Career Opportunity with International Rescue Committee

Reproductive Health Manager


Country
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Bangladesh
Work Location
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IRC-Bangladesh, Ukhiya Office

Job Title
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Reproductive Health Manager
Reporting To
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Senior Reproductive Health manager

Department
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Health -  Reproductive Health
Expected Start Date
:
At Earliest
Contract length
:

Up to December 31, 2019 (with possibility of extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)

Remuneration Package
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Competitive Base Pay With Fringe Benefits (Health and Group Life Insurance + Bonus+ Leaves Entitlements + Housing Allowance + Gratuity) As per IRC National Pay Scale in Bangladesh

Program Brief

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development.

The IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since the IRC obtained registration in March 2018, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women’s protection and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and child protection. Recently IRC has also introduced two new programs: Protection Rule of Law (PRoL) and Education. Through 2018, the IRC’s response strategy will primarily target Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities are compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that impose additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC will grow over time its geographic coverage within Cox’s bazar and to other parts of the country, thus expand its’ networks and partnerships around emergency preparedness and response work, reach beyond the Rohingya refugees, also targeting the vulnerable host groups in Cox’s Bazar and other parts of Bangladesh.

Purpose

The Reproductive Health Manager will support the implementation of the IRC's Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) projects in IRC facilities as assigned from time to time within Rohingya Refugee Camps and host community. The RH Manager will ensure the delivery of high quality sexual and reproductive healthcare services in Women Centers and other facilities through the monitoring and mentorship of midwives and Medical Assistants. She will be responsible for programmatic, operational, financial, and staffing aspects for the reproductive health team, as well as representation with key actors in the field including the Ministry of Health, UN agencies and other NGOs.


Major Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement SRH activities such as Family Planning, Syndromic management of Sexually transmitted Infections, Menstrual Regulation, Post abortion care, Clinical management of rape and Health education working closely with RH and GBV team to access “hard to reach‟ and vulnerable beneficiaries to increase RH service utilization in the WSS and other facilities
  • Provide technical oversight, leadership, guidance and training to field-based health staff in the area of Reproductive Health.
  •  Ensure proper RH data recording in the IRC supported health facilities, support the compilation of data and generation of quality RH reports on a regular and timely manner to ensure all required donor reports are completed on time and to a high standard.
  • Work closely with the Senior RH Manager for implementing strategies to increase Family Planning (FP) uptake with a special focus on community awareness raising and ensuring the availability of FP supplies in IRC supported facilities
  • With the support of Senior RH Manager implement trainings to build capacity for Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) of IRC health facility staffs
  •  With the support of Senior RH Manager implement trainings to build capacity for Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) of all IRC Health facility staffs
  • Develop awareness raising messages with other RH colleagues to promote uptake of emergency RH services in a timely manner
  • Undertake regular field monitoring visits to assess progress and support in technical issues and/or other implementation issues.
  • Directly provide LARC services in the WSSs and other health facilities
  • Work closely with the IRC’s Women Protection & Empowerment (WPE) teams to implement holistic programming to meet the diverse and unique needs of women and girls; Promoting a culture of learning whereby lessons-learned and good practices are documented and shared for institutional memory.
  •  Keep updated budget spent out plans in order to maintain program expenditure within budget for all SRH projects.
  • Represent the project in the stakeholders’ meetings (community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organizations) at field level to enhance cooperation and coordination and advocate with and/or advise peer agencies / local government to promote inclusive and high quality reproductive health response services.
  • Work closely with the Senior RH Manager to oversee management aspects of the SRH projects including, but not limited to, writing job descriptions, interviewing and hiring staff, developing staff performance objectives and conducting timely performance appraisals.
  • Strictly follow up the medical and operational supply chain system, stock recording, timely ordering for the supplies and accountabilities in relation to the warehousing and using of the supplies including medicines and medical items.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

Requirements

  • At least 3 years’ clinical experience in Sexual and Reproductive Health at hospital level and/or preferably in complex humanitarian and/or emergency settings.
  • Clear interest in, and work experience with the MISP
  • At least 2 years’ experience in management of health facilities and staff, including previous experience of supervising and mentoring other health staff.
  • Post-Graduation Training (PGT) in gynecology and obstetrics will be added value
  • Skills to provide sensitive and appropriate medical counseling
  • Ability to be innovative, flexible, adaptive, and willingness to work in potentially stressful and challenging environments.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect in the Centers at all times
  • Proven abilities in developing work plans, data collection/ analysis and performance monitoring
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local health representatives.
  • Excellent communication skills, good spoken and writing of concise reports in English
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power-point, Epi-Info/SPSS and Outlook
  • Only Female candidates can apply.

SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Degree

Concentration / Major

MBBS

Masters of Public Health (MPH)



How to apply:

Application Deadline: September 25, 2019

About Us:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education, protection and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Founded in 1933. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, is a former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom.

Standard of Professional Conduct:
IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity General Statement:
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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Are you ready to join the most dynamic team?