International Rescue Committee Reproductive Health Officer Vacancies in Uganda

International Rescue Committee Reproductive Health Officer Vacancies in Uganda

Background/IRC Summary:

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee ( is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression.

The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and life saving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC was registered in Uganda in mid-1998 and implements rehabilitation activities in the sectors of Child and Youth Protection and development, Health, Economic recovery and Development and women protection and empowerment as well as contributing to the response to the Southern Sudanese Refugee situation.

IRC Uganda has a head office in Kampala, field offices in Kitgum, Karamoja, West Nile and in Kiryandongo.

Position: Reproductive Health Officer

Reporting to: Health Manager

Location: SouthWest (Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu,Kagadi, Kyegegwa, Ntoroko) and Mid West (Hoima, Kikuube)

Duration: 10 Months

Job Overview/Summary:

Under the direct supervision the Health Manager, and working closely with the Public Health

Officer, EPI focal person, mental health officer, Midwives and Nutrition officer the Reproductive

Health Officer will be responsible for the Reproductive Health (RH) programmes in south west

ensuring the following key results are achieved;

Specific Duties and responsibilities

  • Prevention of maternal and new born morbidity and mortality.

  • The provision of reproductive health services for refugee population and surrounding host

    community is ensured.

  • The operational planning, programming, monitoring, evaluation and reporting is supported and


  • Act as focal point person for RH services and provide technical advice and assistance on reproductive health to refugees and the host community of the south west.

  • Liaise with the district health authorities of the south west districts when planning and implementing RH activities in Palabek refugee settlement and among the surrounding population, where appropriate.

  • Liaise with other sectors (protection, community services, Local leadership, schools, etc.) to ensure an integrated approach to reproductive health.

  • Adapt and introduce standardized strategies for reproductive health which are fully integrated within PHC model.

  • Initiate and co-ordinate various audience-specific training sessions on reproductive health (for

    audiences such as health workers, community health workers, the refugee population, students,


  • Introduce standardized protocols for selected areas (such as syndromic management of STIs,

    referral of obstetric emergencies, medical response to survivors of sexual violence, counseling

    and family planning services.).

  • Undertake needs and
    resources assessments and put right as appropriate all issues related to

    programme planning, monitoring and evaluation with regards to human, material and financial


  • Undertake regular visit to health facilities in the settlement and host community in order to

    analyze,monitor, and evaluate the implementation of reproductive health services delivery.

  • Organise and conduct timely coordination meetings with implementing partners as regards

    their implementation, in accordance withthe OPM/UNHCR/DLG(written minutes should be


  • Organise on-going training/familiarisation sessions for refugees, VHTs and Local leaders.

  • Particular attention should be paid to supporting VHTs and local leaders, and strengthening

    their capacity to create demand for the RH services at the facilities

  • Prepare regular reports to be shared with the Health manager and other officers as well as

    monthly reports (as a minimum) to be shared with Health manager and Biostatician.

  • Immediately inform the Manager of any happening of significance in the reproductive health


  • Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

  • Make recommendations on reproductive issues impacting on the health status of the refugees

    and host community in the settlement.

  • Represent IRC in relevant meetings and technical fora in the area of Reproductive health

    Job Requirements:


  • Must have at least a Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in clinical medicine and community health,diploma in population studies and reproductive health or its equivalent from recognized Institution

  • Must be registered and licensed with the Nurses and Midwives Council or relevant professional body Experience

  • At least two (2) years working experience on Reproductive health services delivery. Skills:
  • Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

  • Planning and organization competencies
  • Computer skills including word processing, PowerPoint and excel.

  • Ability for analytical and creative thinking for rapid solution(s). Ability to produce high quality output with desirable results.

  • Good Communicator with strong inter-personal skills to deal with persons of various cultural and educational backgrounds.

  • An outgoing personality and a team player with service-oriented attitudes.

    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 “Reproductive Health Officer” to:
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    Deadline 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 Reproductive Health Officer Vacancies in Uganda

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