Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA) Job Vacancy 2022

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Public Health Associate NGO Jobs – Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA).

Job Summary:  The Public Health Associate will undertake the application of knowledge of general preventive and Public Health Issues through assessment, documentation, monitoring and promotion of the Health care services of the target population with the aim of preventing and or minimizing risks of disease, injury, disability and ultimately death. Public health officers’ major focus is on the overall health of communities. You will educate the target population on specific health risks as well as basic healthy living strategies, and also create programs to encourage healthier lifestyles through Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) to minimize the risk of illness, disease, and infection.

You will promote the public health agenda through vaccinations, surveillance, and analyzing trends regarding the health of certain populations from different geographic location to look for clues and risk factors. Public health Associates will also be involved in reducing the impact of health hazards related to the environment as well as mentor the medical teams and support staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure collection of relevant health data, conduct analysis, and undertake effective information utilization and its dissemination to eradicate health hazards that affect the community
  • Develop and implement monthly and quarterly detailed work plans that address public health concerns, monitor their implementation and reporting
  • Design and implement interventions that will improve maternal and child health services uptake among the population of interest.
  • Support government health department in disease surveillance and investigate reported disease outbreaks
  • Oversee the establishment of community health management committees village health teams {VHTs} and community extension workers {CHEWs}) to enhance community participation in the service uptake as well as coordinating their activity plans.
  • Carry out capacity building of communities through delivering presentations/community health education including HIV/AIDS awareness, safe motherhood, hygiene and sanitation and nutritional education to lay and professional audiences with the aim of attaining the desired standards in PHC interventions with the aim of attaining improved community participation in the eradication of health hazards that affect their respective communities
  • Acting as liaisons between target groups and the networks that provide assistance
  • Establish and maintain a functional surveillance system through family MUAC with support from refugee and care groups as well as design or use surveillance tools, such as screening, lab reports, and vital records, to identify health risks.
  • Develop or implement interventions to address behavioral causes of diseases.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of prescribed risk reduction measures or other interventions.
  • Identify groups at risk for specific preventable diseases or injuries.
  • Prepare preventive health reports including problem descriptions, analyses, alternative solutions, and recommendations
  • Any other relevant assignments for successful project implementation that may be given by the immediate supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a diploma in any medical related field or a Bachelor’s degree in Public health, Social Sciences, Counselling, or a related qualification from a recognized institution
  • At least three years of experience in similar or higher position.
  • Languages: Fluency in Kiswahili is essential; Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset (Kinyarwanda, Rukiga, Runyakitara).

How to Apply:

All candidate should send their applications addressed to:

Human Resource and Administration Officer,

Africa Humanitarian Action,

UGANDA OFFICE – Ggaba Road

Plot 4285, Block 244.

P.O Box 7730, Kampala Uganda.

 

Email to: HR@africahumanitarianaction.com or joseph.j@africahumanitarianaction.com

 

Deadline: 22nd September 2022 by 5:00 pm

NB: AHA is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. Applicants are encouraged to send their applications by email.

Application Details:

Job Title:   Public Health Associate   

Organisation: Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA)

Duty Station:  Uganda

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