new alliances, strategies, networking and partnerships in close co-operation with

medical team of each country, HQ medical advisor, Regional Representative,

Required Qualification & Experience:

➢ Medical Doctor with Masters in Public Health

➢ Training in TB, Leprosy, humanitarian and/or NTDs is a plus

➢ Minimum of 5 years relevant experiences among which at least 2 years is in coordinating a medical team

➢ Previous work experience in National and/or International Non-governmental organizations is advantageous

➢ Excellent working knowledge of English; desirable knowledge of other regional languages such as French, Kiswahili or


➢ Good user knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Power point, etc.)

➢ Good experience in networking and team work

➢ Carry out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by the immediate supervisor such as willing to undertake project

visits to the politically unstable countries, remote and difficult to reach areas.

a) Proficiency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of local languages is an added value.

b) Good communication skills (oral and written), intercultural competence as well as sensitivity in dealing with target

population (e.g. gender and disability sensitivity).

c) Willingness to adhere to DAHW’s safeguarding and related policies.

How to Apply

➢ Submit your CV, application letter and contact details of three reference from previous employers,

through before 10th  June 2019

➢ Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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