GOAL Health Project Officer Jobs in Uganda

GOAL Health Project Officer Jobs in Uganda


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, multi sectoral 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.

    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.



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