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Medical Officer (2 positions: Yumbe 1 & Lamwo 1)

Twajiji Village

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Twajiji Village
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date:

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Working under the guidance and supervision of the Health Manager, the  Medical Officer will  be  responsible  for  overseeing  the delivery of SRH services components including; modern family  planning  methods,  safe  abortion  care,  emergency  obstetric  care  including  RH  referral management   system in the field locations (Yumbe, Arua and Lamwo).   He/she   will   be   expected   to   monitor   and   ensure   improvement   and maintenance   of   SRH   performance   indicators   within   the   IRC   Uganda   programs   as   per donor requirements and/or Sphere/WHO standards in humanitarian settings.

Duties and Responsibilities

Technical

  • Develop working systems and strategies to deliver the WISH2ACTION project indicators related to CYPs, Additional users, users poverty and adolescent access to quality family planning services
  • Oversee quality training, mentorship and coaching of SRH providers to promote uptake of family planning (FP) and use of FP commodities including IUDs, implants, Permanent methods and post abortion care services (PAC).
  • Ensure high quality clinical care and standards through bi-annual quality of care assessments, proficiency testing, VCATs, client satisfaction and mystery client surveys
  • Support SRH Providers to enable them to communicate all RH information and options clearly and respectfully to all men, women, boys and girls.
  • Provide desired Family Planning services to clients in an ethically acceptable manner.
  • Work with the supply chain and health teams to develop accurate and timely monthly RH orders.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Provide support to SRH providers to enable them collect and use  program data within DHISII, HIS and the registers  (facility  and  community  based)  to  monitor  and improve  program quality  and performance 
  • Supervise and monitor the implementation of WISH2ACTION project in line with proposal targets and work plan timelines
  • Participate actively in execution of operational research in various health facilities if need be to enhance the quality, coverage, effectiveness and performance of the SRH program.

Human Resource Management

  • Routinely  monitor  SRH  staff  performance  according  to  their  job  description  and  provide written feedback in a timely manner
  • Review  personnel  issues  and  concerns  of    SRH    staff  and  assist  with  determining  and implementing solutions
  • Participate in recruitment of SRH staff as appropriate.

Reporting and Coordination

  • Represent IRC in SRH Coordination meetings with implementing partners and district working group meetings /Health related forums.
  • Coordinate   with   other   sector   responses   within   IRC   (WPE, ERD, PRoL) to ensure a multi-sectoral approach to SRH programming.

Finance and Grant Management

  • Plan and manage WISH2ACTION project activity budgets  as  delegated  by  the  supervisor  in  order  to  maintain program expenditure within the budget provided.
  • Ensure that all grant required activities, indicators are systematically tracked and objectives are successfully met within the project timeframe.
  • Attend and participate in monthly budget review meetings at the field level.
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.
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