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Emergency Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Coordinator

at GOAL
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 11, 2019
Category Healthcare
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Emergency Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Coordinator

Organisation:  GOAL

Closing date: 17 Jul 2019
General description of the country programme:

First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and Nutrition programming); and a market based systems approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.

GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 100 personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million (2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong and Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and a number of small foundations.

Background:

On June 10th Uganda declared an EVD outbreak in the West of the country with 3 confirmed cases of EVD and 112 people line listed for follow up. Uganda has been preparing for an EVD outbreak given the ongoing EVD outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As of June 2019, a total of 1,977 confirmed have been reported, with a high case fatality rate of 61% due to the haemorrhagic nature of the disease and the continual difficulty in reaching communities in conflict areas. Uganda is one of four countries classified as “very high-risk” for impending EVD transmission due to its proximity to and porosity of the DRC border, which has numerous unofficial entry points and has a high level of trade with DRC and high number of DRC refuges spread across the country.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead the development of GOAL’s Ebola preparedness and response programme, which should be based on timely and quality sectoral analysis, and in coordination with key stakeholders.

Ensure that effective partnership and collaboration are achieved and maintained with the Ministry of Health and other organisations for technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.

In collaboration with the Global PQ team draft and prepare proposals for an EVD programme that includes both preparedness and response elements

In collaboration with the Global PQ Lead on the development of preparedness and response tool kits (technical logistical and communication)

Provide technical and managerial support to the ACDP and other staff as appropriate

Ensure that all EVD preparedness and responses are in line with current best practise and that staff safety protocols are in place and being reviewed regularly

Skills

Relevant people management skills and providing direction for a multi-disciplinary team.
Experience in national representation and coordination.
Excellent IT and report writing skills.
Ability to work in a difficult situation and deal with challenging clinical settings.

Experience Requirements

Previous experience in behavioural change, emergency coordination, outbreaks and community engagement. Ebola preparedness and response experience is an advantage.
At least 5 years of experience developing and implementing programmes

Education Requirements

Health, behavioural communication, humanitarian or development qualification at Master level.