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Nutrition Programme Manager NGO Jobs - GOAL International


Job Title:      Nutrition Programme Manager
Organisation: GOAL International
Duty Station: Agago, Uganda
Reports to: Nutrition Coordinator

About US:
GOAL International is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1977 and works to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL currently works in 16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.

About GOAL’s Nutrition Programme:
GOAL Uganda is part of a consortium led by Tufts University to conduct a research project (One Nutrition in Complex Environments (ONCE)) funded by USAID which aims to pilot and carefully measure the effects of a multi-level multi-sectoral nutrition intervention in Agago District, Northern Uganda, and determine potential for scale up in a complex environment.  The research has three aims;  
  • Aim 1: Implement and test two approaches to nutrition: (1) GOAL’s Nutrition Impacts Positive Practice (NIPP) program and (2) NIPP in combination with a “value-added” integrated approach (NIPP+). The latter includes access to innovative low-cost tools and technologies relating to a) WASH, b) animal health and c) agriculture. 
  • Aim 2: Identify best-practices emerging from the implementation of the two approaches (NIPP alone and NIPP+) through process and program monitoring for effective integration, implementation, scale-up, and uptake.
  • Aim 3: Study the sustained impact of the NIPP approach and the ”value added” package (NIPP+) on knowledge and practices by gender within participating households, environmental risk factors, child health  and nutritional status through a rigorous impact evaluation and longitudinal monitoring system.

GOAL Uganda is the implementation lead for the roll out of the NIPP component in Agago district as well as the data collection for the programme’s underlying studies and assessments.  GOAL has implemented NIPP programming across it’s country programmes. The approach aims to improve the capacity of staff and local communities to address the underlying causes of malnutrition and to implement all nutrition activities in partnership with communities, other GOAL departments, external agencies and government ministries aiming to ensure sustainability and effectiveness. This is a new area of intervention for GOAL in Uganda and as such provides an opportunity for growth and expansion.

Job Summary:  The Nutrition Manager should have a strong background in community nutrition / research programming.  Reporting to the Nutrition Coordinator, the Nutrition Manager will manage the day-to-day implementation of the ONCE programme; will be responsible for documentation of activities; support and training of staff and local partners; and to ensure that programme implementation is progressing in line with donor proposals and agreed timelines.  A key component of this role will be in developing strong relations with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other key stakeholders in Uganda, ensuring the programme is executed in line with MoH and GOAL guidelines and recognised international humanitarian standards. The Nutrition Manager is expected to provide technical support to the nutrition staff and work with the Nutrition Coordinator to develop GOAL’s Nutrition Programme.   The role further provides leadership and oversight to the Agago Office based in Kalongo, managing daily operations and acting as focal point for Kampala Head Office. The role line manages the Finance & Logs officer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Nutrition programme management
  • Responsibility of all assigned district level teams
  • Using an adaptive management approach, manage the implementation of GOAL Uganda’s Nutrition projects in Agago, as assigned, in line with approved project proposals, budgets and within agreed time frames
  • Manage project budgets and monitor financial transaction as per the Authorisation Matrix and delegation protocols
  • Ensure the timely collection, presentation, analysis and distribution of monthly nutrition activities and statistics. Provide constructive feedback to staff from the data collection.
  • Utilise monitoring tools that allow assessment of the programme quality and achievement of targets.
  • Participate in nutrition surveys and studies in all project locations and assist in formulating the results into reports.
  • Submit weekly activity plans and monthly reports to the Nutrition Coordinator.
  • To keep the Nutrition Coordinator apprised of all nutrition activities and any difficulties that may arise
  • Where applicable manage partners, including MOH, external consultants, NGOs etc, ensuring successful completion of contracts/MOUs and providing support where necessary
  • Ensure all relevant information from the projects are accurately filed and lessons learned are documented and shared.
  • Co-ordinate nutrition activities with relevant bodies: MOH and NGOs etc and cultivate relationships by attending regular meetings and communicating issues arising.
  • To maintain confidentiality and enhance GOAL’s reputation by acting in a professional and responsible manner.
  • Ensure compliance to all GOAL, Donor and Government of Uganda policies, procedures and guidelines that relate to the implementation of the programme
  • Any other activities as directed by the Nutrition Coordinator, ACD-Programs, or CD.
Human Resource Management
  • Line management of assigned Nutrition team staff and the Finance & Logs Officer, ensuring that all team members have clear and measurable (SMART) performance management objectives and that they are measured regularly and in line with policy and procedure
  • Monitor and advise on district level staffing and resource needs and support recruitment
  • Lead by example both upward and downward accountability and comply with all of GOAL’s accountability policies
  • Identify capacity gaps and constraints and work with SMT and others to address those gaps, ensuring all staff have a clear understanding of GOAL policies and procedures
External representation and coordination
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with Local Government officials and line departments, soliciting their participation in all activities where appropriate.
  • Responsible for all engagement with other district stakeholders including other agencies, NGOs and community-level actors
  • Participate in national coordination meetings and events as requested
  • Support all efforts towards accountability to project participants; this includes actively engaging participating communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and promoting community response mechanisms such as Speak Up
Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning
  • Work with the GOAL Uganda MEAL department to ensure that appropriate systems are in place to monitor and measure all GOAL Uganda Nutrition programming
  • Regularly review monitoring data and manage projects using an adaptive management approach
  • Support the development of learning and communication documents for internal and external audiences
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with other district level stakeholders such other NGOs, and local authorities
Agago office management and operations
  • Responsible for holding key to safe and issuing cash to the Agago Finance & Logs Officer.
  • Responsible for day to day line management of the Agago Finance & Logs officer and ensuring s/he is supported in conducting finance operations in adherence with GOAL Finance Manual and donor requirements
  • Coordinate with program and finance and administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security, administration and human resources
  • Authority to approve certain expenditure lines to a preapproved limit and responsible for overall timely Agago Office core budget management including monitoring the budget to ensure that spending is in line with adaptive plans, reporting monthly to Kampala Financial Controller on any projected under/over spends
  • Responsible for overall timely management of Agago Office procurement and logistics in accordance with GOAL procedures and policies
  • Ensure that all Agago Office team members, including volunteers, represent GOAL in accordance with the GOAL code of conduct, facilitate a conducive working environment and report any issues affecting staff to Kampala SMT
  • Support regular audits of Agago Office systems and processes and follow up of any issues identified
  • Oversee safety procedures and protocols for Agago office; supporting Logs Coordinator in maintaining up to date SSEPs and SOPs for Agago office and ensuring staff are aware of safety protocols
  • Provide regular requests, reports and monitoring documentation to Kampala SMT, including but not limited to security, logistics, finance and HR
  • Perform any other duties as requested by ACDS


