International Rescue Committee Health Manager Vacancies in Uganda
International Rescue Committee Health Manager Vacancies in UgandaBackground
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an international non-governmental organization founded in IRC works in 28 countries providing relief, protection, and resettlement
assistance to refugees and displaced populations.IRC was registered in Uganda in mid
-1998 and implements rehabilitation activities in the sectors of Child and Youth Protection and
Development, Economic Recovery and Development, and Women Protection and
Empowerment. IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in Kitgum and Lamwo,
Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Moroto. Given the recent conflict outbreak in South Sudan, IRC re-
opened the Yumbe Field site office to support refugees being settled in Bidibidi refugee
settlement in Yumbe District. In Lamwo currently, the IRC supports the Palabek refugee
settlement in the field of health offering lifesaving medical assistance to the refugees in the
Primary health care facilities in the settlement serving to a tune of 42,000 refugees and the
surrounding host community.Title
: Health Manager (1 Position)Reporting to
: Field Coordinator / Health CoordinatorLocation
: 10 MonthsDuties and Responsibilities
; Under the supervision of Field Coordinator, the Health Manager will be responsible to provide oversight to quality Reproductive health services, medicine and supplies, EPI and facility WASH services in the IRC
Supported health facilities, health posts and catchment population. He/she will be expected to work
Within the primary healthcare facilities and community in the catchment population and collaborate with the integrated community health program to implement project activities. Responsibilities may include supervision of health staffs and developing project review meetings and coordinating
with the appropriate stakeholders.
The Health Manager will monitor drug consumption, rationale drug use at health facilities and progress and keep track of activities. Keep records of all reproductive health services, medicine and medical supplies, infection prevention and control. She/he will spend approximately 50% of his/her time
in the field both at the health facility, health posts and in the community.
To manage the delivery of effective, efficient and quality RH, EPI, IPC services and
medicine and medical supplies for the well-being of the population in Lamwo
To monitor and supervise RH, EPI, pharmaceutical supplies and IPC at facility levels.
Provide timely, complete and accurate periodic services reports.
Reduce irrational drug prescription rate and frequent stock out.
Coordinate the organization and delivery of quality RH, EPI and or IPC services at IRC supported
Health facilities, health posts and outreaches.
Ensure project compliance with Ministry of Health Guidelines and protocols during delivery of
Provide technical supervision and guidance of IRC’s RH, EPI, pharmaceuticals and IPC program in Lamwo
Monitor the standard of healthcare in the camp-based health posts including safe motherhood,
EPI, family planning, adolescent sexual reproductive health, nutrition, HIV prevention care and
Provide regular feedback to staffs on appropriateness of diagnosis and management.
Oversee the management of drugs and medical supplies including selection, procurement, and
distribution and ensure continuous availability appropriate medicines and supplies.
Identify gaps or deficiencies in RH, EPI, IPC activities and develop interventions to ad
gaps in consultation with the Field Coordinator and Health Coordinator.
Identify and mentor key staffs on coordination of RH, EPI, IPC activities at the IRC supported
health facilities, health posts and outreaches in the settlement
Ensure consistent and timely collection, utilization and reporting of RH, EPI, IPC and drug Consumption reports Human Resources.
Participate in the recruitment, selection, orientation and supervision of IRC health staff in
Lamwo as needed
Identify training needs of health staff and develop formal/informal training interventions or
identify appropriate external training that will enhance management, and reporting skills.
Conduct semi-annual performance evaluation of direct supervisees Liaison
Represent the health program and maintain effective relationships with District Health
authorities, health centers and referral hospital authorities, Health Unit Management
Committee, OPM, UNHCR, refugee leaders and other NGOs.
Liaise closely with other IRC program sectors to ensure coordination and integration of programs
Communication and Reporting
Assist in the preparation of monthly health management information system reports according
to UNHCR, IRC and MOH formats.
Review reports for accuracy and consistency prior to submission.
Provide regular feedback to the Field Coordinator and Health Coordinator on project
implementation through timely and complete biweekly situational and monthly reports.
Assist in writing donor reports.
Assist in the preparation of donor proposals for health related components of the refugee
program and other health-related projects within the district.
Conduct monthly quality assessment of service delivery and project review meetings
Manage the health-related component of the project budgets including responsibility for
ensuring expenses are appropriate and incurred according to schedule.
Prepare monthly cash forecast estimates for health activities implementation
Medical Doctor (postgraduate qualification in public health or similar will be an added
At least 4 years working experience delivering health services within multi-sectoral programs
At least one year working in a comprehensive primary health care program with refugees or
conflict affected populations preferred.
Experience and knowledge of the running of the district health system, delivering services within
framework of INGO and Ugandan health sector strategic plan and policy.
Skills And Abilities:
Experience in supervising staff, preferably in international organizational setting.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent analytic and problem solving skills
Experience in assessments, report writing and proposal development
Diplomacy, tactic and representation competencies
Computer skills in MS word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point.
How to apply:
Please send filled IRC application form, cover letter, and CV in one PDF attachment clearly indicating the position - location that you have applied for “Health Manager - Lamwo” to:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline Friday 13th February 2019
Please note that if you do not follow the above instructions your application will be automatically disqualified.
All applications will be assessed strictly on individual merit.
International Rescue Committee Health Manager Vacancies in Uganda