Several Health Project Officer US NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee

 

Job Title:    Health Project Officer (Several
Job Placements)

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: Health
Manager

 

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 Project Officer will be responsible
for the direct 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 Yumbe and Lamwo districts. S/HE will be the focal person
for the implementation of the community AFP surveillance program in the
district and will work in close collaboration with the District Health team
(DHT). S/HE will provide on-the-job coaching and mentoring of health facility
staffs especially in strengthening AFP case surveillance, detection and
reporting. The Health Project Officer will also participate in 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 be responsible for provision of overall strategic and
technical oversight of the project and to ensure the successful implementation
of a quality project.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Technical

·       
Identify
training needs and coordinate the trainings, mentorships and coaching of the
health facility staff and the VHTs in the district on Community-based
AFP/disease surveillance.

·       
In close
collaboration with the district polio eradication focal persons support health
workers and VHTs to conduct active case searching and reporting in the
community.

·       
Support
district to effectively conduct community education on AFP.

·       
Support
the districts to compile the monthly activity reports including zero report on
AFP cases

·       
Collaborate
with respective district to sensitize communities on national and sub national
immunization days (NIDs & SNIDs), routine EPI.

·       
Support
the training of VHTs on NIDs & SNIDs activities.

·       
Support
the planning, implementation, monitoring & supervision of NIDs & SNIDs.

Liaison

·       
Maintain
regular contact with the district health team on all matters pertaining to the
project.

·       
Co-ordinate
with district health team, and other stakeholders to avoid duplication of
services

·       
Represent
IRC at relevant related health partnership and coordination meetings

Communication/Reporting

·       
Provide
regular feedback to the Health Manager on project implementation.

·       
Assist
in preparation of donor reports

·       
Facilitate
the health facility/VHT reporting requirements for project reporting.

·       
Participate
in the development of project work plans and reviewing them on a monthly basis
with the DHT and Health Manager.

Budget/Grants

·       
Effectively
and efficiently manage the budget ensuring expenses are appropriate and
incurred according to schedule.

·       
Participate
in the development, reviews and tracking of program budgets.

·       
Ensure
and maintain accurate use of budget lines according to donor regulations.

Supervision

·       
In
collaboration with health facility workers supervise VHT activities.

·       
Ensure
monthly supervisory information is compiled and is if of good quality.

·       
In
collaboration with the DHT, participate in the support supervision visits to
the health facilities.

Monitoring and
Evaluation:

·       
Assist
in the use of project monitoring tools at all levels including district,
facility and community.

·       
With
support from the M&E officer, maintain a good record keeping system and
undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of the project
activities.

Miscellaneous

·       
Assist
with any other duties as requested by the direct supervisor.

Confidentiality

·       
Ensuring
the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and
business of IRC acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or
organization without authority, except in the normal execution of duty.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee Health Project Officer
job must hold a medical background. Requirement i.e. Diploma in Clinical
Medicine, Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing.

·       
Bachelor
degree Public Health/ Health Management or equivalent is an added advantage.

·       
Three of
years working experience in Primary Health Care settings.

·       
Experience
working polio eradication programs.

·       
Experience
working with district health teams, health facility staff and 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.

 

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: 18th January 2021

 

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