2 Entry Level Health Assistant US NGO Job Vacancies – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Reports To: Community Health
International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian
crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at
the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and
life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work
today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and
hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the
way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting
nationals and refugees and various institutions in the country notably the
government, community based organizations, the civil society and the private
sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace
building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and
children & youth. IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in
Lamwo, Moroto, West Nile and in South western Uganda. Given the conflict
outbreak in South Sudan, IRC extended its services to Palabek refugee settlement
to support refugees being settled in Lamwo district.
Job Summary:  Under the supervision of Community Health
Officer, the Health Assistant volunteers will be responsible for hygiene and
sanitation at the Health Unit and community. He/she will be expected to work
within the heath facility, health posts and community in the IRC supported
health facilities’ catchment population and collaborate with the integrated
community health program to implement health activities. She/he will spend
approximately 80% of his/her time in the field both at the health facility,
health posts and in the community. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Implement Community
Based Environmental Health Activities
·       Enforce Environmental
Health Act, Regulations and By-laws
·       Compile and submit
relevant basic health data to the Health Inspector and or Community Health
·       Compile quarterly
sanitation data coverage for zones in catchment area
·       Conduct daily
supervision of hygiene and sanitation within the catchment area
·       Compile and submit monthly
community health information data
·       Supervise VHT activities
within the catchment area
·       Conduct weekly meetings
·       Support client follow-up
for defaulting clients especially TB and HIV, and where applicable supervise CB
·       Health education and
health promotion both at health facility level and community

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must
have a Certificate in Environmental Health Science or its equivalent from a
recognized institution.
·       Must be registered and
licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.
·       Quality environmental
·       Plans allocation of
staff, funds and facilities to deliver on expected outputs;
·       Able to define and
attain targets within set time frames
·       Able to appreciate and
support change initiatives.
·       Enforcement of
procedures that promote quality and standard health service delivery
·       Communicates effectively
by giving clear, concise and accurate information
·       Results oriented with
ability to assist the unit achieve its overall objectives.
How to Apply:
send filled IRC application form, cover letter, and Curriculum Vitae in ONE PDF
attachment clearly indicating the position that you have applied for to: UA
IRCJobs@rescue.org or hands
deliver to Human Resource department in IRC Lamwo Office, Located on Mission
road, Palabek Kal.
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
note that if you do not follow the above instructions your application will be
automatically disqualified.
all applications will be assessed strictly on their individual merits,
qualified Females are especially encouraged to apply. IRC is an equal
opportunity Employer.
Deadline: 27th
January 2020
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