Organization: Right to Play – Uganda
Department/Division: Program Development
Work location: Kampala, Uganda
Authorized to work in: Uganda (Eligible to work legally without requiring sponsorship or work permit)
Target Start Date: October 2022
Contract Duration: 2 Year Contract
Closing Date: 29.08.2022
Right To Play (RTP) is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we help 2.3 million children to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse.
Established in 2000, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
The Senior Health Officer reports directly to the Program Manager where applicable and will be responsible for ensuring the technical quality of services, strategic leadership and oversight for the project in the Country. The Senior Health Officer works with consortium partners and community Based Organizations to provide technical support in relation to setting the project targets, works with the Project Manager and project officers to develop
and execute the project action plans, and to monitor the implementation process of the work plans, for quality assurance. The incumbent will facilitate operational capacity building initiatives, technical capacity, and supports coordination with local government and other key partners in relation to promoting sexual and reproductive health for youth and young women. The Senior Health Officer directs and supervises consultants supporting the development of resources, toolkits, training materials and others.
The incumbent will work with the project’s partners and stakeholders to facilitate project activities and input into the overall project. The Senior Health Officer will be expected to serve a technical role, which includes regular travel to the project sites, with the Project Officer, to meet with partners to provide technical assistance and ensure the smooth continuity of the project activities. The incumbent will also be expected to initiate collaboration among key stakeholders and represent RTP at technical meetings.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Must have):
• University degree in public health, nursing or similar discipline.