Senior Environmental Health Officer

at Masindi District Local Government
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted December 2, 2019
Category Healthcare
Currency UGX


Job Title : Senior Environmental Health Officer
Salary Scale : U4
Job Purpose
To promote hygiene and environmental sanitation within the Town Council
Key Outputs
i. Environmental health services planned and budgeted for;
ii. Homesteads and public premises inspected for hygiene and environmental sanitation;
iii. Refuse collection and disposal sites Inspected;
iv. Community sensitized on Public Health Act, Regulations and By-laws;
v. Disease surveillance carried out;
vi. Environmental health services monitored and evaluated;
vii. Allocated resources accounted for;
viii. Students & staff mentored and trained;
ix. Health education and promotion activities conducted;
x. Staff performance appraised;
xi. Research activities done;
xii. Water sources identified, protected & sustained; and
xiii. Food sources identified, protected & sustained.
Key Functions
i. Inspecting homesteads and public premises for hygiene and environmental sanitation;
ii. Inspecting refuse collection and disposal sites;
iii. Sensitizing the community on Public Health Act, Regulations and By-laws;
iv. Participating in disease surveillance and management of Environmental Health activities;
Ministry of Public Service P. O. Box 7003 Kampala. E-mail Fax 0414-255463/4 Tel. No. 250534/6 Page 420
v. Accounting for allocated resources;
vi. Participating in research activities;
vii. Identifying, protecting and sustaining water resources;
viii.Compiling and submitting periodic reports to Senior Environmental Health Officer;
ix. Enforcing the adherence to Public Health practices;
x. Training and mentoring students & staff;
xi. Planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluating environmental health services;
xii. Conducting health education and promotion activities; and
xiii. Conducting staff performance appraisal.


Planning, organizing and coordinating;
Concern for quality and standards;
Result oriented; and
Time management

Experience Requirements

Diploma in Environmental Health Science or its equivalent from a recognized Institution with 3 years relevant experience gained from a reputable organization
Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.

Education Requirements

Must have an honors Degree in Environmental Health Science from a recognized Institution or University