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Reproductive Health Mentor

Kiryandongo (Uganda)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Kiryandongo (Uganda)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date:

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IRC BACKGROUND:

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 40 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development - bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kiryandongo and Kampala.

The IRC is currently implementing its health and nutrition programs focusing on providing primary health care services to refugees in their settlements.The health and nutrition programs are aligned to the IRC mission; “to help people whose lives and livelihood are shattered by conflict and disaster including climate crisis to survive, recover and gain control of their future”.

Job Overview and Summary

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Project Officer - SRH, the  RH mentor will  be  responsible  for  implementation of the  three  core  aspects  of  Reproductive  Health  Safe  Motherhood  initiatives  including:  modern family  planning  methods,  safe  abortion  care,  emergency  obstetric  care  including  RH  referral management   system.   He/she   will   be   expected   to   monitor   and   ensure   improvement   and maintenance   of   RH   performance   indicators   within  Kiryandongo Refugee settlement.

Key responsibilities

Service provision

  • Mobilization of clients and family planning information sessions for clients in supported facilities.
  • High quality group and individual counselling sessions to clients interested in taking up Family Planning Services, including post-partum family planning (PPFP), in supported facilities.
  • Coordinate clinic days, outreaches, and other events at supported facilities.
  • Champion provider-initiated family planning approach (PIFP).
  • Provide short and long-acting FP Methods.
  • Effective referral  of clients wishing to undertake permanent methods such as tubal ligation (TL) and vasectomy to pre-determined points.
  • Manage family planning complications or side effects that may occur in the supported facilities.
  • Ensure adverse events are reported as per the guidelines recommended by the donors.
  • Ensure follow up and retention of FP users.
  • Ensure appropriate and correct quantification of contraceptive commodities and effective use of facility LMIS to prevent stock outs .
  • Be a focal point for quality issues at the supported facilities through liaising closely with the Reproductive Health Officers (RHOs) to improve follow-up systems.
  • Data management and reporting
  • Report monthly on all services and issues arising.
  • Ensure that accurate data is captured within the HMIS and is reported to IRC.
  • Capacity building
  • Assess technical competency of the providers in FP/PAC and recommend for certification.
  • Record all training needs because of visits to the supported facilities and agree  on support needs.
  • Plan and provide on-job training and mentorship for providers in the supported facilities.
  • Ensure SOPs and guidelines are strictly followed.
  • Observe providers regularly, record progress and provide support needs.
  • Set improvement targets.
  • Accountability & Confidentiality
  • Ensure clients information is documented and should be keep confidential after making choice on any family planning method.
  • Account for all funds and/or IRC assets in accordance with the IRC accounting procedures

Expected outputs

  • Increased uptake of FP services  ( especially long-term methods)
  • Improved coordination of activities
  • Improved data quality
  • Increased contact time with providers
  • Increased number of completed referrals.
  • Enhanced facility capacity to deliver quality clinical services.
  • Improved retention in care for clients.

Reporting

  • The Reproductive Health Mentor will directly report to the senior project Officer -SRH

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 July 8th,2021


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