Health Project Officer

 

Health Project Officer

 

About the Role: GOAL is seeking a
passionate individual to work as Health Project Officer
in Agago District to
support the implementation of our health portfolio projects. This includes a
demand driven approach to improving health outcomes and service utilisation,
integrated approaches to improving
maternal, child and new born health and nutrition
and health-oriented emergency response.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Health
Portfolio Support

·       
Participate in project planning, including
developing workplans, submitting funds requests, procurement of project supplies
and equipment and development of activity budgets.

·       
Contribute to the development of health
materials, including training curriculums and materials and guidance notes.

·       
Refine existing and/or develop as required,
multisectoral IEC materials across health, nutrition, livelihoods, sanitation
and hygiene sectors for use by health volunteers or health partners.

Project
Implementation

·       
Support in delivering all project components and
trainings (Citizen Report Cards, community dialogues, DHMT meetings, People
Centered Advocacy (PCA), Social & Behavior Change)

·       
Support in preparing engagements for district
health management team and health personnel (health workers, VHTs) to increase
responsiveness of the supply side in addressing health concerns within the
district.

·       
Assist in organizing initial meetings for VHTs,
HUMCs and health workers in the priority health facilities within Agago
District

·       
Assist in facilitating follow up dialogues to
track actions of the community and health workers in the project sites

·       
Assist in preparing for barrier analysis and
social investigations for the priority behaviors around health seeking
practices in the target communities

·       
Take lead in following up community conversation
sessions in the priority communities

·       
Support in implementing family MUAC approach in
communities

·       
Assist in animating community PCA workshops for
developing district advocacy strategies and lead delivery all four steps for
developing district advocacy strategies.

·       
Assist in mentoring community advocates during
the implementation of their district advocacy plan and monitoring plan in both
pilot and rollout districts – mentoring support visits

Project monitoring, learning and documentation

  • Participate in
    data collection, analysis and/or entry using CommCare and PowerBi
  • Assist in
    documenting community successes and failures for project learning and
    reporting to other stakeholders
  • Assist in
    collecting outcome harvesting stories taken from the implementation of
    community dialogues, DHMTs meetings, community conversations,
    people-centred advocacy activities etc
  • Prepare periodical reports: update indicators,
    achievements, activities and results according to the project log frame

 

Networking, coordination and outreach

  • Meet with community, sub-county, and district
    leaders to explain project objectives and keep them appraised of
    project(s) activities being implemented in the target area
  • Work closely with community volunteers, local
    government representatives, VHTs, Health Assistants and other relevant sub-county
    and district stakeholders into the implementation of health portfolio
    projects.
  • Assist in updating WDWW tool within the
    district focusing on health advocacy & accountability interventions
    that may influence the results of the project.

 

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be successful in this role, you will need the
following qualifications, skills and experience.

Essential Criteria

  • University degree in human nutrition, public
    health, Environmental Health, Social Sciences, or related discipline.
    Experience may substitute for qualifications, but not the other way around
  • Fluent in
    spoken and written Acholi
  • Minimum two years working experience of community
    health or nutrition with a strong focus on participatory and
    accountability related activities
  • Confident presentation and facilitation skills,
    proven record in provision of trainings and community level dialogues
  • Possession of a
    riding permit (Class A) and ability to ride a motorcycle
  • Excellent
    verbal and written English language skills
  • Strong computer
    literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

 

Desirable Criteria

  • Work experience
    in Uganda, with the accordant knowledge of civil society operating
    environment, trends in health sector, etc.
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
    with experience conducting nutrition assessments.
  • Experience
    working on social accountability / advocacy and understands the Local
    Government structures within a district
  • Experience
    working on social and behavior change interventions influencing changes in
    community health practices, norms in multiple contexts within Uganda 
  • Ability to
    implement an intervention with multiple components with strong measures
    for quality assurance
  • Soft Skills in coordination and networking with
    stakeholders including district and local government, WASH sector actors,
    NGO partners and community leaders.
  • Experience in and ability to work in rural
    settings.

                

Code of Conduct and
Accountability within GOAL

GOAL is an equal
opportunities employer and has values and behaviours framework which defines
our code of conduct. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to
adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply
    with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of
    Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no
    harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable
    adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff
    or partner.

 

Safeguarding

Children
and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum extent from
deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of
abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that
GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include
rigorous background and reference
checks in the selection process for all candidates.

 

GOAL

Established in 1977, GOAL
is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel,
dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities.
Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL
delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from
humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food
security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

 

General description of the country programme:

First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL
Uganda country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health
Accountability and Nutrition programming); and a market based systems approach
to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender,
child protection, social behaviour change and 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 Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 100
personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million
(2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of
Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong and
Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors
who include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.

Our package includes a
competitive salary, health insurance cover for up to 3 dependents,
comprehensive 24-hour personal accident cover, terminal benefits equivalent to
one month for each completed year of service and our working hours provide for
a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a
learning and development environment with training & study opportunities
aligned to our staff development policy.


How to Apply:

All
interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit
their applications by email with 3 reference
contacts (current or former Line Manager) from the last three employers  and a copy of your riding permit,  and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL: recruitment@ug.goal.ie  indicating
the title ‘Health Project Officer in the subject line
by 12th  February
2021
.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.

 Deadline: 12th February 2021

 

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