International Rescue Committee Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Rescue Committee Health Officer

Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199455

Category: Health Care
Location: Aleta chuko and Kofele, SNNPR Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time

Job Description


The Health Officer is responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring of the IRC’s Health/SRH related interventions in the assigned woreda.

The Health Officer reports to the Health Manager/Senior Health Officer in the region. The officer coordinates IRC’s SRH services and activities related to health system support in the woreda.

She/he is also responsible for ensuring adherence to the implementation of program activities according to nationally accepted standards.


  • Ensure that the goals and objectives of the project are met as per the project proposal, work plan and M & E Plan

  • Liaises and creates strong linkages with zonal and Woreda stakeholders implementing SRH activities in the targeted area.

  • Implement activities focusing on prevention and behavior change using community based structures.

  • Represent IRC in coordination meetings, workshops, task force meetings, etc in the woreda.

  • Helps in conducting workshops, trainings and presentations on SRH activities for Woreda health staff as per the project description

  • Ensure quality of clinical and non-clinical service provision in health sites according to MOH, WHO or international standards through communication of standards, assessing and monitoring performance against standards and guiding and motivating staff to meet and maintain standards

  • Provide coaching and supportive supervision

  • Oversee training of clinical services and ensure competency based curriculums

  • Monitor quality standards through conducting supervision of clinical services and sites (eg. Clinical practice, client satisfaction, client numbers, provider-client interaction, management of stock, record-keeping, adequate infrastructure, functioning equipment)

  • Identify performance gaps and design interventions and develop action plans to manage activities and improve quality of services

  • Maintain documentation of relevant information and communicate to decision-makers when necessary

  • Reviewing clinical incidents
    including root cause analysis and action plan in collaboration with providers

  • Provide timely updates to service providers on clinical guidelines

  • Establish and adhere to supervision schedule

    Grant Management

  • Follow all IRC’S standard grant Management tools as recommended by the Addis based health unit and M & E unit

  • Ensure that all activities are implemented according to the work plan and that targets are met.

    Budget Monitoring

  • Work closely with the Health Manager/Senior Health Officer in management of the grant budget

  • Raise PRs as required after discussion with colleagues.

  • Track woreda level expenditure on a monthly basis and report appropriately.

    Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitor the implementation of SRH activities in the woreda.

  • Ensure that the stated goals and objectives of the program are met.

  • Maintain the quality of project data

    Job Requirements

  • BSC in public health, nursing with at least three years working experience or college diploma in nursing with at least six year relevant experience.

  • Experience working in preventive SRH and RMNCH preferable.

  • Good project management skills, ability to plan, organize and monitoring of implementation of SRH and RMNCH projects.

  • Demonstrated qualifications, experience, or training in community mobilization and community health promotion.

  • Experience in organizing and facilitating training

  • Excellent written and spoken English

    Personal specifications

  • Ability to work under pressure, long work hours and high workload.

  • Excellent communication skills-verbal and written ones. Communication in English is a key requirement. Knowledge of Afan Oromo for Oromia woreda and Sidamigna in SNNPRS is an advantage.

  • Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual.

  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required.

  • Ability to constructively address gaps and weaknesses.

    How to Apply

    Only send your applications to the below link. Applications sent through ethiojobs and post office will be automatically rejected.

    International Rescue Committee Health Officer
    Jobs in Ethiopia

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