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the GOAL International Nutrition Programme Manager job placement must hold a University degree at Master level in Nutrition / Public Health, or related discipline. Experience may substitute for qualifications, but not the other way round.
  • At least two years of project management experience with a strong focus on community nutrition / research programming
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable agreed activities and oversee staff activities.
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills with experience conducting nutrition assessments
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Ability to write clear assessments and project reports
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Excellent writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills
  • Excellent (English) verbal and written communication skills with proven financial management skills
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications

Other Desirable Criteria
  • Experience conducting  a research project in nutrition
  • Knowledge of statistical packages of analysis (EPI INFO, SPSS, SMART)

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda on the email: recruitment@ug.goal.ie. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES, indicate the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: 28th December 2018 

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Laboratory Technician Job Vacancies - Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG) - Old Kampala Hospital


Job Title:      Laboratory Technician
Organisation: Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG)
Duty Station:  Old Kampala Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Laboratory Supervisor

About US:
Sawa HealthCare Group exists to provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services in the communities we serve and to do so in a sustainable manner with the highest level of integrity. 

Job Summary: The Laboratory Technician provides information for patient diagnosis and treatment by performing laboratory tests in toxicology, chemistry, hematology, immunology, and microbiology laboratories; receiving, typing, testing, and recording blood bank inventories.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Organizes work by matching computer orders with specimen labeling; sorting specimens; checking labeling; logging specimens; arranging reports for delivery; keeping work surfaces clean and orderly.
  • Maintains quality results by running standards and controls, verifying equipment function through routine equipment maintenance and advanced trouble shooting; calibrating equipment utilizing approved testing procedures; monitoring quality control measures and protocols.
  • Serves as technical resource by participating in staff training; answering questions of other professionals; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Identifies and communicates abnormal patient conditions by alerting supervisory personnel, the medical officer, or nurse; reporting mandated information to the public health department or other designated officials.
  • (toxicology) identifies the presence or quantity of drugs of abuse, therapeutic drugs, and toxic substances by operating toxicology instrumentation and performing manual methods for the performance of drug screens, blood alcohol levels, and carbon monoxide levels.
  • (chemistry) provides test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating chemistry equipment; performing hand chemistries.
  • (hematology) provides test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating hematology, urinalysis, and coagulation equipment; performing manual methods of differentials.
  • (immunology) provides test results for patient diagnosis and treatment by operating equipment such as the gamma counter, spectrophotometer, densitometer, and through methods such as radioimmunoassay, enzyme immunossay, and serological testing.
  • (microbiology) provides physician with information for treatment of patient infection by performing technical procedures for the identification or susceptibility of bacteria, parasites, fungi, and mycobacteria.
  • (blood bank) ensures the patient of receiving compatible blood/blood components by completing blood typing, antibody screening, compatibility testing, and antibody identification procedures.
  • (blood bank) assures future retrieval of patient transfusion information by preparing patient packets and maintaining blood bank database.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety, quality and excellent customer service.
  • Maintains patient confidence by keeping laboratory information confidential.
  • Serves and protects the hospital community by following established standards and procedures and complying with regulations.
  • Enhances laboratory services and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests.
  • Explores opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical laboratory technology, Bachelors in medical laboratory sciences or any related science laboratory field.
  • Three years’ experience in a hospital laboratory.
  • Proficiency in computer packages like Microsoft excel, word and other office products.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and customer service skills.
  • Proof of registration with the appropriate professional council.


