Emergency Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Coordinator (Re-Advertisement) -GOAL



Job Title:   Emergency Ebola Virus Disease(EVD)
Coordinator  (Re-Advertisement)

Organization: GOAL
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Duration: Two – Three months
About US:
Founded
in 1977, GOAL 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. 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.
About Country Programme:
First
operational in Uganda in the late 70’s, the current country programme focuses
on two of GOAL’s three strategic sectors, namely: Health (including WASH and
Health Accountability programming); and a market based approach to improving
agricultural livelihoods 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 organizations, local
government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.
GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda with
six established offices in Kampala, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong, Lira and Agago
Districts. We are funded by a number of donors who include DfID, Charity:
water, Irish Aid, Master Card Foundation, 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 programmer, which
should be based on timely and quality sectorial analysis, and in coordination
with key stakeholders.
·        
Ensure
that effective partnership and collaboration are achieved and maintained with
the Ministry of Health and other organizations 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: 
·        
Health,
behavioral communication, humanitarian or development qualification at Master
level.
·        
Previous
experience in behavioral change, emergency coordination, outbreaks and
community engagement. Ebola preparedness and response experience is an
advantage.
·        
At
least 5 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
.PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and candidates who applied
earlier need not apply again.




Deadline: 11th August 2019

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