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Health Information Assistant (Yumbe)

International Rescue Committee

This is a Full-time position in Yumbe posted April 19, 2022.

Health Information Assistant (Yumbe) Jobs in International Rescue Committee Yumbe vacancies in Yumbe at International Rescue Committee

# Job Description

Requisition ID: req27024
Job Title: Health Information Assistant
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Bidibidi, Uganda

IRC Background:
The International Rescue Committee IRC responds to the world’s worst
humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving
are and life changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or
disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore
safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to
endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in
Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals, refugees and various institutions in
the country notably the government, community based organizations, the civil
society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda
includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and
agribusiness, and children & youth. IRC
has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in Kitgum, 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 and in Arua District; the IRC is one of the first
responders to this emergency situation.

Job Overview/Summary:
Under the guidance and supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer,
the Health Information Assistant will be based in the field-Health Facility
and shall be responsible for providing smooth flow and access to information
through records management for action and decision making.
S/he will record data, provide guidance on data recording, compilation, use,
reporting and management. S/he will produce and submit Periodic health
activity reports.

Major Responsibilities:
• Ensure the use of standard MoH/Donor data tools and reporting Forms
• Facilitate smooth flow and access to information through records management
for action and decision making.
Guidance on data recording, use, reporting and management.
• Periodic reports submitted.

Key Activities and Outputs
• Ensure availability and use of Standard/revised HMIS/HIS data tools at all
departments of the health facility.
• Providing guidance on use of the HMIS/HIS data tools to ensure completeness,
consistency, and correctness in filling the registers.
• Register all patients, classify/tally and summarize the data according to
the acceptable reporting formats.
• Promptly provide data on notifiable/integrated disease surveillance and
• Prepare and timely submit daily, weekly and monthly data from all facility
departments for making reports.
• Provide feedback to the facility staff on health service provision for
decision making.
• Enter data into the electronic database.
• Imparting knowledge and skills to staff by organizing CME sessions,
mentorships and review meetings on data management.
• Participate in capacity building activities Trainings, Orientations,
Mentorship, meetings etc.
• Adhering to Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics.
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Position directly supervises: None
Internal contacts: Health Facility in-charge, Heads of Facility departments
and staff.
External contacts: Works with the Health Sub-district facility in-charges and
other IPs.

• Diploma or certificate in Medical records and Health Management Information
System from a recognized, licensed and accredited institution with at least
one year of progressive experience in health record management –Essential.
• Applied Knowledge in use of HMIS/HIS data tools.
• Good Computer skills including Ms Excel and Word
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Minimum 1 year work experience in a busy health setting.
• Ability to completely record, accurately compile and Produce timely reports.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work in hardship areas previous experience in a camp setting
will be an added advantage.
• Flexible and able to work with team in a dynamic and diverse environment.

Language Skills:
• Good standard of spoken and written English Language.
• Ability to speak any of the languages spoken in South Sudan is an added

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-
Deadline for receiving applications is April 28th,2022

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