2 Public Health Officer Job Placements – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Organisation: Uganda
Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Operations
About US:
Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading national humanitarian organization in Uganda and
a member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement. The ICRC is an
International humanitarian institution which has a mandate to protect victims
of international and armed conflicts i.e. the wounded, refugees, civilians,
prisoners and other non-combatants.
Job Summary:
The Public Health Officer is mainly responsible for effective and efficient
health project implementation, monitoring and reporting accordingly seeking to
maximize intervention with sectoral interventions including health, hygiene
promotion, interventions psychosocial support and nutrition to build
sustainable community capacity and strengthen community resilience among
refugee and host communities. The public Health Officer works in collaboration
a wide range of stakeholders to influence the delivery of high quality
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Program Design and
  • Actively contribute to the continuous
    adaption of the integrated health, hygiene promotion and nutrition and
    development of concept notes for innovative project outputs and make them
    measurable together with PMER;
  • Proactively conduct situation and risk
    analysis, and prepare contingency plans;
  • Identify funding and cooperation
    opportunities and develop project proposals accordingy;
  • Contribute to the designing of the
    emergency health, hygiene promotion and nutrition strategy for the health
    project and support its implementation.
Project Management
and Implementation:
  • To develop a technically sound project
    work plan and activities consistent with the goals and objectives the
  • Ensure that the goals and objectives of
    the integrated health, hygiene promotion, psychological support and
    nutrition interventions are met in a timely and effective manner;
  • Planning and implementation, including
    budget management and timely quality narrative and financial reporting;
  • Identify and train community volunteers
    and integrate in the community and health structure;
  • Mobilize communities and organize into
    community action groups to initiate assessments, identification and action
    of community led health promotion and disease prevention activities;
  • Enable communities to identify health
    risks and be aware of actions that can promote health and that can prevent
    diseases through CBHFFA method;
  • Ensure URCS staff involved in project
    implementation trained in CBHFA, BCC, Gender and Diversity and program
    management cycle;
  • Provide appropriate mentorship, capacity
    building and technical support to volunteers;
  • In collaboration with health manager
    conduct needs and capacity assessments in target areas and identify new
    program opportunities and support;
  • Work in close coordination with other RC
    movement partners and other actors monitor trends throughout the project
  • Support the implementation of a
    comprehensive continuum of addressing public health psychosocial support ,
    hygiene promotion, nutrition and economic support to the target
  • Undertake continuous monitoring field
    visits and meetings with relevant actors including project partners in
    assessing trends, patterns and changing needs and consequently advise on
    appropriate strategies;
  • Promote and contribute to coordination
    among RC/RC Movement partners active in this domain and other partners;
  • Develop and maintain strong working
    relationship and coordination line government departments, relevant
    international and local NGOs/agencies engaged in health, hygiene
    promotion, PSS and nutrition activities in the targeted areas;
  • Advocate for quality promotive,
    prevention and response activities/ services and integration of health,
    hygiene promotion, PSS and inclusion in SGBV programming to promote risk
    reduction among the targeted communities;
  • Identify community reproductive health
    and family planning needs in project areas;
  • Responsible for community disease
    surveillance in the refugee settlements of project implementation;
  • Compile Health Sector reports as per
    approved project work plans and budgets;
  • Provide timely report on reproductive
    health and family planning related implementation;
  • Attend health working group sectoral
    meetings with district and other partners;
  • Conduct distribution of reproductive
    health and family planning materials to beneficiaries according to URCS
  • Perform any other duties as may be
    allocated from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Red
    Cross Society (URCS) Public Health Officer job opportunity should
    preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences (Nursing, Public
    health, Health Promotion, Clinical Medicine) Health Systems Management, or
    Social Sciences with training in Public Health from a reputable
  • Postgraduate qualification in Health
    Sciences (Nursing, Public health, Health Promotion, Clinical Medicine)
    Health Systems Management will be an added advantage.
  • Three years’ experience in implementing
    health, reproductive health, hygiene promotion, public health and family
  • Working experience of disaster risk
    reduction, participatory planning social engagement
  • Experience of integrating gender, health
    and HIV/AIDS, hygiene promotion and diversity
  • High levels of integrity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication
    skills, with good understanding of relevant cross-cultural issues.
  • Positive, respectful attitude and
    collaborative approach to diversity
  • Good track record in participation,
    technical training, facilitation and awareness raising activities
  • Demonstrated attention to detail;
    ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently as
    well as cooperatively with team members
  • Team player, self-motivated and
    proactive on own initiative to set and achieve goals
  • Highly motivated, self-starter able to
    lead a process, engage others and create ownership.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement should
send their filled application forms, 
and E-mail to: vacancies@redcrossug.org or
mail via post to: The Secretary General, Uganda Red Cross Society, Plot 551/555
Rubaga Road, P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 28th May 2018 by 5:00pm
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