How to Apply:
All candidates who are suitably qualified are advised to send their application and curriculum vitae to hr@sawahealthcare.org

Deadline: 31st December 2018

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Registered Midwife Job Opportunities - Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG) - Old Kampala Hospital


Job Title:      Registered Midwife
Organisation: Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG)
Duty Station:  Old Kampala Hospital, Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Sawa HealthCare Group exists to provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services in the communities we serve and to do so in a sustainable manner with the highest level of integrity. 

Job Summary: The Registered Midwife will be responsible for the promotion and maintenance of the highest standards of professional women and infant care to meet the needs of patients and their families.  The Midwife will ensure that she/he complies with best practices and maintains a safe environment.  She/he will treat patients with dignity and ensure confidentiality at all times. The Midwife understands the operations of the Hospital beyond the midwife function and influences the overall organization to ensure superior operations and patient outcomes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides comprehensive professional obstetric, gynecological and women’s health care to patients including identifying high-risk cases and providing corrective action, advice and/or referral
  • Works closely with multidisciplinary providers to ensure that the patient is getting the best in comprehensive women and infant health care
  • Participates in all activities necessary to implement the multidisciplinary team approach to the care of women and infants (including nutritional counseling, breastfeeding support, health education, family planning and other counseling as required under the circumstances, monitoring and appropriate reporting of the health condition of women and infant patients, etc.)
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of Hospital operations within the midwife function, quality assurance, safe environment and infection control standards
  • Assists in expanding and enhancing women and infant health services provided at the Hospital by participating in outreach, community screenings and conducting health education sessions
  • Ability to maintain and build trust, protect and preserve confidential information
  • Responsible for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, & behaviors necessary to provide superior service to patients
  • High competency in area of practice with commitment to excellence in the practice of midwifery
  • Contributes to Hospital institutional knowledge by staying current on issues in the health care field and sharing knowledge as required with other staff
  • Performs administrative duties as required such as registration of birth notifications, compile reproductive/child health data and other required reports production of documents, case management, records maintenance and patient surveys to maintain quality assurance
  • Maintains personal contact with patients, take note of their complaints, carry out corrective measures and escalate for further action as necessary
  • Manages patients with confidentiality and adherence to professional code of conduct, hospital policies and procedures and best practices in health care
  • Requisitions and maintains accurate accounts for medical supplies


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Diploma from an accredited School of Midwifery.
  • Three years of midwifery experience in a hospital.
  • Proficiency in computer packages like Microsoft excel, word and other office products.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, customer service, interpersonal skills and respect for and receptivity to other cultures.
  • Proof of registration with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council required.


How to Apply:
All candidates who are suitably qualified are advised to send their application and curriculum vitae to hr@sawahealthcare.org

Deadline: 30th December 2018

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Pharmacist Jobs - Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG) - Old Kampala Hospital


Job Title:      Pharmacist
Organisation: Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG)
Duty Station:  Old Kampala Hospital, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Directors

About US:
Sawa HealthCare Group exists to provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services in the communities we serve and to do so in a sustainable manner with the highest level of integrity. 

