Regional Refugee Health Officer

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience.




Kansas City
United States


The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) supports people who have lost or left their homes. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives. In neighborhoods, in Washington, and around the world, we break down barriers and demand justice for refugees and immigrants as they successfully integrate into new communities. We provide essential social and legal services to rebuild productive lives, turning tragedy into prosperity.  We are a purpose driven organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supporting their transition to a dignified life.   To learn more about our work, please visit our website at



The Regional Refugee Health Officer (RRHO) position supports the growth and operations of the Refugee Health Services Department.  This position will be responsible for supporting the administration of programs as the Medical Replacement Designee for the state of Kansas and portions of Missouri.  Core areas of responsibilities include centralized benefits coordination, ensuring healthcare access; quality assurance; partnership development; and stakeholder engagement.  Duties include:  eligibility determination for program services, coordinating with local implementation partners; training and technical assistance support; data collection and management; and additional tasks as needed.  This position is based in Kansas City, Missouri. Travel is required.



  • Support the high-quality and timely administration of Medical Replacement Designee programs;
  • Final eligibility determinations for refugee medical assistance in coordination with local resettlement agencies (LRA) and serve as the centralized benefits services (CBS) unit by providing quality assurance controls, communicating final eligibility and authorizing health benefits coverage;
  • Serve as a key point of contact and coordinate with Replacement Designee (RD) in the states of Kansas and parts of Missouri;
  • Provision of onsite case consultation and coordination support and training to LRAs and RDs in Kansas and parts of Missouri;
  • Assist with program audits and monitoring;
  • Contribute, as needed, to emergency preparedness planning, exercises, events and after-event analysis to ensure that refugees’ needs are addressed during man-made and/or natural disasters;
  • Contribute, as needed, to statewide policies, procedures and practices to promote high-quality and cost-effective refugee health services; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited institution required;
  • A minimum of three-years’ experience in health and human service settings, including federal, state, local governments,universities, hospitals, or nonprofit, community, ethnic or faith-based organizations;
  • Experience with health benefit plans and/or refugee resettlement direct-service delivery is preferred;
  • Working knowledge of the overall refugee resettlement process;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross-cultural environments and experience working with international populations;
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills such as writing reports and health education material for different audiences and tailored communication with health professionals and community members, including refugees;
  • Strong computer skills required, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and statistical software;
  • Self-starter with ability to work well in a team, juggle multiple priorities, and meet regular deadlines;
  • Strong attention to detail; must be highly flexible, and able to keep multiple assignments moving forward; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of USCRI and interest in growing in a nonprofit development department long-term.


  • Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
  • Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands; and
  • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.



U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partnership status, marital status, physical or mental disability, AIDS/HIV status, age, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Excellent benefits package.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



Please submit a resume with cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your online application. Apply for Regional Refugee Health Officer using the link below: 


References will be required at time of the final interview.


No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.