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IRC - International Rescue Committee


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world’s largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 50 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees deliver lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you’re a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.

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 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 its country office in Kampala and regional offices in Kit gum 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.

Scope of work

The enrolled midwife shall be responsible for providing health education talks to women and their partners in the reproductive health facility and in the community. She will provide Antenatal, delivery, post-partum, post-natal care, family planning services and shall maintained environment friendly working space hence adhering to infection control and prevention practices. She will provide HIV/AIDS services including but not limited to counseling, eMTCT, EID and HAART services.

  • · Provide post-natal care services for mother and baby including immunization, growth monitoring, support for breast feeding and family planning
  • Provide clinical care for survivors of Sexual and Gender based violence
  •    Prepare daily, monthly activity reports and audits for the different reproductive health services
  • Adhere to the professional code of conduct and ethics.
  • STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

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, Accountability, and Equality.  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 30th,2024

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Key working relationships

Position Reports to:Registered Midwife in charge
Position directly supervises:None

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: WPE, community health, Protection, Supply chain and HR

External: MoH, UNHCR, UNFPA, District Health office, ACF, TPO

Duties and responsibilities

  • ·Assess for reproductive health needs of adolescent girls and women of reproductive age group
  • Provide counseling and health education before and after screening
  •     Provide the full antenatal care package including screening tests at the facility and during community outreaches
  •    Identifying high risk pregnancies and organizing appropriate referral
  • Provide basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care, adolescent sexual and reproductive services including prevention and treatment of HIV and other STIs
  • Provide information and linkage to elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV services
  • Provide care during labour and puerperium with emphasis on prevention of infection and ensuring successful breastfeeding

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ·Must have enrolled midwifery certificate or its equivalent.
  • At least two (2) years work experience in a humanitarian setting.
  •    Must be registered with the Nurses and Midwives council and licensed to practice.
  •     Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments
  •    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.


Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:
The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

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