Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Assosa, Ethiopia

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking to fill the role of Health Officer.

IRC is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development non-governmental organisation (NGO).

Responsibilities

  • Ensure all sexual reproductive health (SRH) activities are coordinated, and implemented well as per the project proposal, workplan, and monitoring and evaluation plan
  • Establish social and behavioural change communication approaches to make refugee communities aware of SRH
  • Provide family planning education, counselling, and pill distribution services at IRC RH centre and trace the users on regular basis
  • Promote and distribute male and female condoms through establishing distribution outlets and community workers
  • Build a strong working relationship with the MCH department of ARRA health centre to improve clinical RH service uptake and its quality
  • Plan and conduct community sensitisation campaigns on SRH
  • Represent IRC at different meetings, workshops, task force meetings, etc
  • Work with youth health club members and other IPs working on youths to promote family planning and condoms
  • Ensure timely and accurate recording of FP clients and referrals in relevant client registers and ensure they are kept confidential
  • Ensure RH interventions used as per the standard protocols, policies, and guidance prescribed by the MoH and WHO
  • Conduct workshops, training, and presentations on adolescent and youth SRH to different community workers, volunteers, and implementing partners’ staff
  • Attend monthly health and nutrition coordination meetings and other relevant meetings facilitated by implementing partners at the camp level
  • Follow IRC safety and security procedures and provide input to security monitoring and assessments to enable and promote a safe and secure environment for programme implementation
  • Stay up-to-date on health-related humanitarian situations in the country specifically on SRH, post-abortion, and safe abortion care

Requirements

  • Two years, minimum, of significant experience with a first degree or five years of experience for diploma holders and one year of relevant experience for a postgraduate degree in Comprehensive Nursing/ Reproductive Health (RH)/General Public Health with
  • NGO experience on SRH will be a plus
  • Knowledge of family planning and RH updates in refugee settings
  • Basic managerial and supervisory skills
  • Excellent technical and report writing skills
  • Excellent MS Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, and Word) skills

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Dave McGowan

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