RH Clinical Mentor Officer (5 positions)

at International Rescue Committee - IRC
Location Assosa, Benishangul Gumuz, Ethiopia
Date Posted July 13, 2021
Category Business Development
Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refuguees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.


The Reproductive Health (RH) Clinical Mentor will be responsible to provide clinical mentorship to a wide range of medical and paramedical mentees, including facility-based health workers such as nurses, midwives, clinicians, and community-based health workers such as traditional birth attendants and community health agents, and community FP counselors. The Mentor will provide clinical support on a wide range of comprehensive RH especially on the clinical aspect. The RH Mentors are responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring IRC’s Health (HIV/AIDS and RH) in the assigned refugee camp. The RH Mentors reports to the Health Officer and will also be technically supported by the Health Manager based in Assosa. The RH Mentor manages IRC’s Health projects with the Health Officer and other actors and the incumbent is also responsible for ensuring adherence to the implementation of program activities according to nationally accepted standards.



  • Ensure that the goals and objectives of the project are met as per the project proposal, work plan, and M & E Plan
  • Ensure that all specified HIV/AIDs and RH activities are implemented in the refugee camp and the surrounding local communities.
  • Liaises and creates strong linkages and partnerships with other agencies, zonal, and Woreda partners implementing HIV/AIDs and RH prevention and control services in the targeted area.
  • Conduct rapid assessments to identify gaps in training, need for refresher training and additional skills strengthening of facility-based health workers; develop training plans to ensure coverage of skilled health workers who can deliver comprehensive, high-quality RH services
  • Conduct or facilitate training to establish the second generation of clinical mentors at ARRA Health centers to ensure maximum and sustained knowledge and skill transfer.
  • Provide technical support for the development and use of clinical RH job aids and or social and behavior change communication (SBCC) material that support the demand generation activities on RH generate demand.
  • Support and closely work with the MCH department of ARRA at the health center to improve clinical RH service uptake and improve its quality through joint coaching and mentoring actions.
  • Provide FP counseling and services at ARRA health facilities, and IRC RH centers. Ensures that HIV/AIDs and RH/FP interventions are utilized per the standard protocols, policies, and guidelines of MoH and WHO.
  • Conduct Client exit interviews, focus group discussions and compile the feedback after collection.
  • Represent IRC in coordination meetings, workshops, and task force meetings at the respective refugee camp.
  • Work towards quality data management system for Health projects at the camp.
  • Keep health program activity records both in soft and hard copies and provide activity reports as the need arises by IRC and the donor timely.
  • Take any responsibilities assigned by the health team.

Program Management

Grant Management

  • Follow all IRCs standard grant Management tools as recommended by the Addis-based health unit and M & E unit.
  • Ensure that all activities are implemented according to the work plan and that targets are met.

Budget Monitoring

  • Work closely with the health officer, senior health officer, and health manager in the management of the active grant.
  • Raise PRs as the need arises after discussion with colleagues.

Track expenditure on a monthly basis and report appropriately

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitor the implementation of HIV/AIDs and RH activities in health facilities.
  • Ensure that the stated goals and objectives of the program are met.
  • Ensure establishment and maintain quality data management system for both RH and HIV/AIDS projects.
  • Attend encouraging supervision, quarter monitoring visits, and annual monitoring visits conducted in the camps and share the finding with the senior health officer, and health manager.
  • Track FP clients at health facilities and IRC RH centers.
  • Actively participate in MEAL activities conducted in the camps.

Human Resource Management

  • The RH Mentors will be responsible for the management and supervision of the Health Social Workers in the camp.
  • He/ She will ensure that staff performance evaluation is conducted on time and in a standard quality manner that contributes to the staff development plan.

Key working relationships


  • Receives technical support from the senior health officer, and health manager in Assosa and the Addis health Technical Unit.
  • Closely work with CWI/GBV, and Child protection/Education, and the WASH team.


  • Work closely with ARRA, UNHCR, Refugee Central Committee (RCC), Woredas HAPCO, Woredas Health Offices, Woredas health facilities, and other NGOs

Job Requirements

  • BSC in Public Health, Nursing or Midwifery with at least three years working with significant experience, and Two years for MPH holder are desirable.
  • At least 3 years of clinical experience in directly managing RH services particularly on family planning (Long-acting –reversible contraceptive (LARC) and safe motherhood services.
  • Trained and certified on BEmONC, LARC-FP, and Comprehensive FP counseling, CAC/SAC, STI/ HIV, and GBV training.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of comprehensive clinical RH management national guidelines is advantageous.

Knowledge and skills in clinical mentoring of MCH Clinicians

  • Good project management skills, ability to plan, organize and supervise the implementation of clinical-based RH and HIV/AIDs projects.
  • Demonstrated qualifications, experience, or training in community mobilization and community health promotion.
  • Knowledge on culturally sound IEC/SBCC material on RH and HIV/AIDS topic
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both verbal and written in English.

Personal specifications

  • Ability to work under pressure, long work hours, and high workload.
  • Excellent communication skills verbal and written ones. Communication in English is a key requirement. Knowledge of the local (Arabic/Rutan) language is an advantage.
  • Self-motivated, transparent, highly responsible, and punctual.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required.
  • Ability to constructively address gaps and weaknesses.


Applying Instructions

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:





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Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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