Fresher Health Assistant NGO Jobs – Medical Teams International (MTI)

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Job Title:   Health Assistant (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Medical Teams International (MTI)

Duty Station:  Uganda

 

About US:

Medical Teams International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development organization with a Calling “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.” MTI-UG has operations in West Nile and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.

 

Job Summary:  The Health Assistant will be responsible to prepare and present health education sessions to the population as well as mobilization activities related to public health.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Public Health Officer to develop and implement health and hygiene promotion programs and community awareness campaigns related to EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, child welfare, family planning and disease prevention
  • Maintain relationships with community partners and coordinate local level activities that support community health
  • Prepare materials and deliver health education sessions
  • Conduct health audits within the community and collaborate with supervisor to plan programming in accordance with findings; monitor and evaluate of the same
  • Strengthen linkage of health facilities to the community through regular feedbacks and facilitate access to healthcare
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders in the community to ensure uptake of services
  • Conduct disease surveillance activities to predict outbreaks
  • Identify people with medical problems and contact medical team to make referrals
  • Carry out home visits based on referrals of health workers and volunteers
  • Analyze data and submit reports as per schedule
  • Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct
  • Other duties as assigned




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Certificate in Public Health or Environmental Health Science or equivalent is preferred
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing combined with training in Public Health will also be considered
  • Two years of experience implementing public and environmental health drives
  • Experience working with INGOs is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of public health interventions including EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, nutrition, family planning and outbreak prevention and response
  • Knowledge of behavior change methods
  • Skilled in developing relationships to strengthen social support networks and using behaviour change strategies to mobilize community members to take ownership of healthcare needs
  • Skilled in presenting information to a group
  • Skilled in data analysis and writing reports
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to exercise considerable initiative to plan, organize and follow through to meet deadlines
  • Committed to high ethical standards
  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

 

How to Apply:

All interested and qualified candidates should apply online at the link below

 

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