Jobs in Uganda - Reproductive Health Officer Job at International Rescue Committee

International Rescue Committee

Reproductive Health Officer Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 07 October 2021

Hiring Organization: International Rescue Committee

Job Details:

Requisition ID: req20310
Job Title: Reproductive Health Officer
Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment
Employment Category: Regular
Location: Moroto, Uganda

Job Description
In Karamoja IRC is implementing a project funded by UNFPA. The project is originating from the UNFPA Program "ADA & join programing: The current project is running for nine months from May 2021 to December 2021. This project will be implemented across the seven districts of Karamoja. These are Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Amudat, Kotido, Abim and Kaabong.

Job Overview
Under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator, The Reproductive Health Officer implements the reproductive health related activities stipulate in the UNFPA_IRC Karamoja program. S/He will conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth SRH needs in districts laws, policies, and programs. S/He will contribute to increased utilization of quality integrated GBV/SRHR services in the target districts and improved provision of quality integrated GBV and SRHR services in Karamoja.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Conduct integrated SRH/HIV prevention activities for in/out of school 10-24-year-olds including thru Protect the goal campaign and SBCC training.
• Organize and conduct bimonthly integrated Sexual Reproductive Health and Gender Based Violence camps outreaches targeting youth in the project districts in Karamoja
• Coordinate monthly integrated SRHR/HIV/VAWG outreaches, with inbuilt screening, identification, and referral of cases of VAWC/HP with partners.
• Coordinate awareness raising, before and during integrated SRHR service delivery to mobilize the communities for services.
• Ensure continuous provision of SRH supplies required to conduct the SRHR services are available at all times.
• Organize for and implement the roll out of the Sexuality Education Framework in target districts and stakeholders of Karamoja.
• Ensure integration of menstrual hygiene management for Adolescent girls to keep girls in school in the Girl Shine sessions for in schools of Karamoja.
• Maintain a good record keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of the project activities.
• Represent IRC’s Program in the District Health Team, Health sub-district and other actors to ensure all program activities are carried out with their collaboration.
• Collaborate with the district to identify and roll out a communication strategy for the Health program including the printing and distribution of IEC materials focusing on HIV/AIDS, SE & SRHR information.
• Using the existing VHTs and Health workers support the district to conduct health promotion outreach Camps and sensitization activities to promote uptake of SRHR services using messages approved by the Ministry of Health (MoH).
• Coordinate with the sub counties to facilitate the quarterly convergence point’s meetings at sub-counties level.
• Plan and coordinate trainings for structures; Peer educators and leaders on HIV responsibilities, SRH and support the respective meetings.
Communication and Reporting
• Submit reports regularly as required, information to Senior WPE Manager on program related activities
• Submit weekly, monthly and Quarterly activity reports to Senior WPE Manager.
• Maintain proper records for all correspondences of the program.
• Responsible for sharing minutes for all relevant official meetings held in the field.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Budgeting
• Provide regular feedback to the Senior WPE Manager on project implementation.
• Assist in the preparation of the donor reports and project reports.
• Participate in the development of program work plans and reviewing them monthly with the Senior WPE Manager.
• Ensure and maintain accurate use of budget lines according to donor regulations.
• Perform other relevant duties as assigned (of a similar nature or related and in the interest of the organization)

Key Working Relationships
Position reports to: Field Coordinator
Position directly supervises: Project related community structures.
Indirect Reporting: Senior WPE Manager/Health Coordinator
Other Internal and/or external contacts
Internal: IRC Health and WPE program staff, Operations staff
External: District Health Teams for Karamoja districts, NGOs, INGOs and UN agencies working in the project region.

• A Medical background is a requirement, preferably in BSN, Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Diploma in Registered Comprehensive Nursing, Registered Mid Wife.
• Relevant certificates in Health and related trainings are an added advantage.
• Three years working experience in Primary Health Care settings.
• Working with district health teams, health facility staff and community-based groups such as VHTs.
• Previous work with an NGO in similar programs.
• Good experience in monitoring and evaluation of programs across different districts.
• Good report writing skills.
• A good command of both written and spoken English. Knowledge of the Ngakarimojong, Pokot is necessary.
• Relates and works well with people of different cultures, gender and backgrounds.
• Flexibility and prepared to work additional hours
• Able to respond rapidly to changing environments, yet remain productive and focused;
• Strong and fast computer skills (primarily Word, Excel, and Power Point and outlook)
Please note: Deadline for receiving applications is October 7th 2021.

The IRC and IRC staff 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-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:
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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Date Posted: 2021-09-26




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