Uganda Red Cross Society Health Officer – COVID-19 Prevention and Response Jobs
Uganda Red Cross Society Health Officer – COVID-19 Prevention and Response JobsJob Purpose: Since March 2020, when COVID-19 outbreak was confirmed in Uganda, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) has been supporting prevention and response efforts in the key pillars of risk communication & social mobilization; and surveillance including community based surveillance and screening at border points of entry.
In a bid to strengthen the COVID-19 operations, URCS is seeking a health officer to be based in the field to supervise volunteers in the implementation of activities.
The Health Officer will be responsible for:
Supporting URCS branches in the development of work plans and monitoring the implementation of COVID-19 risk communication & social mobilization activities in the districts;
Supervising the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and response interventions in the districts/branches;
Collaborating with branch management, volunteers and stakeholders in support of improved management of health emergencies in communities;
Coordinating and linking the program implementation issues between the districts, branches and headquarters.
Roles and Responsibility:
Supervise the Implementation of COVID-19 risk communication, social mobilization and community engagement; and community based surveillance in the communities within the districts of implementation in line with approved work plans and budgets;
Supervise URCS volunteer engagements at the border crossing points (screening, disinfection of trucks, risk communication)
Ensure that standard operating procedures (SOPs) and protocols for risk communication, social mobilization and community engagement; and surveillance are adhered to by URCS volunteers and staff.
In liaison with the health department, ensure all volunteers have and correctly use appropriate protective wear all the time.
Provide technical support to build capacity of URCS branch managers and volunteers in effective community engagement and accountability (CEA) approaches;
Support the branch and communities in emergency preparedness initiatives and contingency planning to respond to epidemic outbreaks;
Effectively represent URCS in the District Taskforce (DTF) and other relevant partner meetings in the district.
Work with the district task force and other stakeholders to regularly assess community needs and strategize for effective response.
Make requisitions for activity implementation and prepare periodic activity reports- weekly, monthly, quarterly in line with program work plan and donor requirements;
Perform any other duties assigned to you, as may be required by the line supervisor/s.
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Public /Community Health) or a related field from a reputable institution;
Post Graduate qualification in Public Health will be an added advantage.
Essential Knowledge and Experience
Minimum 1 year related experience in implementation of Public Health programs;
Working experience at field level with a recognized Organization with expertise in health and/or emergencies response;
Experience in implementation of projects in multi-stakeholders’ environment;
Experience working with local leaders at district, Sub county and village levels;
Demonstrated knowledge, competency and professional skills in the public health aspects of infectious disease surveillance,
prevention and control; and epidemic preparedness and response;
Proven ability to multi-task across various planning and implementation processes
Excellent spoken and written English communication skills; ability to compile and assimilate content in short time frames;
Ability to work across different actors, cultural contexts, technical areas and bridge silos within the organization and with external partners;
A proactive approach to work, the ability to handle multiple tasks and to maintain a high quality standard when working under time pressure;
Data analysis and reporting skills
Public speaking and presentation
Budgeting and budget monitoring
Networking, alliance building and stakeholder management.
Good team player
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; Uganda Red Cross Society Health Officer – COVID-19 Prevention and Response Jobs
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