Paid Jobs for Youth Uganda - GHC Fellowship Opportunities Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer – Ministry of Health

Paid Jobs for Youth Uganda - GHC Fellowship Opportunities Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer – Ministry of Health

Role Overview

  • Based in Kampala and working with the Ministry of Health (MOH) team, the Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer will implement, monitor, and evaluate existing noncommunicable diseases (NCD) program activities.

  • The role will involve driving related research and ensuring that the Noncommunicable Diseases Program is in line with the missions of the MOH and the department.


    Policy and Strategy

  • Review and update the existing NCD policy and strategic plan in alignment with the NCD global and national agenda

  • Review and finalize existing NCD guidelines in alignment with current global guidelines

  • Develop operational work plans and budgets in line with approved NCD activities and budget lines

  • Prepare and ensure adherence to six-month work plans for approved NCD activities

    Stakeholder Engagement

  • Network with various stakeholders (public and private) to promote the NCD agenda at all levels while implementing various NCD program activities

  • Liaise with the Health Promotion Division in implementing NCD health promotion activities

  • Organize and participate in meetings, workshops, and other NCD events


  • Proactively identify funding opportunities for NCD in Uganda

  • Develop fundable research proposals for various NCD program activities


  • Spearhead NCD research including proposal writing, data analysis, and the publication and dissemination of findings

  • Develop a database for all existing NCD research in Uganda, both published and unpublished

    Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitor and evaluate NCD activities and interventions in various health programs

  • Prepare activity reports and participate in drafting the semi-annual progress report

  • Actively participate in the development of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools for various NCD activities

  • Periodically compile, analyze, and report HMIS/DHIS data on NCD

    Health Education

  • Participate in NCD training of health care workers and regular revision of the training curriculum

  • Review and update NCD Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials targeting different population groups and settings

    Skills and Experience

  • Items indicated with an
    asterisk (*) are required

  • Project management experience, including creating project work plans, budgets, and summary documents*

  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to translate technical information into accessible language for a diverse range of audiences, as evidenced by writing reports or other materials that summarize key findings*
    Knowledge of at least one local Ugandan language*

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)*

  • Experience with planning meetings, workshops, or events, including shaping the agenda and coordinating logistics

  • Experience working with a database, including organizing, updating, reporting, or analyzing information in a database

  • Experience assessing and reporting on program/project impact

  • Experience drafting grant proposals for research projects or programs

  • Experience managing multiple stakeholders to ensure a project stays on time and on budget

  • A strong interest in noncommunicable disease issues on a local, national, regional, and global level, as well as an understanding of their linkage to development and poverty

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to manage processes with multiple stakeholders

  • Strong organizational and leadership skills

  • Good analytical and decision-making skills

  • Ability to take initiative; innovative, hardworking, and results-oriented

  • Ability to work under pressure; conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results

  • Ability to work well in team settings, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation

  • Ability to multi-task with flexibility and set priorities

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Paid Jobs for Youth Uganda - GHC Fellowship Opportunities Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer – Ministry of Health

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