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Various job opportunities at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital – External advert

Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following Local contract positions tenable at the hospital under the G2G Project – USAID/ Jinja Regional Referral Hospital Strengthening Activity  to be submitted to the address below not later than Wednesday 14th September 2022 at 5pm.

N.B: All staff recruited under this project will be given employment contracts by the hospital. These are full time jobs, so people already holding full time Jobs should not apply and salaries will be based on Government scales.

Where applicable, applicants must be registered with the relevant council and have a valid practicing license


Applications should be filled in triplicate on PS Form 3 (Revised 2008) and attach Curriculum Vitae, copy of the national identity card, photocopies of certificates and testimonials of the academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references to;

The Hospital Director
Jinja Regional Referral Hospital
P .O Box 43 Jinja,

01 Post Senior Community Linkage Coordinator
Reference HRM / JRRH /001/2022
Duration One year contract, renewable
Reports To Project Coordinator
Responsible for Medical Social workers
Qualification Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, Education, SWSA, Development Studies, Community and Adult Education, Community Psychology, or Guidance and Counselling

Post graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management, HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate is desirable

Supervision skills and TOT in community care

Five (5) years’ experience in a HIV/AIDS counselling work, two (2) of which should have been in a supervisory position.

Duties and Responsibilities 1.      Provide technical support in the creation, management and maintenance of functional peer support groups (PSG) in the different program clinics.

2.      Develop, harmonize and manage departmental work plans and budgets.

3.      Supervise and monitor implementation of department activities.

4.      Lead the provision of care, treatment and support services to PLHIV at the Facility and communities.

5.      Conducting refresher trainings of the psychosocial team.

6.      Coordinating community trainings and sensitization meetings.

7.      Review community and facility program reports program reports.

8.      Provide guidance to implementation of HIV prevention services.

9.      Coordinate facility based clinics and community outreach activities.

10.  Plan, supervise and monitor provision of comprehensive OVC services.

11.  Provide mentorship and coaching to all staff in the psychosocial department.

12.  Ensure an updated Pre-ART Register and all community indicator registers.

13.  Ensure effective follow-up of clients in the clinic to improve client retention in care.

14.  Ensure all HIV Positive individuals are linked into care, treatment and support services.

15.  Provide support to the Program Coordinator on partnership issues related to counselling, community and social support activities and psychosocial activities.

16.  Carry out performance planning, review and appraisals for the subordinates staff in the department.

02 Post: Nutritionist Assistant (1post)
Reference HRM/JRRH/ 002/2022
Duration of Contract One year Contract, renewable
Responsible for Nutrition volunteers
Reports to: Nutritionist
Qualifications: Must have Diploma in Human Nutrition or Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and community health from a recognized institution
Duties and responsibilities 1.      Conduct Nutrition assessment

2.      Participate in the management of patients with acute malnutrition

3.      Counsel mothers and caregivers on infant, young child and adolescent nutrition

4.      Promote optimal Nutrition for PLHIV

5.      Conduct Food demonstrations

6.      Participate in community outreach services for adequate nutrition.

7.      Manage and account for the allocated resources (Nutrition equipment and supplies).

8.      Participate in in capacity building activities of Nutrition Volunteers and other health facility staff

9.       Participate in nutrition data collection Compilation and submission monthly and quarterly reports

10.  Supervise Nutrition volunteers

11.  Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

03 Post Assistant Data Officer-3 posts
Reference HRM /JRRH /003/2022
Reports To Data Officer
Duration of Contract One year Contract, renewable
Qualification Diploma in Statistics (Statistical Computing Option), Computer Science, Medical records, Information Technology or any other related field from a reputable institute.

At least one years’ experience in data management or demonstrated relevant experience acquired through internship placement.

Should have computer skills, Knowledge of HMIS tools,

Skills in DHIS 2,EMR,

Knowledge of USAID reporting will be an added advantage

Duties And Responsibilities 1.      Work closely with the facility records officers and Data Officers to quantify the HMIS and non-HMIS tools needed to ensure sustained data collection at the health facility.

2.      Work closely with the facility records and data officers to mentor and coach other health workers on appropriate use of HMIS data collection tools for data capture.

3.      Work with Data Officers to ensure proper filing and file retrieval during patient care and updated patient records in Uganda EMR (Open MRS).

4.      To ensure that HIV care data captured on patient forms during patient visits is transcribed to pre-ART and ART registers and updated in the Uganda EMR (Open MRS) on time.

5.      Compile weekly, monthly and quarterly data not reported in DHIS2 and submit it to the Data and records Officers on time.

6.      Ensure that accuracy and confidentiality of data collected and stored is maintained at all times in proper filling and archival systems.

