Vaccinator

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Job Summary

The Vaccinator will be responsible for participating in the vaccination program. To ensure there is an adequate supply of vaccines each day prior to program. To work with the community to ensure maximum possible impact and integration of the project activities. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

  • Minimum Qualification: Certificate
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description/Requirements

Job Title: Vaccinator

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Imvepi, Uganda


Organization Description

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee www.rescue.org  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 40 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 began programming in northern Uganda in 1998 in response to mass displacement and devastation wrought by rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army. In 2002, the IRC expanded to the remote, conflict-affected region of Karamoja and in 2011, began working with refugees in Kampala. Monitoring the influx of South Sudanese refugees at the end of 2015, the IRC began scaling up its response to refugees arriving in the West Nile region. By promoting durable solutions that deliver on the interdependent aims of saving lives, strengthening institutions, and supporting social cohesion, the IRC in Uganda is laying the building blocks for long-term stability and development –bringing people from harm to home. The IRC currently works in 9 districts in Uganda, including Kitgum, Lamwo, Kyegegwa, Moroto, Amudat, Yumbe, Arua, Kasese and Kampala.


Scope Work

The Vaccinator will be responsible for participating in the vaccination program. To ensure there is an adequate supply of vaccines each day prior to program. To work with the community to ensure maximum possible impact and integration of the project activities. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Roles and Responsibilities

• Ensure there is an adequate supply of vaccines each day prior to program. •Work with the community to ensure maximum possible impact and integration of the project activities.

• In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

• Ordering of vaccines and supplies.

• Maintain cold chain.

• Conduct growth monitoring and health promotion activities.

• Link children to other programs.

• Conduct health education for beneficiaries.

• Provide regular report on EPI activities.

• Provide information to clients to reduce their vulnerability to diseases and infections.

• Participate in community engagements such as integrated outreaches and community dialogues when called upon.

• Ensure adherence to good practices of infection prevention and control at work.

• Undertake any other duties that may be assigned to you by your supervisors.


Qualifications

• Certificate in Nursing or midwifery.

• Should be registered with relevant professional body and must have a valid practicing license.

• At least one year working experience in Primary Health Care settings.

• Experience in planning, organizing and coordinating health activities.

• Experience in Information management.

• Counselling skills.

• Communication skills.

• Clinical skills.

• Interpersonal skills.

• Team building skills.


Deadline for receiving applications is January 24th 2022.


Professional Standards

The IRC and IRC staff 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.

We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

All staff, regardless of role, are required to create a culture of client responsiveness by requesting and using client feedback data to make decisions. In addition, all staff are expected to demonstrate inclusiveness when making programmatic decisions and working with clients, partners and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. You can read more about the IRC’s commitment to client responsiveness here: https://www.rescue.org/resource/client-responsiveness-introduction-and-faq

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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