Jobs – Technical Assistant at Ministry of Health

Job Title:    Technical Assistant

Organization: Ministry of Health

Project Name: United Nations UNOPS / Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Program Manager

About US:

The Ministry of Health receives funding from UNOPS/WSSCC to support the Uganda Sanitation Fund (USF) Programme. The USF overall objective is to contribute to reduction of morbidity and mortality rates through improved sanitation and hygiene with a focus on building sustainable and improved sanitation and hygiene facilities, stopping open defecation and promoting handwashing with soap. The programme is implemented in 30 districts, largely located in the Teso, Lango and West Nile regions and is managed by the Ministry of Health.

Job Summary: The Technical Assistant will provide the technical support to the management of the USF Programme.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Actively facilitate Sub-grantees in the preparation of work plans
  • Conduct capacity building of sub-grantees and program employees to meet the skills requirements for programme implementation and management.
  • Carry out regular monitoring, appraisal and provide technicalsupport to district.
  • Regularly review Sub-grant reports and workplans and guide  the Programme Manager on disbursement of funds to districts.
  • Actively monitor programme implementation against set
  • Prepare progress reports as directed by the Programme Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The Technical Assistant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health sciences, Civil or Sanitary Engineering, Social sciences. Possession of a Post graduate training in any of the above fields will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience in sanitation and hygiene promotion in a reputable organization
  • Working knowledge and experience of local government systems and planning processes.
  • Possess the ability to train the sub grantees to develop of work plans and budgets

NB: Officers already working with the Uganda Sanitation Fund/ Environmental Health Division or sub grantees need not to apply.

How to Apply for the job

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with an updated  Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, and at least three referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary,

Ministry of Health,

Plot 6 Lourdel Road,

P.O. Box 7272,

Kampala. Uganda

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.

Deadline: Friday, 26th June, 2015 by 12:00 noon

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