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Medical Officer


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


 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 25 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 has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting IDPs, refugees and local communities. IRC Uganda has it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kitgum Moroto, and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming


Under the supervision of Deputy Health Manager, S/He shall monitor the delivery of clinical services in IRC-Bidibidi Yumbe Health facilities; inclusive of reproductive health, nutrition and expanded program of immunization services. Will be charged with ensuring functionally of both laboratory and pharmaceutical services.


  •    S/He shall provide a comprehensive evaluation and delivery of health services to clients/patients according to ministry of health guidelines and protocols and the WHO public health strategy.
  •     S/He coordinate integrated service delivery at the Health facilities that includes, but not limited to maternal child health, non-communicable diseases, nutrition, HIV care and reproductive health services.
  •     S/He shall conduct daily ward rounds for the patients in the in-patient wards and attend to all medical and surgical emergencies while on duty.
  •     S/He shall ensure consistent and timely collection, utilization and reporting facility-based health data.
  •      S/He shall ensure adequate health team coverage of the clinics and rational prescription and use of medicines and supplies.
  •     S/He shall monitor availability of medical drugs supplies and promptly alerts the Health Manager on short falls and needs for re-stocking of supplies.
  •     S/He shall coordinate clinical audits, patient chart reviews and mortality audits as part of continuous learning and improvement of the delivery of health services.
  •     S/He shall Identify training needs and provide just-in-time training and mentorship for the multi-disciplinary health care teams.
  •     S/He shall promptly evaluate patients for referral and follow up to ensure that services are accessed at the points of referral.
  •     S/He shall actively participate in education talks that inform the community to adopt health promoting behaviors.
  •     S/He shall represent the IRC in meetings/workshop to maintain effective and cordial relationships with District Health authorities and other district officials, community leaders and other NGOs.


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 April 26th,2023

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