Health Promotion Advisor Job Vacancy – Ministry of Health

Job Title:            Health Promotion Advisor
Organisation:
Ministry of Health
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About us:
Introduction The Government of the Republic of
Uganda received financing from the International Development Association (IDA)
towards the implementation of the Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health
Services Improvement Project (URMCHIP). The Projects are implemented through
the existing institutional arrangements of Government whereby the respective
Departments at Ministry of Health and other Government Parastatals are
responsible for implementation of the respective components of the Projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·      
Plan and initiate strategies and programs for
health education and promotion of health at local, regional or national levels
with focus on Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health
services (RMNCAH).
·      
Lead the process of promoting health awareness
of individuals, groups, organizations and communities and empower them to make
healthy choices in the field of RMNCAH.
·      
Develop, implement, and evaluate patient/client
education programs by conducting needs assessments.
·      
Lead the process of developing health education
and promotion materials for creating awareness, knowledge and demand for RMNCAH
supplies and services.
·      
Support the formulation of effective
communication channels, mechanisms and strategies to create demand for RMNCAH
services
·      
Select, adapt, and individualize patient
education intormation for the general public by evaluating available brochures,
printed materials, video tapes, and external resources in light of the age,
cuffure, information technology, religious practices, and language for RMNCAH
issues.
·      
Assess existing RMNCAH health education and
promotion materials and recommend the most appreciate for adoption.
·      
Generate ideas and approaches to solving RMNCAH
public health challenges through innovative health education and promotion
initiatives.
·      
Identify future sustainable health promotion
requirements in consultation with key stakeholders for promotion of RMNCAH
issues in the country.
·      
Identify and interpret emerging trends in RMNCAH
public health andprovide information, analysis, and interpretation to
stakeholders and community partners using innovative education and promotion
materials
·      
 Support
the Health Promotion and Education, and the Maternal and Child Health
Departments to run community trainings on preventative and promote health care



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·      
The ideal applicant must hold in any of the
following areas Health Promotion, Health Communication, Health Education and
Public Health.
·      
Experience of seven (07) years in planning,
implementation and designing of Health Promotion interventions.
·      
Should demonstrate experience working with
adolescents/young people especially on health programming.
·      
Knowledge of Ministry of Health structures and
its key stakeholders in promoting RMNCAH issues will be an added advantage.
·      
S/he should have a positive professional
reputation, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills
How to
Apply:
All applicants should submit a written Expression
of Interest accompanied with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of
certificates and testimonials and three referees, one of whom must be from your
current or previous employer should addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Block D, Room D109,
Plot 7 Lourdel Road,
P. O. Box 7272,
Kampala. Uganda
Deadline:
13th December 2019 by 4:00PM
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