Emergency Ebola Virus Disease EVD Coordinator NGO Jobs – GOAL

Emergency Ebola
Virus Disease (EVD) Coordinator Job Advert
GOAL is an equal
opportunity employer. GOAL is committed to the safety and protection of
children in our care from intentional and unintentional harm. Candidates will
therefore be expected to comply with GOAL Uganda’s child protection policy.
General description of the country programme
First operational in
Uganda in 1979, our current country programme at GOAL focuses on three
strategic sectors, namely: Market based approach to improving agricultural
livelihoods, Health (including WASH and Health Accountability programming); and
WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the resilience
strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach,
and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with national and
international civil society organisations, local government, the private sector
and communities to give effect to our mission.
GOAL Uganda has a
skilled team of about 100 personnel and manages an annual operating budget of
approximately €6.8 million (2017). GOAL is currently operational in the
Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western parts of Uganda with six established
offices in Kampala, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong, Agago and Lira Districts. GOAL
Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include Master
Card Foundation (MCF), DFID, Charity: Water, Irish Aid, GOAL and a number of
small foundations.
                                                                                                                                                            
                         Background:
On June 10th Uganda
declared an EVD outbreak in the West of the country with 3 confirmed cases of
EVD and 112 people line listed for follow up. 
Uganda has been preparing for an EVD outbreak given the ongoing EVD outbreak
in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As of June 2019, a total of
1,977 confirmed have been reported, with a high case fatality rate of 61% due
to the haemorrhagic nature of the disease and the continual difficulty in
reaching communities in conflict areas. Uganda is one of four countries
classified as “very high-risk” for impending EVD transmission due to its
proximity to and porosity of the DRC border, which has numerous unofficial
entry points and has a high level of trade with DRC and high number of DRC
refuges spread across the country. GOAL focus in Uganda will be supporting the
gaps in the risk communication and WaSH sector for the response and
preparedness in other areas.            
Job Summary:  The Emergency EVD Coordinator will be responsible
for supporting GOAL Uganda in liaising with partners/donors and supporting the
development and initial implementation of an Ebola preparedness and response
programme in Uganda
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Lead the
development of GOAL’s Ebola preparedness and response programme, which should
be based on timely and quality sectoral analysis, and in coordination with key
stakeholders.
·        
Ensure
that effective partnership and collaboration are achieved and maintained with
the Ministry of Health and other organisations for technical cooperation,
programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
·        
In
collaboration with the Global PQ team draft and prepare proposals for an EVD
programme that includes both preparedness and response elements
·        
In
collaboration with the Global PQ Lead on the development of preparedness and
response tool kits (technical logistical and communication)
·        
Provide
technical and managerial support to the ACDP 
and other staff as appropriate
·        
Ensure
that all EVD preparedness and responses are in line with current best practise
and that staff safety protocols are in place and being reviewed regularly
·        
Ensure
that the most relevant and strategic information is provided to relevant
stakeholders.
·        
Other
assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: The ideal candidate should have:
·        
Health,
behavioural communication, humanitarian or development qualification at Master
level.
·        
Previous
experience in behavioural change, emergency coordination, outbreaks and
community engagement. Ebola preparedness and response experience is an
advantage
.
·        
At least five years of experience developing and implementing programmes
.
·        
Relevant
people management skills and providing direction for a multi-disciplinary team.
·        
Experience
in national representation and coordination. 
·        
Excellent
IT and report writing skills.
·        
Ability
to work in a difficult situation and deal with challenging clinical settings.
How to Apply:
Interested
applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email
with at least 4 reference contacts (3 from the last three employers, and 1
character reference), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource
Manager, GOAL Uganda: recruitment@ug.goal.ie 
indicating the title ‘Emergency EVD Coordinator’ in the subject line by
28th July 2019.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH
CERTIFICATES
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