Youth Officer US Non-profit Careers – IntraHealth International



Job Title:     Youth Officer
Organisation: IntraHealth
International
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in Eastern Uganda Project
(USAID/Uganda RHITES-E) Project
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
About Intra Health:
IntraHealth International is a non-profit organization based in Chapel
Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A. that has been in existence for over 30 years in
more than 100 countries and it has empowered health workers to better serve
communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care
challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health
systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration
with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector
organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and
contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health
workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools,
supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities
they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.
About USAID RHITES-E Project:
IntraHealth International will implement the USAID RHITES-E which
supports the Government of Uganda (GOU) and key stakeholders to increase availability
and utilization of high quality health services in 21 districts in Eastern
Uganda and 2 in Karamoja by strengthening health systems and improving the
quality of, access to, and demand for health services with attention to equity
and underserved populations.
Job Summary: The Youth
Officer will provide technical support to the project’s youth engagement
strategy, including formation of youth advisory groups, establishment of
integrated youth-friendly services, and community interventions empowering
youth in their health decisions.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-E
    Youth Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in public
    health, social sciences, or related.
  • At least four years’ experience implementing
    activities targeting youth.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and family planning preferred.
Personal Competencies:
  • Innovation: Develops new,
    better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives
    that result in improvement of IntraHealth’s performance and meeting
    objectives, results and global commitments.
  • Accountability: Holds self and
    others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions
    and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those
    activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high
    quality results for IntraHealth’s success. Exercises ethical practices,
    respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all
    activities.
  • Service Excellence: Knowledge
    of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and
    techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and
    expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through
    providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
  • Effective Communication (Oral and
    Written):
    Understands effective communication concepts, tools and
    techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical
    concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and
    receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through
    the application of appropriate communication behaviors
  • Planning and Organizing:  Develops clear goals that are consistent
    with agreed upon strategies; identifies priority activities and
    assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time
    and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for
    contingencies when planning; and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as
    necessary.
  • Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge
    of and the ability to effectively interact within and across Divisions,
    Departments/Country Offices in a constructive and collaborative manner.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID RHITES-E Project should upload an updated CV/Résumé, completed USAID Form
1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet, download here and three
professional references at the web link below
Deadline: 4th June,
2017
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