Fresher Health Assistant US NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)


Job Title:    Health
Assistant (Fresher Jobs)

Organization:  International
Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:  Uganda

Reports to: Health Project Officer


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:  Under the supervision of the Health Project
Officer, the Health Assistant will 
support the implementation 
of  the  project 
aimed  at  contributing 
to  polio eradication  by 
enhancing  surveillance  for 
Acute  Flaccid  Paralysis (AFP) among the communities
residing close to the South Sudan/Uganda border and in the refugee settlements
in Lamwo district. S/HE will directly implement the community AFP surveillance
program in the district and will work in close collaboration with the District
Health team (DHT) and other stakeholders. S/HE will provide on-the-job coaching
and mentoring of health facility staff especially in strengthening AFP case
surveillance, detection, and reporting. The Health Assistant will contribute to
assessing staff capacity needs in regard to AFP surveillance and reporting at
health Centre level, and coordinate all planned project trainings; and ensure
that review meetings are held on time. Will also support health workers in
compiling reports to the DHT. S/HE will contribute to the provision of
strategic and technical oversight of the project and to ensure the successful
implementation of a quality project. the Health Unit and community.


He/she will be
expected to work within the heath facility, health posts and community in the


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

client follow-up for defaulting of childhood immunizations

and mentorships of VHTs within the catchment area

Keep key
informants engaged and motivated

district to effectively conduct Community awareness creation on and vigilance
for AFP and health promotion activities both at health facility level and

and conduct VHT weekly or monthly meetings and other activities with district
health team, and other stakeholders to avoid duplication of services

and compile monthly reports from supported HFs and any activity reports or

with other LG Health staff in conducting active case search for AFP at the
health facilities and in the community.

in and or support the process of AFP case detection, investigation, and
reporting. Maintain regular contact with the district health team on all
matters pertaining to the project

regular feedback to the Health Project Officer on project implementation

IRC at relevant related health partnership and coordination meetings

in preparation of donor reports.

in the development of project work plans and reviewing them on a monthly basis
with the DHT and Health Project Officer.

Community Based Environmental Health Activities

Environmental Health Act, Regulations and By-laws

out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Health Assistant job
should preferably hold a Certificate in Environmental Health Science or its
equivalent from a recognized institution.

Must be
registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.

At least
three years’ experience working with community structures and district health

working in a multi-disciplinary team and training in VPD surveillance or IDSR
is an added advantage

literacy especially in MS office packages is a MUST

in off-road riding with a valid class A license

allocation of staff, funds and facilities to deliver on expected outputs.

Able to
define and attain targets within set timeframes

Able to
appreciate and support change initiatives.

of procedures that promote quality and standard health service delivery

effectively by giving clear, concise, and accurate information.

oriented with ability to assist the unit achieve its overall objectives.


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




Deadline: 10th November 2020


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