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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Community Nurse Job at Adara Development - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Community Nurse 

Jobs at:
Adara Development 

Deadline of this Job:
5th December 2018 

Duty Station:
Kiwoko Hospital 

Date Posted: 26th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

Adara Development is committed to improving Maternal Newborn Child Health services in Uganda, by supporting holistic programmes that ensure women and children have access to services across the continuum of care. The organisation seeks to recruit an excellent Community Nurse in Uganda for its Hospital to Home (H2H) study. Applications are theretore invited trom competent and qualified Ugandans as indicated below:

Employer: Adara Development (Uganda)
Location: Based at Kiwoko Hospital with frequent travel to Nakaseke, Luwero, and Nakasongola Districts
Employment status: Full time contract, starting ASAP to 30September 2020
Reports to: Uganda Country Director
Direct reports: 10 Chief Village Health Teams (VHTs)

The Community Nurse will lead the home follow-up component of the H2H programme, which provides support, care, and advice to families during the first six months following discharge from the Kiwoko Hospital NICU. This involves supervising 10 Chief village Health Teams (vHTs), recruiting 100 VHTs, providing continuous training and development, and conducting home visits alongside VHTs for high-risk cases. The role requires a passion for providing support to newborns and families during the postpartum period, excellent management and clinical skills, and the ability to assist the H2H study team in collecting data to inform the H2H programme.

NOTE: Detailed Job Description may be requested from

  • Minimum of a Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery, or Comprehensive Nursing
  • Knowledge of public health, newborn health and community midwifery, and relevant professional experience
  • Fluency in Luganda and in spoken and written English to the tertiary level
  • Able or willing to learn to ride a motorcycle, and work in hard-to-reach areas
  • Strong project management skills, and experience managing and motivating a team
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a wide variety of stakeholders, including children
  • Computer literate with excellent documentation and administration skills
Job application procedure
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications together with relevant academic documents, copy of national ID, and an updated cv, indicating 3 recognised referees, their addresses and functioning telephone contacts, not later than 5th December 2018 to: , or by mail or hand-delivered to the undersigned address. The Country Director
Adara Development
P.0. Box 116, Luweero
Adara Development is a child-sate organisation. All employees are required to undergo an international Police Check and sign our Child Protection Policy..