2 Fresher Health Project Officer US Non-profit Jobs – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
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 regards 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: 
  • 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
  • Support the training of VHTs on NIDs & SNIDs activities.
  • Support the planning, implementation, monitoring & supervision
    of NIDs & SNIDs.
  • Maintain regular contact with the district health team on all
    matters pertaining to      the
  • Co-ordinate with district health team, and other stakeholders to
    avoid duplication of services.
  • Represent IRC at relevant related health partnership and coordination
  • Provide regular feedback to the Health Manager on project
  • 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.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage the budget ensuring expenses are
    appropriate and incurred according to schedule.
  • Participate in the development, reviews and tracking of program
  • Ensure and maintain accurate use of budget lines according to donor
  • In collaboration with health facility workers supervise VHT
  • Ensure monthly supervisory information is compiled and is if of good
  • In collaboration with the DHT, participate in the support
    supervision visits to the         health
Monitoring and
  • Assist in the use of project monitoring tools at all levels
    including district, facility        and
  • 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee Health Project
    Officer job placement must have a Medical background i.e. Diploma in
    Clinical Medicine, Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing.
  • Bachelor degree Public Health/ Health Management or equivalent is an
    added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years working experience in Primary Health Care
  • 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
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and
filled application form, download
, clearly indicating “Position Title” as the subject to:
UA-IRCJobs@rescue.org (The Human Resource and Administration department,
International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 19th October 2018
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