Earn 550 US Dollars monthly as Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer at Ministry of Health – Uganda

 

Job Title:    Noncommunicable Diseases
Program Officer

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)

Placement Organisation: Ministry of Health – Uganda

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Eligible Citizenship: Ugandan

Salary: Monthly
Stipend 550 US Dollars

Position Code: G04-Nat

 

About GHC:

Global Health Corps
pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new
thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the
tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their
ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We
currently place fellows in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and
Zambia.

 

About US:

The Ministry of
Health (MOH) Uganda is a government body charged with policy formulation and
dialogue with health development partners, resource mobilization and budgeting,
strategic planning, regulation and advising other ministries on matters related
to health, setting standards and quality assurance, capacity development and
technical support, provision of nationally coordinated services such as
epidemic control, coordination of health research, and monitoring and
evaluation of overall sector performance.

 

Job Summary:   The Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer will
implement, monitor, and evaluate existing noncommunicable diseases (NCD)
program activities. The role will involve driving related research and ensuring
that the Noncommunicable Diseases Program is in line with the missions of the
MOH and the department.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Policy and Strategy

·       
Review
and update the existing NCD policy and strategic plan in alignment with the NCD
global and national agenda

·       
Review
and finalize existing NCD guidelines in alignment with current global
guidelines

·       
Develop
operational work plans and budgets in line with approved NCD activities and
budget lines

·       
Prepare
and ensure adherence to six-month work plans for approved NCD activities

Stakeholder
Engagement

·       
Network
with various stakeholders (public and private) to promote the NCD agenda at all
levels while implementing various NCD program activities

·       
Liaise
with the Health Promotion Division in implementing NCD health promotion
activities

·       
Organize
and participate in meetings, workshops, and other NCD events

Funding

·       
Proactively
identify funding opportunities for NCD in Uganda

·       
Develop
fundable research proposals for various NCD program activities

Research

·       
Spearhead
NCD research including proposal writing, data analysis, and the publication and
dissemination of findings

·       
Develop
a database for all existing NCD research in Uganda, both published and
unpublished

Monitoring and
Evaluation

·       
Monitor
and evaluate NCD activities and interventions in various health programs

·       
Prepare
activity reports and participate in drafting the semi-annual progress report

·       
Actively
participate in the development of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools
for various NCD activities

·       
Periodically
compile, analyze, and report HMIS/DHIS data on NCD

Health Education

·       
Participate
in NCD training of health care workers and regular revision of the training
curriculum

·       
Review
and update NCD Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials
targeting different population groups and settings

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
Project
management experience, including creating project work plans, budgets, and
summary documents*

·       
Excellent
writing skills with the ability to translate technical information into
accessible language for a diverse range of audiences, as evidenced by writing
reports or other materials that summarize key findings*

·       
Knowledge
of at least one local Ugandan language*

·       
Proficiency
in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)*

·       
Experience
with planning meetings, workshops, or events, including shaping the agenda and
coordinating logistics

·       
Experience
working with a database, including organizing, updating, reporting, or
analyzing information in a database

·       
Experience
assessing and reporting on program/project impact

·       
Experience
drafting grant proposals for research projects or programs

·       
Experience
managing multiple stakeholders to ensure a project stays on time and on budget

·       
A strong
interest in noncommunicable disease issues on a local, national, regional, and
global level, as well as an understanding of their linkage to development and
poverty

·       
Excellent
interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to manage
processes with multiple stakeholders

·       
Strong
organizational and leadership skills

·       
Good
analytical and decision-making skills

·       
Ability
to take initiative; innovative, hardworking, and results-oriented

·       
Ability
to work under pressure; conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments,
observing deadlines, and achieving results

·       
Ability
to work well in team settings, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation

·       
Ability
to multi-task with flexibility and set priorities

 

NB: Items
indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

 

Fellowship Benefits and Logistics

·       
Monthly living stipend: $550

·       
Professional development funds: $600

·       
Award of
$1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year

·       
Housing

·       
Insurance

·       
Travel
costs covered to and from GHC training and retreats

·       
Support
in applying for visas and/or work permits, as necessary

 

How to Apply:

All applicants who
desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned
organization should express interest by clearly following the instructions at
the web page below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 13th January, 2021 by 12:00PM (noon) EST /
7:00PM CAT / 8:00 PM EST

 

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