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Health Manager - Kyaka - International Rescue Committee (IRC)


Job Title:         Health Manager - Kyaka
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Field 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 Health Manager will be responsible to provide oversight to quality Reproductive health services, medicine and supplies, EPI and facility WASH services in the IRC Supported health facilities, health posts and catchment population. He/she will be expected to work Within the primary healthcare facilities and community in the catchment population and collaborate with the integrated community health program to implement project activities. Responsibilities may include supervision of health staffs and developing project review meetings and coordinating with the appropriate stakeholders. The Health Manager will monitor drug consumption, rationale drug use at health facilities and progress and keep track of activities. Keep records of all reproductive health services, medicine and medical supplies, infection prevention and control. She/he will spend approximately 50% of his/her time in the field both at the health facility, health posts and in the community.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate the organization and delivery of quality RH, EPI and or IPC services at IRC supported
  • Health facilities, health posts and outreaches.
  • Ensure project compliance with Ministry of Health Guidelines and protocols during delivery of health services
  • Provide technical supervision and guidance of IRC’s RH, EPI, pharmaceuticals and IPC program
  • Monitor the standard of healthcare in the camp-based health posts including safe motherhood,
  • EPI, family planning, adolescent sexual reproductive health, nutrition, HIV prevention care and treatment services.
  • Provide regular feedback to staffs on appropriateness of diagnosis and management.
  • Oversee the management of drugs and medical supplies including selection, procurement, and distribution and ensure continuous availability appropriate medicines and supplies.
  • Identify gaps or deficiencies in RH, EPI, IPC activities and develop interventions to address these gaps in consultation with the Field Coordinator and Health Coordinator.
  • Identify and mentor key staffs on coordination of RH, EPI, IPC activities at the IRC supported health facilities, health posts and outreaches in the settlement
  • Ensure consistent and timely collection, utilization and reporting of RH, EPI, IPC and drug
  • Consumption reports
Human Resources.
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, orientation and supervision of IRC health staff in Lamwo as needed
  • Identify training needs of health staff and develop formal/informal training interventions or identify appropriate external training that will enhance management, and reporting skills.
  • Conduct semi-annual performance evaluation of direct supervisees
Liaison
  • Represent the health program and maintain effective relationships with District Health authorities, health centers and referral hospital authorities, Health Unit Management Committee, OPM, UNHCR, refugee leaders and other NGOs.
  • Liaise closely with other IRC program sectors to ensure coordination and integration of programs
Communication and Reporting
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly health management information system reports according to UNHCR, IRC and MOH formats.
  • Review reports for accuracy and consistency prior to submission.
  • Provide regular feedback to the Field Coordinator and Health Coordinator on project implementation through timely and complete biweekly situational and monthly reports.
  • Assist in writing donor reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of donor proposals for health related components of the refugee program and other health-related projects within the district.
  • Conduct monthly quality assessment of service delivery and project review meetings
Budgetary
  • Manage the health-related component of the project budgets including responsibility for ensuring expenses are appropriate and incurred according to schedule.
  • Prepare monthly cash forecast estimates for health activities implementation


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Health Manager – Kyaka job must be a · Medical Doctor (postgraduate qualification in public health or similar will be an added advantage)
  • At least 4 years working experience delivering health services within multi-sectoral programs
  • At least one year working in a comprehensive primary health care program with refugees or conflict affected populations preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of the running of the district health system, delivering services within framework of INGO and Ugandan health sector strategic plan and policy.
  • Experience in supervising staff, preferably in international organizational setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills
  • Experience in assessments, report writing and proposal development
  • Diplomacy, tactic and representation competencies
  • Computer skills in MS word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and filled application form, download here, clearly indicating “HEALTH MANAGER - KYAKA” 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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