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Community Health Officer

Other District Other Location
Details
Application deadline
2019-09-14
Business / Employer name
MEDICAL TEAMS INTERNATIONAL
Company Industry
NGO
Job Level
Mid level
Work Type
Full Time
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor
Years of Experience
3 years
Description

Department: Programs

Reports to (position): Country Manager

Location(s): Kibondo

Work Days & Hours: Monday-Friday, 40-48 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays

Travel: Frequent travel to field locations

If Manager of Staff, Positions Supervised:

(directly & indirectly) None # of Positions Supervised: 0

Medical Teams International Calling:

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

JOB SUMMARY

The Community Health Officer is responsible for coordinating disease prevention and health promotion activities in the community.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

• Coordinate community health activities including Health Information Teams and Traditional Birth Attendants

• Ensure community health programs meet project goals in line with best practices

• Provide capacity building including developing and implementing training and providing continuous mentorship

• Oversee community disease surveillance activities to predict outbreaks and collaborate with management to develop and implement plans for epidemic control

• Strengthen linkage of health facilities to the community

• Collaborate with stakeholders in the community to ensure uptake of services and dissemination of health information to the community

• Provide mentorship, training, and capacity building to staff and partners

• Collaborate with M&E Officer to improve community data collection systems

• Analyze health and programmatic data; make recommendations for program improvements, and contribute to reports

• Provide input to program proposals and reports

• Collaborate with Medical Officer and other program staff to improve coordination of services and referral pathways

• Represents Medical Teams in technical and coordination meetings, to partner organizations, local government authorities, UN and other NGOs

• Analyzes and troubleshoots any challenges to program implementation

• Ensures the safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, and Child & Vulnerable Adult protection policies and sexual harassment policies

• Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or related field required

EXPERIENCE

• Minimum 3 years of experience implementing public health activities required

• Experience working with INGOs and in humanitarian operations preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE

• In-depth knowledge of public health interventions including EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, nutrition and family planning

• Knowledge of community engagement methods and complaints management, including sensitive feedback

SKILLS

• Skilled in capacity building and mobilizing staff to achieve a common goal

• Skilled in conducting disease surveillance activities and implementing actions to control outbreaks

• 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 data analysis and writing reports

• Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

• Skilled at using Kobo Toolbox and/or other digital data collection tools

• Fluent in English and Swahili, written and spoken

ABILITIES

• Ability to mentor others

• Ability to exercise considerable initiative to plan, organize and follow through to meet deadlines

• Ability to build relationships and work with stakeholders on multiple levels

• Committed to high ethical standards

• Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS

Tools and Equipment Used

• Requires frequent use of personal computer, including word processing, database programs; calculator, telephone, and copy machine.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk; climb stairs; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands, and arms.

• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires occasional travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

• The employee may be required to travel to remote areas where there are potential health hazards and risks, limited hygiene facilities, extreme weather, and 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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