Requisition ID: req12043

Job Title: Registered Nurse

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kiryandongo, 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. 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 Kiryandongo and Zombo.

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:

The ideal candidate will be a registered nurse who has clinical experience mostly in isolation wards and emergencies, with demonstrated and repeated experience working in isolation centres for viral hemorrhagic fevers or secondarily, field hospitals or cholera treatment centres.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide training in infection control practices for national staff , including on the job mentoring
  • Ensure that clinical management and infection prevention and control procedures are being applied by clinical staff according to a strict protocol
  • Conduct rounds in health facility wards and departments, discussing and monitoring infection control practices with staff.
  • Develop and implement systems for improving IPC across the health facility wards and departments.
  • Supervise the Ebola screening process and provide support with triage of cases that meet the suspect case definition as required.
  • Establish a system for EVD monitoring on inpatient wards.
  •  Ensure distribution of IPC equipment and supplies to supported facilities
  •   Maintain inventory of supplies and anticipate timing of replenishment
  •   Provide technical support for PPE, drug management and medical supply systems
  • Track and monitor facility IPC progress and follow-up, ensuring completion of IPC assessments
  • Compile and submit daily ward reports.
  • Allocated resources managed and accounted for.
  • This position may enter the red zone/wet area of the isolation unit.
  • Work within the health post and community in the catchment population and collaborate with the health implementing partners in the settlement.
  • Participate in project review meetings and engaging with the appropriate stakeholders.
  •  Supervise and appraise assigned cadres of staff at the health facility

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 February 9th,2021


  • Must be trained at a registered level from a recognized Nursing-Midwifery Training Institution.
  •  Must be registered and licensed with the Nurses and Midwives Council.

Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • At least two (2) years’ working experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • Guidance and counseling
  •  Concern for quality and standards
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Time management