Several Fresher Field Officer Job Opportunities – Health Access Connect

 

Job Title:    Field Officer  (Several Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Health Access Connect

Duty Station:  Kampala and Lira, Uganda

 

About US:

Health Access Connect is a non-profit organization that links Ugandans
living in remote areas with healthcare resources. The mission of Health Access
Connect is to link remote communities to healthcare.

 

Job Summary:  The
Field Officers are primarily responsible for expanding and monitoring the
Medicycles program. The Medicycles program has three components: 1)
transportation and microfinance, 2) monthly one-day clinics, and 3) oversight
and wealth pooling by community leaders. HAC’s role is to identify villages to
target with health officials, organize community leaders, coordinate with
health center admins, and work to assure continuity of care. Our vision is  to continue to scale the program to serve
remote areas (at least 5km from nearest health facility) throughout Uganda, and
to document our model to make it open source so that providers in other regions
of the world can use it to serve people in remote areas. Our current project
goals are to expand to new areas in Kalangala, Rakai, Lwengo, Masaka, Lyantonde
and Sembabule Districts and to implement our M&E Framework to understand
the health needs and health-seeking behaviors of our target populations.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 

  • Make and maintain contacts with health
    workers, district health officials, and district officials
  • Make and maintain contacts with leaders
    of targeted villages and community groups within those villages
  • Organize community groups in villages
    that do not have community groups with the capacity to manage the project
  • Conduct meetings to explain the project
    and prepare community groups to mobilize and organize mobile
    clinics/outreaches
  • Organize village meetings with health
    workers when health workers and community groups are ready to start
    clinics/outreaches
  • Report on conditions on the ground to
    relevant offices.
  • Attend field work or trainings when
    requested by the Directors
  • Submit field reports and weekly plans,
    including allowance requested, to the Program Manager at least 48 hours in
    advance of when response and transport allowance are required. Allowances
    for future activities cannot be given unless the field reports have been
    submitted for completed activities.
  • Assist the Field Coordinator in
    compiling monthly reports
  • Collect data forms from health centres
    and field sites when requested
  • Attend monthly Staff meetings and make
    presentations about their work.
  • Take photographs of HAC work when
    possible.

 


Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a relevant
    Diploma
  • Strong writing skills in English
  • Verbal proficiency in Runyankore and
    Luganda
  • Computer skills: proficiency in
    Microsoft Word and email and some experience using Excel
  • Experience or willingness to travel and
    work in remote, rural locations
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability
    to collaborate with others
  • Self-driven and able to work in new,
    unstructured environments
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Highly organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Valid riding Permit

 

Desired

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or
    Social Sciences related field
  • Experience working in the public health
    sector, community engagements and mobilisation.
  • Experience using Google Drive products
    and Salesforce or other project management software

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 7th
February 2021

 

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