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Public Health Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Medical, health
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Job Purpose:

The Public Health Officer is responsible for effective and efficient health project implementation, monitoring and reporting accordingly seeking to maximize intervention with sectoral interventions including health, hygiene promotion, interventions psychosocial support and nutrition to build sustainable community capacity and strengthen community resilience among refugee and host communities. The Public Health Officer works in collaboration a wide range of stakeholders to influence the delivery of high quality.

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading National Humanitarian Organization in Uganda and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Applications from suitable persons to be considered for appointment in the outlined positions are hereby invited. All applicants should adhere to the Red Cross Principles. URCS is an equal opportunities employer mindful of gender balance in its establishment. Please download application template from here (

Please send your filled application form and attach your academic transcripts and certificates.


Program Design and development

  1. Contribute to the continuous adaption of the integrated health, hygiene promotion and nutrition and development of concept notes for innovative project outputs and make them measurable together with PMER;
  2. Proactively conduct situation and risk analysis, and prepare contingency plans;
  3. Identify funding and cooperation opportunities and develop project proposals accordingy;
  4. Contribute to the designing of the emergency health, hygiene promotion and nutrition strategy for the health project and support its implementation.

Project Management and implementation

  1. To develop a technically sound project work plan and activities consistent with the goals and objectives the project
  2. Ensure that the goals and objectives of the integrated health, hygiene promotion, psychological support and nutrition interventions are met in a timely and effective manner;
  3. Planning and implementation, including budget management and timely quality narrative and financial reporting;
  4. Identify and train community volunteers and integrate in the community and health structure;
  5. Mobilize communities and organize into community action groups to initiate assessments, identification and action of community led health promotion and disease prevention activities;
  6. Enable communities to identify health risks and be aware of actions that can promote health and that can prevent diseases through CBHFFA method;
  7. Ensure URCS staff involved in project implementation trained in CBHFA, BCC, Gender and Diversity and program management cycle;
  8. Provide appropriate mentorship, capacity building and technical support to volunteers;
  9. In collaboration with health manager conduct needs and capacity assessments in target areas and identify new program opportunities and support;
  10. In close coordination with other RC movement partners and other actors monitor trends throughout the project period;
  11. Support the implementation of a comprehensive continuum of addressing public health psychosocial support , hygiene promotion, nutrition and economic support to the target beneficiaries;
  12. Undertake continuous monitoring field visits and meetings with relevant actors including project partners in assessing trends, patterns and changing needs and consequently advise on appropriate strategies;
  13. Promote and contribute to coordination among RC/RC Movement partners active in this domain and other partners;
  14. Develop and maintain strong working relationship and coordination line government departments, relevant international and local NGOs/agencies engaged in health, hygiene promotion, PSS and nutrition activities in the targeted areas;
  15. Advocate for quality promotive, prevention and response activities/ services and integration of health, hygiene promotion, PSS and inclusion in SGBV programming to promote risk reduction among the targeted communities;
  16. Identify community reproductive health and family planning needs in project areas;
  17. Responsible for community disease surveillance in the refugee settlements of project implementation;
  18. Compile Health Sector reports as per approved project work plans and budgets;
  19. Provide timely report on reproductive health and family planning related implementation;
  20. Attend health working group sectoral meetings with district and other partners;
  21. Conduct distribution of reproductive health and family planning materials to beneficiaries according to URCS guidelines;
  22. Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Medical, health
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Hygienics; Risk management; Project management; Stakeholder communication; Project preparation and planning; Bidding and proposal generation; Public health
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Uganda Redcross Society

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. Since its inception in 1939 as a small women's emergency organization, URCS has developed over the years into a formidable well-respected humanitarian agency. In 1941, it became a branch of the British Red Cross. The URCS was recognised by an "Act of Parliament in 1964" and admitted as a member of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1965. The National Society has over 350,000 registered members with one and half million beneficiaries of its interventions. URCS works through 51 Branch Offices covering the whole of Uganda. As a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement comprising the International Federation and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), URCS works with a number of partners in the execution of its Mission. These include the Government of Uganda, Corporate bodies, United Nations Agencies, NGOs and participating Sister Red Cross National Societies. Over the years, URCS has witnessed an increase in the number of partners and partnerships not only nationally but internationally including private and civil society organizations. The number of communities served by URCS has also tremendously increased, as well as the scope of activities.

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