Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid Public Health Promotion Assistant Jobs in Uganda

Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid Public Health Promotion Assistant Jobs in Uganda


  • Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA) is an international humanitarian and development organization that positively contributes towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the Horn, East & Central Africa by implementing WASH, Health, Education, Livelihoods, Community service & development and Protection programs in the region for a period of more than 20 years.

  • HIJRA, in a strategy to expand existing program implementing team, is now seeking for a qualified person willing to offer Humanitarian services in the position of Public Health Promotion Assistants to be based in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement – Kikuube District.

    Job Summary

  • The Public Health Promotion Assistant shall work closely with communities for the establishment of WASH and sanitation facilities in the operation areas to reduce the risk of water and sanitation related communicable diseases by promoting good hygiene practice in communities.

    Reporting Relationships

  • The post holder will be responsible to the Public Health Engineering Officer


  • Implement and supervise the Public Health Promotion activities in the project area in interactive and participatory manner

  • Under the guidance of the PHE officer, take part in water, sanitation and hygiene need assessments

  • Work with the community and local administration to ensure that the health promotion needs of the population are met;
    Manage mobilization of the community to promote hygiene practices, public sanitation, with more emphasis on monitoring latrine use, water collection/storage, environmental sanitation and hand washing practices

  • Co–facilitate community problem identification, planning (formulation of action plans, MOUs, hand over), implementation of community activities, participatory monitoring and evaluation, using community mobilization and sensitization techniques

  • Work closely with the rural utility, community based institutions (such as WASH Co), community health volunteers, and local level government officials, to undertake community (men, women, children) mobilization and capacity building on quality WASH services

  • Be involved in designing and delivering training for implementing partners and community (WASH Co, operation and maintenance technicians) or supervise the training given by zonal, regional and district government partners

  • Undertake field visits to supervise and assist in the implementation of the activities and take appropriate measures to tackle operation problems affecting the implementation processes and quality of the intervention

  • Ensure that work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to the Refugee community needs and gender issues, in particular, to promote the full and
    equal participation of women in all aspect of the work

  • Provide inputs and participate in the collection, compilation of weekly, monthly and project end reports where necessary, relating to the progress made on WASH, with focus on objectives, obstacles and possible solutions, together with future plans and recommendations

  • Responsible for distribution activities,including identification of goods and materials, registration of beneficiaries and distribution of items to target communities

  • Take part in training delivery at community level – including women’s groups and Child to Child activities, CLTSH, CHAST

  • Under the guidance of the PHE Officer, carry out water quality analysis, disinfection and report accordingly

  • Support WASH team to ensure adherence to minimum standards of technical quality in all WASH related activities and interventions

  • Any other duties as maybe assigned by the supervisor

    Competencies, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Degree/Diploma in Public Health or Environmental Health

  • Previous work experience with at least 1 year in a same field or a similar functional area preferably with an NGO

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Good computer literacy

  • Fluency in English and local languages

  • Good capacity building and community mobilization skills

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Ability to resolve individual and group conflicts.

    How to Apply

  • Qualified Candidates are requested to submit an Application letter and Curriculum Vitae including telephone and emails contacts of three referees including your current/most recent employer.

  • Applications, addressed to the:

  • Country Program Manager

  • Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief AID (HIJRA)

    P.O. Box 23582, Kampala, Uganda

  • Should be sent by email to: The subject line should read Public Health Promotion Assistant.

    Applications must be submitted not later than close of business on 17th January, 2020. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

    For more information regarding the organization please visit our website HIJRA is an equal opportunity employer.

    For more information and job application details, see; Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid Public Health Promotion Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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