Samaritan’s Purse Public Health Educator Jobs in Uganda

Samaritan’s Purse Public Health Educator Jobs in Uganda


Job Summary

  • The Public Health Educator (PHE) will promote good hygiene and sanitation practices through the Samaritan’s Purse Urban WASH project.

  • S/He will be responsible for promoting community health by assisting communities in adopting healthy behaviors.

  • S/he will collect and analyze data to identify community needs to influence planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the project. .

    Primary Duties & Responsibilities

    • Participate in the design of the technical and implementation aspects of Samaritan’s Purse WASH

    • Project(s) in target location(s), ensuring the project will satisfy the needs of the beneficiaries.

    • Prioritize community engagement and utilize accountability mechanisms to ensure that beneficiary feedback is incorporated into program design and documented learning, advocating for community.

    • Conduct outreaches to discuss hygiene and sanitation care concerns with community members and to encourage more people to actively participate.

    • Establish and strengthen community health initiatives, liaising with relevant community groups.

    • Develop the training curriculum for children, youth, and women.

    • Recruit, train, and supervise community tutors.

    • Complete regular activity reports, working with the Project Manager to monitor and maintain project progress to ensure goals are achieved on time, evaluating challenges as they arise and proposing solutions.

    • Uphold a high standard of quality by ensuring activities adhere to technical and government standards, and are aligned with internal and external strategic objectives.

    • Conduct all activities in the most cost-effective and efficient manner, in coordination with team members, other departments and in line with Samaritan’s Purse, government and donor policies and
    best practices.

    • Any other duties as assigned.

    Person Specification

    • Bachelor’s Degree Public Health, Social Work, Development Studies, or related field.

    • Minimum three (3) years’ relevant experience, preferably with experience in WASH programming.

    • A passion for public health education, behavior change and community development.

    • Demonstrated experience in community engagement and in leading and managing volunteers.

    • Ability to coordinate activities with other agencies, build and maintain positive working relationships.

    • Proactive, flexible, adaptable and results-oriented; good critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills, with a mature, assured, patient and resilient disposition.

    • Willingness to spend extended time in the field.

    • Commitment to excellence, integrity and stewardship of resources.

    • Must agree with and uphold the values and objectives of the organization.

    How to Apply

  • Please submit cover letter and CV (including references) by email to ugandahr@samaritan.org or in hard copy to Samaritan’s Purse Uganda, Plot 126 Luthuli Avenue, Bugolobi; applications should be submitted no later than 09:00 on Monday 8th June, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.


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