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Deadline of this Job: 28 September 2022

Job Title: Health Assistant
Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Imvepi, Uganda

Job Description
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 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala and Kiryandongo settlement. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development – bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in the districts of Kitgum, Lamwo, Arua, Yumbe, Kyegegwa, Kiryandongo, Kyaka and Kampala including 7 districts in Karamoja region.
Scope of Work
Under the supervision of Senior Community Health Officer, the Health Assistant will be responsible for hygiene and sanitation at the Health Unit and community. He/she will be expected to work within the heath facility, health posts and community in the IRC supported health facilities’ catchment population and collaborate with the integrated community health program to implement health activities. She/he will spend approximately 80% of his/her time in the field both at the health facility, health posts and in the community. The main purpose is to prevent and control the spread of diseases in the community

Duties and Responsibilities
• Knowledge of public health interventions including EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH, nutrition, family planning and outbreak prevention and response.
• Knowledge of behavior change methods.
• Skilled in developing relationships to strengthen social support networks and using behavior change strategies to mobilize community members to take ownership of healthcare needs.
• Implement community Based Environmental Health Activities.
• Account for allocated resources.
• Compile and submit relevant basic health data to the Health Inspector and Senior Community Health officer.
• Carry out research activities.
• Compile quarterly sanitation data coverage for the catchment area.
• Conduct daily supervision of hygiene and sanitation for the catchment area.
• Compile and submit monthly community CBHIS.
• Supervise VHT activities within the Catchment area.
• Conduct biweekly meetings with the VHTs.
• Conduct health education and health promotion both at health facility level, reception center and Community.
• Communication/Reporting
• Provide regular feedback on community activities.
• Assist in preparation of donor reports.
• Participate in the development and implementation of program work plans.

• Must have a Certificate in Environmental Health Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
• At least 2 years of work experience, with field experience in a health and nutrition project implementation.
• Must be registered and licensed with the relevant professional council.
• A diploma is an added advantage.
• Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid driving permit class A is a must.
Please note: Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis.
Professional Standards
The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.
All staff, regardless of role, are required to create a culture of client responsiveness by requesting and using client feedback data to make decisions. In addition, all staff are expected to demonstrate inclusiveness when making programmatic decisions and working with clients, partners and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. You can read more about the IRC’s commitment to client responsiveness here:
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Deadline of this Job: 28 September 2022
VMMC Health Education Officer
Job Summary

While working within the confines of the district structures, the VMMC Health Educator will support VMMC related community engagements including demand creation and follow up. The jobholder will also provide technical camp leadership in the areas of VMMC service provision, quality assurance, and quality improvement for better clinical outcomes.

Overall Responsibilities

• Lead VMMC community demand creation activities.
• Ensure documentation of all surgical and follow-up procedures
• Ensure that circumcisions are carried out safely in accordance with agreed policies.
• Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality of VMMC project activities
• Provide mentoring and capacity building to facility and cluster staff in specific areas of expertise in VMMC and quality assurance
• Support the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of targeted in VMMC services emphasizing pivot age uptake of VMMC.
• Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members and project team members to identify service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of VMMC services
• Identify and implement appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address VMMC service delivery gaps
• Identify training needs for clinical and community healthcare providers and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
• Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to VMMC to inform adjustments in project implementation
• Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of VMMC project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested
• Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for VMMC including QI projects

Required Qualification, Experience and Competencies:
• • Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences or related qualification
• Formal training in counselling for SMC service provision.
• At least 3 years’ experience in providing VMMC services.
• 3 Years Relevant Experience

Deadline of this Job: 16 September 2022

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Take lead in HIV case identification through HIV risk assessment, APN/Index Client Testing, Social Network Strategy (SNS), HIV Self Testing and any other HIV testing approaches at all service delivery points.
• Closely work with the Community Health Workers and other facility teams to ensure that all identified HIV positive clients are linked to care through same day ART initiation interventions and follow up for those not yet linked to care.
• Provide quality and comprehensive counselling services to clients, their partners and other family members (Pre-test, Post-test, Adherence support).
• Support virological monitoring of clients’ response to ART and provide intensive adherence counseling to all that are not suppressing.
• Provide technical support to health facility teams and Community Health Workers (RCT Volunteers, Case Managers, Mentor mothers) to support community/facility - based HIV/TB interventions (i.e., HIV and TB case identification, linkage to treatment, tracking second visit, patient adherence, retention/back to care efforts, self-management, counselling, psychosocial support, and other services).
• Work with the health facility teams, Data Assistants and health information officers to conduct site specific weekly data reviews meetings, utilize and jointly update audit tools (Adult, Ped and adolescent, PMTCT/EID) and other HMIS tools/registers, and tailor site level activities to bridge identified performance gaps.
• Compile and submit weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on site level HIV/TB indicator progress as per set timelines.
• Support Community Health Workers to complete timesheets and reports as well as coordinating timely submission to LPHSKaramoja office.
• Document best practices and success stories to enable replication and improvement of LPHS – Karamoja project.
• Prepare and submit paperwork for completed site-specific LPHS-Karamoja approved activities in accordance with LPHSKaramoja (ANECCA) SOPs.
• Participate in other activities as will be assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Required Education Qualifications& Trainings
• Bachelor’s Degree or a Diploma in any of the following fields Social Sciences, Education, SWSA, Development Studies,
• Community & Adult Education, Community Psychology, Guidance & Counselling, BSc Nursing or any related field.
• Necessary additional Training; HIV Counselling Certificate, Child & Adolescent Counselling certificate or Training of trainers

Experience, other relevant key skills & personality attributes.
• At least one (1) year of practical work experience in HIV Counseling with a PEPFAR funded project.
• Special knowledge in Trends and developments in HIV/AIDS Counselling, Rights of PLHIV and current MOH consolidated

