Community health worker

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Background/IRC Summary: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 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 IRC is working in Libya since August 2016, targeting the most vulnerable non-displaced, IDPs, refugees and migrants in hard-to-reach areas. According to assessments, healthcare is considered the priority need in Libya, most urgently in terms of quality health staff, medicines and supplies. There are significant gaps in the response, according to Libya’s Ministry of Health (MoH), the Libyan Red Crescent, UN agencies, and international NGOs. IRC’s team in Libya has the specific goal of reaching those in the hardest hit areas to beneficiaries of all ages and gender, both Libyans and third-country nationals. The health activities will be focused on supporting essential primary health care. The reproductive health activities will specifically target women and girls.

Major Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Senior Community Health Worker Officer (Snr. CHWO), the Community Health Worker is responsible for: Conducting both needs assessments and baseline assessments in the communities in collaboration with the HIMS assistant & Medical team leader, Developing strong relationships with community leaders and other stakeholders operating in the districts, provide updates of activities and develop areas of collaboration to address programmatic gaps and strengthen program impact, assisting the medical team and other staff with other reports, Performing regular health education sessions for beneficiaries, coordinating with COVs for the community activities, Disseminating health materials to beneficiaries as necessary, assisting staff with other activities and support as necessary, Attending scheduled program meetings, Actively participating in activity planning, Ensuring patient confidentiality, Supporting the health team in translation to/from English language, Ensuring quality of services, accurate data collection and tracking of health promotion activities and client satisfaction surveys, Supporting the development of household surveys and questionnaires for knowledge, attitude, and practice surveys in collaboration with the HIMS assistant & health manager, Supporting the assessment of health awareness, mental health issues, and gaps in health services provided at community level. Also, assess beneficiaries’ perceptions toward healthcare services provided by mobile health teams. Compiling data and submit weekly technical reports to HIMS assistant & health manager. Providing regular updates to the IRC security and operations team on any potential risks or issues in the communities

Staff management The Community Health Worker will not be line managing any internal staff. S/he might support and train volunteers to provide healthcare in supported PHC facilities, if needed.

Professional Standards The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the 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. Key Working Relationships: Position Reports to: Snr. Community Health Worker officer Position reports indirectly to: Snr. Medical Team leader

Working Environment: This position will be based at the IRC field office , PHCC, CDC, with daily visits to the field sites..


Job Requirements: Experience in Mental Health activities is an advantage. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with daily travel to different field sites in Tripoli Effective team player with public interest driven orientation Has previous volunteering experience Demonstrates a high degree of self-motivation Has a good network in targeted the community Able to speak in Arabic as well as English (other languages desirable) Has good communication skills and the capacity to facilitate presentations, meetings, and discussions concerning health and social issues. Able to provide assistance to all individuals and nationalities.

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