Program Specialist, Health

at US Embassy
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted November 7, 2019
Category Healthcare
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Program Specialist, Health

Peace Corps in Uganda

Closing: Monday November 18, 2019 4:45 pm

About Peace Corps in Uganda

Peace Corps is an international autonomous agency of the US Government with operations in over 60 countries. It operates in Uganda by the invitation of the Government of Uganda. Peace Corps Uganda has memoranda of understanding with government ministries that outline broad areas of agreement and cooperation regarding the development work of Peace Corps Volunteers in Uganda. Volunteers are assigned to government and non-government agencies and organizations, community based organizations, universities, colleges and schools who partner to enable Volunteers to provide capacity building in Primary Literacy Education, Community Health, and Agribusiness. The Peace Corps program also aims to build cross-cultural understanding between Americans and Ugandans.

See https://www.peacecorps.gov/uganda for more details about Peace Corps Uganda.

Announcement Date: Monday November 4, 2019

Closing Date: Monday November 18, 2019 4:45 pm

Position Title: Program Specialist, Health

SOW last revised October 2019

Position reports to: Director of Programming and Training (DPT)

Overall Supervisor: Country Director

Position type: Personal Services Contractor / full time / 40hours a week

Location: Peace Corps Uganda (PCUG) Office, Kololo KampalaAssist in developing and maintaining Peace Corps projects that reflect and serve the needs of Uganda.
Assist in preparing documentation for the Peace Corps projects that conforms to the mission, goals and standards of Peace Corps.
Assist in developing assignments for Volunteers through site identification visits and other relevant activities, and in maintaining contacts with potential sponsoring agencies to assure that prospective sites meet the minimum criteria for safety and security, workable job assignment, and viable housing situations for Volunteers. Housing responsibilities include but are not limited to identification, minimum checks, problem solving, liaison with agencies, follow up and referrals to medical and safety and security administrators.

Skills

Excellent computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet programs; excellent command of English, both spoken and written; native ability in spoken and written at least one Ugandan language; ability to work independently with little supervision; good organization and time management skills; willingness to take initiative; excellent teamwork skills, strong service attitude; personal integrity; strong cross-cultural skills; strong interpersonal skills, strong interest in Uganda’s development.
Experience of at least two years of related work with relevant government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, or private businesses.
Ability to work on a regular Monday through Friday schedule with occasional evening and weekend hours when necessary.
Ability to travel extensively at least 40% of the time
Must be legally able to work in Uganda

Education Requirements

University degree in a field of study relevant for projects in community and public health.
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