Surveillance Technical Advisor

Surveillance Technical Advisor

Company Background

Atlanta-based Integral Global (“IG”) delivers public health impact to vulnerable communities and expands the reach and effectiveness of federal agencies, private and corporate foundations, and international partners in dynamic, difficult-to-reach environments. Sustainability and relational integrity are central to IG’s approach to every engagement. We collaborate closely with Ministries of Health and other in-country partners in the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, and East Africa to ensure that the impact of our work continues long after a project concludes. Our track record, in-country relationships, and knowledge of on the ground operations allow us to rapidly and effectively mobilize resources to achieve the goals of our clients. Learn more at:

The IG Surveillance Technical Advisor must be willing to relocate to Uganda and will assist CDC’s Global Health Center/Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) in Uganda, to build upon health security investments with a focus on integrated surveillance systems and a well-trained public health workforce.

Job Description

  1. Provide technical oversight and management of the CDC Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) Uganda surveillance, health informatics, and epidemiology portfolio.
  2. Provide scientific, technical, and programmatic expertise to relevant institutions and stakeholders in Uganda including, but not limited to the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH), implementing partners, multilateral counterparts, and collaborating US Government (USG) agencies.
  3. Provide technical guidance to the host government, implementing partners, and CDC Uganda staff in the development, advancement, evaluation, and long-term sustainability of public health programs, systems, strategies, and/or services.
  4. Coordinate and ensure surveillance/informatics partners receiving non-PEPFAR funding from CDC to implement in Uganda are compliant with CDC cooperative agreement and CDC Uganda requirements including all reporting of DGHP-funded activities and ad hoc data calls.
  5. Identify opportunities for innovation in information and communication technologies, data capture and database design, systems development and architecture, and data analytics and visualization.
  6. Liaise with CDC Atlanta and other HQ program contacts on a frequent basis to ensure coordination and accountability for all HQ activities which are included as part of CDC Uganda´s program portfolio including GHS, and where indicated, other vertical disease and health systems program areas.
  7. Update CDC Uganda communication documents and internal trackers for all surveillance and informatics activities.
  8. Coordinate assigned TDYs (Temporary Duties) that align to CDC Uganda surveillance activities as a TDY Control Officer following the CDC Uganda Control Officer checklist and TDY SOP. Control Officers schedule meetings including in-brief/out-brief, coordinate TDY travel schedule and report back, secure TDY phones and participate in-field visits and other duties as guided in the CDC Uganda control officer’s policy.
  9. Provide technical support by developing and reviewing statements of work, budgets, waiver requests, and workplans; providing technical leadership on cooperative agreement management teams (CAMT); conducting technical reviews on project proposals and applications; providing technical assistance to CDC team members and CoAg implementing partners; reviewing partner reports; making programmatic recommendations and resolving program implementation challenges.
  10. Provide technical oversight for surveillance contracts, grants, and/or cooperative agreements with full responsibility for carrying out all required monitoring and management duties.
  11. Coordinate with surveillance/informatics partners in support of the CDC Project Officer to ensure the partners are compliant with cooperative agreement policies and responsive to CDC Uganda requirements including all reporting of non-PEPFAR funded surveillance activities.
  12. Respond to all data calls related to CDC Uganda non-PEPFAR surveillance activities.
  13. Participate in protocol development for surveillance and response funded priorities under the national integrated surveillance systems (NISS) framework.



  • A minimum of a master’s degree in epidemiology, data science, informatics, or other public health related discipline is required.


  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years of experience in planning and implementing public health programs.
  • Expertise in infectious disease detection, prevention, and response.
  • Proven experience serving on the leadership team of a GHS or other internationally recognized public health program.
  • Demonstrated expertise in informatics and disease surveillance.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a diverse population of internal and external leaders, scientists, program staff, and teams.
  • Experience working with high-level Ministerial representatives, international organizations, and other USG agencies.
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage and plan multiple complex projects.
  • Experience working with contracts and cooperative agreements.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office 365 (O365) suite of products including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams.


  • Level IV (fluent) English ability is required including fluency in writing, speaking, and reading English.
  • Fluency in at least one other local language spoken in Uganda would be an advantage.

To apply for the Surveillance Technical Advisor, please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to Human Resources –

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Uganda

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