2 Fresher Health Assistant US NGO Jobs – Medical Teams International (MTI)

Assistant (2 Fresher Job Vacancies)

Organization: Medical
Teams International (MTI)

Duty Station: 

About US:

Medical Teams
International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development
organization with a Calling “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break
barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world”. MTI-UG has
operations in West Nile and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive
Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.

Job Summary:  The Health Assistant will be responsible to
prepare and present health education sessions to the population as well as
mobilization activities related to public health.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Liaise with Public Health Officer to develop and implement health
    and hygiene promotion programs and community awareness campaigns related
    to EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, child welfare, family planning and disease
  • Maintain relationships with community partners and coordinate local
    level activities that support community health
  • Prepare materials and deliver health education sessions
  • Conduct health audits within the community and collaborate with
    supervisor to plan programming in accordance with findings; monitor and
    evaluate of the same
  • Strengthen linkage of health facilities to the community through
    regular feedbacks and facilitate access to healthcare
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders in the community to ensure uptake
    of services
  • Conduct disease surveillance activities to predict outbreaks
  • Identify people with medical problems and contact medical team to
    make referrals
  • Carry out home visits based on referrals of health workers and
  • Analyse data and submit reports as per schedule
  • Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level
    of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Medical Teams International (MTI) Health
    Assistant job must hold a Certificate in Public Health or Environmental
    Health Science or equivalent. Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing
    combined with training in Public Health will also be considered
  • At least two years of experience implementing public and
    environmental health drives
  • Experience working with INGOs is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of public health interventions including EPI, HIV/AIDS,
    WASH, nutrition, family planning and outbreak prevention and response
  • Knowledge of behaviour change methods
  • Skilled in developing relationships to strengthen social support
    networks and using behaviour change strategies to mobilize community
    members to take ownership of healthcare needs
  • Skilled in presenting information to a group
  • Skilled in data analysis and writing reports
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint  and Outlook
  • Ability to exercise considerable initiative to plan, organize and
    follow through to meet deadlines
  • Committed to high ethical standards
  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested applicants should email their application letters and
Curriculum Vitae including work related references to; recruitmentug@medicalteams.org.

Only online
applications will be accepted. Your application will be reviewed if you have
fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such
as MS Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files,
Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 2MB.

Please clearly indicate the Position Title and Location you are applying for.
Do not attach your Academic Transcripts. They will be requested if you are
short listed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MTI is an equal
opportunity employer.

Deadline: 16th August 2019 by 5:00pm

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