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 lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.
The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kit gum Moroto, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, womens protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming
Scope Of... Work
Under the supervision of Community Health Officer, the Health Assistant volunteers 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
Responsibilities & Outputs Implement community Based Environmental Health Activities Enforce environmental Health Act, Regulations and By-laws Account for allocated resources Compile and submit relevant basic health data to the Health Inspector and or 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 bi weekly meetings Support client follow-up for defaulting clients especially TB and HIV, and where applicable supervise CB dots Conduct health education and health promotion both at health facility level and Community
Communication/Reporting Provide regular feedback on community activities of the program. Assist in preparation of donor reports; Participate in the development and implementation of program work plans.
Key working relationships:
Direct supervisor: Community Health officer.
Technical support: Medical officer.
Other:Logistics, finance, admin staff.
Govt. of Uganda: District Health Team and other district officials
Other:NGOs, INGOs and UN agencies working in the project region
Standards For Professional Conduct
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. 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.
Deadline for receiving applications will be February 9th,2021
Education Must have a Certificate in Environmental Health Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution. Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.
Experience At least 2 years of work experience, with field experience in a health and nutrition project implementation
Skills And Abilities Computer skills Counselling skills Teaching/Facilitation skills Communication skills Interpersonal skills Arua Uganda
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