Emergency Ebola Virus Disease EVD Coordinator NGO Jobs – GOAL

By | June 22, 2019
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Emergency Ebola Virus Disease EVD Coordinator NGO Jobs – GOAL

Emergency Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Coordinator Job Advert

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. GOAL is committed to the safety and protection of children in our care from intentional and unintentional harm. Candidates will therefore be expected to comply with GOAL Uganda’s child protection policy.

General description of the country programme

First operational in Uganda in 1979, our current country programme at GOAL focuses on three strategic sectors, namely: Market based approach to improving agricultural livelihoods, Health (including WASH and Health Accountability programming); and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams HIV, gender, child protection and the resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach, and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil society organisations, local government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.

GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of about 100 personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €6.8 million (2017). GOAL is currently operational in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western parts of Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong, Agago and Lira Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include Master Card Foundation (MCF), DFID, Charity: Water, Irish Aid, GOAL and a number of small foundations.


On June 10th Uganda declared an EVD outbreak in the West of the country with 3 confirmed cases of EVD and 112 people line listed for follow up.  Uganda has been preparing for an EVD outbreak given the ongoing EVD outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As of June 2019, a total of 1,977 confirmed have been reported, with a high case fatality rate of 61% due to the haemorrhagic nature of the disease and the continual difficulty in reaching communities in conflict areas. Uganda is one of four countries classified as “very high-risk” for impending EVD transmission due to its proximity to and porosity of the DRC border, which has numerous unofficial entry points and has a high level of trade with DRC and high number of DRC refuges spread across the country. GOAL focus in Uganda will be supporting the gaps in the risk communication and WaSH sector for the response and preparedness in other areas.

Job Summary:  The Emergency EVD Coordinator will be responsible for supporting GOAL Uganda in liaising with partners/donors and supporting the development and initial implementation of an Ebola preparedness and response programme in Uganda

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the development of GOAL’s Ebola preparedness and response programme, which should be based on timely and quality sectoral analysis, and in coordination with key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that effective partnership and collaboration are achieved and maintained with the Ministry of Health and other organisations for technical cooperation, programme coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.
  • In collaboration with the Global PQ team draft and prepare proposals for an EVD programme that includes both preparedness and response elements
  • In collaboration with the Global PQ Lead on the development of preparedness and response tool kits (technical logistical and communication)
  • Provide technical and managerial support to the ACDP  and other staff as appropriate
  • Ensure that all EVD preparedness and responses are in line with current best practise and that staff safety protocols are in place and being reviewed regularly
  • Ensure that the most relevant and strategic information is provided to relevant stakeholders.
  • Other assigned duties and responsibilities are effectively accomplished.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: The ideal candidate should have:

  • Health, behavioural communication, humanitarian or development qualification at Master level.
  • Previous experience in behavioural change, emergency coordination, outbreaks and community engagement. Ebola preparedness and response experience is an advantage.
  • At least 5 years of experience developing and implementing programmes
  • Relevant people management skills and providing direction for a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in national representation and coordination.
  • Excellent IT and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work in a difficult situation and deal with challenging clinical settings.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at least 4 reference contacts (3 from the last three employers, and 1 character reference), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda: recruitment@ug.goal.ie  indicating the title ‘Emergency EVD Coordinator’ in the subject line by 28th July 2019.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES

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