3 Entry Level Health Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station:
Grade UR 5
Reports to:  Operations Manager, COVID-19 Prevention and
About US:
Uganda Red Cross
Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and
a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Job Summary:  Since March 2020, when COVID-19 outbreak was
confirmed in Uganda, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) has been supporting
prevention and response efforts in the key pillars of risk communication &
social mobilization; and surveillance including community based surveillance
and screening at border points of entry. In a bid to strengthen the COVID-19
operations, URCS is seeking a health officer to be based in the field to
supervise volunteers in the implementation of activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Supporting URCS branches in the development
of work plans and monitoring the implementation of COVID-19 risk communication
& social mobilization activities in the districts;
·       Supervising the implementation of COVID-19
prevention and response interventions in the districts/branches;
·       Collaborating with branch management,
volunteers and stakeholders in support of improved management of health
emergencies in communities;
·       Coordinating and linking the program
implementation issues between the districts, branches and headquarters.
·       Supervise the Implementation of COVID-19 risk
communication, social mobilization and community engagement; and community
based surveillance in the communities within the districts of implementation in
line with approved work plans and budgets;
·       Supervise URCS volunteer engagements at the
border crossing points (screening, disinfection of trucks, risk communication)
·       Ensure that standard operating procedures
(SOPs) and protocols for risk communication, social mobilization and community
engagement; and surveillance are adhered to by URCS volunteers and staff.
·       In liaison with the health department, ensure
all volunteers have and correctly use appropriate protective wear all the time.
·       Provide technical support to build capacity
of URCS branch managers and volunteers in effective community engagement and
accountability (CEA) approaches;
·       Support the branch and communities in
emergency preparedness initiatives and contingency planning to respond to
epidemic outbreaks;
·       Effectively represent URCS in the District
Taskforce (DTF) and other relevant partner meetings in the district.
·       Work with the district task force and other
stakeholders to regularly assess community needs and strategize for effective
·       Make requisitions for activity implementation
and prepare periodic activity reports- weekly, monthly, quarterly in line with
program work plan and donor requirements;
·       Perform any other duties assigned to you, as
may be required by the line supervisor/s.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Public /Community Health) or a
related field from a reputable institution;
·       Post Graduate qualification in Public Health
will be an added advantage.
·       One year of related experience in
implementation of Public Health programs;
·       Working experience at field level with a
recognized Organization with expertise in health and/or emergencies response;
·       Experience in implementation of projects in
multi-stakeholders’ environment;
·       Experience working with local leaders at
district, Sub county and village levels;
·       Demonstrated knowledge, competency and
professional skills in the public health aspects of infectious disease
·       prevention and control; and epidemic
preparedness and response;
·       Proven ability to multi-task across various
planning and implementation processes
·       Excellent spoken and written English
communication skills; ability to compile and assimilate content in short time
·       Ability to work across different actors,
cultural contexts, technical areas and bridge silos within the organization and
with external partners;
·       A proactive approach to work, the ability to
handle multiple tasks and to maintain a high quality standard when working
under time pressure;
·       Analytical Skills
·       Data analysis and reporting skills
·       Public speaking and presentation
·       Budgeting and budget monitoring
·       Networking, alliance building and stakeholder
·       Negotiation skills.
·       Good team player
How to Apply:
Please send your filled application
form, Download
and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled
application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed or
hand delivered, and or by post to:
The Secretary General,
Uganda Red Cross Society,
Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,
P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.
Email: vacancies@redcrossug.org
Applications from suitable persons
to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited.
All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal
opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.
Due to large volumes of
applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall
lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: Monday 13th July
2020 at 5:00pm
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