Programme Development Officer, Chronic Diseases & Injuries (GMG/SEG 1)

JOB PURPOSE

Under the general direction of the Medical Epidemiologist, Chronic Diseases and Injuries; the Programme Development Officer, Chronic Diseases and injuries is responsible for:

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  1. Collaborate with the Medical Epidemiologist, Chronic Diseases and injuries in designing national plans and policies for preventing and controlling the incidence and impact of chronic diseases and injuries in Jamaica
  2. Assist the Medical Epidemiologist, Chronic Diseases and injuries in determining priority programmes to be developed and implemented
  3. Prepare project proposals and participate in the negotiation the with funding agencies for financial and technical assistance for chronic diseases/injuries programmes
  4. Collaborate with Regional and Parish staff in analyzing epidemiological data to determine the causes, levels and patterns of chronic diseases and injuries in Jamaica
  5. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and reducing and controlling the morbidity and morality rates relating to chronic diseases and injuries
  6. Collaborate with Medical Epidemiologist, Chronic Disease and injuries in designing health promotion/communication programmes aimed at reducing the incidence and impact of chronic diseases and injuries.
  7. Utilize primary and secondary data to project trends on chronic diseases and injuries in Jamaica
  8. Initiate, design and implement research projects to guide policy to find solutions to problems relating to chronic diseases and injuries
  9. Maintain contact with regional and international health agencies regarding the development and implementation of programmes related to chronic diseases and injuries
  10. Keep abreast of trends and development regionally and internationally in relation to chronic diseases and injuries
  11. Collaborates with the Health Promotion and Education Section and Health Services Planning and Integration Branch in developing strategies on healthy lifestyles, safety, accident prevention and conflict resolution
  12. Liaise with public /private sector agencies involved in programmes to control and reduce the impact of chronic diseases and injuries
  13. Prepare regular reports on programmes for submission to the Medical Epidemiologist, Chronic Diseases and injuries
  14. Perform other related duties as assigned by Medical Epidemiologist, Chronic Diseases and injuries

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Functional/Technical Competencies Levels
Sound knowledge of National Health Policy  
Knowledge of laws, regulations and rules governing the health sector  
Working knowledge of research methodology and techniques  
Knowledge of local cultural norms and how hey impact on health and safety  

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Sc. in Behaviour Sciences, Health Related Science or equivalent
  • Training in Epidemiology and/or public health would be an asset- plus
  • Four (4) years work experience in the health field

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Interested persons may apply in writing accompanied by resumes. Applications must be submitted no later than August 28, 2017 to:

Director

Human Resource Management & Development

Ministry of Health

10A Chelsea Avenue

Kingston 10

jobs@moh.gov.jm

 

Please note that responses will be sent to short- listed applicants only