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Health Assistant, Hoima

Job Summary: Responsible to prepare and present health education sessions to the population as well as mobilization activities related to public health.

Job 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

Education, Experience, Licenses and Certifications

  • 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
  • 2 years of experience implementing public and environmental health drives
  • Experience working with INGOs is an added advantage

KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge of public health interventions including EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, nutrition, family planning and outbreak prevention and response
  • Knowledge of behavior change methods

SKILLS

  • 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

ABILITIES

  • 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

Physical Conditions

This position requires work at health facilities and in communities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

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