Vacancies

Vacancy for the Post of Field Assistant - (Full Time On Contract)


OTS, AHEAD OPERATIONS
EASTERN UNIVERSITY, SRI LANKA

VACANCY

FIELD ASSISTANT - (FULL TIME ON CONTRACT)

The Operational Technical Secretariat (OTS) of the AHEAD Operations of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka will entertain applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Field Assistant for a PhD research project titled “Design, implementation and evaluation of a community intervention in improving utilization of healthy lifestyle centers in Sri Lanka” up to 23.07.2019. The PhD Project is funded by the World Bank through PhD AHEAD Project.

The Field Assistant is appointed on full-time basis by the Director, OTS-AHEAD Operations of Eastern University, Sri Lanka. Initially the appointment will be made for a period of 03 months, and may be renewed based on performance. The first 3 months would be the probationary period and on successful completion of the probationary period, the contract would be increased for up to 6 months. The contract period is expected to extend by every six months upon submitting the evidence for fulfilled tasks.

The selected candidate has to base in Divulapitiya Medical Officer of Health area and he/she needs to fulfill the following tasks during the intervention time period. Intervention area will be the catchment area of Kotadeniyawa Primary Medical Care Unit (PMCU) consisted of 6 Grama Niladari divisions.

  • Facilitate small group discussions for their health improvement in the intervention area.
  • Empower families and communities towards utilizing the healthy lifestyle center.
  • Empower families in changing their lifestyles according to the health education they received from the healthy lifestyle center.
  • Increase the utilization of healthy lifestyle centers by male through conducting discussions with them.
  • Monitor the intervention group and to perform the process and output evaluation.
  • Any other duties assigned by the principal investigator of the PhD project.

Further information can be obtained from Ms. Thilini Herath, Lecturer, Department of Primary Health Care, Faculty of Health Care Sciences, Eastern University, Sri Lanka: Mobile: 071-8175169.

  1. QUALIFICATIONS:
    BSc - Special /General Degree in Health Promotion
    or
    Any other equivalent degree related to health and nutrition
    or
    Community based health work experience with more than five (05) years.

  2. REMUNERATION AND OTHER BENEFITS
    A payment of Rs. 45,000 per month (Fixed) shall be paid.

  3. HOW TO APPLY
    Interested candidates are invited to send their CV along with relevant academic/professional qualifications and experiences to be reached “Director, OTS AHEAD Operations, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Vantharumoolai, Chenkalady” on or before 23.07.2019.

    The post applied for should be marked on the top left hand corner of the envelope.


Note:
The OTS AHEAD Operations reserves the right to short list and interview only such applicants as the University may consider suitable for appointment.


Director
OTS AHEAD Operations
Eastern University, Sri Lanka
08.07.2019

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