5 Volunteer Job Vacancies – Community Health Specialists – United States Peace Corps

Job Title:   Community Health Specialist (5 Volunteer Jobs)

Organisation: United States Peace Corps

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

The United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador Natalie E. Brown currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the direction of the Ambassador.

 

Among the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps

 

The Peace Corps is an independent agency and volunteer program run by the United States Government providing international social and economic development assistance.

 

Job Summary:  The Community Health Specialist collaborate with community members and their host organizations to identify community needs and implement appropriate interventions. As such, Volunteers will play the role of catalyst for a wide range of activities, not only limited by the creativity of the community and the Volunteers, but also guided by the project framework.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Formation and facilitation of youths’ sexual reproductive health and other related health interventions at clubs/small groups and or camps including menstrual hygiene management, comprehensive HIV prevention education (as a must), referral to HIV testing services and community linkages.
  • Co-facilitate sports activities for health training targeting in and out of school youth in partnership with Grassroots Soccer.
  • Co-facilitate groups for OVC and their care givers with evidence-based interventions and training curriculum, including sessions and activities on the following core areas: Nutrition education, psychosocial support, economic strengthening, life skills, HIV positive living, referral and linkages to health or social services (required).
  • Formation and facilitation of a series of Care Groups interventions with leader mothers/fathers to promote essential maternal and child health practices including: child immunization, nutrition, malaria prevention, breast feeding and hand washing.
  • Conduct trainings to improve skills of community health service providers and/or school staff to improve on essential health care to the targeted populations.
  • Coach and/or mentor community health service providers and/or school staff to improve their skills in essential elements of youth friendly and gender equitable health services.
  • Community mobilization and sensitization for uptake of health services in early health seeking behaviors.
  • Community-level health education and presentations for social and behavior change.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the United States Peace Corps Community Health Specialist job must hold a Master of Public Health degree or Master of Arts/Master of Science degree in Public Health
  • Certified Physician Assistant or Public Health Nurse with expressed interest in public/community health
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Health, or Nursing
  • Health education, community mobilization, communication skills, and small group facilitation
  • Work with youth aged 12-19 and children aged 0-17
  • HIV prevention, care and support for children, youth and adults
  • Basics in working with children
  • Basic maternal and child health

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United States Peace Corps should apply online at the link below.

 

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