7.      Ensure that the entered data are backed up regularly and the data are well protected.

8.      Perform basic data analysis on data from HMIS data to inform teams on the progress of interventions at the supported facility

9.      Perform any other related duties assigned by the supervisors.

04 Post: Public Health Officer – 1 Post
  Reference HRM 004/2022 JRRH
Reports Head of Community Health Department
Duration of Contract One year Contract, renewable
Qualifications: Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health from

 recognized Institution plus Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from a recognised University or institution

Duties and Responsibilities: 1.      Coordinate the implementation of Public Health policies, activities  ,standards and guidelines

2.      Development and implementation of the departmental work plans and strategies

3.      Promote the coordination of a system for management of endemic and epidemic emergencies

4.      Coordinate the relevant stakeholders in the management of endemic and epidemic emergencies

5.      Perform and other duties assigned from time to time

05 Post: Human Resource Officer- 1 Post
  Reference HRM / JRRH /005/2022
Reports Principal Human Resource Officer
Duration of Contract One year Contract, renewable
Qualifications: An Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA) or Human Resources Management or Social Sciences (with Personnel/ Human Resource Management as an option) or Management Science or Business Administration (Management) or Arts (with Personnel/ Human Resource Management as an option) or organizational Psychology from a recognized University.
Duties and Responsibilities: 1.      Carrying out staff welfare management for the hospital

2.      Planning and organizing the manpower resource through recruitment, deployment, training, utilization and discharge as per schedule

3.      Providing technical advice to Departments on matters related to Human Resource Management issues

4.      Monitoring staff performance through staff appraisal exercise to ensure quality service delivery

5.      Preparing Human Resource Management work plans, budgets and performance reports as instructed by the supervisor

6.      Interpreting the Human Resource policies, rules, regulations and procedures

7.      Providing assistance in the management of the payroll of the hospital and

8.      Compiling, reviewing and keeping custody of the staff lists and related personnel records.

9.      Management of attendance to duty

6 Post: Counsellor – 2 Posts
  Reference HRM / JRRH /006/2022
Reports Medical Social Worker
Duration of Contract One year Contract, renewable
Qualifications: At least diploma in counseling and guidance, diploma in social work and social development, development studies, social sciences and any other related fields.

Certificate in HIV counseling is a must.

At least 2years experience working with an HIV clinic in a busy health facility.

Duties and Responsibilities: 1.      Provide quality and comprehensive counseling services to clients, their partners and other family members (pretest, post-test, adherence support & intensive adherence counseling)

2.      Conduct assessment of patients for HTS and provide necessary psychosocial care.

3.      Participate in the process of empowering patients with skills for self-reliance and make appropriate succession plans.

4.      Refer and link clients to appropriate medical and psychosocial support.

5.      Provide technical support to facility and community volunteers on HIV/AIDs and TB awareness and document success stories.

6.      Conduct health education talks on HIV prevention and other HIV related issues.

7.      Conduct home visits to clients/patients and their family members.

8.      Offer index client counseling and testing to house members of facility clients she/he is attached too.

9.      Support linkage volunteers in linking clients to appropriate health and social services.

10.  Counsel and initiate PrEP to high risky populations at the facility and the communities served.

11.  Document key out-put in the relevant MOH data capture tools.

12.  Participate in the compilation of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on key HIV/AIDs and TB indicator.

13.  Participate in facility and program meeting as may be scheduled by the supervisor.

7 Post: Senior M&E Officer – 1 Post
  Reference HRM / JRRH /007/2022
Reports Project Coordinator
Duration of Contract One year Contract, renewable
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, IT, Computer Science and Social Sciences.

Post-graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation is desirable.

At least 3 years’ of relevant professional experience in leading M&E processes, including routine health and survey data management and survey activities for complex health systems strengthening and/or service delivery programs.

Experience with providing HMIS support in a Health Systems Strengthening approach, in HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning, maternal, newborn and child health, or nutrition is desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities: 1.      Work with the Program Coordinator to implement robust M&E systems, identify and monitor key program activities to document results and attribution.

2.      Oversee the collection, analysis, and reporting of data to inform programing

3.      Conduct data verification and quality control & improvement activities to ensure quality DHIS2, HIBRID, ODK ,PIRS (includes HIBRID-DHIS2 synchronization), and other data is collected

4.      Work with the technical leads to determine technical and logistical needs for strengthening the program M&E system.

5.      Track monitoring indicators of the program and periodically provide data to the project team (includes ensuring designing data driven high impact interventions).

6.      Establish and maintain a system to track availability of HMIS tools, patient files, and logistics for proper storage of patient records and share with the Program Coordinator.

7.      Ensure that patient registers are updated in time for HMIS reporting as required by the program.

8.      Build capacity of project teams to understand project AMELP indicators, including PEPFAR indicators as well disseminate and explain project targets within the project teams.

9.      Ensure HIBRID (PEPFAR indicator data) data is entered timely in HIBRID system, as well as additional project data entered in project data management platforms (ODK, SURGE data, PIRS, EMR, KP-TRACKER,TB-INFO,DATIM, Client AUDIT Tools)

10.  Participate in the planning for dissemination and lessons learned and present results of program achievements and outputs in written reports and power point presentations in conferences and meetings. Participate in the planning for dissemination and lessons learned and present results of program achievements and outputs in written reports and power point presentations in conferences and meetings.

