Physical Activity Specialist (1 Year Contract) [4 Positions]

OBJECTIVES

  • Coordinate the Physical Activity Component of the Jamaica Moves Programme in schools, communities and workplaces.
  • To build the capacity of stakeholders in schools, communities and workplaces across the island in the development and implementation of physical activity programmes
  • To develop resource materials/tools for targeted population
  • To assist in providing technical guidance to the Health Education Team, especially as it relates to the Jamaica Moves Programme.

 

SCOPE OF WORK

The Physical Activity Specialist will be expected to:

  • Coordinate the Physical Activity Component of the Jamaica Moves Programme in schools, communities and workplaces.
  • Coordinate the implementation of National Physical Activity Days
  • Coordinate the Physical Capacity Building Sessions for selected stakeholders in schools, communities and workplaces.
  • Develop additional resource materials that will aid the promotion of increased participation in physical activity
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation system for the Physical Activity Programme
  • Formulate strategies that motivate individuals to increase participation in physical activity.

 

KEY DELIVERABLES

The specific deliverables of the Physical Activity Specialist include the following:

  • Establishes mechanism of working closely with key stakeholders and the Health Promotion and Education Team on Physical Activity deliverables in school, workplace and community programme.
  • Capacity building workshop conducted for key stakeholders in schools, workplaces and communities.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of system to monitor physical activity programme
  • Technical guidance provided to the health Education teams across parishes in the Regional Health Authority.

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution offering preparation in exercise science and a minimum of four (4) years working experience in exercise science with knowledge of research and planning.

OR

  • Diploma in Exercise Science and minimum of five (5) years working experience in the area with knowledge of research and planning

 

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Interested persons may apply in writing accompanied by resumes. Applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to:

Director
Human Resource Management & Development
Ministry of Health & Wellness
10A Chelsea Avenue
Kingston 10
jobs@moh.gov.jm

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