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Health Officer Job at Action Africa Help International in Uganda


Job Title: Health Officer

Job Overview
Global Health Corps Fellows will work closely with and under the supervision of AAH Uganda’s Health Coordinator in improving existing Primary Health Care (PHC) Service delivery systems as well as support capacity building efforts for health workers in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement. The overarching scope of the AAH Uganda’s Primary Health Care program in Uganda is to deliver ccomprehensive PHC based services to selected livelihood insecure communities by the year 2014.



Scope of work will encompass:

    Contribute to the documentation of best practices for prevention of HIV & AIDS among the population and support for people affected HIV& AIDS.

    Data collection and data verification related to health sector indicators.

    Provision of feedback on data to each supported site and assistance to site –level staff on how to utilize data for local program planning and quality improvement.

    Documentation of best practices and lessons learnt.

    Participation in proposal development and report writing.

    Encourage and promote mutual partnerships, networks and alliances.

    Participate in developing a resource mobilization strategy.

    Capacity building for the existing cadre of health workers.

    Promotion of life skills and address issues of drug and substance abuse among youth.

    Encourage and promote mutual partnership, networks and alliances.

    Participate in developing resource mobilization strategies.



Desired Skills and Experience:

    Qualifications in a Medicine/Primary Health Care/ Clinical practice disciplines at Diploma and Degree levels highly desired.

    Experience in provision of curative services, maternal & child health services and health education.

    Participation/contribution towards managing health facilities in resource-constrained environments.

    Creativity and innovative thinking, with demonstrated analytical skills and attention to detail.

    Proficiency using statistical software and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

    Experience in proposal development and in writing technical reports.

    Experience developing and leading training programs, particularly related to delivery of quality Service programs.

    Strong interest in global public health and prior exposure to global public health and/or development issues in Africa or other resource-limited settings.

    Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation.

    Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication skills: verbal, written, listening, presentation and facilitation.

    Fluency in spoken and written English

    Ability to multi-task: flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines with demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple projects and relationships.

    Willingness to travel extensively in-country and work in rural settings.


How to Apply:
This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional with a strong commitment to AAHI's mission. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, kindly apply online: http://ghcorps.org/connect/apply"

Deadline for receiving applications; 3rd February 2013.

Fluency in spoken and written English

/liExperience in provision of curative services, maternal



Deadline: 3rd Feb 2013


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