Health Officer Job 2023

International Rescue Committee, Quetta, Pakistan

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst

humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of

Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war and disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC has been working in Pakistan for approximately 40 years, leading and delivering large, complex programs to meet the needs of health, education, safeguarding, environmental health, and livelihoods for displaced, poor, and disaster-affected communities. With the support of the federal and provincial governments, and generous donors like FCDO, ECHO, USAID, GAC, and Australian Aid Agencies the IRC is currently implementing projects across the country.

Job Overview/Summary:

The position holder will be based in the Quetta IRC office and will contribute extensively to the successful execution of project health sector activities. They will conduct field visits to health facilities to monitor and support field teams, and coordinate with the project team to ensure the quality of health services is in line with predetermined quality standards; any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Key Responsibilities:

Actively participate in the overall management and implementation of the health component of an integrated project on protection, health, nutrition, and education services, designed to holistically respond to and address the diverse needs of Afghan refugees and highly vulnerable host communities in Afghan bordering districts of Balochistan province. They will ensure the achievement of project objectives and quality in health service delivery with a strong focus on timely and quality results, collaboration, participation, empowerment, accountability, and client satisfaction. The incumbent will work with numerous counterparts’ teams, implementing partners, and technical experts. Major duties are described below.

  • Act as a representative for health-related program activities as required to ensure performance according to desired objectives and outputs.
  • Support the supervisor, MEAL, and field teams to ensure project objectives are met in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Provide support in monitoring the rehabilitation/up-gradation of health facilities
  • Coordination with implementing partners, relevant government departments, and key stakeholders for scheduling and conducting training.
  • Conduct regular field visits and provide technical assistance to field teams, as needed
  • Support Senior Program manager in ensuring timely progress towards planned outputs and results; keep implementing partner and other staff appraised of progress and issues; make recommendations to resolve problems and take the lead in implementing agreed-upon actions.
  • Record and share project-related meeting minutes and follow-up action points
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to ensure effective implementation of activities, and to provide accurate information to the field regarding regulations to improve project implementation
  • Ensure synergy and linkages between health activities and other program elements including protection and education; ensure alignments and linkages with other IRC programs
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to IRC and donor policies and procedures.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to Senior Program Manager

Position directly supervises: None

Indirect Reporting: Other Internal and/or external contacts

Internal: Project Manager, Project Team Lead, Health Coordinator

External: DoH, Government Service Providers, and implementing partner teams

Job Requirements:


Minimum required qualification includes a master’s level qualification in Social Sciences,

International Development, Public Health, or a related subject, demonstrates a sound knowledge of public

health programming in the local context


4 – 5 years of experience in Health sector projects, (at a similar post) preferably with a focus on health system strengthening/ primary health care/ nutrition, as a part of the international NGO team member with similar responsibilities, in Balochistan; proven ability to work in a diverse team.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  •  Strong communication, interpersonal, coordination, and monitoring skills
  •  Must be a team player and has experience in supporting field team/s
  •  Multi-tasking and ability to manage competing priorities
  •  Ability to acquire and maintain clear and concise records
  •  Result-based demonstrable capacity
  •  Monitoring and evaluation skills
  •  Working in a challenging atmosphere
  •  Critical analytical skills

Language Skills: Fluent in English and Urdu speaking and writing; preferably fluent in Pashto and Dari

Working Environment: Works well in teams and promotes teamwork; is flexible and able to handle pressure.

The IRC Core Values and Commitments.

  • The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality, 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 Anti-Retaliation, and Combating Trafficking in Persons.
  • IRC is committed to ensuring that IRC staff is suitable to work with children and have the knowledge s/he needs to uphold and abide by the IRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy. o Level of interaction with children: Frequent direct contact with children
  • IRC ensures that its staff must actively practice the roles and responsibilities related to client responsiveness, and accountability to people in affected communities and must have competencies to solicit and listens to feedback and other’s perspectives, responds to feedback with maturity and sensitivity, and takes appropriate decisions and makes changes to behavior or actions in response to feedback.
  • IRC recognizes that gender equality is fundamental to the achievement of our organizational mission. As such, IRC is committed to the promotion of gender equality in all aspects of our operations and programs. Our organizational policies, procedures, and actions demonstrate this commitment.

Women candidates from minorities and differently-abled women are highly encouraged to apply.

Job Skills

Monitoring Policies and ProceduresField VisitsStrong Coordination SkillsMonitoring of VendorsMonitoring Of Health FacilitiesSupervise MEAL Teams

Job Details


N.G.O./Social Services

Functional Area:

Health & Medicine

Total Positions:

1 Post

Job Shift:

First Shift (Day)

Job Type:



International Rescue Committee

Job Location:

Quetta, Pakistan


No Preference

Minimum Education


Career Level

Experienced Professional

Minimum Experience

4 Years

Apply Before:

Jan 08, 2023

Posting Date:

Dec 28, 2022


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