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  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Jordan
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
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Senior Health Officer

Jordan (Jordan)

Requisition ID: req3442

Job Title: Senior Health Officer

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Jordan

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Since 2007, IRC has worked with refugees and other vulnerable populations in Jordan.IRC’s programs in Jordan focus on urban interventions in the north that address gender-based violence specifically violence against women and girls for Syrian refugees and host community members as well as reproductive health care to Syrian refugees through three clinics based in Irbid, Ramtha and Mafraq.

Job Overview/Summary: The position will be responsible for overall administration of the clinic and supervision of para medical staff, cleaner and health volunteers based in the fixed clinic. The position will be the focal point for the IRC fixed clinic at Mafraq. In addition, the position is responsible for the following:

Major Responsibilities:

The Senior Health Officer will be specifically responsible for performing the following activities:

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • ·Coordination with the pharmacies for timely submission of all the dispensed prescriptions along with the prescription records to the fixed clinics
  • Examining all the prescription records submitted by the pharmacies to ensure that standard procedures for prescriptions are followed and report any errors/discrepancies to the health officer
  • Assist the Health Operations Officer in submission of prescription records to the finance department on weekly basis.
  • Directly supervise the medical staff, health volunteers and the cleaners at the fixed clinics
  • Submit the time sheets or any other required documents for payment for health volunteers, the doctors, midwives, nurses and any other staff on services contracts to office on monthly basis.
  • Raise timely procurement requests for routine supplies required at the clinics for smooth operation
  • Organize weekly meetings at the clinics and share the meeting minutes on weekly basis
  • Attend coordination meetings with health sector partners and report to health program management.
  • Raise recruitment request and interview the candidates in coordination with recruitment team.
  • Represent the IRC Health program whenever needed and give feedback.
  • Participate in developing the Health Information System and follow up on implementation inside the clinic.
  • Able to support other clinics in different locations when needed.
  • Build the capacity of clinic staff and volunteers.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:Deputy Health Manager
Position directly supervises:
Clinic Medical Staff and Volunteers

Indirect Reporting: Health Program Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts

Internal: Senior Health Data Officer

Senior Health Operation Officer

External: DOH Mafraq, INGOs, UN Agencies and any other health service providers


Education: Bachelor in Nursing, Pharma or any other health related.

Work Experience: 4 to 5 years work experience working as a health professional with some management experience

This job description can be modified at any time according to changes in the IRC activities or in the context

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  • Have administrative background
  • Committed to helping refugees and working within IRC policies

Language Skills: Fluent in Arabic and English

Certificates or Licenses: N/A

Working Environment:The IRC is providing Primary health Care and basic RH services to the Syrian Refugees and vulnerable Jordanian communities in Mafraq and Ramtha through fixed and mobile clinics. This position will be based in Mafraq and will provide the required support to the fixed clinic at Mafraq. The security situation in the IRC intervention areas is generally calm and the security department of IRC shares regular security updates to keep the management and staff informed about the new developments.

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