Health Information Assistant – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Information Assistant
Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
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 Information Assistant will be
responsible for providing smooth flow and access to information through records
management for action and decision making. S/he will record data, provide
guidance on data recording, compilation, use, reporting and management. S/he
will produce and submit Periodic health activity reports.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure availability and use of Standard/revised HMIS/HIS data tools
    at all departments of the health facility.
  • Provide guidance on use of the HMIS/HIS data tools to ensure
    completeness, consistency, and correctness in filling the registers.
  • Register all patients, classify/tally and summarize the data
    according to the acceptable reporting formats.
  • Promptly provide data on notifiable/integrated disease surveillance
    and response.
  • Prepare and timely submit daily, weekly and monthly data from all
    facility departments for making reports.
  • Provide feedback to the facility staff on health service provision
    for decision making.
  • Enter data into the electronic database.
  • Impart knowledge and skills to staff by organizing CME sessions, mentorships
    and review meetings on data management.
  • Participate in capacity building activities (Trainings,
    Orientations, Mentorship, meetings etc).
  • Adhere to Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Health
    Information Assistant job must hold a Diploma or certificate in Medical
    records and Health Management Information System from a recognized,
    licensed and accredited institution with at least one year of progressive
    experience in health record management –Essential.
  • Applied Knowledge in use of HMIS/HIS data tools.
  • Good Computer skills including Ms Excel and Word
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • One year of work experience in a busy health setting.
  • Ability to completely record, accurately compile and Produce timely
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in hardship areas (previous experience in a camp
    setting will be an added advantage).
  • Flexible and able to work with team in a dynamic and diverse
  • Good standard of spoken and written English Language.
  • Ability to speak any of the languages spoken in South Sudan is an
    added advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and
filled application form, download
, clearly indicating “HEALTH INFORMATION ASSISTANT” as the subject
to: (The Human Resource and Administration department,
International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 13th February 2019
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