Reproductive Health Officer – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Health Officer
Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: 
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prevention of maternal and new born morbidity and mortality.
  • The provision of reproductive health services for refugee population
    and surrounding host community is ensured.
  • The operational planning, programming, monitoring, evaluation and
    reporting is supported and strengthened.
  • Act as focal point person for RH services and provide technical
    advice and assistance on reproductive health to refugees and the host
    community of the south west.
  • Liaise with the district health authorities of the south west
    districts when planning and implementing RH activities in Palabek refugee
    settlement and among the surrounding population, where appropriate.
  • Liaise with other sectors (protection, community services, Local
    leadership, schools, etc.) to ensure an integrated approach to
    reproductive health.
  • Adapt and introduce standardized strategies for reproductive health
    which are fully integrated within PHC model.
  • Initiate and co-ordinate various audience-specific training sessions
    on reproductive health (for audiences such as health workers, community
    health workers, the refugee population, students, etc.).
  • Introduce standardized protocols for selected areas (such as
    syndromic management of STIs, referral of obstetric emergencies, medical
    response to survivors of sexual violence, counseling and family planning
  • Undertake needs and resources assessments and put right as
    appropriate all issues related to programme planning, monitoring and
    evaluation with regards to human, material and financial resources.
  • Undertake regular visit to health facilities in the settlement and
    host community in order to analyze, monitor, and evaluate the
    implementation of reproductive health services delivery.
  • Organise and conduct timely coordination meetings with implementing
    partners as regards their implementation, in accordance with the
    OPM/UNHCR/DLG(written minutes should be prepared).
  • Organise on-going training/familiarisation sessions for refugees,
    VHTs and Local leaders.
  • Particular attention should be paid to supporting VHTs and local
    leaders, and strengthening their capacity to create demand for the RH
    services at the facilities
  • Prepare regular reports to be shared with the Health manager and
    other officers as well as monthly reports (as a minimum) to be shared with
    Health manager and Biostatician.
  • Immediately inform the Manager of any happening of significance in
    the reproductive health sector.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC)
    Reproductive Health Officer job must hold a  Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in clinical
    medicine and community health, diploma in population studies and reproductive
    health or its equivalent from recognized Institution
  • Must be registered and licensed with the Nurses and Midwives Council
    or relevant professional body
  • A minimum of two (2) years working experience on Reproductive health
    services delivery.
  • Planning and organization competencies
  • Computer skills including word processing, PowerPoint and excel.
  • Ability for analytical and creative thinking for rapid solution(s).
    Ability to produce high quality output with desirable results.
  • Good Communicator with strong inter-personal skills to deal with
    persons of various cultural and educational backgrounds.
  • An outgoing personality and a team player with service-oriented
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and
filled application form, download
, clearly indicating “Reproductive Health Officer” as the subject
to: (The Human Resource and Administration department,
International Rescue Committee)
Deadline: 13th February 2019
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