Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer Job – Global Health Corps (GHC)

Job Title: Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer (Paid Internship Jobs)

Organisation: Global Health Corps (GHC)

Placement Organisation: Ministry of Health (MOH)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Eligible Citizenship: Ugandan

Salary: Monthly Stipend 550 US Dollars

Role Code: G02-Nat

About GHC:

Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.

About US:

The Ministry of Health (MOH) Uganda is responsible for policy formulation and dialogue with health development partners, resource mobilization and budgeting, strategic planning, regulation, and advising other ministries on matters related to health, setting standards and quality assurance, capacity development and technical support, provision of nationally coordinated services such as epidemic control, coordination of health research, and monitoring and evaluation of overall sector performance. The MOH is committed to providing the highest possible level of health services to all people in Uganda through the delivery and promotion of preventive, curative, palliative, and rehabilitative health services at all levels.

Community Health Department

The Community Health Department is one of the biggest departments at MoH. It is mandated to support integrated public health services for prevention and control of both endemic and epidemic diseases. The department’s five priority areas are:

  • Prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable disease
  • Training and capacity building for services providers
  • Development and enforcement of policies, laws, guidelines, plans, and strategies
  • Technical support, monitoring, and evaluation of service providers and facilities
  • Prevention, control, and mitigation of epidemics and other public health emergencies

Job Summary:  The Noncommunicable Diseases Program Officer will work with the Ministry of Health (MoH) team to implement, monitor, and evaluate existing noncommunicable diseases program activities. The officer will drive related research and ensure that the noncommunicable diseases program is in line with the missions of the MoH and the department.

Also Read : Finance and Administration Officer Job – International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Policy development

  • Review and update the existing noncommunicable disease policy and strategic plan in alignment with the noncommunicable diseases global and national agenda
  • Review and finalize existing noncommunicable disease guidelines in alignment with current global guidelines

Stakeholder engagement

  • Network with various stakeholders (public and private) to promote the noncommunicable disease agenda at all levels while implementing various noncommunicable disease program activities
  • Liaise with the Health Promotion Division in implementing noncommunicable disease health promotion activities
  • Organize and participate in meetings, workshops, and other noncommunicable disease events

Program management

  • Proactively identify funding opportunities for noncommunicable diseases in Uganda
  • Develop fundable research proposals for various noncommunicable disease program activities
  • Develop operational work plans and budgets in line with approved noncommunicable disease activities and budget lines
  • Prepare and ensure adherence to six-month work plans for agreed noncommunicable disease activities

Research, monitoring and evaluation

  • Spearhead noncommunicable disease research including proposal writing, data analysis, publication, and dissemination
  • Develop a database for all existing noncommunicable disease research in Uganda, both published and unpublished
  • Monitor and evaluate noncommunicable disease activities and interventions in various health programs
  • Prepare activity reports and participate in making semi-annual progress reports
  • Actively participate in the development of appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools for various noncommunicable disease activities
  • Periodically compile, analyze, and report HMIS/DHIS data on noncommunicable diseases

Capacity building

  • Participate in noncommunicable disease training of health care workers and regular revision of the training curriculum
  • Review and update noncommunicable disease Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials targeting different population groups and settings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Project management experience, including creating project work plans, budgets, and summary documents*
  • Experience evaluating and reporting on program/project impact*
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to translate technical information into accessible language for a diverse range of audiences, as evidenced by writing reports, articles, or other materials that summarize key findings*
  • Working proficiency in at least one local Ugandan language*
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in noncommunicable disease issues, including an understanding of their linkage to development and poverty*
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)*
  • Experience working with a database, including organizing, updating, reporting, or analyzing information in a database
  • Experience with resource mobilization, including drafting grant proposals for research projects or programs
  • Experience managing multiple stakeholders to ensure a project stays on time and on budget
  • Experience with policy or strategic planning development and/or implementation
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to manage multi-stakeholder processes
  • Good analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to take initiative, innovative, hardworking, and results-oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure, conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results
  • Ability to work well in team settings, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
  • Ability to multi-task with flexibility and demonstrated priority-setting ability

Fellowship Benefits and Logistics

  • Monthly living stipend: $550
  • Professional development funds: $600
  • Award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Housing
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel costs covered to and from GHC training and retreats
  • Support in applying for visas and/or work permits, as necessary

How to Apply:

All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.

Click Here

Deadline: 11th January 2023

Loading spinner

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

7 + 1 =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.