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Who is a Health Education Officer?

A health Education Officer (HEO) is someone who is:

  1. Responsible towards the Director of Health Services and Head of Division
  2. Preparing annual plan of action which includes activities and training conducted by the division
  3. Being responsible for planning, implementing and progress of health promotional programs according to priority or as advised by the Director or Head of Division
  4. Co-ordinating and organizing health exhibitions such as campaign and road shows
  5. Co-ordinating and / or delivering pre-arranged or requested health talks, lectures or health forum
  6. Preparation of health educations materials for printing such as posters, leaflets, multimedia materials or articles for local newspapers, newsletters and mass media programmes
  7. Assisting in the production  of printed materials for divisions within the Ministry of Health
  8. Training health personnel's and other stake-holders in areas related to health education and promotion
  9. Ensuring health education materials are up date and relevant
  10. Prepare monthly activity reports and also detailed reports on health education activities performed

Why should I Become a HEO?

If you have the following qualities, then becoming a  Health Education Officer (HEO) is a worthwhile career for you!

  • Have excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Be caring and empathetic
  • Be understanding, supportive and non-judgmental
  • Have the ability to focus on the needs and issues of individuals people, their communities and cultures
  • Be able to reflect on their actions and motivation
  • Always ready and up for any challenges
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Have a keen interest in promoting a healthy lifestyle to others

What Makes a Good HEO?

A good HEO is someone who can perform the following tasks consistently and effectively:

  • Developing partnership with key people in different agencies, communities and organizations who can affect or influence public health, and to enable these partnership to be better able to promote health
  • Encouraging organizations to be more health promoting e.g. in Schools and Workplaces
  • Developing strategic approaches in improving health as well as ways of intervention
  • Assist to developing the personnel, emotional, and social skills and abilities of lay and professional people in order for them to maximize their own health and build health promoting capacity for those around them.
  • Developing ways of providing appropriate and accurate information about health issues, and what can be done to improve health.
  • Managing specific health promoting projects in order to ensure they are ethical, effective and efficiently delivered.
  • Last but not least, a good HEO always makes the job interesting and ...FUN!

General Academic Requirements

  1. Possess a degree qualification in the field of ' Health Promotion or Education' or a degree in ' Bachelor of Health Sciences' or 'Bachelor of Science (BSc)' or similar qualifications recognized by the government of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam (Any other higher qualifications in the field is an advantage)

  2. Possess qualifications in BDTVEC/BTEC Higher National Diploma [HND] in the field of Health Promotion and Education OR have similar qualifications and has been in service with the government of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam within C3 salary scale or similar for at least 5 years.

Your Future Prospects With Us...

  1. Master in Health Promotion, Master in Public health or Master in health Education for duration of 1.5-2 years
  2. PhD in Health Promotion and Eduxation, PhD in Public health