Job Summary: The Pharmacist is responsible for dispensing and compounding medication, counseling patients on medication and health subjects; interpreting prescriptions, managing patient drug therapy for complications, and performing drug utilization. He/she collaborates with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare practitioners to provide safe, high quality, and cost-effective drug treatment. Additionally, the Pharmacist manages all aspects of medication ordering and inventory.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring medicinal products are stored appropriately and securely to ensure freshness and potency and proper dispensing.
  • Ensuring medication reaches the patient in the correct form and dose – this may include tablets, capsules, ointments, injections, inhalers and creams.
  • Being responsible for the accurate dispensing and timely distribution of drugs and medicines for outpatients.
  • Supervising and checking the work of pharmacy technicians and assistants.
  • Responding to medication-related queries from within the facility and the general public.
  • Keeping up to date with, and contributing to, research and development, often in collaboration with medical staff and colleagues in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Writing guidelines for drug use within the facility, preparing bulletins and implementing facility regulations.
  • Providing information to individual wards on budgets and expenditure on drugs.
  • Working closely with physicians, nurses and other fellow health care professionals to ensure the delivery of safe, effective and economic drug treatment.
  • Counseling patients on the effects, dosage and route of administration of their drug treatments, particularly those who require complex drug therapy.
  • Monitoring every stage of medication treatment to improve all aspects of delivery and reporting patient side effects.
  • Communicating effectively with patients and their relatives, physicians, nurses, pharmacy technicians, other healthcare practitioners, directors and other hospital administration staff, etc.
  • Preparing and quality-checking sterile medications under special conditions (e.g. Intravenous medications for those unable to take food, anti-cancer medications, eye drops, etc.).
  • Assisting with sourcing and procuring medications and ordering procedures to ensure adequate inventory and options for the conditions treated at the hospital.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a BS, MS, or Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited institution and a current pharmacist license
  • Three to five years of previous facility pharmacy experience, preferably in a hospital setting.
  • Completion of a Pharmacy Practice residency or equivalent facility experience.
  • Possesses outstanding leadership, communication, listening and interpersonal skills, necessary to quickly establish credibility and rapport with a broad set of constituencies and motivate others;  
  • Ability to act as an effective agent for change, recognizes the need for change and adapts and inspires others to adapt;
  • Ability to address both broad and strategic issues and the management of day-to-day operations;
  • Ability to innovate, encourage creative thinking and imaginative solutions to issues or problems;
  • Ability to serve as an effective champion for quality and continuous performance improvement using passion and persuasive skills;
  • Thorough understanding of all elements of healthcare delivery;
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • Proficient computer skills including spread sheets, data bases, statistics, software knowledge and installation, and accounting practices for budgetary responsibilities;
  • Broad based knowledge of office support and computer systems and exhibit the following characteristics: a strong customer focus; foster mutual respect; strong commitment to organization mission, vision and values; promote teamwork; perform independently; maintain confidentiality; adhere to high standards of personal conduct; and maintain and enhance professional/job competency;
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory requirements and best practices in clinical care; and
  • Excellent decision-making and judging capabilities.


How to Apply:
All candidates who are suitably qualified are advised to send their application and curriculum vitae to hr@sawahealthcare.org

Deadline: 30th December 2018

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Medical Officer Job Opportunities - Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG)


Job Title:     Medical Officer
Organisation: Sawa HealthCare Group (SHCG)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Medical Director

About US:
Sawa HealthCare Group exists to provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services in the communities we serve and to do so in a sustainable manner with the highest level of integrity. 

Job Summary:  The Medical Officers will work in collaboration with other healthcare professionals in the delivery of primary care services. Sawa Medical Officer duties are tailored to the family unit in which direct care, health promotion, disease prevention and counseling are offered across the patient’s lifespan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Provide necessary medical services to patients of Sawa HealthCare Group within his/her scope of practice and field of training in accordance with stated policies, procedures and protocols of SHCG.
  • Identify him/herself as a physician and wear identification badge at all times.
  • Exhibit professionalism when greeting and treating patients in the clinic.
  • Educate, counsel and guide patients on disease prevention and healthy lifestyle habits
  • Prescribe medication as defined by state and federal laws and within his/her scope of practice.
  • Develop treatment plans for acute and chronic diseases across life cycle specified by specialty/field of training.
  • Preform diagnostic tests, screening evaluations and conduct patient exams.
  • Provide other services as granted by delineation of privileges.
  • Be available for contact after hours to treat or triage medical conditions.
  • Share in providing coverage for extended office hours of SHCG as approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Read and adhere to the Clinical Policy Manual.
  • Assist in medical data collection as directed by the Medical Director.
  • Participate in QA/QI activities as directed by the Medical Director
  • Agree to carry out all required responsibilities of the corporation relative to patient charges, third party reimbursement, etc.
  • Maintain the electronic health record per current SHCG policies and procedures
  • Advise the appropriate member of management, as defined by the institutions organizational chart, of any problems you perceive with SHCG operations.
  • Participate in community service and health promotion programs
  • Participate in the review of all medical policies, procedures and protocols
  • Assume, as requested by the Medical Director, the supervision of junior medical staff in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by Medical Director or CEO to improve the efficiency of SHCG


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold relevant qualifications and experience
  • Must be organized, a self-starter and detailed oriented
  • Job duties require the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Expected to travel and cover other sites during provider absences
  • Expected to coach, mentor and train clinical staff


How to Apply:
All candidates who are suitably qualified are advised to send their application and curriculum vitae to hr@sawahealthcare.org

Deadline: 31st December 2018

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