GOAL Emergency Ebola Virus Disease Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

GOAL Emergency Ebola Virus Disease Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Closing date: 17 Jul 2019

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 a number of small foundations.


On June 10th Uganda declared an EVD outbreak in the West of the country with 3 confirmed cases of EVD and 112 people line listed for follow up.

Uganda has been preparing for an EVD outbreak given the ongoing EVD outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

As of June 2019, a total of 1,977 confirmed have been reported, with a high case fatality rate of 61% due to the haemorrhagic nature of the disease and the continual difficulty in reaching communities in conflict areas.

Uganda is one of four countries classified as “very high-risk” for impending EVD transmission due to its proximity to and porosity of the DRC border, which has numerous unofficial entry points and has a high level of trade with DRC and high number of DRC refuges spread across the country.

GOAL focus in Uganda will be supporting the gaps in the risk communication and WaSH sector for the response and preparedness in other areas.

Summary of Role:

The Emergency EVD Coordinator will be responsible for supporting GOAL Uganda in liaising with partners/donors and supporting the development and initial implementation of an Ebola preparedness and response programme in Uganda.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of GOAL’s Ebola preparedness and response programme, which should be based on timely and quality sectoral analysis, and in coordination with key stakeholders.

  • Ensure that effective partnership and collaboration are achieved and
    maintained with the Ministry of Health and other organisations for technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.

  • In collaboration with the Global PQ team draft and prepare proposals for an EVD programme that includes both preparedness and response elements

  • In collaboration with the Global PQ Lead on the development of preparedness and response tool kits (technical logistical and communication)

  • Provide technical and managerial support to the ACDP and other staff as appropriate

  • Ensure that all EVD preparedness and responses are in line with current best practise and that staff safety protocols are in place and being reviewed regularly

  • Ensure that the most relevant and strategic information is provided to relevant stakeholders.

  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.

    Essential Requirements:

  • Health, behavioural communication, humanitarian or development qualification at Master level.
  • Previous experience in behavioural change, emergency coordination, outbreaks and community engagement. Ebola preparedness and response experience is an advantage.
  • At least 5 years of experience developing and implementing programmes
  • Relevant people management skills and providing direction for a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in national representation and coordination.
  • Excellent IT and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work in a difficult situation and deal with challenging clinical settings.
  • Our package includes a competitive salary, shared accommodation, health and travel insurance and 20 days annual leave. Additional benefits are available after 12 months of service. This is an unaccompanied position.

    This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document, it not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments and following discussion with the post holder.

    GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct, Child Protection Policy and Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation.

    GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.

    Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies. Any job offer made is also subject to a range of background checks. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.

    How to Apply:
    To apply, please click on the link: GOAL Emergency Ebola Virus Disease Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

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