Job Title: Health Officer (2 Job Placements)
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
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 Officer will be responsible for coordination; implementation and monitoring of maternal and child survival interventions at mainly health facility level in one of the aforementioned districts. The incumbent will serve as the focal point person for the maternal and child health (MCH) interventions, and will receive support from the Health Manager, Health Coordinator, Program Coordinator and Field Coordinator.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensure that all appropriate Ministry of Health standard guidelines and protocols for MCH related services are available in supported health unit under his/her supervision.
- Assess the training needs for the health facility staffs as appropriate.
- Make follow-up on all trainings conducted to ensure that the participants are putting to use the new skills and lessons learnt to improve quality of services.
- Carry out on-the-job coaching and mentoring of health facility staff according to identified needs and make necessary follow up to ensure adherence to quality standards.
- Facilitate technical trainings such as IMAI/IMPAC and supply chain management,
- Support the formation of work with Family Support Groups.
- Facilitate community dialogue meetings on antenatal care and Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT).
- Offer technical and administrative support in organizing and conducting two rounds of national child days within the catchment area of the supported health facility.
- Institute mechanisms to follow up women, their spouses and children enrolled in the PMTCT program and link them to chronic HIV/AIDS care.
- Represent IRC’s health program to the district health team, health sub-district and donor agencies, to ensure all program activities are carried out with their agreement and, as far as possible, their participation.
- As appropriate represent IRC at district health related planning, review and coordination meetings with guidance from the Health Manager.
- Co-ordinate with district health authorities, WHO, UNICEF, and other NGOs to avoid duplication of services. Communication/Reporting
- Provide regular feedback to the Health Manager in Karamoja on project implementation.
- Support health units and ensure that HMIS/PMTCT Monthly reports reach the district on time.
- Assist in the preparation of other donor proposals and reports for IRC’s health-related projects in Karamoja.
- Actively participate in the development of health program work plans and reviewing them on a monthly basis with the Health Manager.
- Ensure monthly HMIS and PMTCT reports are compiled at IRC supported health facilities.
- Manage the budget ensuring expenses are appropriate and incurred according to schedule.
- Actively participate in budget development for proposals as appropriate.
- Participate in the development of health program budgets and budget tracking tools in coordination with the Health Manager.
- Under the guidance of the Manager, update the budget tracking tools. Monitoring and Evaluation
- Assist in the development of project monitoring tools.
- With support from the data and information officer, maintain a good record keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of the project activities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant should preferably hold a BSN, Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Diploma in Registered Comprehensive Nursing, Registered Mid Wife. Relevant certificates in HIV/AIDS, IMAI/IMPAC, FP, and PNC related trainings are an added advantage.
- A minimum of three years of working experience in Health, HIV/AIDS and or PMTCT related programs.
- Previous work with an NGO in similar programs.
- Working with community based groups in behaviour change programs.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV, copies of certificates and cover letter clearly indicating the position applied for to: The Country HR and Administration Manager, International Rescue Committee, P.O. Box 24672 Kampala; OR
Email to: UA-IRCJobs@Rescue.org.
Deadline: 26th August, 2016
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