2 Health Officer Job Placements – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and
livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and
gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80
years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in
the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over
1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are
returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect
women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe
environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small
businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary: The Health
Officer will be responsible for coordination; implementation and monitoring of
maternal and child survival interventions at mainly health facility level in
one of the aforementioned districts. The incumbent will serve as the focal
point person for the maternal and child health (MCH) interventions, and will
receive support from the Health Manager, Health Coordinator, Program
Coordinator and Field Coordinator.
Key Duties and
  • Ensure
    that all appropriate Ministry of Health standard guidelines and
    protocols for MCH related services are available in supported health unit
    under his/her supervision.
  • Assess the training needs for the health
    facility staffs as appropriate.
  • Make follow-up on all trainings conducted
    to ensure that the participants are putting to use the new skills and
    lessons learnt to improve quality of services.
  • Carry out on-the-job coaching and
    mentoring of health facility staff according to identified needs and make
    necessary follow up to ensure adherence to quality standards.
  • Facilitate technical trainings such as
    IMAI/IMPAC and supply chain management,
  • Support the formation of work with Family
    Support Groups.
  • Facilitate community dialogue meetings on
    antenatal care and Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV
  • Offer technical and administrative support
    in organizing and conducting two rounds of national child days within the
    catchment area of the supported health facility.
  • Institute mechanisms to follow up women,
    their spouses and children enrolled in the PMTCT program and link them to chronic HIV/AIDS
  • Represent
    IRC’s health program to the district health team, health sub-district
    and donor agencies, to ensure all program activities are carried out with
    their agreement and, as far as possible, their participation.
  • As appropriate represent IRC at district
    health related planning, review and coordination meetings with guidance
    from the Health Manager.
  • Co-ordinate with district health
    authorities, WHO, UNICEF, and other NGOs to avoid duplication of services.
  • Provide regular feedback to the Health
    Manager in Karamoja on project implementation.
  • Support health units and ensure that
    HMIS/PMTCT Monthly reports reach the district on time.
  • Assist in the preparation of other donor
    proposals and reports for IRC’s health-related projects in Karamoja.
  • Actively participate in the development of
    health program work plans and reviewing them on a monthly basis with the
    Health Manager.
  • Ensure monthly HMIS and PMTCT reports are
    compiled at IRC supported health facilities.
  • Manage
    the budget ensuring expenses are appropriate and incurred according
    to schedule.
  • Actively participate in budget development
    for proposals as appropriate.
  • Participate in the development of health
    program budgets and budget tracking tools in coordination with the Health
  • Under the guidance of the Manager, update
    the budget tracking tools. Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Assist in the development of project
    monitoring tools.
  • With support from the data and information
    officer, maintain a good record keeping system and undertake continuous
    monitoring and regular evaluation of the project activities.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a BSN, Diploma in Clinical
    Medicine, Diploma in Registered Comprehensive Nursing, Registered Mid
    Wife. Relevant certificates in HIV/AIDS, IMAI/IMPAC, FP, and PNC related
    trainings are an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years of working
    experience in Health, HIV/AIDS and or PMTCT related programs.
  • Previous work with an NGO in similar
  • Working with community based groups in
    behaviour change
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
CV, copies of certificates and cover letter clearly indicating the position applied
for to: The Country HR and Administration Manager, International Rescue
Committee, P.O. Box 24672 Kampala; OR
Email to:
Deadline: 26th
August, 2016
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