Health Program Specialist

Wichita, Kansas, United States
Apply by 14 July 2018
Entry-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 15 June 2018

Job Description

Requisition ID: req2156
Job Title: Health Program Specialist
Sector: Health
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: USA-Wichita, KS

Job Description

BACKGROUND:
The IRC is one of the leading providers of high quality programming for refugees resettling to the United States. The mission of the IRC’s US Programs (USP) Department is to create opportunities for refugees to survive and thrive in America. The IRC’s USP Department currently provides services in 27 U.S. cities and through the IRC’s Resettlement Support Center (RSC) in East Asia. The USP portfolio encompasses a spectrum of support in five program outcome areas with numerous local partners, hundreds of corporate, foundation, and government donors, and thousands of individual givers. In July 2016, IRC opened the Kansas Office for Refugees (KSOR) to provide coordination for resettlement activities and funding within the state. KSOR is one of three statewide offices operated by the IRC.

SCOPE:
The Health Program Specialist is responsible for a range of programmatic and administrative functions to ensure Refugee Medical Screening (RMS), Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA), Refugee Health Promotion and health-related local and state coordination activities move forward as effectively and efficiently as possible. This position reports to the Statewide Coordinator Refugee Health Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
* Maintain all program management materials including: policy & procedure manuals, forms, program assessments, pre-service questionnaires and reports.
* Process all RMA applications.
* Develop and provide program-specific trainings and technical assistance opportunities for sub-grantees.
* Review and request payment for all procurement contract and sub-grantee invoices.
* Implement community and beneficiary assessments and other program evaluation tools.
* Enter all program data into KSOR’s program management database, ETO, in a timely manner.
* Make recommendations for ETO enhancements and program reports to improve data analysis.
* Conduct regular desk monitoring of program activities.
* Draft content for donor reports.
* Identify opportunities for program growth. Provide support with the development of funding proposals.
* Assist in planning and carrying-out annual monitoring visits.
* Meet with clients with grievances and help triage client concerns brought to KSOR.
* Assist with special projects requiring research and analysis of various forms of refugee health information.
* Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:
* Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Administration or related field a plus
* 2+ years’ related professional experience in social services, preferably refugee resettlement.
* Experience working with underserved populations strongly preferred.
* Experience working in a clinical or public health office setting a plus.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Proven ability to develop and cultivate community relationships to support client-focused solutions.
* Proven ability to work as a team member in a cross-cultural environment.
* Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
* Ability to effectively work with a variety of community partners through telephone, email and other correspondence.
* Solid computer skills: facility with MS office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and email/internet software required.

About the Organization

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 or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 27 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

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