Health Assistant

International Rescue Committee

Requisition ID: req19240

Job Title: Health Assistant

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Bidibidi, Uganda


Job Description

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 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

Under the supervision of Community Health Officer, the Health Assistant volunteers 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. The main purpose is to prevent and control the spread of diseases in the community

Responsibilities & Outputs

  • Implement community Based Environmental Health Activities
  • Enforce environmental Health Act, Regulations and By-laws
  • Account for allocated resources
  • Compile and submit relevant basic health data to the Health Inspector and or Community Health officer
  • Carry out research activities.
  • Compile quarterly sanitation data coverage for the catchment area
  • Conduct daily supervision of hygiene and sanitation for the catchment area
  • Compile and submit monthly community CBHIS
  • Supervise VHT activities within the Catchment area
  • Conduct bi weekly meetings
  • Support client follow-up for defaulting clients especially TB and HIV, and where applicable supervise CB dots
  • Conduct health education and health promotion both at health facility level and Community


  • Provide regular feedback on community activities of the program.
  • Assist in preparation of donor reports;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of program work plans.


Key working relationships:

Direct supervisor: Community Health officer.

Technical support: Medical officer.

Other:Logistics, finance, admin staff.


Govt. of Uganda: District Health Team and other district officials

Consortium Members

Other:NGOs, INGOs and UN agencies working in the project region

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 August 10th,2021


  • Must have a Certificate in Environmental Health Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Must be registered and licensed with the Allied Health Professionals Council.


  • At least 2 years of work experience, with field experience in a health and nutrition project implementation

Skills And Abilities

  • Computer skills
  • Counselling skills
  • Teaching/Facilitation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Seniority level

    Entry level

  • Employment type


  • Job function

    Health Care Provider

  • Industries

    Nonprofit Organization Management, Human Resources, and Financial Services


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