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Job Title:   Public Health Officer

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 Public Health Officer will be responsible for coordinating disease prevention and health promotion activities in the community. Conducts disease surveillance activities and provides technical supervision to health facility staff in the areas of EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, nutrition and family planning.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define the public health strategy for the settlement by identifying indicators in order to monitor activities, results and achievements
  • Coordinate community health activities in liaison with Village Health Teams, Health Assistants and Nutrition staff on areas of EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, child welfare, family planning and nutrition
  • Responsible for capacity building of staff under technical supervision including developing training curriculum and continuous mentorship
  • Focal person for feedback and complaints through various channels (community forum, suggestion boxes and FRRM) as per MTI policy
  • Conduct disease surveillance activities to predict outbreaks and collaborate with management to develop and implement plans for epidemic control
  • Conduct health audits within the community and plan programming in accordance with findings
  • Strengthen linkage of health facilities to the community through regular feedbacks (community dialogues, HUMCs, community feedback meetings etc.)
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders in the community to ensure uptake and proper understanding of offered services, being the focal point for the networking in order to support the dissemination of health information of the target population
  • Analyze data using HIS/HMIS database and submit reports as per schedule
  • Other duties as assigned

Security Focal Person Responsibilities

  • Responsible for staying up to date on security issues in close collaboration with Program Manager by attending security related meetings and participating in security information sharing groups as required; disseminate information to appropriate parties; immediately inform Program Manager in case of security risks for MTI staffs

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or equivalent is preferred
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine with additional training in Public Health will be considered
  • Registration with Allied Health Professionals Council is required
  • Three years of experience implementing public health activities is required
  • Experience working with INGOs and in emergency operations is an added advantage
  • In-depth knowledge of public health interventions including EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, nutrition and family planning
  • Knowledge of community engagement methods and complaints management, including sensitive feedback
  • Skilled in capacity building and mobilizing staff to achieve a common goal
  • Skilled in conducting disease surveillance activities and implementing actions to control outbreaks
  • 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 data analysis and writing reports
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Keen interest to mentor others
  • Ability to exercise considerable initiative to plan, organize and follow through to meet deadlines
  • Ability to build relationships and work with stakeholders on multiple levels
  • 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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