Fresher Reproductive Health Officer (Midwife) NGO Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Funding Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Health Coordinator
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 (Midwife) will be
primarily responsible for the direct implementation of the project aimed at
support the district and health facility to provide basic quality reproductive
health services to the refugees in the refugee settlement and transit centers
of Adjumani following MoH standard protocols and guidelines. The incumbent will
be responsible for direct implementation of the Reproductive Health component
of the project and will ensure timely availability of resources to support the
government health facility workers at the health centre to conduct outreaches
and manage the refugees at the transit and settlement sites while ensuring
timely and effective referrals.  The job
holder will work in close collaboration with the Village Health teams and
health workers to sensitize the communities on Reproductive Health including
family planning, ANC, PNC and Maternal and neonatal care. The job holder will
be expected to oversee the implementation of technical components of the
project while ensuring the achievement of high quality deliverables.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Technical:
  • Offer support the district to provide basic
    quality reproductive health services to the refugees in the refugee
    settlement and transit center including the provision of Mama kits, IPT
    and ensuring effective referrals of mothers for ANC, PNC, EMoNC and other
    maternal and new born services.
  • Provide support to the district to forecast
    mama (delivery) kits needs of the refugees and ensure timely procurement
    and distribution to the pregnant refugee women.
  • Support the district to forecast essential
    reproductive health supplies and commodities including diazepam, folic
    acid, iron, vitamins, gloves, cotton and gauze among other supplies and
    ensure buffer stocks are in place at the health center.
  • Offer support to the health facilities to
    make accurate forecasts of RH commodities including the refugee needs.
  • Provide support to the district/health
    facilities to maintain a steady stock of IPT through accurate reporting,
    forecasting and quantification and monitor the usage including the refugee
    women.
  • Provide support the district to establish
    quick and effective referral mechanisms for emergency obstetric and
    neonatal care (EmONC) linking the outreach services at the transit centre
    and settlement, VHTs and the health facilities at Adjumani.
  • Mentor key health staff and VHTs on the EMONC
    referral mechanism in collaboration with the district health team.
  • Work closely with respective district health
    focal points to conduct supervision visits to the transit center,
    settlement and the health facilities.
  • Facilitate the district and health facility
    staff to conduct outreach services at the transit site and settlement
    center while ensuring effective and timely referrals.
  • Collaborate with the district to identify and
    roll out a communication strategy for the Health program including the
    printing and distribution of IEC materials focusing on reproductive
    Health.
  • Support the districts/Health facilities/VHTs
    to collect accurate data that informs programming as reported in the
    relevant registers and reflected in the HMIS and program reports.
  • Support the health facilities to engage in
    continuous quality improvement processes.
2. Liaison:
  • Represent IRC’s 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.
  • Maintain regular contact with all partners,
    including the DHT, Ministry of Health, Office of the prime minister and
    stakeholders on all matters pertaining to the program.
  • Co-ordinate with district health authorities,
    and other stakeholders to avoid duplication of services.
  • Attend relevant meetings to represent IRC’s
    program activities in the district.
  • Represent IRC at relevant related health
    partnership, and refugee coordination meetings
3.
Communication/Reporting:
  • Provide regular feedback to the Health
    coordinator on project implementation.
  • In charge of the preparation and submission
    of donor reports.
  • Facilitate the health facility/VHT reporting
    requirements for program reporting and to feed into the HMIS.
  • Actively participate in the development of
    program work plans and reviewing them on a monthly basis with the Team
    Leader.
4. Budget/Grants:
  • Effectively and efficiently manage the budget
    ensuring expenses are appropriate and incurred according to schedule. .
  • Take part in proposal writing and budget
    development
  • Actively participate in the development,
    reviews and tracking of program budgets.
  • Ensure and maintain accurate use of budget
    lines according to donor regulations.
5. Supervision
  • Work closely with health workers supervise
    VHT activities and outreach 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 settlement, transit center and Health
    facility.
  • Continuously assess the Reproductive Health
    needs of the community, identify gaps and adapt program activities to
    respond to these gaps.
6. Monitoring and
Evaluation:
  • Render support in the development of
    appropriate program monitoring tools.
  • Maintain a good record keeping system and
    undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of the project
    activities.
  • Ensure that Medicines, medical supplies and
    other commodities stocks are monitored.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should have a Medical back
    ground  i.e. Diploma in Midwifery or
    equivalent.  Relevant certificates
    in Reproductive Health and related trainings are an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two years’  experience in reproductive Health.
  • Working with district health teams, health
    facility staff and community based groups such as VHTs    
  • Previous work with an NGO in similar
    programs.
  • Significant experience in monitoring and
    evaluation of emergency programs.
  • Proven ability to enhance good interpersonal
    relationship.
  • Ability to work as a team and accomplish
    tasks independently
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken
    English.
  • Computer literacy i.e. knowledge and
    application of Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point
NB: Female and Ugandan nationals are strongly
encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available, position open
to Ugandan Nationals only.
How to Apply:
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suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on
link below.
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