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Community Health Officers - International Rescue Committee (IRC)


Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
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 community Health Officer will be responsible for the direct implementation of community health services aimed at improving the overall wellbeing of the refugee population in South Western Uganda

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Using the existing VHTs and Health workers support the health facilities to conduct integrated outreaches, health promotion campaigns, disease surveillance and sensitization activities to mitigate potential disease outbreaks, using messages approved by the Ministry of Health (MoH).
  • Work in close collaboration with the Reproductive Health Officer, support the provision basic quality reproductive health services to the communities within the settlement including pregnancy mapping, condom distribution and ensuring effective referrals of pregnant mothers for ANC, PNC, other maternal and new born services.
  • Assist in the development of appropriate program monitoring tools and continuously assesses the health related needs of the community, identify gaps and adapt program activities to respond to these gaps while providing oversight to community networks (youth clubs, drama groups VHTs, and youth friendly corners).
  • Identify and roll out communication strategies for the community health program including the printing, monitoring availability and distribution of IEC materials as well as job Aids for community activities.
  • Participate in the development of community program work plans and reviewing them on a monthly basis with the medical officer.
  • Facilitate and support collection of the necessary community program data that informs programming in the relevant tools, while supporting the health facilities/VHT with necessary reporting requirements and mentorships.
  • Coordinate referral strategies from community to the health facilities especially through the VHT system.
Liaison
  • Represent IRC’s Program to the district health team, health sub-district and donor agencies, to ensure all program activities are carried out.
  • In collaboration with the DHT, participate in the support supervision visits to support Health facilities within the settlement.
  • Maintain regular contact with all partners, including the DHT, Ministry of Health, and stakeholders on all matters pertaining to the program to avoid duplication of service
Communication / reporting
  • Provide regular feedback to the medical officer on community program implementation.
  • Assist in preparation of donor reports.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Community Health Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, diploma in clinical medicine/nursing with additional training in public health or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Must be registered with a professional body.
  • Working with district, health facility staff and community based groups such as 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.
  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate in MS, internet, power point, etc...
  • Managerial skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and filled application form, download here, clearly indicating “COMMUNITY HEALTH OFFICER” as the subject to: UA-IRCJobs@rescue.org (The Human Resource and Administration department, International Rescue Committee)

Deadline: 13th February 2019

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