Reproductive Health Officer NGO Job Vacancies – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

 

Job Title:        Reproductive 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 Reproductive Health Officer shall be
responsible for provision of maternal and neonatal health services at the PHC
facility and supporting the Reproductive health services in the community
within the catchment population. Maternal and neonatal health services include:
Antenatal care, peri-natal care, safe deliveries, postpartum care, identifying
and managing obstetric emergencies including referrals as appropriate, STIs
management according to MOH guidelines. Among others, she will be providing
counseling on Family Planning and provision of modern FP methods, HIV/AIDS
counseling and testing services and linkage to care. She will be based at the
PHC facility and directly supervise the enrolled mid wives.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provision of maternal and neonatal health services at the PHC
    facility that include: Antenatal and peri-natal care, safe deliveries, and
    postpartum care for the mothers. Neonatal health care to prevent infection
    and promote health, exclusive breastfeeding, immunization, growth
    monitoring and check-up for common neonatal infections and encouragement
    of safe breastfeeding/young child weaning & feeding practices.
  • Implement activities to increase uptake of family planning services
    and actively participate in counselling and provision of modern Family
    planning methods.
  • Identification and management of obstetric emergencies including
    making timely referrals as appropriate & STIs management according to
    MOH guidelines.
  • Provide supportive supervision of Maternal and Child Health Workers
    (MCHW) to ensure that they carry out their duties as required.
  • Participate in the on-job training of other staff especially MCHW
    and also in organizing for sensitization in the health facility.
  • Provide health education to patients at the health facility and also
    participate in community sensitization on reproductive health in
    collaboration with the Community Health team.
  • Take over-all responsibility to ensure smooth running of activities
    in the MCH unit including EPI and timely compilation and submission of
    reports.
  • Work in an integrated manner with other departments within the
    facility to ensure quality in the reproductive health services provided.

 

Key Outputs

  • Quality midwifery service for patients provided.
  • High risk cases identified and reported/referred.
  • Ward or health unit activities organized and managed.
  • Discipline enforced.
  • Staff performance appraisal done timely.
  • Activity reports submitted timely.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee (IRC)
    Reproductive Health Officer job placement must hold a Diploma in
    Midwifery/double trained from a recognized institution is essential
  • Registered with Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council.
  • A degree in nursing is an added advantage
  • At least three years of professional experience in the field of
    reproductive health.
  • Working contacts within health sector, including district health
    care authorities and other NGOs.
  • Fluency in English and any other relevant local language.
  • Strong analytical orientation and sound judgment
  • Pro-activeness, resourcefulness, punctuality, responsibility.
  • Excellent administrative/management skills.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Solid understanding of the social, economic and political context of
    a refugee setting.
  • Dedication to the IRC principles and demonstrated ability to work
    harmoniously with persons of different national and cultural background
  • Proficiency in current office software applications (MS- word, excel
    and power point).

 

Please note:
This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
below.

 

Click
Here

 

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: 24th September 2020

 

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