Requisition ID: req11151
Job Title: Health Manager
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Bidibidi, Uganda
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org) 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. 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 9 districts in Uganda, including Kiryandongo, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala.
The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition program in Kiryandongo, West Nile and Acholi focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees in their settlements.
Job Overview/ Summary:
To manage the delivery of effective, efficient and quality primary health care services including: Outpatient care, in-patient care, maternal, neonatal and child health services, mental health services etc. for the well-being of the population in attached refugee settlement
- Coordinate the organization and delivery of quality RH, EPI and IPC services at IRC supported health facilities, health posts and outreaches.
- Coordinate the implementation of the health program in refugee settlement; and acts as the main link between the health facility teams and IRC on a regular basis.
- Coordinate the integration and provision of technical support from the site-based teams and provide technical guidance to the site teams for development of site work plans to ensure successful implementation of the project.
- Sets up mechanisms to tracking implementation of project activities as per the project work plan and implementation plans; and routinely provide feedback about implementation progress to the technical and management teams.
- Ensure project compliance with Ministry of Health Guidelines and protocols during delivery of health services.
- Provide technical supervision and guidance of IRC’s RH, EPI, pharmaceuticals and IPC program
- Monitor the standard of healthcare in the camp-based health facilities and health posts for a range of services including safe motherhood, EPI, family planning, adolescent sexual reproductive health, nutrition, HIV prevention care and treatment services.
- Provide regular feedback to staff on appropriateness of diagnosis and management.
- Oversee the management of drugs and medical supplies including selection, procurement, and distribution and ensure continuous availability appropriate medicines and supplies.
- Identify gaps or deficiencies in RH, EPI, IPC activities and develop interventions to address these gaps in consultation with the Field Coordinator and Health Coordinator.
- Identify and mentor key staff on coordination of RH, EPI, IPC activities at the IRC supported health facilities, health posts and outreaches in the settlement
- Ensure consistent and timely collection, utilization and reporting of RH, EPI, IPC and drug consumption reports.
- Assist in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in the integrated health services and writes regular monitoring and technical reports as required and contribute to IRC’s reports
- Human Resources:
- Participate in the recruitment, selection, orientation and supervision of IRC health staff as needed
- Identify training needs of health staff and develop formal/informal training interventions or identify appropriate external training that will enhance management, and reporting skills.
- Conduct semi-annual performance evaluation of direct supervisees.
- Represent the health program and maintain effective relationships with district health authorities, health centers and referral hospital authorities, health unit management committee, OPM, UNHCR, refugee leaders and other NGOs.
- Liaise closely with other IRC program sectors to ensure coordination and integration of programs.
Communication and Reporting:
- Assist in the preparation of monthly health management information system reports according to UNHCR, IRC and MOH formats.
- Review reports for accuracy and consistency prior to submission.
- Provide regular feedback to the Field Coordinator and Deputy Health Coordinator on project implementation through timely and complete weekly situational and monthly reports.
- Assist in writing donor reports.
- Assist in the preparation of donor proposals for health related components of the refugee program and other health-related projects within the district.
- Conduct monthly quality assessment of service delivery and project review meetings.
- Manage the health-related component of the project budgets including responsibility for ensuring expenses are appropriate and incurred according to schedule.
- Prepare monthly cash forecast estimates for health activities implementation
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 is November 27th,2020
- Medical Doctor (postgraduate qualification in public health or similar will be an added advantage).
- At least 5 years working experience delivering health services within multi-sectoral programs
- At least one year working in a comprehensive primary health care program with refugees or conflict-affected populations preferred.
- Experience and knowledge of the running of the district health system, delivering services within framework of INGO and Ugandan health sector strategic plan and policy.
Skills and Abilities:
- Experience supervising staff, preferably in international organizational setting.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent analytic and problem solving skills
- Experience in assessments, report writing and proposal development
- Diplomacy, tact and representation competencies
- Computer skills in MS word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point.
Field-based work environment, computer and accessories shall be provided depending for report writing, etc.