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Health Assistant

Medical Teams International

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted October 28, 2022.

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# Job Description

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

Job 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 prevention
• 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
• 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
• Conduct disease surveillance activities to predict outbreaks
• Identify people with medical problems and contact medical team to make
• Carry out home visits based on referrals of health workers and volunteers
• Analyze 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

Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications
• Certificate in Public Health or Environmental Health Science or equivalent
is preferred
• Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing combined with training in Public
Health will also be considered
• 2 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 behavior 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
Physical Conditions
This position requires work at health facilities and in communities located in
remote areas with very basic living conditions.
NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not
intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities and skills are
also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or
organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement
between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams
International as the requirements of the job change.

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