Several Fresher Environmental Health Officer US Non-profit Job Vacancies – International Rescue Committee

Job Title:    Environmental Health
Officers (Several NGO Job Vacancies)

Organization: International Rescue Committee

Duty Station:


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 EH Officer-Hygiene Promotion and IPC will
be responsible for day-to-day implementation of EH Hygiene Promotion activities
and staff involved in direct implementation of IRC’s COVID 19 IPC interventions
and other communicable disease outbreak preparedness Response Project Strategy.
The Environmental Health Officer will hold the overall responsibility for all
Environmental Health (EH) and IPC activities of the assigned Health Facilities
in Bidi Bidi Settlement camp, Yumbe District, 
the development and implementation of IPC/WASH improvement plans,
supervise adaptation of existing structures and protocols to include COVID-19
related IPC, training of health care workers on IPC/ Hygiene Promotion. S/he
will work under the supervision of the 
Health Manager and the Environmental Health Manager to ensure that
COVID-19 triage and isolation facility and all program services meet IRC IPC
protocols. The Technical Coordinator Environmental Health and Deputy Health
Coordinator will be available to provide any technical guidance and support
remotely when needed. This position will enter the red zone of the COVID-19
isolation facilities to ensure that all standard protocols are adhered to
including HCWM.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  


full responsibility for ensuring that all hygiene promotion and IPC activities
meet stated objectives within the timeframe.

rapid IPC infrastructural and operational analysis of designated health
facilities in line with IRCs Standard Operating Procedures for Health

and support implementation of necessary adaptations leading to compliance in
line with the national standards.

capacity of front-line health care workers jointly with the IPC mentor in IPC
and WASH through scheduled mentorships.

overall IPC competencies at health facilities through training of practitioners
and support staff in IPC and Health Care Waste Management and assessing
isolation units’ readiness.

consultation with the Community Health Officers, IPC mentor and Protection
teams, develop timely messages on EH/IPC to be disseminated to the community.

closely with the Community Health Officer, IPC Mentor and Protection teams to
ensure IPC messages are provided to the community.

Lead on
EH/IPC COVID-19 IPC materials and supply procurement plan.

to revision of SOPs, guidelines, and standards on IPC for COVID-19 response.

all program health facilities in the Triage and Isolation facilities meet
standards; making recommendations on upgrading facilities and procedures as

of weekly activity plans and end of week update reports.


Take the
lead on ensuring that monitoring and data collection of all IPC and hygiene
promotion indicators are in line with the approved monitoring framework, using
all the correct monitoring tools and at the frequency prescribed.

Lead on
and participate in monitoring data analysis and trends in the field site.

Other duties

the Health Manager with assessing staffing requirements against the size and
scale of the project.

open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team
spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully
perform in their positions.

Adhere to
and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures

and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly
reporting concerns or incidents to the Health Manager and EH Manager and when
liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to
maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs

duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the International Rescue Committee Environmental Health
Officer job must have an Environmental Health background and experience in
Implementing water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for health facilities such
as cholera treatment centers and disease-specific treatment units. Highly
desired criteria include previous work in Triages and isolation facilities,
and knowledge of infection control and prevention.

university degree in Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences, Health
Sciences, or another related field.

At least
two years’ experience in working in healthcare setting, field epidemiology or
emergency management.

expertise in infection prevention and control, within healthcare settings or in
the context of outbreaks.

knowledge and understanding of IPC and/or Healthcare Waste Management

to report on the rapid IPC infrastructural and operational analysis of
isolation and treatment units of designated facilities. This should include
HCWM infrastructure, supplies needs, capacity/no. of beds, staffing needs for
HCWM, coordination, diversion of non-essential staff, supplies, equipment, etc.

of regular reports documenting all activities including gaps and

to live and work in stressful environment.

initiator and able to manage multiple tasks.

Able to
work under pressure and good at timely decision making.

in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel as well as online platforms such as zoom,
teams, etc.

professional approach and strong team building skills


Please note: This position is open only to Ugandan nationals.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link




The IRC and IRC
workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way –
Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and
Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and
enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child
Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and


Deadline: 19th January 2021


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