Several Fresher Community Health Officer Job Vacancies – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Community Health Officer
Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Reports To: Health Manager
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.
is currently looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and self-motivated persons
to join our team to support the effective delivery of the organization’s
Job Summary:  The Community Health Officer will be
responsible for the direct implementation of community health services aimed at
improving the overall wellbeing of the refugee population and catchment
populations in IRC supported health facilities in Lamwo .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Provide technical
support to health workers and community structures to conduct integrated
community outreaches, health promotion campaigns, and disease surveillance and
sensitization activities to mitigate potential disease outbreaks, using
messages approved by the Ministry of Health (MoH).
·       Assist in the
development of appropriate program monitoring tools and continuously assess the
health-related needs of the community, identify gaps and adapt program
activities to respond to these gaps while providing oversight to community
networks (youth clubs, drama groups, VHTs, and youth friendly corners).
·       Identify and roll out
communication strategies for the community health program including the
printing, monitoring availability and distribution of IEC materials as well as
job aids for community activities.
·       Ensure distribution of
IPC equipment and supplies to supported communities.
·       Facilitate and support
collection of the necessary community program data that informs programming in
the relevant tools, while supporting the health facilities/VHT with necessary
reporting requirements and mentorships.
·       Coordinate referral
strategies from community to the health facilities especially through the VHT
·       Conduct capacity
building activities for health assistants and community resource persons including
VHTs, mother care group facilitators, community leaders etc.
·       Liaison
·       Represent IRC at
district, health sub-district and donor agencies in various fora.
·       In collaboration with
the DHT, participate in the support supervision visits to support Health facilities
within the settlement.
·       Maintain regular contact
with all partners, including the DHT, Ministry of Health, and stakeholders on
all matters pertaining to the program to avoid duplication of service.
/ Reporting:
·       Provide regular feedback
to the medical officer on community program implementation.
·       Assist in preparation of
donor reports.
·       Ensuring the
non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and
business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or
organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must
hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing or diploma in clinical medicine/nursing
with additional training in public health or its equivalent from a recognized
·       Must be registered with
a professional body.
·       At least two years’
experience of working with district, health facility staff and community-based
groups such as VHTs.
·       Previous work with an NGO
in similar programs.
·       Good experience in
monitoring and evaluation of programs.
·       Good report writing
·       Ability to enhance
interpersonal relationship.
·       Good communication
·       Strong command of both
written and spoken English.
·       Good knowledge and application
of Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point.
·       Proven interpersonal
·       Computer literate in MS,
internet, power point, etc.
·       Managerial skills
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: 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
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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