Requisition ID: req8692
Job Title: Health Information Assistants
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Arua, Uganda
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving are and life changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals, refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community-based organizations, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth. https://www.rescue.org/country/uganda. IRC has a country office in Kampala, a regional office in Kitgum, and Moroto. Given the recent conflict outbreak in South Sudan, IRC re-opened the Yumbe Field site office to support refugees being settled in Bidibidi refugee settlement in Yumbe District and in Arua District; the IRC is one of the first responders to this emergency.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, the Health Information Assistant Volunteer will be based in the field-Health Facility and shall be responsible for providing smooth flow and access to information through records management for action and decision making.
Key Activities and Outputs
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Position directly supervises: None
Internal contacts: Health Facility in-charge, Heads of Facility departments and staff.
External contacts: Works with the Health Sub-district facility in-charges and other IPs.
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the 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 Friday April 3rd, 2020