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Monday, April 30, 2018

Field Officer Job at Ministry of Health - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Field Officer

Jobs at:
Ministry of Health

Deadline of this Job:
not later than two weeks from 30th April 2018

Duty Station:
Teso Region, Uganda

Job details:
The Government of Uganda receives funding from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNPOS) of the Water Supply and sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) to support the Uganda Sanitation Fund ( USF) programme. The USF overall objective is to contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality rates through improved sanitation and hygiene Facilities, stopping open defecation and promoting hand washing with soap. The project is being implemented in 40 districts and it is managed by the Ministry Of Health ( MOH) as the Executing Agency and implemented by the District Local Governments as the Sub Grantees. The Ministry of Health, therefore, wishes to engage the Services of suitably qualified individuals to fill the positions as indicated below.
Post: Field Officer- Teso Region
Reports to Technical Assistant

Job Purpose:
The Field Officer shall provide Technical Support to Sub Grantees
Roles and Responsibilities
The field officer shall be based regionally in the field and will perform the following duties, working under the direction and supervision of the technical assistants to:
  • Assist the sub grantees prepare work plans and budgets
  • Support field activities of the sub-grantees
  • Monitor and support sub grantees activities
  • Quality assurance of work outputs of the sub grantees
  • Verification of results
  • Support Sub-grantees conduct capacity building of lower Local Government level.
  • Participate in the review of sub grantee proposals
  • Participate in detailed capacity needs assessment
  • Conduct capacity building of sub-grantees to meet the skill requirements for project implementation and management.
  • Prepare progress reports
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Technical Assistants.
The Field Officer will report to the Technical Assistant who will be responsible for supervision on technical aspects. The Field Officer will liaise with the Desk Officers and staff of MOH-EHD in carrying out the Project activities.
Contract Duration
The Field Officer shall be hired on contract for a period not exceeding one year. The input of the job holder shall be evaluated from time to time to inform the decision for contract extension/renewal based on achievement of the set outputs and targets.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors’ degree in Environmental Health Science, Social Sciences, or other relevant fields
  • Knowledge and experience of Local Government systems and planning processes
  • Field experience in the WASH sector
  • At least 3 years in the relevant field.
Competitive and attractive
Job application procedure
Applications accompanied with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificate and testimonials and at least three referees, one of whom MUST be your current or previous employer should be submitted not later than two weeks from 30th April 2018 in Room A102 Ministry of Health. Applications clearly marked Uganda Sanitation Fund Programme and the position applied tor should be addressed to:
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health
Plot 6 Lourdel Road
P.O. Box 7272, Kampala.