11.  Supervise and appraise assigned staff to deliver required results

8 Post: Hub Rider-02 Post
  Reference HRM / JRRH /008/2022
Reports Hub Coordinator
Duration of Contract One year Contract, renewable
Qualifications: Should have an Ordinary Level Certificate of Education (UCE) or its equivalent with credit in English.

Possession of a valid riding permit at the time of recruitment is mandatory.

Experience in motorcycle riding, and knowledge of motorcycle maintenance.

Good knowledge of road Safety and traffic regulations.

The person should possess good knowledge and skills for proper handling and transportation of infectious and hazardous substances.

Previous experience with PEPFAR funded programs.

Duties and Responsibilities: 1.      Support transportation of laboratory specimens and test results for Viral Load, EID, TB GeneXpert, CD4, CBC, Chemistry and histopathology tests, including samples/test results for COVID-19 and other outbreak investigations, from/to health facilities served by the hubs, within the recommended specimen age and defined Turn Around Time (TAT).

2.      Support electronic tracking of Laboratory samples and test results from lower health facilities through the hubs, using a mobile tracking APP.

3.      Maintain proper records for motorcycle mileage, and submit monthly fuel accountabilities through the hub coordinator to the USAID-RHITES-EC project Senior Administrative Officer.

4.      Ensure regular maintenance of the Laboratory hub motorcycle, in liaison with local service providers (garages), and keep records of motorcycle maintenance.

9 Post: Nutrition volunteer – 4 Posts
  Reference HRM/ JRRH /009/2022
Reports  Nutritionist Assistant
Duration of Contract One year Contract, renewable
Qualifications: Minimum of  Uganda certificate of Education(UCE) with credit in English

Knowledge of the local language of the area is an added advantage

Duties and Responsibilities: Take anthropometric measurements and check for oedema at key contact points and during OTC clinic days

Conduct health education sessions on infant, young child and adolescent nutrition at different contact points

Link patients who need nutrition care and support to Nutrition unit.

Manage and account for the allocated resources (Nutrition equipment and supplies).

Participate in routine nutrition data collection

Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

10 Post: Driver- 1 Post
  Reference HRM / JRRH /010/2022
Reports Officer assigned
Duration of Contract One year Contract, renewable
Qualifications: Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with a credit in English Language.

Valid Driving Permit of Class C or D.

Duties and Responsibilities: 1.      Driving vehicles for official duty and assignments

2.      Carrying out basic maintenance and cleanliness of the vehicle

3.      Reporting major technical mechanical faults to the supervising officer

4.      Maintaining basic records regarding the vehicles as instructed; and

5.      Ensuring the safety of the vehicle while on duty.

11 Post: Enrolled Midwife- 2 Posts
  Reference HRM / JRRH /011/2022
Reports Assistant Nursing Officer (Midwifery)
Qualifications: Must have a Certificate in Enrolled Midwifery.
Duties and Responsibilities: 1.     Receive patients, register admissions, discharges and deaths.

2.     Carry out antenatal care with emphasis on identifying high risk cases and refer them to hospital.

3.     Provide care during labor with emphasis on keeping proper records, use of drugs and prevention of complications to mother and baby.

4.     Provide care during puerperium with emphasis on prevention of infection and ensure successful breast feeding.

5.     Participate in bedside nursing procedures as a member of the caring team.

6.     Participate in Doctors/Clinical Officers ward rounds.

7.     Carry out observations, keep records and ensure their safe custody.

PS form 3 can be downloaded from here PUBLIC SERVICE FORM 3 (PS FORM 3)

This Post Has 67 Comments

  1. I am a community psychology final year student at Makerere university with a vast medical experience and training background in nursing and anaesthesia, both at diploma levels in Mulago.
    Having trained in psychology successfully for the last two years I believe am the best candidate to fill the position of medical social worker!

      1. I’m a medical laboratory assistant by profession with 3 years working experience and experience in motorcycle riding, can I apply for the position of a hub rider?

  2. I’m a medical laboratory assistant by profession with 3 years working experience and experience in motorcycle riding, can I apply for the position of a hub rider?

  3. We just want transparency in uganda without that nothing will change , thanks for sharing I pray for those who qualify to qualify but not those didn’t qualify to qualify at back door

  4. I did diploma in business studies accounting option l am volunteering as data clerk with joint clinical research centre (JCRC) l have Knowledge of entering files into EMR, entering viral load, generating EMR extract, ECBSS, reports and others so l can work as data assistant if given the opportunity. thanks

  5. Whats the salary of Assistant Data Officer because i have all it takes for that position and i work as a Data Officer somewhere but if the benefits are good i can down grade to assistant

  6. I have a diploma in Computer science and have worked with NYTIL for more than three years in I.T department and data entry, can I apply for data officer

  7. Am Persuing bachelor of science in applied information technology at Isbat university lugogo bypass, can I apply of internship in data entry as well as volunteering?

  8. Is there any email where us who are far can apply to.I stay in kampala but right now I’m in fort for like 15days and I wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity.

  9. Good evening, i did. Clinical and community nutrition but currently in Lira , where can i deliver the application form.
    Is it possible to send someone in jinja to drop for me. ?

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