Jobs in Uganda - 5 Child Health Intern Jobs at John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

05 Child Health Intern Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 05

Deadline: 22 February 2021

Hiring Organization: John Snow, Inc. (JSI)

JOB DETAILS:
Usaid Regional Health Integration To Enhance Services –N, Lango
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Available Internship Position- (Medical Clinical Officers, Laboratory Technicians, Laboratory Assistants, Enrolled Comprehensive Nurse, Enrolled Midwives, Nutrition interns, Family Planning Interns, Child Health Interns)

Background:
The Regional Health integration to Enhance Services (RHITES)-North, Lango project is a Five-year contract funded by USAID and implemented by a Team of partners with JSI as the prime. The JSI team includes, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, AMREF Health Africa, Another Option, and The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG). RHITES-N, Lango is aimed at improving the use of integrated health services in the Lango Sub-region of Northern Uganda’s, strengthening the health system to sustain gains made by earlier projects, improving key population-based national health indicators and building the capacity of the district local government to carry out a sustainable and locally-driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, Malaria, Nutrition, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent health (MNCAH), and water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes through strengthening of existing structures and processes, improving access to and strategic use of health and nutrition information, strengthening community-health facility systems and expanding innovation through integrated health and nutrition services. Improved health services utilization at all levels of the health care system requires strong intrafacility, inter-facility and bi-directional community-facility linkages and referrals for demand creation.
Internship Overview:
USAID-RHITES-N, L Project offers internship in an effort to provide current university students, recent graduates and new professionals, from various academic fields, the opportunity to apply their knowledge to actual work experience. USAID RHITES-N, Lango Project strongly believe that Internship is an important tool in developing and retaining new and innovative talents to assist us in our continuous goal of improving health systems to empower communities. Interns will be provided with clearly defined roles and scopes of work and will be supervised by USAID RHITES-N, L staff members, health facility In-charges or in the case of external placements, a suitable member of the staff within the organization in which the intern is assigned. Supervisors of interns will be responsible for monitoring the progress of their assigned intern(s) to ensure effective learning and a positive experience for internship participants. The RHITES-N Lango youth internship program will offer internship opportunities in public/private health facilities and with CSOs implementing public health programs within Lango sub-region.
These opportunities will:
1. To enhance youth professional development and employability by creating linkages between education, training, and work and thus contributing to an improved number of human resources for health, particularly in hard-to-reach areas;
2. To provide hands-on experience to build upon skills learned in school;
3. To fulfil academic or professional registration requirements, as necessary;
4. To instill a culture of high quality life-long learning, research, positive work habits and attitudes;
5. To establish a supply mechanism of skilled staff to the public and private health sector services and programs. .

Position: Child Health Interns
Duty Station: Selected health facility in Lango sub region
Supervision Line: Facility Manager
Duration: 6 months (Fixed) with no Extension
Available Number: 5


Key roles and responsibilities for the CH Interns will include
• Participate in capacity building activities within the RHITES-N, Lango project to improve CH indicators. He/she will work with the child Health officer and district teams to conduct regular coaching and mentorship, training and joint supportive supervision at district and health facility level to improve child health indicators.
• Collaboratively work with the Child Health officer and district teams to support implementation of sustainable and cost-effective interventions to improve CH services (including community-based CH services).
• Support health facilities to identify and solve the documentation gaps in the CH registers and other relevant registers as per the MoH guidelines.
• Participate in monthly data collection, data compilation and reporting on the implementation of CH activities and utilize the data to take corrective actions.
• Participate in writing monthly reports, and other program-related documents/success story in a timely manner.
• Must have graduated within the previous 24 months. No candidates over 24 months’ post-graduation are eligible for the internship program.


Qualifications
The required qualification will be new graduate with Diploma in Clinical medicine and community Health or Diploma in Nursing or Registered Nursing. Basic computer knowledge especially word and excel will be an advantage as this will allow the interns to quickly learn data analysis and use of information for action.


Job Education Requirements: Diploma


Job Experience Requirements: None

Application procedure

Address Application Letter and CV to the Internship Coordinator USAID RHITES-N Lango, with the subject – “Applications USAID-RHITES-N L Internship Position batch 4 round 2 February 2021”. Application should be submitted in hard copy and must contain only 2 documents within 1 envelope (Application letter and your CV) and hand delivered to the USAID RHITES-N Lango Offices directly in Citadel Towers, 2nd floor of the building with security officer at office entrance. Mark on the envelop the Internship position applied for with either Internship-Clinical Officer February 2021 or Internship- Laboratory Assistant Etc. Deadline for receiving application is February 22nd 2021
Those who have already benefitted from the RHITES NORTH LANGO internship program should not apply

Date Posted: 2021-02-15

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