NGO Jobs – Clinical Officer Job at SOS Children’s Villages

Job Title: Clinical Officer
Organisation: SOS
Children’s Villages
Duty Station: SOS
Medical Centre Gulu, Uganda

Job Summary: The Clinical
Officer shall provide leadership to the core operation of the Medical centre.

About SOS:
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda is an indigenous non-government, social
development organisation with membership to SOS Children’s Villages
International, a worldwide child care organisation that provides children who
have lost parental care, and those at risk of losing parental care with a
permanent home and educational opportunities. Established 60 years ago, SOS
Children’s Villages International currently runs Children’s Villages and other
projects in 135 countries around the world. We run two major programmes i.e
Family Based Care based at SOS Children’s Villages and Family Strengthening
Programmes supporting families in local communities. SOS has been working in
Uganda since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri,
Entebbe (Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and in Fort Portal – Kabarole district. SOS
Uganda subscribes to a child protection policy.
Key Duties &
Responsibilities:
  • Performs clinical examinations, curative
    and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines to patients,
    SOS children and communities.
  • Implements and coordinates all health care
    programmes based at the SOS
    Medical Centre in Gulu.
  • Acts as a Liaison/networking to the
    District Health department and other medical agencies to facilitate
    implementation of quality health services and SOS programmes.
  • Conduct medical procedures in an effective
    manner using universal health safety measures with all patients during
    procedures and examinations.
  • Lead the implementation of quality health
    care and community health projects to our target groups in the community.
  • Advises SOS families as well as members of
    our target groups on health and nutrition and refers SOS children, staff
    and beneficiaries for appropriate specialist consultation.
  • Implement SOS medical care policy and
    procedures in line with other established government regulations.
  • Builds a strong staff team to support the
    health programme.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • At least 3 years working experience with
    NGO community and public health programmes based at a well established
    medical health facility/ project.
  • The ideal candidate should be aged between 30 and 40 years with a diploma in clinical medicine or public health from a recognised institution.
  • Prior experience in public health work in the local communities of Northern Uganda is desirable.
  • Good knowledge and sound understanding of
    work practices of government and other health institutions and funding
    arrangements.
  • Additional training and practice in health
    care management including HIV/AIDS and counseling will be an added
    advantage.
  • Ability to work well in a team comprised
    of people with diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds.
  • S/he should have strong leadership and
    good communication skills.
How to Apply:
All applications should include a detailed Curriculum Vita, current
salary information, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, a passport
size photograph, telephone contact and details of at least 3 references should
be addressed to:

The Human Resource Coordinator,
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda,
P. O. Box 27510, Kampala, Uganda
OR
Physically drop off your application at the gate, SOS National Office Entebbe,
Abaita Ababiri – 25 Kms, Entebbe Road. Uganda
NB: Only Short listed
applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: Friday 24th May 2013
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