Health System Strengthening Manager
Bidibidi - Yumbe District
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic wellbeing, education and power.
The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees and various institutions in the country, notably the government, community-based organizations (CBOs), civil society organizations (CBOs) and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health and nutrition, support to persons with specific needs (PSNs) including case management, legal assistance to refugees, prevention and response to gender-based violence, Education and economic recovery and development (ERD). The IRC has a country office in Kampala and field offices in Amudat, Imvepi, Kyegegwa, Lamwo, Moroto/ Kiryandongo and Yumbe, as well as an urban office in Nsambya within Kampala.
This position based at the field and directly reports to the Project coordinator. The HSS Manager will be responsible for assisting the project coordinator in managing, coordinating and monitoring the implementation of deliverables of the project. S/he will manage the project portfolio that includes working with the local partners, the district health teams to strengthen management, leadership at sub district level and build capacities for effective delivery of SRHR programs. Working in close coordination with the Project Coordinator, provide support to contributing to project outcomes. S/he will work with the local partners and program staff to developing annual work plans and progress reports for submission to donor and to undertake other important documentation for the project team. S/he will play a major role in the day-to-day coordination with local partner/s and district health teams to ensure timely execution of the different technical assistance activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Act as the main focal point for all activities in HSS – SRHR program that IRC will be carrying out at the field
- Provides management support to the local partners, district health teams and program staff to ensure smooth implementation of activities following IRC policies and donor regulations.
- Coordinates and communicates regularly with other partners and stakeholders to support technical assistance and service delivery in program
- Provides supervision and monitoring of program activities and ensures that activities are aligned as per plan and regularly reported
- Accompanies the partners in the development and management of their activities
- Identifies and resolves project issues and implements improvement plans to ensure project stays on schedule and within budget
- Coaches, mentors, and manages project team to ensure quality, efficiency and compliance with project and organization standards/policies
- Builds, develops, and grows relationship local partners and government and non-government stakeholders vital to the success of the project.
- Closely works with the project coordinator to facilitate IRC technical assistance within the project framework in coordination with the local partners and government counterparts and other key stakeholders at district and national level.
- Represent IRC in the district level forums and meetings including technical working groups
- Contribute to developing annual work plan, procurement and spending plan and submit to the project coordinator.
- Contribute and participate in grant opening, quarterly project cycle meetings and project review meetings as per program schedule.
- Compile and timely submit project reports to Project coordinator for technical review as per donor regulations.
- Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Standards for Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers 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.
Deadline for receiving applications is June 8th,2021