Health Assistant, Rhino Camp

Uganda, Northern Region, Rhino Camp
Last update 2024-04-19
Expires 2024-05-19
ID #1937894518
Health Assistant, Rhino Camp
Uganda, Northern Region, Rhino Camp,
Modified November 27, 2023


Requisition ID: req45373Job Title: Health AssistantSector: HealthEmployment Category: RegularEmployment Type: Full-TimeOpen to Expatriates: Not ApplicableLocation: Lamwo, UgandaWork Arrangement: Job DescriptionOrganization BackgroundFounded 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. 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 and Kampala. The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition program in West Nile and Acholi focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees in their settlements. Job Overview 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.Duties and Responsibilities•Implement Community Based Environmental Health Activities.•Enforce Environmental Health Act, Regulations and By-laws. •Compile and submit relevant basic health data to the Health Inspector and or Community Health officer. •Compile quarterly sanitation data coverage for zones in catchment area.•Conduct daily supervision of hygiene and sanitation within the catchment area.•Compile and submit monthly community health information data.•Supervise VHT activities within the catchment area.•Conduct weekly meetings. •Support client follow-up for defaulting clients especially TB and HIV, and where applicable supervise CB dots. •Health education and health promotion both at health facility level and community.Qualifications•Must have a Certificate in Environmental Health Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution. A public health qualification at certificate/diploma/degree level is an added advantage.•Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.•Quality environmental sanitation•Plans allocation of staff, funds and facilities to deliver on expected outputs;•Able to define and attain targets within set timeframes•Able to appreciate and support change initiatives.•Enforcement of procedures that promote quality and standard health service delivery•Communicates effectively by giving clear, concise and accurate information; and•Results oriented with ability to assist the unit achieve its overall objectives.•Prior experience in a humanitarian setting is an asset. Please note: Deadline for receiving applications is 18th September 2023.Professional StandardsIRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the 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.Gender Equality & Equal OpportunityIRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request reasonable accommodation.

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Health assistant

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