Fresher Health Assistant US Non-profit Careers – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Community Health Officer

About US:

The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping communities promote peace and long-term development.

Job Summary:  The Health Assistant will be responsible for hygiene and sanitation at the Health Unit and community. He/she will be expected to work within the heath facility, health posts and community in the IRC supported health facilities’ catchment population and collaborate with the integrated community health program to implement health activities. She/he will spend approximately 80% of his/her time in the field both at the health facility, health posts and in the community.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participating in Community Based Environmental Health Activities
  • Enforcing Environmental Health Act, Regulations and By-laws
  • Accounting for allocated resources
  • Compiling relevant basic health data and submit to the Health Inspector
  • Liaising with Local Authorities in organizing home improvement competition
  • Participating in research activities
  • Compiling and submitting periodic reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Health Assistant job should hold a Certificate in Environmental Health Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.
  • Quality environmental sanitation;
  • Plans allocation of staff, funds and facilities to deliver on expected outputs;
  • Able to define and attain targets within set timeframes; and
  • Able to appreciate and support change initiatives.
  • Enforcement of procedures that promote quality and standard health service delivery;
  • Communicates effectively by giving clear, concise and accurate information; and
  • Results oriented with ability to assist the unit achieve its overall objectives.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 21st June 2019

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