2 Fresher Health Assistant US NGO Jobs – Medical Teams International (MTI)

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Organization: Medical Teams International (MTI)

Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:

Medical Teams International is a faith-based not for profit health relief and development organization with a Calling “Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world”. MTI-UG has operations in West Nile and South western Uganda. We provide Comprehensive Primary Health Care, Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS and Nutrition.

Job Summary:  The Health Assistant will be responsible to prepare and present health education sessions to the population as well as mobilization activities related to public health.

Key Duties and 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
  • Analyse 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Medical Teams International (MTI) Health Assistant job must hold a Certificate in Public Health or Environmental Health Science or equivalent. Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing combined with training in Public Health will also be considered
  • At least two years of experience implementing public and environmental health drives
  • Experience working with INGOs is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of public health interventions including EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, nutrition, family planning and outbreak prevention and response
  • Knowledge of behaviour change methods
  • 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
  • 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

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should email their application letters and Curriculum Vitae including work related references to; recruitmentug@medicalteams.org.

Only online applications will be accepted. Your application will be reviewed if you have fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such as MS Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 2MB.

NB: Please clearly indicate the Position Title and Location you are applying for. Do not attach your Academic Transcripts. They will be requested if you are short listed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. MTI is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: 16th August 2019 by 5:00pm


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