Guidelines for HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment.
• Excellent Counselling skills, Interpersonal skills, written& verbal communication skills and computer skills.
• Integrity, Empathy, Patience, Confidentiality, Accommodative, Proactive, Team Player.
• Experience and ability to work in hard to reach areas of Karamoja Region, as well as communicating in the local language.
• Good report writing skills, analytical skills, ability to respond to tight dealines and support a cross section of Community health workers

Deadline of this Job: 16 September 2022

Qualifications / Requirements
• An MBChB. Degree from recognized University/Institution.
• Valid Registration and practicing license from the Medical Council
• Utilizes EBM and applies it to clinical practice
• Experience with clinical risk management and safety protocols
• Willingness to adhere to all in-house and legal regulation
• Excellent communication and organizational skills

Deadline of this Job: 16 September 2022

Qualifications / Requirements
• A Diploma in Pharmacy.
• At least 2 years of experience in a hospital/Clinic setting.
• Knowledge of pharmacy law and medical terminology.
• Excellent communication and customer service skills.
• Responsiveness and attention to detail.
• Registration with relevant professional body

Deadline of this Job: 16 September 2022

Qualifications / Requirements
• A Diploma in Pharmacy.
• 2 years of appropriate experiences in the management of pharmacy staff and functions.
• Knowledge of pharmacy law and medical terminology.
• Excellent communication and customer service skills.
• Responsiveness and attention to detail.
• Registration with relevant professional body

Deadline of this Job: 16 September 2022

Qualifications / Requirements
• Diploma in Nursing.
• At least 3 years of appropriate experience in a hospital/clinic setting.
• Excellent communication and customer service skills.
• Responsiveness and attention to detail.
• Registration with the Nurse’s council.

Deadline of this Job: 16 September 2022

Qualifications / Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Laboratory Technology
• 2years of appropriate experience in
• Laboratory operations
• Responsiveness and attention to detail.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Registration with relevant professional body

Deadline of this Job: 15 September 2022
Purpose of the Position:
• To implement field level health technical programme activities and relevant sponsorship performance in line with targets and partnership standards in a manner that contributes to sustained and improved child wellbeing.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.
Project planning, implementation and reporting
• Participate in planning and budgeting, preparation of work plans, implementation of planned health activities and monitoring/ reporting of progress.
• Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level engagements
• Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and other fora
• Routinely identify local level health partners, support and facilitate them in the implementation of planned activities
• Facilitate stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities
• Communicate and work with local health facilities and Community
• Health Workers to improve health and nutrition issues identified in the communities on a monthly basis
• Conduct Health camps to ensure good health and prevent Registered Children (RC) deaths.
• Facilitate and document the integration of MVC in the Area program and integrate into the TP programming.
• Support District wide selected activities outside of the Area program in the district of operation
• Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories.
• Project Area Operation Plans, Detailed Implementation Plans, Log frame and cash flow are complete.
• High program quality and real time achievement of project outputs.
• Program sustainability within the area program.
• Identify local partnerships are assessed and capacity built to implement jointly.
• Reduction in RC deaths
• Adequate documentation of the AP’s health program progress for benefit of other stakeholders.

Community engagement and advocacy
• Innovatively support communities including Registered Children’s (RC) households to participate and benefit from the health program development
• Mobilize and sensitize community (RC guardians, community leaders and other community members) on health programs and issues and facilitate participation in the management of various community health and nutrition projects
• Build the capacity of children, families and community to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.
• Follow-up on commitments by local leaders on improvement of the health environment and general wellbeing of children.
• Mobilize communities to participate in the relevant child health days and celebrations such as the world breast feeding week.
• Participate/represent world Vision Uganda in the health sector review meetings both at facility and sub county level
• Support implementation of National campaigns “It Takes a World” to address the heath issues.
• Compile issue reports and position papers for sharing with relevant stakeholders at sub county and district level.
• Engage Faith leaders in implementation of health activities and track cases addressed
• Document number of R benefiting from the health program on a monthly basis
• Local level advocacy issues raised by the community and presented to duty bearers for action in real time
• Full participation of the AP communities in the bi annual child health days
• Participate in one Campaign activity and report on quarterly basis
• WVU well represented at facility and sub county levels

Monitoring and evaluation
• Analyze and follow up management of RCs with health challenges
• Compile monitoring reports for management action and participate in updating of the databases of the different health models
• Work with CSDF to identify, train monitors and partners on health related matters.
• Support the health facility teams to review and analyze their data for impact and relevant feedback to the community teams
• Conduct quarterly reflection meetings with Community Health workers and follow-up on agreed actions.
• Build the capacity of Community Health workers to implement and report on activities implemented
• RC health status data available for programing decision.
• Technical models databases updated and available for programming decisions.
• Activity reports for VHTs, CVAs, HUMCs, and CHATs available for reference and program accountability.
• Key issues and challenges during program implementation identified and real time solutions provided.
• VHTs’ capacity and motivation to implement quality programs sustained

Child Protection and Wellbeing
• Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any incidents in line with child protection policy and guidelines.
• Sensitize children including RCs, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities.
• Child protection incidents reported and resolved in real time.Volunteers interacting with children well sensitized on child protection and possible grievances

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience.
• Minimum of a diploma in nursing, nutrition, clinical medicine, public health, community health and related fields.
• Computer literate (Ms Word, Excel And Power point)
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Community Mobilization and engagement skills
• Report writing skills
• Networking and influencing skills
• Ability to communicate in applicable local language(s)
• Ability to ride a motorcycle.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in community health and engagement with programming sectors (health and WASH).
• Willing to stay in rural setting within sub county of operation
• Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
• Willing to attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.
• Perform other duties as required.

Applicant Types Accepted:
• Local Applicants Only

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