Job Title: Reproductive Health Mentor(RH Clinical Mentor)
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
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 care and life-changing assistance to refugees made to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 28 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 International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over eight decades in the world addressing both the immediate, lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve.
The Reproductive Health (RH) Clinical Mentor officer will be responsible to provide clinical mentorship to a wide range of medical and paramedical mentees, including facility and community-based health workers. She/ He will provide subject matter and clinical expertise on a wide spectrum of sexual, reproductive, maternal, and neonatal health (SRMNH) topics; and build the capacity of mentees to deliver high-quality care. In collaboration with MEAL, she/he will also support the mentoring of health workers in auxiliary functions. She/he is responsible for planning, implementation, and monitoring of IRC’s health projects (RH and HIV/AIDS) in the assigned refugee camp; reporting to the camp manager in the camp and technically supervised by the health manager based in Shire. She/he coordinates IRC’s RH and HIV/AIDS projects with RH/HIV AIDS officer and other actors; and the incumbent is also responsible for ensuring adherence to the implementation of program activities according to IRC and donor rules and regulations.
•Ensure that all specified RH and HIV/AIDS project objectives, outputs and activities implemented as per the project proposal, work, and MEAL plan.
•Liaise and build strong linkages and partnerships with other IPs, local agencies, and Woreda partners implementing RH and HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities.
•Conduct evaluations and assessments such as monthly competency assessment to identify gaps in service provision, develop and facilitate training, and workshops to ensure that high-quality SRMNH services provided.
•Provide technical expertise in the development and use of training curriculums, protocols, job aids, clinical management guidelines, and other relevant materials for the effective training of clinical and non-clinical health workers on RH.
•Help the ARRA MCH team in ongoing clinical coaching and mentoring in the areas of RH.
•Represent IRC in monthly health coordination, task force and interagency meetings.
•Work closely with camp-based and district health workers, especially midwives and health social workers on the provision of quality RH services at the facility-level.
•Establish and maintain quality data management system for both RH and HIV/AIDS programs.
•Keep records of health program activities both in soft and hard copies and provide reports of activities timely as the need arises by IRC and donor.
•Ensure that program interventions are utilized as per the standard guidelines, protocols, policies, and strategies as set by FMoH of Ethiopia and WHO.
•Follow and utilize all IRC’s standard grant management tools as recommended by the program- and MEAL department.
•Secure that all activities are implemented according to the work plan and targets are met.
•Work closely with the camp and Shire-based health team in the management of the project budget.
•Raise PRs on a quarterly basis and track expenditure monthly and report appropriately.
Monitoring and Evaluation
•Monitor the execution of program activities at community and health facility.
•Ensure that the stated program objectives, output, and indicators met.
•Establish and maintain quality data management system.
Human Resource Management
•Lead and supervise HSWs at the camp.
•Ensure that incentive staff performance evaluation conducted on time and in a standard manner that contributes to the development plan.
Key Working Relationships
Internally: - receives technical support from the health manager and camp manager
Externally: -has a working relationship with clients, key community members, Woreda HAPCO, Woreda Health Offices, Woreda health facilities, and other NGOs.
Education and experience
•BSc in a midwife, Nursing or related with three years of relevant working experience or MSc in Midwifery, Maternity and reproductive health nursing or related specialization with three/two years of experience for BA/MA.
•Direct clinical experience working on Maternal and child health department.
•Having experience in resource-limited settings.
•Trained and certified in Comprehensive Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC), Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC), Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT), and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
•Good project management, mentoring, training facilitation, and community mobilization skills
•Experience in producing culturally sound IEC/SBCC materials on RH and HIV/AIDS topics.
•Excellent written and spoken English and knowledge of Tigrigna language is an advantage.
•Ability to work under pressure, long work hours and high workload.
•Self-motivated, transparent, highly responsible, and punctual.
•Ability to work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required