Job Title : District Health Officer


Salary Scale : UIE


Reports To : Chief Administrative Officer


Responsible For : Assistant District Health Officer (Environmental


Health; Maternal Child Health/Nursing; Principal Medical Officer,


Head of Health Sub-Districts and Bio-Statistician


Job Purpose


To manage and coordinate the effective, efficient and affordable delivery of quality of health services in


the District.


Key Outputs


i. Plans and budgets for health services produced;


ii. Financial, Medical & Human resources mobilized;


iii. Monitoring, support supervision and evaluation of health services




iv. Medical supplies and equipment procured;


v. Accountability for financial, medical supplies and other resources made;


vi. Maintenance of Health equipment and facilities carried out;


vii. Uganda National Minimum Health Care Package (UNMHCP) managed;


viii. District Councils and other stakeholders advised on health related issues;


ix. Sensitization programs about PHC in the Communities coordinated;


x. Human Resource management functions executed;


xi. Health research conducted;


xii. National Health Service delivery standards enforced;


xiii. Health Management Information System supported;


xiv. Professional & Service Codes of Conduct & Ethics enforced; and


xv. Periodic Reports prepared & submitted.


Key Functions


i. Planning and budgeting for health service delivery and infrastructure in the




ii. Mobilizing resources for health service delivery and infrastructure in the   




iii. Monitoring and evaluating the delivery of health services in the district;


iv. Procuring medical supplies and equipment;


v. Providing technical guidance and support supervision to Health Centres;


vi. Managing and accounting for financial, medical supplies and other   


    resources allocated to the Districts;


vii. Coordinating the maintenance of Health equipment and facilities;


viii. Interpreting National Health Policy and integrating it into District Health




ix. Managing the implementation of the Uganda National Minimum Health Care


     Package (UNMHCP);


x. Tendering advice on health related issues to the District Councils and other




xi. Carrying out monitoring and evaluation of health programs in the District;


xii. Coordinating sensitization programs about PHC in the Communities;


xiii. Carrying out Human Resource management functions like identifying


      manpower needs, training, mentoring, coaching, promotions, leave,


      deployment and periodic assessment of health staff


xiv. Managing health research;


xv. Supporting maintenance of the Health Management Information System in


     the District;


xvi. Liaising with Ministry of Health and other stakeholders in enforcing


      adherence to National Health Service Delivery Standards;


xvii. Enforcing the Professional and Service Codes of Conduct and Ethics; and


xviii. Preparing and submitting Periodic Reports.


Person Specifications


(i) Qualifications


An MB.Ch.B or BDS or equivalent degree from a recognized University.


Masters Degree in Public Health, or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.


Must be registered and licensed with relevant council.


PGD in PAM is an added advantage


(ii) Experience


At least nine (9) years working experience in Clinical Practice three (3) of which at Senior Health Service management level


(iii) Competences


General management;


Planning organizing and coordinating;


Human resource management;


Procurement, disposal and contract management;


Project management;


Concern for quality and standards;








Time management;


Team work; and


Information management.






Job Title : Senior Medical Officer (HC IV)


Salary Scale : U3


Reports To : District Health Officer


Responsible For : Medical Officer, Dispenser, and Senior Clinical Officer


Clinical Officer, Health Inspector, Laboratory Technician,


Senior Nursing Officer and Records Assistant


Job Purpose


To ensure delivery of effective and efficient health services in the Unit and the lower Health Centers.




Key Outputs


i. Plans and budget for Health Service delivery prepared;


ii. Accountability for allocated medical, fiscal and other resources made;


iii. Patients diagnosed and treated;