Health Officer

The Salvation Army

Job Title: Health Officer

Health Officer Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the Salvation Army health institutions in Zambia and ensure that they are adhering to the standards and guidelines of both the Ministry of health and the Salvation Army.
  • Supervise all Primary Health Care programs such as HIV and MCH programs that the territory is implementing through its projects.
  • Provide guidance and advise to THQ on all health related issues.
  • Involved in resource mobilization through proposals for funding for health projects in the territory.
  • Develop the assessment plan for health institutions which includes colleges,
  • Develop the TSA reporting system for the health institutions
  • Act as a link between THQ (Territorial Headquarters) and the health institutions including Mitanda Home for the aged and ensure that all standard operating procedures are adhered to.
  • Be the liaison person between the Salvation Army and the Ministry of Health.
  • Be able to design good responses in collaboration with the Ministry of health during outbreaks.,
  • Attend all program meetings as needed.
  • Provide quarterly reports to management on all Health related programs and projects.

Health Officer Abilities and Skills:

  • Knowledge of Health policies and able to analyze them.
  • Familiarity with project and department budget process and tools
  • Administrative policies and procedures
  • Conflict management and problem solving skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Communication, meeting, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, build relationships with stakeholders
  • In addition to English, should be able to communicate in a number of local languages,
  • Commitment to Salvation Army’s development and Christian values

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field
  • A master’s in Public Health will be an added advantage
  • Experience of having worked in health field for 8 years with 3 years in senior management or advisory position. Working in the public sector is an added advantage.
  • Valid class B manual driver’s license or higher with more than two years
  • Registered with the Health Professional Council of Zambia or General Nursing Council

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