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Health Manager

International Rescue Committee

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted March 25, 2022.

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# Job Description

Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable
Location: Imvepi, Uganda

Organization Background
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 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 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa,
Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese, Kiryandongo and Kampala.

Job Overview
Under the supervision of Field Coordinator, the Health Manager will be
responsible to provide oversight to quality primary health care services in
the IRC-supported health facilities, health posts and catchment population.
S/he will be expected to work within the primary healthcare facilities and
communities in the catchment population and collaborate with the integrated
community health program to implement project activities. S/he will oversee
the implementation of the project work plans and strategies in all the sites
of support; and ensuring that these are effectively translated into site work
plans. The position holder will also support effective and efficient
utilization of the organization resources by reviewing the project budgets,
cash requisitions and accountabilities in line with the IRC financial
guidelines. The Health Manager will monitor drug consumption, rationale drug
use at health facilities and progress and keep track of activities. S/he will
spend approximately 50% of his/her time in the field both at the health
facility, health posts and in the community.
To manage the delivery of effective, efficient and quality primary health care
services including Outpatient care, in-patient care, maternal, neonatal and
child health services, mental health services etc. for the well-being of the
population in attached refugee settlement

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.
• Coordinate the implementation of the health program in refugee settlement
and acts as the main link between the health facility teams and IRC on a
regular basis.
Coordinate the integration and provision of technical support from the site-
based teams and provide technical guidance to the site teams for development
of site work plans to ensure successful implementation of the project.
• Sets up mechanisms to tracking implementation of project activities as per
the project work plan and implementation plans and routinely provide feedback
about implementation progress to the technical and management teams.
• 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 facilities and
health posts for a range of services including safe motherhood, EPI, family
planning, adolescent sexual reproductive health, nutrition, HIV prevention
care and treatment services.
• Provide regular feedback to staff on appropriateness of diagnosis and
• Oversee the management of drugs and medical supplies including selection,
procurement, 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 staff on coordination of RH, EPI, IPC activities at
the IRC supported health facilities, health posts and outreaches in the
• Ensure consistent and timely collection, utilization and reporting of RH,
EPI, IPC and drug consumption reports
Assist in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best
practices in the integrated health services and writes regular monitoring and
technical reports as required and contribute to IRC’s reports.
• Human Resources
• Participate in the recruitment, selection, orientation and supervision of
IRC health staff 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
• Budgetary
• Manage the health-related component of the project budgets including
responsibility for ensuring expenses are appropriate and incurred according to
• Prepare monthly cash forecast estimates for health activities

• Health/Medical professional postgraduate qualification in public health or
similar will be an added advantage.
• 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 running the district health system, delivering
services within framework of INGO and Ugandan health sector strategic plan and
• Experience in supervising staff, preferably in international organizational
• 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.
Working Environment
Field base work environment, computer shall be provided depending on
availability for report writing, etc…
Please note: Deadline for Receiving applications is April 6th 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-
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:
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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