Support Group Coordinator Job Opportunities – Uganda Heart Institute (UHI)

Organisation: Uganda Heart Institute
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Clinical Research Coordinator
Uganda Heart Institute was legally established in 2001 as a Company limited by guarantee of its founding Bodies namely, Mulago Hospital, Ministry of Health, Makerere University and Uganda Heart Foundation. In UHI therefore commenced operating as a semi-autonomous Unit under Mulago Hospital. The purpose of the registering UHI as a limited Company was to fasten the growth and development of the Institute, by enabling it to solicit for funds and manage its resources at source.
Job Summary: The Support Group Coordinator will design, coordinate, and supervise trial support groups (2) groups per Saturday, or 16 groups in rotation)
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Work in close 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.
  • Carries out monthly trainings with caseworkers on conduct of support groups.
  • Ensures staffing for each group and coordinates when staffing replacements are needed.
  • Leads support 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, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a University degree from a recognized institution, preferably in an education or child-development related field or equivalent experience.
  • One year of experience 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 postal address below and can be delivered at the Institute during working hours.
First Floor, Block C, Mulago Hospital Complex,
P.O. Box 7051, Kampala Yusufu Lule Road, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 15th January, 2018

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