Deputy Health Manager – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Health Manager
Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Health Manager
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 Deputy Health Manager will be responsible
for supporting HM in management of the IRC Primary Health Care facilities in
Bidibidi which include Reproductive Healthcare. The Deputy Health Manager is
also responsible, in collaboration with other IRC programs (WPE, ERD and
VPROL), for the effective integration of health program with other sectors.
Under supervision of the Health Manager the overall responsibilities of the
position include improvement of the quality of care provided by the clinics,
assuring the standardization of treatment protocols, regular patient chart
reviews and other quality assurance activities; planning and coordination of
health services in IRC’s different health facilities in close collaboration
with other departments and active participation and coordination in health
assessments and project proposals; to take the lead in building the capacity of
health staff – support the training, mentoring and supervision of health
workers on health related topics.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Management and
Program Oversight
  • Manage the health teams in IRC health facilities and provide day to
    day oversight and mentorship to clinic staffs.
  • Develop budget forecasting and activity plans and manages the budget
    for the implementation of the activity, in collaboration with the health
  • Write and submit internal and external reports as required to the
    Health Manager.
  • Assist and represent IRC in any relevant health coordination
Monitoring and Program Quality
  • Ensure proper collection and analysis of medical data associated
    with health programs, in coordination with health staff. Monthly reports
    of the health data, including critical analysis to be sent to Health
  • Identify clinic trends and develop mitigation measures to address
    programmatic gaps and improve overall quality of care.
  • Participate in conducting surveys and health assessment to identify
    gaps in health service delivery in the affected communities and provide
    feedback for program development according to the findings.
  • Ensure high quality health program in line with national and
    international standards.
  • Ensure the provision and use of national health protocols in IRC
    facilities, and proposing trainings when necessary.
  • Ensure an effective referral system to secondary structures is in
    place and provide feedback on referrals.
  • Ensure that prescriptions are distributed in a rational way, based
    on treatment protocols, and following IRC criteria and MoH compliance.
  • Ensure the rational use of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and
    supplies. Supervision of the medical orders and oversight on monthly
    inventory and consumption reports.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of program indicators,
    objectives, outputs, and impact and suggest changes according to the
Staff Management,
Development and capacity building
  • Technically supervise the Community Health and RH staffs and provide
    regular technical assistance and training to build their skills, in
    collaboration with the line manager (Health Manager) on the administrative
    supervision side.
  • Set clear performance objectives for staff. Conduct performance
    reviews and ensure that the health staffs receive adequate training
    according with individual needs.
  • Develop Job Descriptions and participate in the recruitment and on
    boarding of new health staff
  • Oversee the management of drugs and medical supplies including
    selection, procurement, distribution and ensure continuous availability
    appropriate medicines and supplies.
  • Ensure that survivors with sexual assault cases are promptly
    attended in the support Centre
Human Resources
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, orientation and supervise
    IRC health staff in Bidibidi as needed
  • Identify training needs of health staff and develop formal/informal
    training interventions or identify appropriate external training that will
    enhance clinical, public health, management, and reporting skills.
  • Conduct semi-annual performance evaluation of direct supervisees
  • Represent the health program and maintain effective relationships
    with District Health authorities, referral hospital authorities, Health
    Unit Management Committee, OPM, UNHCR, refugee leaders and other NGOs.
  • Liaise closely with other IRC program sectors to ensure coordination
    and integration of programs
Communication and
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly health information system
    reports according to UNHCR, IRC and MOH formats. Review reports for
    accuracy and consistency prior to submission.
  • Provide regular feedback to the Health Manager on project
    implementation through timely and complete biweekly situational and
    monthly reports.
  • Assist in writing donor reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of donor proposals for health related
    components of the refugee program and other health-related projects within
    the district.
  • Manage the health-related component of the project budgets including
    responsibility for ensuring expenses are appropriate and incurred
    according to schedule.
  • Assist with any other duties as requested by the Health Coordinator
    or Field Coordinator.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Deputy
    Health Manager job must be a Medical Doctor (postgraduate qualification in
    public health or similar will be an added advantage)
  • Four years of working experience delivering health services within
    multi-sectoral programs
  • At least one year working in a comprehensive primary health care
    program with refugees or conflict-affected populations preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of the running of the district health
    system, delivering services within framework of INGO and Ugandan health
    sector strategic plan and policy.
  • Experience supervising staff, preferably in international
    organizational setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills
  • Experience in assessments, report writing and proposal development
  • Diplomacy, tact and representation competencies
  • Computer skills in MS word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and
filled application form, download
, clearly indicating “DEPUTY HEALTH MANAGER – YUMBE” as the subject
to: (The Human Resource and Administration department,
International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 13th February 2019
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