Fresher Reproductive Health Officer Job Placements – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Reproductive 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.
Job Summary: Under the direct
supervision the Health Manager, and working closely with the Public Health
Officer, EPI focal person, mental health officer, Midwives and Nutrition
officer the HIV/ Reproductive Health Officer will be responsible for the
Reproductive Health (RH) programmes in Lamwo .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Act as focal point
person for RH services and provide technical advice and assistance on
reproductive health to refugees and the host community of Lamwo.
·       Liaise with the district
health authorities of Lamwo district when planning and implementing RH
activities in Palabek refugee settlement and among the surrounding population,
where appropriate.
·       Liaise with other
sectors (protection, community services, Local leadership, schools, etc.) to
ensure an integrated approach to reproductive health.
·       Adapt and introduce
standardized strategies for reproductive health which are fully integrated
within PHC model.
·       Initiate and co-ordinate
various audience-specific training sessions on reproductive health (for
audiences such as health workers, community health workers, the refugee
population, students, etc.).
·       Introduce standardized
protocols for selected areas (such as syndromic management of STIs, referral of
obstetric emergencies, medical response to survivors of sexual violence,
counselling and family planning services.).
·       Undertake needs and
resources assessments and put right as appropriate all issues related to
programme planning, monitoring and evaluation with regards to human, material
and financial resources.
·       Undertake regular visit
to all health centres in the settlement in order to analyzed, monitor, evaluate
and supervise the implementation of reproductive health services delivery.
·       Organize and conduct
timely coordination meetings with implementing partners as regards their
implementation, in accordance with the OPM/UNHCR (written minutes should be
·       Organize on-going
training/familiarization sessions for refugees, VHTs and Local leaders.
Particular attention should be paid to supporting VHTs and local leaders, and
strengthening their capacity to create demand for the RH services at the
·       Liaise with UNHCR Public
Health Officer and other actors working in reproductive health and HIV
including national and international NGOs and UNFPA
·       Prepare regular reports
to be shared with the Health manager and other officers as well as monthly
reports (as a minimum) to be shared with Health manager and Biostatician.
·       Immediately inform the
Manager of any happening of significance in the reproductive health sector.
·       Make recommendations on
reproductive issues impacting on the health status of the refugees and host
community in the settlement.
·       Represent IRC in
relevant meetings and technical fore in the area of Reproductive health.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must
have at least a Diploma in Midwifery or its equivalent from a recognized
·       Must be registered and
licensed with the Nurses and Midwives Council.
·       A degree in Public
Health or its equivalent is an added advantage.
·       At least two (2) years
working experience on Reproductive health services delivery.
·       Cultural, gender,
religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
·       Planning and
organization competencies
·       Computer skills
including word processing, PowerPoint and excel.
·       Ability for analytical
and creative thinking for rapid solution(s).
·       Ability to produce high
quality output with desirable results.
·       Good Communicator with
strong inter-personal skills to deal with persons of various cultural and
educational backgrounds.
·       An outgoing personality
and a team player with service-oriented attitudes.
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 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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