Physical Activity Specialists – 4 positions [CONTRACT]

JOB PURPOSE

  • One (1) Physical Activity Specialist will be assigned to each Regional Health Authority and will function under the supervision of the Regional Health Promotion Officer and will be tasked with the advancement and promotion of population wide physical activity in schools, workplaces and communities. This purpose will be achieved through the development of resource materials for training; educational materials in written, audio and audio visual format for targeted populations; capacity building workshops and conducting physical activity sessions, in accordance with established policies and procedures. 
  • The physical activity experts will work closely with the National Physical Activity Focal Point to develop programmes that will advance the promotion of population wide physical activity.

 

KEY OUTPUTS

  • To coordinate the Physical Activity Programme in school, community and workplace
  • To build the capacity of key stakeholders in schools, communities and workplaces
  • To develop resource materials/tools for targeted population
  • To facilitate requests from school, community and workplace for physical activity interventions, where possible and approved
  • To assist in providing technical guidance to the Health Education Team

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  • The Physical Activity Specialist will be expected to:
    • Coordinate the Physical Activity Programme in schools, communities and workplaces across the region; 
    • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to develop and implement physical activity programmes in at least seven (7) schools, seven (7) workplaces and six (6) communities;
    • Coordinate the implementation of National Physical Activity Days;
    • Coordinate at least (12) capacity building sessions for selected stakeholders in schools, communities and workplaces;
    • Identify resource needs as it relates to Information Education Communication (IEC) materials as well as equipment to support programmes;
    • Develop additional resource materials that will aid the promotion of increased participation in physical activity;
    • Provide technical guidance to the Health Education Team across the parishes in the Region;
    • Partner with key stakeholders to aid in the promotion of increased physical activity in schools, workplaces and community setting; 
    • Facilitate approved requests from schools, workplaces and community to do physical activity interventions;
    • Formulate strategies that motivate individuals to increase participation in physical activity;
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports; and
    • Develop a monitoring and evaluation system for the physical activity programme

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

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

  • Established mechanism of working closely with key stakeholders and the Health Promotion and Education Team on Physical Activity deliverables for schools, workplaces and communities
  • Consultations with key stakeholders in school, workplace and community
  • Implementation of twenty (20) physical activity programmes
  • Twelve (12) capacity building workshops conducted for key stakeholders in schools, workplaces and communities
  • Resource materials and equipment provided for target population
  • Technical guidance provided to the Health Education Teams across parishes in the Regional Health Authority
  • Monthly reports submitted
  • Reports on the specific physical activity programmes submitted
  • Monitoring and evaluation system to monitor physical activity programme

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE JOB

The incumbent will be required to travel island-wide.

 

APPROVED EMOLUMENTS

Basic Salary             – $1,400,964.00 p.a.

Travelling Allowance – $   894,924.00 p.a. (with motor vehicle)

Travelling Allowance – $   362,472.00 p.a. (without motor vehicle)

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Bachelor Degree from a recognized tertiary institution offering preparation in exercise science and a minimum of four (4) years working experience in the area of exercise science; or
  • A Diploma in exercise science and a minimum of five (5) years working experience in the area with knowledge of research and planning; and
  • Knowledge of health related (Non-Communicable Disease) issues

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Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted via email no later than October 23, 2020 to:

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

The Ministry of Health & Wellness thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.