Health Manager US Non-profit Careers – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

 

 

Job Title:    Health Manager

Organization:  International
Rescue Committee (IRC)

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 Health Manager will oversee  the delivery of effective, efficient and
quality primary health care services including: Outpatient care, in-patient
care, maternal, neonatal and child health services, mental health services etc.
for the well-being of the population in attached refugee settlement

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Coordinate
the organization and delivery of quality RH, EPI and IPC services at IRC
supported health facilities, health posts and outreaches.

·        
Coordinate
the implementation of the health program in refugee settlement; and acts as the
main link between the health facility teams and IRC on a regular basis.

·        
Coordinate
the integration and provision of technical support from the site-based teams
and provide technical guidance to the site teams for development of site work
plans to ensure successful implementation of the project.

·        
Sets up
mechanisms to tracking implementation of project activities as per the project
work plan and implementation plans; and routinely provide feedback about
implementation progress to the technical and management teams.

·        
Ensure
project compliance with Ministry of Health Guidelines and protocols during
delivery of health services.

·        
Provide
technical supervision and guidance of IRC’s RH, EPI, pharmaceuticals and IPC
program

·        
Monitor
the standard of healthcare in the camp-based health facilities and health posts
for a range of services including safe motherhood, EPI, family planning,
adolescent sexual reproductive health, nutrition, HIV prevention care and
treatment services.

·        
Provide
regular feedback to staff on appropriateness of diagnosis and management.

·        
Oversee
the management of drugs and medical supplies including selection, procurement,
and distribution and ensure continuous availability appropriate medicines and
supplies.

·        
Identify
gaps or deficiencies in RH, EPI, IPC activities and develop interventions to address
these gaps in consultation with the Field Coordinator and Health Coordinator.

·        
Identify
and mentor key staff on coordination of RH, EPI, IPC activities at the IRC
supported health facilities, health posts and outreaches in the settlement

·        
Ensure
consistent and timely collection, utilization and reporting of RH, EPI, IPC and
drug consumption reports.

·        
Assist
in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in the
integrated health services and writes regular monitoring and technical reports
as required and contribute to IRC’s reports

·        
Human
Resources:

·        
Participate
in the recruitment, selection, orientation and supervision of IRC health
staff  as needed

·        
Identify
training needs of health staff and develop formal/informal training interventions
or identify appropriate external training that will enhance management, and
reporting skills.

·        
Conduct
semi-annual performance evaluation of direct supervisees.

Liaison:

·        
Represent
the health program and maintain effective relationships with district health
authorities, health centers and referral hospital authorities, health unit
management committee, OPM, UNHCR, refugee leaders and other NGOs.

·        
Liaise
closely with other IRC program sectors to ensure coordination and integration
of programs.

Communication and
Reporting:

·        
Assist
in the preparation of monthly health management information system reports
according to UNHCR, IRC and MOH formats.

·        
Review
reports for accuracy and consistency prior to submission.

·        
Provide
regular feedback to the Field Coordinator and Deputy Health Coordinator on
project implementation through timely and complete weekly situational and
monthly reports.

·        
Assist
in writing donor reports.

·        
Assist
in the preparation of donor proposals for health related components of the
refugee program and other health-related projects within the district.

·        
Conduct
monthly quality assessment of service delivery and project review meetings.

Budgetary:

·        
Manage
the health-related component of the project budgets including responsibility
for ensuring expenses are appropriate and incurred according to schedule.

·        
Prepare
monthly cash forecast estimates for health activities implementation

·        
Professional
Standards:

·        
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.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the IRC Health Manager job must be a Medical Doctor
(postgraduate qualification in public health or similar will be an added
advantage).

·        
At least
5 years working experience delivering health services within multi-sectoral
programs

·        
At least
one year working in a comprehensive primary health care program with refugees
or conflict-affected populations preferred.

·        
Experience
and knowledge of the running of the district health system, delivering services
within framework of INGO and Ugandan health sector strategic plan and policy.

·        
Experience
supervising staff, preferably in international organizational setting.

·        
Excellent
oral and written communication skills.

·        
Excellent
analytic and problem solving skills

·        
Experience
in assessments, report writing and proposal development

·        
Diplomacy,
tact and representation competencies

·        
Computer
skills in MS word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point.

 

How to Apply:

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

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 27th November 2020

 

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