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Health Officer – COVID-19 Prevention and Response (3 Positions)

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment.

Full job descriptions and application forms can be viewed from the jobs section of our website at https://www.redcrossug.org and the application template from here

Please send your filled application formand attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to: sgurcs@redcrossug.org or hand delivered, and or by post to:

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; vacancies@redcrossug.org or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,

Uganda Red Cross Society,

Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,

P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email: vacancies@redcrossug.org

Closing date for receipt of the applications is Monday 13th July 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Due to large volumes of applications; only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Title Health Officer – COVID-19 Prevention and Response (3 Positions)
Grade UR 5
Reports Operations Manager, COVID-19 Prevention and Response
Location Field Based
Duration One year
Date July 2020

Job Purpose:

Since March 2020, when COVID-19 outbreak was confirmed in Uganda, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) has been supporting prevention and response efforts in the key pillars of risk communication & social mobilization; and surveillance including community based surveillance and screening at border points of entry. In a bid to strengthen the COVID-19 operations, URCS is seeking a health officer to be based in the field to supervise volunteers in the implementation of activities.

The Health Officer will be responsible for:

  1. Supporting URCS branches in the development of work plans and monitoring the implementation of COVID-19 risk communication & social mobilization activities in the districts;
  2. Supervising the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and response interventions in the districts/branches;
  3. Collaborating with branch management, volunteers and stakeholders in support of improved management of health emergencies in communities;
  4. Coordinating and linking the program implementation issues between the districts, branches and headquarters.

Roles and Responsibility:

  1. Supervise the Implementation of COVID-19 risk communication, social mobilization and community engagement; and community based surveillance in the communities within the districts of implementation in line with approved work plans and budgets;
  2. Supervise URCS volunteer engagements at the border crossing points (screening, disinfection of trucks, risk communication)
  3. Ensure that standard operating procedures (SOPs) and protocols for risk communication, social mobilization and community engagement; and surveillance are adhered to by URCS volunteers and staff.
  4. In liaison with the health department, ensure all volunteers have and correctly use appropriate protective wear all the time.
  5. Provide technical support to build capacity of URCS branch managers and volunteers in effective community engagement and accountability (CEA) approaches;
  6. Support the branch and communities in emergency preparedness initiatives and contingency planning to respond to epidemic outbreaks;
  7. Effectively represent URCS in the District Taskforce (DTF) and other relevant partner meetings in the district.
  8. Work with the district task force and other stakeholders to regularly assess community needs and strategize for effective response.
  9. Make requisitions for activity implementation and prepare periodic activity reports- weekly, monthly, quarterly in line with program work plan and donor requirements;
  10. Perform any other duties assigned to you, as may be required by the line supervisor/s.


Education Qualifications
  1. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Public /Community Health) or a related field from a reputable institution;
  2. Post Graduate qualification in Public Health will be an added advantage.
Essential Knowledge and Experience
  1. Minimum 1 year related experience in implementation of Public Health programs;
  2. Working experience at field level with a recognized Organization with expertise in health and/or emergencies response;
  3. Experience in implementation of projects in multi-stakeholders’ environment;
  4. Experience working with local leaders at district, Sub county and village levels;
  5. Demonstrated knowledge, competency and professional skills in the public health aspects of infectious disease surveillance,
  6. prevention and control; and epidemic preparedness and response;
  7. Proven ability to multi-task across various planning and implementation processes
Essential Skills
  1. Excellent spoken and written English communication skills; ability to compile and assimilate content in short time frames;
  2. Ability to work across different actors, cultural contexts, technical areas and bridge silos within the organization and with external partners;
  3. A proactive approach to work, the ability to handle multiple tasks and to maintain a high quality standard when working under time pressure;
  4. Analytical Skills
  5. Data analysis and reporting skills
  6. Public speaking and presentation
  7. Budgeting and budget monitoring
  8. Networking, alliance building and stakeholder management.
  9. Negotiation skills.
  10. Good team player

Please download application template from here



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