Job Listing: Community Health and Conservation Field Officers

Company: Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)
Position: Community Health and Conservation Field Officers
Type: Full-time
Reports to: Community Health and Conservation Coordinator
Location: Communities surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) both in Northern (Kanungu and Rubanda) and Southern Sector (Kisoro)
Type of Contract: Fixed Contract, 1 Year Renewable
Application Deadline: 14th June 2024

Organization Overview

Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) is an award-winning Ugandan registered NGO and non-profit that promotes biodiversity conservation by enabling people, gorillas, and other wildlife to coexist through improving their health and wellbeing in and around protected areas in Africa. Established 19 years ago, CTPH envisions ecosystems where wildlife and people thrive in shared, dynamic, resilient, and healthy environments. With field programs in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), CTPH is a leader in One Health and sustainable development, implementing integrated human, animal, and environmental health approaches.

Main Programmatic Areas

  1. Wildlife Conservation including wildlife health
  2. Community Health with a focus on One Health
  3. Alternative Livelihoods for communities near protected conservation areas, including sustainable coffee farming through CTPH’s social enterprise, Gorilla Conservation Coffee (

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead implementation of CTPH community field programs in collaboration with supervisors and team members.
  • Oversee and guide CTPH community volunteer cadres.
  • Manage/recruit community volunteers, including Human and Gorilla Conflict Resolution Teams (HUGOs-Gorilla Guardians) and Community Wildlife Scouts.
  • Participate in recruiting Village Health and Conservation Teams (VHCTs) with the Ministry of Health (MOH).
  • Supervise VHCTs in behavior change communication, data collection, and family planning.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of VHCT-collected data, linking them to health centers for referrals and medical supplies.
  • Train VHCTs to deliver community health services and conservation education.
  • Train Human and Gorilla Conflict Resolution Teams and other community resource persons.
  • Engage Reformed Poachers in alternative livelihoods.
  • Support VHCTs and HUGOs in creating income-generating projects and establishing Village Saving and Loan Associations (VSLAs).
  • Attend VHCT and HUGO VSLA meetings, providing support in monitoring and evaluation through data collection, home visits, and quarterly meetings.
  • Work with the CTPH Veterinary team to support Community Animal Health Workers.
  • Implement conservation education programs in schools.
  • Participate in One Health research to support CTPH field programs.
  • Provide logistical and mentoring support to CTPH visitors in the field.
  • Clearly communicate CTPH vision, mission, and approach to all stakeholders.
  • Implement activities based on project work plans and budgets.
  • Serve as a link between the community, local partners, and CTPH regarding conservation, community health, and livelihoods improvement.
  • Support other CTPH/GCCoffee projects and programs as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Community Development, Social Work, Conservation, or a related field from a recognized university.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a related field.
  • Knowledge of conservation and protected area management (advantageous).
  • Knowledge of public health (advantageous).
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a team player with minimal supervision.
  • Experience working effectively with diverse stakeholders, including government and NGOs.
  • Experience working with local communities.
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

How to Apply

If interested, please send a cover letter and CV to

Deadline: 14th June 2024

CTPH – Jobs in Uganda
Industry: NGO
Location: Bwindi



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