International Rescue Committee Health Manager Vacancies in Uganda

International Rescue Committee Health Manager Vacancies in Uganda


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 Coordinator

Location: Lamwo

Duration: 10 Months

Duties 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.

    Key Activities;

  • 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

    health services

  • 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

    treatment services.

  • 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

    dress these

    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

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