Health Manager – Kyaka – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Manager – Kyaka
Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Field Coordinator
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 Manager will be responsible to
provide oversight to quality Reproductive health services, medicine and
supplies, EPI and facility WASH services in the IRC Supported health
facilities, health posts and catchment population. He/she will be expected to
work Within the primary healthcare facilities and community in the catchment
population and collaborate with the integrated community health program to
implement project activities. Responsibilities may include supervision of
health staffs and developing project review meetings and coordinating with the
appropriate stakeholders. The Health Manager will monitor drug consumption,
rationale drug use at health facilities and progress and keep track of
activities. Keep records of all reproductive health services, medicine and
medical supplies, infection prevention and control. She/he will spend
approximately 50% of his/her time in the field both at the health facility,
health posts and in the community.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate the organization and delivery of quality RH, EPI and or
    IPC services at IRC supported
  • Health facilities, health posts and outreaches.
  • Ensure project compliance with Ministry of Health Guidelines and
    protocols during delivery of health services
  • Provide technical supervision and guidance of IRC’s RH, EPI,
    pharmaceuticals and IPC program
  • Monitor the standard of healthcare in the camp-based health posts
    including safe motherhood,
  • EPI, family planning, adolescent sexual reproductive health,
    nutrition, HIV prevention care and treatment services.
  • Provide regular feedback to staffs on appropriateness of diagnosis
    and management.
  • Oversee the management of drugs and medical supplies including
    selection, procurement, and distribution and ensure continuous
    availability appropriate medicines and supplies.
  • Identify gaps or deficiencies in RH, EPI, IPC activities and develop
    interventions to address these gaps in consultation with the Field
    Coordinator and Health Coordinator.
  • Identify and mentor key staffs on coordination of RH, EPI, IPC
    activities at the IRC supported health facilities, health posts and
    outreaches in the settlement
  • Ensure consistent and timely collection, utilization and reporting
    of RH, EPI, IPC and drug
  • Consumption reports
Human Resources.
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, orientation and
    supervision of IRC health staff in Lamwo as needed
  • Identify training needs of health staff and develop formal/informal
    training interventions or identify appropriate external training that will
    enhance management, and reporting skills.
  • Conduct semi-annual performance evaluation of direct supervisees
  • Represent the health program and maintain effective relationships
    with District Health authorities, health centers and 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 management information
    system reports according to UNHCR, IRC and MOH formats.
  • Review reports for accuracy and consistency prior to submission.
  • Provide regular feedback to the Field Coordinator and Health
    Coordinator 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.
  • Conduct monthly quality assessment of service delivery and project
    review meetings
  • Manage the health-related component of the project budgets including
    responsibility for ensuring expenses are appropriate and incurred
    according to schedule.
  • Prepare monthly cash forecast estimates for health activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Health
    Manager – Kyaka job must be a · Medical Doctor (postgraduate qualification
    in public health or similar will be an added advantage)
  • At least 4 years 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 in 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, tactic 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 “HEALTH MANAGER – KYAKA” as the subject to: (The Human Resource and Administration department,
International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 13th February 2019
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