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Health Coordinator

Uganda – ,
4 Year Degree
Up to 25%

Job Location:    Kampala, Uganda

Job Summary: Responsible for the technical supervision of primary healthcare and community health interventions with a focus on continuous quality improvement. Participates in all stages of the project cycle and coordinates with MoH, UNHCR, and other partners.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that primary healthcare, reproductive healthcare, HIV programs, and community health interventions are evidence-based and implemented in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner
  • Ensure MTI clinical practices adhere to MoH, WHO, and additional global health standards through collaborations with related health partners
  • Ensure continuous mentorship and capacity development of Medical Coordinators by providing technical oversight and collaborating to strengthen health programs through a process of continuous quality improvement
  • Represent MTI at interagency health coordination meetings (MOH, UNHCR, etc) to contribute technical perspective
  • Participate in all stages of the project cycle by providing technical inputs to ensure maximum health impact
  • Analyze data to produce formal and informal reports on all aspects of health programming for internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the Director of Programs in overseeing health programming and contribute to the proposal development process
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of contingency plans for potential epidemics and influx
  • Other duties as assigned

Education,  Experience, Licenses, & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine & Surgery (MBChB) is required
  • Postgraduate qualification in Public Health, Monitoring & Evaluation or Project Planning & Management is an added advantage
  • Registration with Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council is required
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in public health, inclusive of 2 years in a humanitarian context is required
  • Proven experience in project management and budget monitoring
  • Experience with an international NGO or UN agency is required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of humanitarian operations and project cycle management
  • In-depth knowledge of Uganda MoH, WHO, and UN health systems and policies
  • Knowledge of health strengthening methods and best practices
  • Knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs
  • Skilled in project cycle management
  • Skilled in data analysis and writing reports
  • Skilled in capacity building and mobilizing staff to achieve a common goal
  • Skilled in relationship building with the ability to liaise with multiple partner agencies
  • Skilled in using HIS and HMIS database systems
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Keen interest to mentor others
  • Ability to travel to health facilities frequently and at times upon short notice
  • Ability to be decisive in emergency situations and use sound judgment
  • 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                                                                                                                            

This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change



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