Director Of NTD Unit at Rwanda Bio-medical Center

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Job Description

• Prevention, Control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) and Other parasitic diseases (OPD) in Rwanda.
o Preparation, review, and adjustment of NTD operational plans
o Lead and coordinate implementation of technical activities for prevention, control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) and Other parasitic diseases (OPD) in Rwanda;

o Coordinate the implementation of elimination strategies, monitor and evaluate the progress of elimination of Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis, Lymphatic filariasis, Schistosomiasis and other NTDs in endemic areas;
o Lead the organization and implementation of Mass Drug Administration (MDA/Deworming) in the country
• Monitor and evaluate the progress of control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) and Other parasitic diseases (OPD) in Rwanda.
o Monitoring and Evaluation of activities through participation in establishing and maintaining NTD project, design of surveys, and providing specific guidance;
o Promote NTD research and ensure NTD interventions are evidence based;
o Facilitate communication, promotion and coordination between the technical teams and other partners;
o Publish articles on NTD case management best practice in national and international newspapers.

• Ensure the sustainability of impact.

o Strengthen the country capacity and effective inter
– country collaboration on surveillance and response for neglected tropical diseases and other parasitic diseases.
o Ensure the integration of NTD activities with other programs at all health systems levels in Rwanda;
o Strengthen capacity building of NTD and OPD Unit staff and other health professionals involved in NTD and OPD countrywide
• Ensure availability of medicines for NTDs and Other parasitic diseases
o By collaboration with other health institutions and partners ensure the availability of medicines for NTD and Other parasitic diseases and consumables.
o Lead the quantification and procurement of medicines for NTD and Other parasitic diseases and other consumables.

Job Profile

Bachelor’s Degree in General Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Global Health, Epidemiology with at least 3 years of relevant working experience in Diseases programs Management or Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Global Health, Epidemiology with at least 2 years of relevant working experience in diseases management.

Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required:

– Ability to learn and apply investigative methods, laws, regulations pertaining to pest control and management;

– Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures;

– Proven participation in recognized research/assessment of infectious diseases;

– Knowledge in Malaria Care and Treatment;

– Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Rwandan Health system;

– Planning & Organizational skills;

– Research Skills & Writing skills;

– Creative, proactive, customer focused, solutions led and outcome driven skills;

– Interpersonal skills;

– Effective communication skills;

– Time Management skills;

– Computer skills;

– Judgment & Decision
– making skills;

– Complex Problem solving skills;

– Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/ or French; knowledge of all is an advantage.


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Closing Date : 16th March, 2020.