Ass. Public Health Officer

at UNHCR- United Nations High Commission for Refugees
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted September 21, 2020
Category Healthcare
Currency UGX


JOB TITLE Assistant Public Health Officer

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Field Office, the Assistant Public Health Officer will support implementing and operational partner agencies health activities in Kyangwali refugee settlements. H/she plays a key role in planning, organising, implementing, monitoring and evaluation UNHCR's public health programmes for all persons of concern in Kyangwali with occasional support to Kiryandongo refugee settlements.

Undertake needs and resources assessments in coordination with Government and partners in order to prioritise needs and activities in the provision of services to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR.
Liaise with UNHCR programme officers to ensure co-ordination of and the timely finalization of implementing instruments.
Ensure that project plans or proposals submitted to UNHCR for funding adhere to internationally accepted standards, and are based on a comprehensive PHC strategy including school health programs.
Maintain and update contingency plans for potential epidemics, refugee and returnee movements.


University degree in Medicine or Nursing with qualifications in Public Health or related fields or clinical background is required.
Minimum 4 years previous working experience in the field of public health, preferably in refugee settings and/or emergency situations is required.
Fully competent and experienced in the use of computers using a Word, Excel, Email, PowerPoint Presentations is required.
Knowledge of English language is required.