Health Manager – Kyaka
Health Manager – Kyaka ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1933. IRC works in 28 countries providing relief, protection, and resettlement assistance to refugees and displaced populations. IRC was registered in Uganda in mid-1998 and implements rehabilitation activities in the sectors of Child and Youth Protection and Development, Economic Recovery and Development, and Women Protection and Empowerment. IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in Kitgum and Lamwo, Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Moroto. Given the recent conflict outbreak in South Sudan, IRC re-opened the Yumbe Field site office to support refugees being settled in Bidibidi refugee settlement in Yumbe District. In Lamwo currently, the IRC supports the Palabek refugee settlement in the field of health offering lifesaving medical assistance to the refugees in the Primary health care facilities in the settlement serving to a tune of 42,000 refugees and the surrounding host community. TITLE: Health Manager (1 Position) REPORTING TO: Field Coordinator LOCATION: Kyegegwa-Kyaka DURATION: 10 Months JOB SUMMARY Under the supervision of Field Coordinator, the Health Manager will be responsible to provide oversight to quality Reproductive health services, medicine and supplies, EPI and facility WASH services in the IRC Supported health facilities, health posts and catchment population. He/she will be expected to work Within the primary healthcare facilities and community in the catchment population and collaborate with the integrated community health program to implement project activities. Responsibilities may include supervision of health staffs and developing project review meetings and coordinating with the appropriate stakeholders. The Health Manager will monitor drug consumption, rationale drug use at health facilities and progress and keep track of activities. Keep records of all reproductive health services, medicine and medical supplies, infection prevention and control. She/he will spend approximately 50% of his/her time in the field both at the health facility, health posts and in the community. Purpose: To manage the delivery of effective, efficient and quality RH, EPI, IPC services and medicine and medical supplies for the well-being of the population in Lamwo. Objectives: To monitor and supervise RH, EPI, pharmaceutical supplies and IPC at facility levels. Provide timely, complete and accurate periodic services reports. Reduce irrational drug prescription rate and frequent stockout. Duties and Responsibilities: ** ·Coordinate the organization and delivery of quality RH, EPI and or IPC services at IRC supported Health facilities, health posts and outreaches. · 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 posts including safe motherhood, EPI, family planning, adolescent sexual reproductive health, nutrition, HIV prevention care and treatment services. · Provide regular feedback to staffs 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 staffs 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 Human Resources. · Participate in the recruitment, selection, orientation and supervision of IRC health staff in Lamwo 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 Liaison · 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 Health Coordinator on project implementation through timely and complete biweekly 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 Budgetary · 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 QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: · Medical Doctor (postgraduate qualification in public health or similar will be an added advantage) EXPERIENCE: · At least 4 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 in 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, tactic and representation competencies · Computer skills in MS word, MS Excel, and MS Power Point. How to apply: Please send filled IRC application form, cover letter, and CV in one PDF attachment clearly indicating the position - location that you have applied for “HEALTH MANAGER - KYAKA” to: UA-IRCJobs@rescue.org Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Deadline Friday 13th February 2019 Please note that if you do not follow the above instructions your application will be automatically disqualified. All applications will be assessed strictly on individual merit.