Community Health Officer US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee

Job Title:        Community Health Officer
Organization: International
Rescue Committee
Duty Station:
Uganda
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 Community Health Officer will be
responsible for the direct implementation of community health services aimed at
improving the overall well-being of the refugee population in Palabek
settlement.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
In order
to ensure wider reach out to the refugees and other persons of concern and
ensure their close involvement in the delivery and management of health
services, the incumbent will need to establish an appropriate consultative and
monitoring framework which would draw the experience and expertise of a wide
range of actors both internally and externally appropriate to community health
·       
The
incumbent of the position oversees and supervises the community Health
programmes in the operations under Area of Responsibility (AoR) and provide
strong technical guidance to partners, monitor and evaluate the programme and
ensure and lead monthly community health coordination meetings. The incumbent
has close contacts with internal and external stakeholders.
·       
Coordinating
the existing VHTs and Health workers support the health facilities to conduct
integrated outreaches, health promotion campaigns, disease surveillance and
sensitization activities to mitigate potential disease outbreaks, using
messages approved by the Ministry of Health (MoH).
·       
In
collaboration with the Reproductive Health Officer, support the provision basic
quality reproductive health services to the communities within the settlement
including pregnancy mapping, condom distribution and ensuring effective
referrals of pregnant mothers for ANC, PNC, other maternal and new born
services.
·       
Assist
in the development of appropriate program monitoring tools and continuously
assesses 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.
·       
Participate
in the development of community program work plans and reviewing them on a
monthly basis with the medical officer.
·       
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 mentor-ships.
·       
Coordinate
referral strategies from community to the health facilities especially through
the VHT system.
·       
Identify
and coordinate gap and needs for the community health teams in the respective
location and coordinating community network of care to the suitability of the
organization.
Liaison.
·       
Represent
IRC’s Program to the district health team, health sub-district and donor
agencies, to ensure all program activities are carried out.
·       
Representing
the organization n other forums which need and call for community engagement
and coordination with other IPs and Ops.
·       
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
services.
Communication/reporting
·       
Provide
regular feedback to the medical officer on community program implementation.
·       
Assist
in preparation of donor reports.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Community Health
Officer job placement must hold a bachelors/diploma in nursing, diploma in
clinical medicine/nursing with an additional training in public health or its
equivalent from a recognized Institution.
·       
Must be
registered with a professional body.
·       
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 skills.
·       
Ability
to enhance good interpersonal relationship.
·       
Good
communication skills.
·       
A good
command of both written and spoken English.
·       
Good
knowledge and application of Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point.
·       
Proven
interpersonal skills
·       
Computer
literate in MS, internet, power point, etc…
·       
Managerial
skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
below.
The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and
Anti-Retaliation.
Deadline: 13th July 2020
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