Group ANC -Peer Mother job at The Ministry of Health (MOH)


Ministry of Health (MOH)

Group ANC -Peer Mother job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 25 June 2022

Hiring Organization: Ministry of Health (MOH)

Job Details:

Duties and Responsibilities
• Assisting with self –care activities like demonstrating and identifying fellow peers who can take weight, height, MUAC and BP measurement.
• Conducting group counseling sessions during visits.
• Providing one on one counseling services as needed for adherence, psychosocial support, infant testing, and partner testing.
• Following up of AGYW who miss their appointments through different channels so that they are retained in their groups.
• Motivating and encouraging group members to attend G-ANC/PNC group sessions through testimony sharing (refer to annex)
• Leading/facilitating Group discussion on other non -health care sessions for example OVC, DREAMS, FSG, YAPS and where services are provided.
• Conducting Peer learning sessions /Health Education using the job aide for health education. (The topics will depend on the groups concerns, needs and purpose of the visits).
• Linking peers to services and follow up of the referrals with in the facility, community and to other health facilities.
• Sending the appointment remainders for the groups scheduled to meet next.
• Conducting sensitization and creating demand at the community level about availability of services. Key Outputs
• Monthly report submitted. Key Performance Indicators
• Number of appointment reminder phone calls made to the mothers.
• Number of groups of young mothers that have been formed.
• Number of follow ups done for the mothers who miss their appointment.
• Number of Health Education talks given at ANC.


Training and Qualifications
• Being an adolescent girl and young woman (AGYW).
• Identified through the ANC, PNC, ART or adolescent clinic.
• Demonstrated commitment and passion in helping peers.
• Aged 15-24 years to allow a minimum of 2 years of service.
• May be in or out of school. If in school, s/he should be at tertiary level where the school program is flexible enough to allow for their engagement.
• Available to offer services for at least 3 days in the week.
• Be able to read and write with a minimum of primary leaving certificate or its equivalent.
• Resident within the health facility catchment area.
• Be able to freely express him/herself.
• Willing to serve others and acceptable among fellow peers.
• Should be in a stable mental status.
• Evidence of obtained permission from parent/guardian, for emancipated AGYW, permission should be sought from any significant other

Application procedure

Handwritten applications should be Hand Delivered to the Central Registry of the MOH Headquarters-Kampala between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health Headquarters (Central Registry)
Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya
Tel. +256417-712260/+256417-712221

Please include your telephone number and email contacts on the application. Applicants should attach the following:
• Recent passport-size photograph.
• Copy of the National Identity Card.
• Detailed curriculum Vitae.
• Copies of the academic certificates and transcripts.
• Two recommendation letters from two of the most recent supervisors/employers.
• A photocopy of your appointment letter for your most recent position.
• Candidates employed by the Public Service or Local Governments should attach a clearance from employers and submit together with application letter) (candidates who fail to provide the above documentation will not be considered)
Deadline for receiving applications is: June 25, 2022: 5:00PM
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the MOH Noticeboard
Salary and Benefits The position has attractive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Date Posted: 2022-06-14

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