Psychiatric Clinical Officer (Temporary-3 Months) at International Rescue Committee

Job Title: Psychiatric Clinical Officer (Temporary-3 Months)

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Imvepi, Uganda

Job 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 and Kiryandongo settlement. 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 the districts of Kitgum, Lamwo, Arua, Yumbe, Kyegegwa, Kiryandongo, Kyaka and Kampala including 7 districts in Karamoja region.

Duties and Responsibilities

•Diagnose, treat, and provide evidence- based management of patients with mental illness.
•Participate in planning, budgeting, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating psychiatric activities.
•Refer complicated cases to appropriate level of care.
•Ensure maximum protection of mental patients, relatives and staff involved in patient management.
•Participate in integrated community outreaches providing equitable services to cases in the community including assessment of their psychosocial support.
•Identify mental health related gaps and advice programing to deliver client centered interventions.
•Develop capacity of other clinical staffs to implement MHGAP through CPDs and onsite mentorship.
•Maintain a good record keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of the project activities.
•Ensure that Medicines, medical supplies, and other commodities stocks are monitored.

Qualifications

•Holds a diploma in psychiatric clinical medicines from a reputable institution.
•Must be registered with the Allied health professional council and have a valid practicing license.
•At least two (2) years of prior professional experience in a similar post, preferably with an international Organization, implementing PHC services in a humanitarian setting

Please note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Deadline for receiving application is October 19th 2021.

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

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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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