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Psychiatric Clinical Officer

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

This is a Full-time position in Kampala posted January 12, 2022.

Psychiatric Clinical Officer Jobs in The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Kampala vacancies in Kampala at The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

# 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

•Diagnose, treat, and provide evidence- based management of patients with
mental illness.
•Participate in planning, budgeting, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating
psychiatric activities.
•Refer complicated cases to appropriate level of care.
•Ensure maximum protection of mental patients, relatives and staff involved in
patient management.
•Participate in integrated community outreaches providing equitable services
to cases in the community including assessment of their psychosocial support.
•Identify mental health related gaps and advice programing to deliver client
centered interventions.
•Develop capacity of other clinical staffs to implement MHGAP through CPDs and
onsite mentorship.
•Maintain a good record keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and
regular evaluation of the project activities.
•Ensure that Medicines, medical supplies, and other commodities stocks are
monitored.

Qualifications

•Holds a diploma in psychiatric clinical medicines from a reputable
institution.
•Must be registered with the Allied health professional council and have a
valid practicing license.
•At least two 2 years of prior professional experience in a similar post,
preferably with an international Organization, implementing PHC services in a
humanitarian setting

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URL:: Link to Apply

[ **Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here**
]https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/23637?c=rescue

**Closing Date** : 23rd Jan. 2022

Psychiatric Clinical Officer Jobs in The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Kampala vacancies in Kampala at The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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