Diploma Health Assistant – Medical Teams International

September 9, 2022

Job Title: Health Assistant

Organization: Medical Teams International

Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda


Job Summary:

Responsible for preparing and presenting health education sessions to the population and mobilization activities related to public health.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Liaise with Public Health Officer to develop and implement health and hygiene promotion programs and community awareness campaigns related to EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, child welfare, family planning and disease prevention
• Maintain relationships with community partners and coordinate local level activities that support community health
• Prepare materials and deliver health education sessions
• Conduct health audits within the community and collaborate with supervisor to plan programming in accordance with findings; monitor and evaluate of the same
• Strengthen linkage of health facilities to the community through regular feedbacks and facilitate access to healthcare
• Collaborate with other stakeholders in the community to ensure uptake of services
• Conduct disease surveillance activities to predict outbreaks
• Identify people with medical problems and contact medical team to make referrals
• Carry out home visits based on referrals of health workers and volunteers
• Analyze data and submit reports as per schedule
• Ensure that medical practices are conducted with the highest level of integrity and ethics according to professional and MTI Code of Conduct


Minimum Qualifications for this job:

• Certificate in Public Health or Environmental Health Science or equivalent is preferred
• Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing combined with training in Public Health will also be considered
• 2 years of experience implementing public and environmental health drives
• Experience working with INGOs is an added advantage
• Knowledge of public health interventions including EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, nutrition, family planning, and outbreak prevention and response
• Knowledge of behavior change methods
• Skilled in developing relationships to strengthen social support networks and using behavior change strategies to mobilize community members to take ownership of healthcare needs
• Skilled in presenting information to a group
• Skilled in data analysis and writing reports
• Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Application Instructions

Applications from interested applicants must be submitted online via the link below:


Closing Date: 23rd September 2022

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