Fresher EVD Infection Prevention & Control Program Officer USAID Project Jobs – FHI 360

Job Title:  EVD Infection Prevention & Control Program Officer (Fresher Job Opportunities)

Organisation: FHI 360

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: EVD Response Team Lead

 

About US:

FHI 360 is an international non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

 

About USAID Project:

FHI 360, a prime implementing partner for USAID funded Maternal, Child Health & Nutrition (MCHN) Activity will, with funding from USAID, support KCCA’s (Kampala Capital City Authority) EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) Response Plan. Activities will focus on strengthening capacity for EVD infection prevention and control (IPC) and case identification and quick referral by small private healthcare providers within the city. FHI 360 is seeking for individuals to serve in the following positions for a short period of time – ranging from 60 to 120 working days, to support the USAID MCHN team to implement these activities.

 

Job Summary: The EVD Infection Prevention & Control Program Officer will provide ongoing support to KCCA Division teams to effectively support KCCA EVD response plan implementation at Division and facility level with emphasis on private health facilities/ drug shops and community pharmacies. He/ She will support KCCA efforts to expand components of EVD Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) at facility and community level.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work in close collaboration with KCCA, assist in ensuring that USAID MCHN inputs for IPC for targeted private healthcare facilities are appropriately aligned to key components of the IPC pillars in the KCCA and MOH EVD response plan.
  • In collaboration with KCCA and other partners, assist in the development and execution of division-level IPC training plans for targeted private health facilities, pharmacies, and drug shops.
  • In collaboration with KCCA, assist in coordination of IPC assessment for private-for-profit healthcare facilities, pharmacies, and drug shops within each division
  • Purposely build and maintain partnerships and linkages with other actors in the IPC space for KCCA’s EVD response
  • In collaboration with KCCA, assist in mapping out private health facilities, pharmacies, and drug shops within each division for EVD targeted IPC support.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a basic diploma or bachelor’s degree in medicine, nursing/midwifery, social sciences, or public health/related disciplines. Experience in emergency public health interventions will be an added advantage
  • Experience in infectious diseases for 1-2 years
  • A master’s degree in public health with specialization in Epidemiology, Health promotion & prevention, health management will be an added advantage
  • Must be registered with their respective professional councils
  • At least two years of work experience in public health program implementation.
  • Experience in response to epidemics working with multiple partners will be of added advantage.
  • Ability to work with and understand health data and health management information systems, including presentation of data in creative ways
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with health facility and division teams

 

How to Apply:

All interested and suitably qualified individuals should Submit their applications ( CV and Cover letter) by email to Uganda.procurement@fhi360.org Please indicate the title of the position in the email subject line

 

Deadline: 25th November 2022

 

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Date Posted 2022-11-21
Valid Through 2022-11-25
Hiring Organization FHI 360
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda