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Public Health Officer

Medical Teams

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted December 19, 2021.

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# Job Description

Position Summary:
Responsible for coordinating disease prevention and health promotion
activities in the community. Conducts disease surveillance activities and
provides technical supervision to health facility staff in the areas of EPI,
HIV/AIDS, WASH, nutrition and family planning.

Job Responsibilities
• Define the public health strategy for the settlement by identifying
indicators in order to monitor activities, results and achievements
• Coordinate community health activities in liaison with Village Health Teams,
Health Assistants and Nutrition staff on areas of EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, child
welfare, family planning and nutrition
• Responsible for capacity building of staff under technical supervision
including developing training curriculum and continuous mentorship
• Focal person for feedback and complaints through various channels community
forum, suggestion boxes and FRRM as per MTI policy
• Conduct disease surveillance activities to predict outbreaks and collaborate
with management to develop and implement plans for epidemic control
• Conduct health audits within the community and plan programming in
accordance with findings
• Strengthen linkage of health facilities to the community through regular
feedbacks community dialogues, HUMCs, community feedback meetings etc.
• Collaborate with other stakeholders in the community to ensure uptake and
proper understanding of offered services, being the focal point for the
networking in order to support the dissemination of health information of the
target population
• Analyze data using HIS/HMIS database and submit reports as per schedule
• Other duties as assigned
Security Focal Person Responsibilities
• Responsible for staying up to date on security issues in close collaboration
with Program Manager by attending security related meetings and participating
in security information sharing groups as required; disseminate information to
appropriate parties; immediately inform Program Manager in case of security
risks for MTI staffs
Education, Experience, Licenses and Certification
• Bachelors Degree in Public Health or equivalent is preferred
• Diploma in Clinical Medicine with additional training in Public Health will
be considered
• Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required
• 3 years of experience implementing public health activities is required
• Experience working with INGOs and in emergency operations is an added
• In-depth knowledge of public health interventions including EPI, HIV/AIDS,
WASH, nutrition and family planning
• Knowledge of community engagement methods and complaints management,
including sensitive feedback
• Skilled in capacity building and mobilizing staff to achieve a common goal
• Skilled in conducting disease surveillance activities and implementing
actions to control outbreaks
• 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 data analysis and writing reports
• Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Keen interest to mentor others
• Ability to exercise considerable initiative to plan, organize and follow
through to meet deadlines
• Ability to build relationships and work with stakeholders on multiple levels
• 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.

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**Closing Date** : 2nd Jan. 2022

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