6 Dec 2017

Clinical Coordinator 


Job Description


Date: 06/12/2017


Health Poverty Action (HPA) formerly Known as Health Unlimited works with some of the poorest and most marginalized communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, often in very difficult environments.  We work to enable these communities to achieve improvements to their health, promoting this as one of their fundamental human rights.

Spanning almost a quarter of a century, Health Poverty Action’s work has grown to include programmes in 14 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America (with more currently in development).  We always prioritise the most poor and the most marginalised – those neglected by governments and almost everyone else.  This has led us to work in some very difficult environments, often providing the only external assistance.

Health status and poverty levels are inextricably bound together.  Each is both a cause and a consequence of the other.  Put positively, this means there is great power in an approach that addresses both of them as improvements in one yield improvements in the other.  This is the approach Health Poverty Action is committed to.  It makes health first and foremost not a medical challenge – though that plays its part – but a fundamental issue of justice and human rights.

Working with communities to build local capacity, Health Poverty Action’s programmes seek to pioneer new approaches.  We take a holistic approach, focusing not just on the health sector but being prepared to do anything we can to help make the biggest possible difference to health.  Our programmes take a rights-based approach, strengthening poor and marginalised communities to advocate on their own behalf, and helping build the capacity of wider networks and movements they can partner with.

HPA Somaliland seeks to recruit competent and dynamic professionals for the positions of Clinical Coordinator and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Assistant. The positions are based in HPA Berbera office with frequent travel to project sites within the Sahil region as detailed bellow;

Position: Clinical Coordinator

Duration: 11 Months

Duty Station: Berbera with frequent field travel in Sahil region

Reporting to: Senior Technical Advisor

Job Purpose:

The position holder will contribute to the implementation of project performance through support supervision, monitoring, evaluation accountability and reporting systems. He/she will promote understanding of community integrated health and nutrition outreach processes to HPA teams, partners, beneficiaries and donors. Working closely with project teams, the position holder will implement tools to ensure beneficiaries are informed of project goal, implementation methodologies, beneficiary selection criteria, project timeline and obligations. He/she will monitor adherence to HPA/donor compliance standards and requirements and will contribute to assessment and baseline processes to promote quality design and to help measure impact and support institutional learning, monitoring and evaluation and related research activities with particular emphasis to Integrated Health and Nutrition, SGBV and WASH programmes. He/she will also support the wider HPA Somaliland Programme.

Key Responsibilities will include but not limited to;

  • Provide technical and programmatic support to the EPHS Sahil programme related to maternal, child health and nutrition.
  • Provide technical support to HPA supported health facilities in Sahil regions to strengthen the health service delivery systems.
  • Provide capacity building support to the project staff, MCH staff, RHO team and hospital staff supported by project through training, coaching and mentoring.
  • Support and improve health management information systems at MCHs, RHO and hospital level.
  • Support and improve quality of care, service delivery system and record keeping at MCHs and hospital level.
  • Support and improve health programme planning, management, monitoring and supervision and health system management at RHO and MCH level.
  • Support all community-based activities that encourage community participation in monitoring and demanding for quality health services including activities aimed at addressing SGBV.
  • Coordinate project related survey, assessment, baseline, evaluation, monitoring and reviews as per the plan.
  • Support and make improvement in M&E system to assess the impact of health promotion activities and contribute to the overall documentation of the project lessons learned and stories of change.
  • Ensure that country programme is producing results as per the plan and maintaining the quality of programme delivery as per HPA’s standard and inline with national policies and guidelines.

Job Requirements

Skills and Competence:    


  • Relevant qualification; diploma or BSc in Nursing & Midwifery; Clinical Medicine; Public/Community Health or related discipline
  • Proven ability & experience in programme monitoring and technical support supervision in integrated health and nutrition support supervision – Minimum 2 years
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills;
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Fluent in Somali and English languages
  • Commitment to overcome poverty and suffering


  • Experience of working effectively within a big international agency, in health and nutrition projects/programmes.
  • Prior experience in support Health Sector supervision, mentoring training/accompanying/learning in the field.
  • Experience leading strategy development and implementation monitoring in collaboration with staff
  • Proven ability to synthesize and distil information from a variety of sources, to draw lessons from project documentation and to summarize complex  information accurately and concisely
  • Prior experience working on a USAID funded projects

How to Apply

  • All Applications should be addressed to: The HR-HPA
  • Please send an Updated CV and cover letter to: slvacancy@healthpovertyaction.or.ke indicating full contact details of at least 3 referees, one of whom MUST be your most recent/current supervisor/employer
  • Please Quote “Berbera Recruitment” in the Subject line


Only applications sent by email will be accepted.

Deadline for Submission:  Wednesday 20th December, 2017 at 5.00 PM. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted. Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted.



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