Community Health/iCCM Officer

The Job

Position: Community Health/iCCM Officer                     

Duty Station: Lahj

Scope/job purpose:

The Community Health/iCCM Officer will be responsible for supporting MHTs in providing health education, working with community in arranging place/site for MHT. In addition, CHO will be responsible for supporting iCCM program in the provision of treatment of key illnesses for children under five. He/She will support the iCCM CHVs on timely treatment of children for diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhea, as two of the highest contributors to morbidity in most areas in Yemen. The CHO will be responsible for sensitizing the communities and supporting them identifying main health problems and help them how to address those health problems. Also identify treatment interventions and actions that should take for treating child under 5 years from diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition, referral of children with danger signs, pre-referral treatment of those children, and provide treatment at home.

Detailed responsibilities and tasks:

  • Identify and report immediately to the Community Health/iCCM Manager any problem that may interfere in achieving program objectives.
  • Compiling reports from supervisors and give a feedback, and ensure that reports are of good quality through regular verification of the data and meet the indicator expectations
  • Data collection, insertion, data processing analysis and develop a reports
  • Document the achievements and share the lessons via conduct a regular monthly meeting with team, volunteers and community committee members to discuss all related issues
  • Develop a monthly plan and discuss with the team the require activities that need to be implemented 
  • Conduct a regular supervision visit to monitor and evaluate the field activities, and provide a regular feedback to community health volunteers in a constructive way and properly address the training gaps during supportive supervision visits.
  • Ensure that the  community volunteers have adequate stocks and provide the medicines according to  previous month consumption
  • Preparation PR and follow-up with finance section and SC, and ensure the availability of the require logistic (medicine and CHVs supplies and IEC material 
  • Assist in the training needs, organize training sessions  and community meeting
  • Assess, classify and manage the sick child aged two months up to five years for danger signs, symptoms and conditions in regard Diarrhea, pneumonia and sever acute malnutrition diseases, and all other problems are referred.
  • Conduct weekly supervisor meeting with CHSs.
  • Identify and report immediately to the Community Health/iCCM Manager any problem that may interfere in achieving program objectives.
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned by Supervisor.

Required qualification and experience

  • He /she should has medical education background with experiences in public health programs; Minimum one year professional experience in implementing and supervising community health mobilization project and integrated Child Care Program
  • Proven ability in designing community mobilization, sensitization and awareness raising activities
  • Training and capacity building skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the working environment
  • INGO experience preferred 
  • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Computer literacy is desirable
  • Fluency in English preferred
How to Apply

Qualified and Interested individuals are required to apply for this position via the IRC Career at the following link: https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=4922

Deadline for Applying 23 May 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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 or disability. 

  • Employer: IRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Lahij
  • Posted on: 9 May 2019
  • Deadline: 23 May 2019

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