Fresher Internship Jobs – Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer – Ministry of Health (MOH)

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Ministry of Health (MOH) Uganda
Duty Station: Kampala,
Eligible Citizenship:
Salary: Monthly Stipend of
550 dollars per month
Position Code: G13-Nat
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with
organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide
these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship
year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened
skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in Malawi, Rwanda,
Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About MOH:
The Ministry of Health (MOH) Uganda is a government body charged with:
  • Policy formulation and policy dialogue
    with health development partners
  • Resource mobilization and budgeting
  • Strategic planning
  • Development and enforcement of regulations
  • Advising other ministries on health
  • Setting standards and quality assurance
  • Capacity development and technical support
  • Provision of nationally coordinated
    services such as epidemic control
  • Coordination of health research
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the overall
    sector performance.
Job Summary: The
Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer will be based in Kampala. Working with
the Ministry of Health (MOH) team, the Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer
will implement, monitor, and evaluate existing noncommunicable diseases program
activities. The position will involve driving related research and ensuring
that the Noncommunicable Diseases Program is in line with the missions of the
MOH and the department.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Working with the MoH team, the
    Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer will:
  • Review and update the existing
    noncommunicable disease policy and strategic plan in alignment with the
    noncommunicable diseases global and national agenda
  • Review and finalize existing
    noncommunicable disease guidelines in alignment with current global
  • Network with various stakeholders (public
    and private) to promote the noncommunicable disease agenda at all levels
    while implementing various noncommunicable disease program activities
  • Liaise with the Health Promotion Division
    in implementing noncommunicable disease health promotion activities
  • Organize and participate in meetings,
    workshops and other noncommunicable disease events
  • Proactively identify funding opportunities
    for noncommunicable diseases in Uganda
  • Develop fundable research proposals for
    various noncommunicable disease program activities
  • Develop operational work plans and budgets
    in line with approved noncommunicable disease activities and budget lines
  • Prepare and ensure adherence to six-month
    work plans for agreed noncommunicable disease activities
  • Spearhead noncommunicable disease research
    including proposal writing, data analysis, publication, and dissemination
  • Develop a database for all existing
    noncommunicable disease research in Uganda, both published and unpublished
  • Monitor and evaluate noncommunicable
    disease activities and interventions in various health programs
  • Prepare activity reports and participate
    in making semi-annual progress reports
  • Actively participate in the development of
    appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools for various noncommunicable
    disease activities
  • Periodically compile, analyze, and report
    HMIS/DHIS data on noncommunicable diseases
  • Participate in noncommunicable disease
    training of health care workers and regular revision of the training
  • Review and update noncommunicable disease
    Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials targeting
    different population groups and settings

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health
    Corps Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer career placement should
    hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in creating project work plans,
    budgets, and summary documents
  • Excellent writing skills, able to
    translate technical information into accessible language for diverse
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other
    relevant computer applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, STATA)
  • Knowledge of at least one local Ugandan
  • Experience with planning
    meetings/workshops/events, including shaping the agenda and coordinating
  • Database experience
  • Experience assessing and reporting on
    program/project impact
  • Experience drafting grant proposals for
    research projects or programs
  • Experience managing multiple stakeholders
    to ensure a project stays on time and on budget
  • A strong interest in noncommunicable
    disease issues locally, nationally, regionally, and globally, including an
    understanding of their linkage to development and poverty
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
    including the ability to manage multi-stakeholder processes
  • Strong organizational and leadership
  • Good analytical and decision making skills
  • Ability to take initiative; innovative,
    hardworking, and results-oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure;
    conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines,
    and achieving results
  • Ability to work well in team settings, but
    with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
  • Ability to multi-task with flexibility and
    demonstrated priority-setting ability
Fellowship Stipend, Benefits,
and Logistics:
In addition to the intensive leadership development and professional
growth that the fellowship offers, the Global Health Corps fellowship includes
the following benefits. GHC arranges several logistical details on fellows’
behalf with the expectation that fellows will take ownership of their overall
experience. Read on below to learn more about how these items apply to specific
Monthly living stipend of $550
Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the
fellowship year
Housing, including utilities assistance
Health or travel medical insurance
Support in applying for visas and/or work
permits, as necessary
Travel costs covered to and from placement site,
GHC training and retreats
Professional development funds of up to $600
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in
the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following
the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 17th January, 2018 at
11:59pm EST
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