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Health Assistant

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted April 17, 2022.

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# Job Description

Requisition ID: req26969
Job Title: Health Assistant
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Imvepi, Uganda

Job Description
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 and Kiryandongo
settlement. 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 the districts of Kitgum, Lamwo, Arua, Yumbe, Kyegegwa,
Kiryandongo, Kyaka and Kampala including 7 districts in Karamoja region.

Scope of Work
Under the supervision of Community Health Officer, the Health Assistant
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

Duties and Responsibilities
•Knowledge of public health interventions including EPI, HIV/AIDS, WASH,
nutrition, family planning and outbreak prevention and response.
•Knowledge of behavior change methods.
•Skilled in developing relationships to strengthen social support networks and
using behavior change strategies to mobilize community members to take
ownership of healthcare needs.
•Implement community Based Environmental Health Activities.
•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 biweekly meetings with the VHTs.
•Conduct health education and health promotion both at health facility level,
reception center and Community.

Communication/Reporting
•Provide regular feedback on community activities.
•Assist in preparation of donor reports.
•Participate in the development and implementation of program work plans.

Qualifications
•Must have a Certificate in Environmental Health Science or its equivalent
from a recognized institution.
•At least 2 years of work experience, with field experience in a health and
nutrition project implementation.
•Must be registered and licensed with the relevant professional council.
•A diploma is an added advantage.
•Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid driving permit class A is an added
advantage.

Please note: Deadline for receiving applications is April 27th 2022.

Professional Standards
The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in
IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service,
Accountability and Equality. 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.
We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer
generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to
participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive
security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome
and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.
All staff, regardless of role, are required to create a culture of client
responsiveness by requesting and using client feedback data to make decisions.
In addition, all staff are expected to demonstrate inclusiveness when making
programmatic decisions and working with clients, partners and colleagues from
diverse backgrounds. You can read more about the IRC’s commitment to client
responsiveness here: https://www.rescue.org/resource/client-responsiveness-
introduction-and-faq
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the
basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion,
sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any
other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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**Closing Date** : 27th April. 2022

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