Regional Refugee Health Officer

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience.




St. Louis
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 operations of the Refugee Health Services Department and the administration of the Medical Replacement Designee for the state of Missouri.  Core areas of responsibilities include centralized benefits coordination, ensuring healthcare access for covered enrollees; 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 St. Louis, MO.  Travel may be required.



  •    Support the high-quality and timely administration of Medical Replacement Designee programs;
  •    Determine final eligibility 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 state of MO;
  •    Provide onsite case consultation, coordination support and training to LRAs and RDs in MO;
  •    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 to development and revisions of 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 is preferred;
  • Experience with health benefit plans and/or refugee resettlement direct-service delivery is preferred;
  • Working knowledge of the overall refugee resettlement process;
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-cultural environments and experience with international populations;
  • Demonstrated abilities to practice discretion and diplomacy and maintain strict confidentiality and security of sensitive information;
  • Experience with delivering training, public speaking and building productive partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills such as writing reports and tailored material for diverse audiences;
  • 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 while maintaining flexibility, and meet regular deadlines;
  • Strong attention to detail; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of USCRI and interest in growing in a nonprofit 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


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.