International Rescue Committee - IRC Emergency Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Rescue Committee - IRC Emergency Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Job Description

  • 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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees made to flee from war or disaster.

  • IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing, community-managed programs sought at improving the quality of lives and recovery of livelihood of the disaster-affected population’s through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions, and emergency response.

  • Currently, IRC is operating in the Oromia, Benishangul, Tigray, SNNPR, and Somali regions on Emergency Response, refugee assistance, and livelihood projects.

    Position Overview

  • The incumbent implements the emergency health project at the Bene Tsemay district level.

  • He/she coordinates the execution of the project activities as per the work plan

  • He/she ensures the delivery of health care services in health centers and health posts
    She/he will work with the government partner to improve their participation and involvement in prevention, awareness creation and training of woreda based government health staff.

  • The position monitors and identifies bottlenecks to the implementation and takes corrective action on a daily basis.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Take the top tier role in ensuring the continuity of primary health care in the woreda.

  • Provides technical support to the facilities through continuous technical encouraging supervision.

  • Make sure accurate logistics and supply management is practiced.

  • Provide services in the public health facilities including health post and health center.

  • Ensure early detection of epidemics and promptly respond.

  • Collect, compile, and analyze weekly, monthly and
    quarterly reports.

  • Supervise and train health care providers in the government health facilities.

  • Conduct all activities planned under the project in accordance with the allocated budget.

  • Identify and involve all key partners on a regular basis and support the woreda health office in strengthening surveillance systems at facilities and community level.

  • Provide support in developing and implementation of a community-based communication strategy

  • Work closely with staff from other sectors to ensure a coordinated approach in program implementation in his/her woreda.

  • Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual project reports

  • Provide and/or facilitate trainings and workshops as per the project work plan
    Perform additional responsibilities as need emerge by the supervisor.

    Job Requirements

  • MPH/BSc degree in Public Health, MPH is advantageous.

  • Minimum work experience of 3 years for BSc degree & 2 years for MPH degree holders.

  • Experience working as a clinician in the last two years.

  • Experience in disease outbreak response set up is helpful.

  • Basic supervisory/managerial skills with strong interpersonal skills.

  • NGO experience in emergency Health and health care service delivery is preferable.

  • Confirmed experience in working with communities in participatory approaches and capacity building of health centers.

  • Ability to plan and monitor the implementation of emergency health response projects

  • Good technical and report writing skills with digital literacy and knowledge.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

  • Self-motivated, open-minded, highly responsible, and punctual and able to constructively address gaps and weaknesses.

  • Ability to work in remote areas and understanding of the cultural context of the local area.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee - IRC Emergency Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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