4 Fresher Clinical Officer Job Careers – Save the Children International

Job Title:           Clinical Officer (4 Fresher Job Careers)
Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Health
Manager/Advisor/Coordinator/Field Manager
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in
development and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over
36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of
Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 240
persons. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them
fulfil their potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through
our work around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Clinical
Officer will be responsible for implementation of the health program. This
includes participation in technical assessments, collection of health data,
implementation, monitoring, documentation and reporting of the project as well
as supervision and support of community health workers, contribution to overall
health program, its appropriateness and quality. In an integrated response, the
Health Officer will link closely with other respective sectors to ensure
maximum possible integration of the project activities. The role holder will be
expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working
hours accordingly.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Clinical Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    medicine, nursing, clinical medicine or in related disciplines OR
    equivalent experience in the health sector
  • Previous experience of working in role
    with MoH or NGO desirable
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of broad
    health issues within affected community
  • Good understanding of local humanitarian
  • Fluency in English (both spoken and
  • Commitment to working through systems of
    community participation.
  • Strong understanding of community, culture
    and customs.
  • Good understanding of local humanitarian
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability
    to work in multi-cultural environment.
  • Able to establish good working
    relationships and positively contribute to a team.
  • Able to effectively engage with
    communities, including children, and health officials.
  • Able to prioritize and plan, co-ordinate
    and monitor own and work of others.
  • Ability to take initiative and work both
    in a team and independently.
  • Flexible and positive approach to work.
  • Able to work in a stressful and changing
    environment with limited resources.
  • Able to work with limited supervision,
    improvise and take initiative in face of unexpected challenges.
  • Willingness to stay at different base and
    field locations depending on the needs of the program.
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of
    relevant medical databases.
  • Willing to keep abreast of new
    developments through continued learning.
  • Good information seeking skills and
    proactive approach.
  • Concern for the wellbeing of children and
    interest in Child Rights.
  • Past exposure and experience of working
    with local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights
    Governance, Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is
    an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain
    conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send a copy of
their updated CVs with a cover letter (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors to: uganda.recruitment@savethechildren.org
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be
    attached to applications
  • Hand delivered applications will not be
    accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 10th
February 2017 by Midnight
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