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Reproductive Health Officer - International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Title:         Reproductive Health Officer
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.

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 services.).
  • 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 attitudes.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs, cover letters and filled application form, download here, 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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