Health Assistant NGO Job Opportunities – Medical Teams International (MTI)

Job Title:   Health Assistant
Organisation: Medical Teams
International (MTI)
Duty Station: Field Office or Kampala
Office, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy In-Charge
About US:
Medical
Teams International is a faith based organization with the calling of “Daring
to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in
a hurting world”. MTI-UG has established activities in West Nile, Mid and
South Western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care,
Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.
Job Summary:  The Health Assistant will be Responsible to
prepare and present health education sessions to the population as well as
mobilization activities related to public health.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Liaise with Public Health Officer to develop and implement health and hygiene promotion
programs and community awareness campaigns related to EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH,
child welfare, family planning and disease prevention
·       Maintain relationships with community partners and coordinate local
level activities that support
community health
·       Prepare materials and deliver health education sessions
·       Conduct health audits within the community and collaborate with
supervisor to plan programming in
accordance with findings; monitor and evaluate
of the same
·       Strengthen linkage of health facilities to the community through regular
feedbacks and facilitate access to healthcare
·       Collaborate with other stakeholders in the community to ensure uptake
of services
·       Conduct disease surveillance activities to predict outbreaks
·       Identify people with medical problems and contact medical team to make
referrals
·       Carry out home visits based on referrals of health workers and
volunteers
·       Analyse data and submit reports as per schedule
·       Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of
integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
·       Other duties as assigned



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Certificate in Public Health or Environmental Health Science or
equivalent is preferred
·       Diploma
in Clinical Medicine or Nursing combined with training in Public Health will
also be considered
·       The ideal applicant should have at least two years of experience
implementing public and environmental health drives
·       Experience working with INGOs is an added advantage
·       Knowledge of public health interventions including EPI, HIV/AIDS,
WASH, nutrition, family planning and
outbreak prevention and response
·       Knowledge of behaviour change methods
·       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 presenting information to a group
·       Skilled in data analysis and writing reports
·       Skilled
at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
·       Ability to exercise considerable initiative to plan, organize and
follow through to meet deadlines
·       Committed to high ethical standards
·       Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct
How to Apply:
All
Interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their Application
letter and CV ONLY including 3 work related refereesto;
recruitmentug@medicalteams.org.
·       Indicate your Salary
expectation/ current or previous salary/Notice Period required; at the bottom
of your CV
·       Indicate clearly in the
subject line: only the position id & location you are applying for.
·       Do not attach your
Academic transcripts. They will be requested if you are shortlisted
·        Only online applications will be accepted.
Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements
including submission of file types such as MS Word, PDF.
·       Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted. MTI is an equal opportunity Employer.
Deadline: 31st
January 2020
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