Assistant Public Health Officer, Pakelle

Last update 2024-04-14
Expires 2024-05-14
ID #1960285129
Assistant Public Health Officer, Pakelle
Uganda, Northern Region, Pakelle,
Modified December 14, 2023


Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.Desired Candidate Profile 1.The candidate is mature and posed. In addition, he/ she brings to the job strong interpersonal skills and builds effective relationships with colleagues and partners. a.Positive – The candidate has a positive work attitude and is optimistic by nature.b.Ambition and reliability – The candidate is ambitious and leads by example. c.Trustworthy – The candidate is a team player who is trusted by his/her colleagues. d. Professionalism - the candidate is a committed and hard- working professional who respects his/her colleagues and upholds the values of the organization. 2.Problem Solvinga.Problem Solver – The candidate masters the ability to identify and solve problems by applying creativity and interpersonal skills. He/she transforms challenges into opportunities to find solutions and resolve problems. b.Proactive – actively looks for opportunities and team growth in the interest of the operation.3.Time Managementa.The candidate successfully manages quality time dedicated to activities with the purpose to strengthen the effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the operationRequired languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level): ,,Desired languages,,Operational contextOccupational Safety and Health Considerations:Nature of Position: The Sub Office Adjumani covers four districts in West Nile Region: Adjumani, Lamwo, Obongi and Kiryandongo districts around 494,000 refugees originating from South Sudan. The refugees are residing in 19 settlements in Adjumani District and 1 settlement in Lamwo, Obongi and Kiryandongo District. The average daily new arrival rate has increased and stands at over 600 persons per week. From 2018 onwards, the operation is ending emergency response and the objective is to strengthen the partnership with development partners in the spirit of the GRC hereby focusing on burden sharing and complementary roles by enhancing peaceful coexistence and offering long term solutions for both refugees and host communities.About 52% of the refugee population are female and 62% are children and 17% are persons with specific needs. UNHCR works in close collaboration with different health partners providing health services to PoCs and an integration plan was developed with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to progressively handover the health program to MoH.The incumbent plays a key role in planning, organising, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of UNHCR's public health programmes for all persons of concern in the operational areas. This will include undertaking regular field trips to monitor and support the implementation of health activities for refugees; monitoring refugee access to health services and the impact on the national systems in different refugee settlements, ensuring feedback relating to key public health data is provided by health partners, relevant UN agencies, Ministry of Health at local level; develop project activities to address identified needs. This will be done in consultation with District Health authorities, NGO partners in the health sector and through liaison with other sectors within UNHCR (WASH, protection, community services, programme, etc.) to ensure a multi-sectoral approach. The incumbent is the main liaison with the Ministry of Health in Adjumani, Obongi, Kiryandongo and Lamwo Districts which involves among others attending district health team meetings and refugee health coordination meetings with District Health Offices on a regular basis to ensure health services are integrated. The incumbent also has a key role in liaising with international and national health partners, donors, and other UN agencies as key member of the UNHCRHealth Unit. The functions of this position cannot be performed by teleworking/telecommuting. Living and Working Conditions: The Sub-Office is located at Pakelle Town, 8 km from Adjumani Town (district center).Adjumani has limited basic amenities notably accommodation, hospital, schools, and road network. There are no international schools or shopping malls, and the nearest major town (Gulu) is 108 km away from the duty station. Adjumani is generally hot and the temperatures range between 29-45 degrees centigrade. The host communities are hospitable and supportive of refugees, Partners, and UN Agencies.Road transport is the main mode used to reach the capital Kampala which is almost 500 km away by a fully paved road.Additional QualificationsEL-Monitoring and Evaluation, MD-Reproductive Health, PH-Community Health-Health Data Collection/Analysis/Interpretation, PH- Public Health Epidemiology, UN-UN/UNHCR Mandate and Global Strategic PrioritiesBachelor of Arts (BA): Medical Doctor, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Medical Science, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Medicine, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Nursing, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Public HealthCompetenciesAccountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Empowering & building trust, Judgement & decision making, Managing resource, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Stakeholder management, Teamwork & collaborationUNHCR Salary CalculatorCompendium Additional InformationThe incumbent should have served in the similar role in UNHCR, with clear understanding of internal UNHCR Health programme management.Functional clearanceThis position requires Functional Clearance

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Assistant public health officer

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