Job Title: Fresher Reproductive Health Officer – IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Imvepi, Uganda
International Rescue Committee (IRC) Profile
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, protection & rule of law, gender-based violence and women’s protection and empowerment, economic recovery and development.
Under the direct supervision of Health Manager, and working closely with the Public Health Officer, EPI focal person, mental health officer, Midwives and Nutrition officer and the HIV Counselor, the Reproductive Health Officer will be responsible for the Reproductive Health (RH) programme in Imvepi and Terego and Madi Okollo district.
Key Performance Indicators
•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.
Roles and Responsibilities:
•Act as focal point person for RH services and provide technical advice and assistance on reproductive health to refugees and the host community of Terego and Madi Okollo district.
•Liaise with the district health authorities of Terego and Madi Okollo district when planning and implementing RH activities in Imvepi and Rhino Camp 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, counselling 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 all health centers in the settlement in order to analyze, monitor, evaluate and supervise the implementation of reproductive health services delivery.
•Organize and conduct timely coordination meetings with implementing partners as regards their implementation, in accordance with the OPM/UNHCR (written minutes should be prepared).
•Organize on-going training/familiarization 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.
•Liaise with UNHCR Public Health Officer and other actors working in reproductive health and HIV including national and international NGOs and UNFPA.
•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.
•Make recommendations on reproductive issues impacting on the health status of the refugees and host community in the settlement.
•Represent IRC in relevant meetings and technical forum in the area of Reproductive health.
Minimum Qualifications for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
•Must have at least a Diploma in Midwifery or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
•At least two (2) years working experience on Reproductive health services delivery.
•Must be registered and licensed with the Nurses and Midwives Council.
•A degree in Public Health or its equivalent is an added advantage.
•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 for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.
Deadline: 2nd June 2021
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