Job Title: Certificate Health Assistant – IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Lamwo, 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 supervision of the Health Project Officer, the Health Assistant will support the implementation of the project aimed at contributing to polio eradication by enhancing surveillance for Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) among the communities residing close to the South Sudan/Uganda border and in the refugee settlements in Lamwo district. S/HE will directly implement the community AFP surveillance program in the district and will work in close collaboration with the District Health team (DHT) and other stakeholders. S/HE will provide on-the-job coaching and mentoring of health facility staffs especially in strengthening AFP case surveillance, detection, and reporting. The Health Assistant will contribute to assessing staff capacity needs regarding AFP surveillance and reporting at health Centre level and coordinate all planned project trainings; and ensure that review meetings are held on time. Will also support health workers in compiling reports to the DHT. S/HE will contribute to the provision of strategic and technical oversight of the project and to ensure the successful implementation of a quality project. the Health Unit and community. He/she will be expected to work within the heath facility, health posts and community in the IRC.
Roles and Responsibilities:
•Support client follow-up for defaulting of childhood immunizations.
•Supervision and mentorships of VHTs within the catchment area
•Keep key informants engaged and motivated.
•Support district to effectively conduct Community awareness creation on and vigilance for AFP and health promotion activities both at health facility level and community.
•Coordinate and conduct VHT weekly or monthly meetings and other activities with district health team, and other stakeholders to avoid duplication of services.
•Collect and compile monthly reports from supported HFs and any activity reports or updates.
•Collaborate with other LG Health staff in conducting active case search for AFP at the health facilities and in the community.
•Participate in and or support the process of AFP case detection, investigation, and reporting. Maintain regular contact with the district health team on all matters pertaining to the project.
•Provide regular feedback to the Health Project Officer on project implementation.
•Represent IRC at relevant related health partnership and coordination meetings.
•Assist in preparation of donor reports.
•Participate in the development of project work plans and reviewing them monthly with the DHT and Health Project Officer.
•Implement Community Based Environmental Health Activities.
•Enforce Environmental Health Act, Regulations and By-laws
•Carry out other relevant duties as may be required or assigned by your supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
•Must have a Certificate in Environmental Health Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
•Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.
•At least three years’ experience working with community structures and district health systems.
•Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team and training in VPD surveillance or IDSR is an added advantage.
•Computer literacy especially in MS office packages is a MUST.
•Proficiency in off-road riding with a valid class A license
•Plans allocation of staff, funds, and facilities to deliver on expected outputs.
•Able to define and attain targets within set timeframes.
•Able to appreciate and support change initiatives.
•Enforcement of procedures that promote quality and standard health service delivery.
•Communicates effectively by giving clear, concise, and accurate Information.
•Results oriented with ability to assist the unit achieve its overall objectives.
How To Apply for IRC Uganda Jobs 2021
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.
Deadline: 31st May 2021
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