Requisition ID: req11790

Job Title: Public Health Dental Officer

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kiryandongo, Uganda

Job Description

Background:

 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 Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala. The IRC will be moving into additional/new locations in refugee settlements in Zombo and Kiryandongo.

The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition program in West Nile and Acholi focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees in their settlements. Similar services will be extended to the new locations starting January 2020.

 Job Overview/ Summary:

To deliver effective and efficient Oral and Dental services.

Major Responsibilities:

  •   Making diagnosis and undertaking treatment and proper management of patients.
  •   Carrying out Oral and Dental health education for patients in the entire community.
  •    Reviewing and evaluating patients undergoing treatment.
  •   Imparting knowledge and skills to students and staff in the hospital.
  •   Participating in research activities.
  •  Managing and accounting for allocated resources.
  • Compiling and submitting periodic reports.

Professional Standards:
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 January 18th,2021

Qualifications

  •  A Diploma in Dental Medicine from a recognized institution.
  •    Must be registered with the Allied Practitioners Council.
  •    At least 2 years’ experience preferably with NGOs.
  •   Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
  •   Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
  •  Good Microsoft word and Microsoft excel skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

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