6 Dec 2018

Community Health and Social Accountability (CHASP) project Manager

Job Description

 

TITLE :Community Health and Social Accountability (CHASP) project Manager– Somali National Only

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

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Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The Community Health and Social Accountability (CHASP) Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the project in the region by leading the coordination of CHASP activities with the project team and the MOH regional / district level to ensure successful implementation in line with approved donor agreement, budget and SC health/Nutrition thematic strategy. The incumbent will ensure the CHASP programing is of a consistent high quality and appropriate monitoring / evaluation mechanism are in place to monitor the impact of our work for children.

Contract Duration: One Year.

Location: Bosaso

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential: 

  • Bachelor degree or Master in Public health, Nurse, clinical officer or Equivalent Medical Qualifications.
  • Minimum 4 years proven experience in Health/Nutrition project management, through the whole project cycle (from needs assessment, planning, developing programmes, managing, M&E).
  • Proven ability to manage a programme including management of human and material resources.
  • Experience staff training and capacity building of national structures.
  • Ability to produce analytical and well-presented project reports and proposals.
  • Ability to communicate and maintain tactful relations with relevant local authorities in politically and culturally sensitive environments.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to improvise and work in stressful, volatile environment
  • Familiarity with Sphere guidelines and other humanitarian standards, such as Red Cross Code of Conduct
  • Experience of supervising and motivating field staff
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Representational and advocacy skills
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Protection policy.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience working in similar situations and understanding of the international humanitarian system.
  • Knowledge and experience in Child Right Programming approach
  • Knowledge of the Somalia health system
  • Qualified health scientist with primary health care/community health care experience
  • Experience in child survival and safe motherhood interventions with international NGOs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

JOB TITLE:  Community Health and Social Accountability (CHASP) project Manager
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Health/Nutrition  

 

LOCATION: Bosaso

 

GRADE: 3 POST TYPE: National
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

 

The Community Health and Social Accountability (CHASP) Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the project in the region by leading the coordination of CHASP activities with the project team and the MOH regional / district level to ensure successful implementation in line with approved donor agreement, budget and SC health/Nutrition thematic strategy. The incumbent will ensure the CHASP programing is of a consistent high quality and appropriate monitoring / evaluation mechanism are in place to monitor the impact of our work for children.

 

SCOPE OF ROLE:

 

Hierarchically Reports to: Field Manager- Bosaso

Functionally Reports to: Health Program Manager – Puntland

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia/Land with a current staff complement of approximately 600 staff.

Number of direct reports: 5

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

·         To ensure  health and nutrition  activities in your region are implemented according to the approved donor agreements. Specifically achieve the following:

o   Qualified staffing of the health facilities and the outreach activities

o   Capacity improvement of the health facilities and outreach program in delivering the program activities

o   Access to and the availability of essential preventative and curative primary health care services in your region is increased

o   Acutely malnourished children in the region are appropriated treated through OTP/TSFP and SC services

o   The capacity of CHW’s in your region to identify and refer malnourished and sick children and women is improved

o   The target community in your region demonstrates improved knowledge, attitude and practices in key health and nutrition practices

·         Ensure the implementation of comprehensive Essential Package of Health services (EPHS) program in collaboration with the ministry of health in your region

·         Supervise and Support ministry of health facilities and ensure delivery of quality health care in collaboration with the district health management team and the regional health team

·         Ensure quality curative and preventive health care in all outreach and static health facilities in the region

·         Build the capacity of Mobile outreach health workers, Community health workers and other health staff through continuous on job training and other forms of training.

·         Support the day-to-day management of the CHASP activities in the 3 districts and ensure that the quality of health care is consistent with Sphere standards.

·         Supervise Outreach Nurses, Community Health Workers on management of cases during the days when the outreach clinics are working

·         Coordinate with the Health program manager and the Ministry of health in responding to health needs within North Mudug

·         Work alongside with the district health management team to strengthen quality health services delivery at the health facilities and the outreach sites

 

Team management

·         To directly manage the program officers under your direct line management.  To ensure they have clear work plans and objectives and, at a minimum, receive quarterly supervisions and annual reviews

·         To have overall management responsibility for the program team.  Lead and motivate the team to ensure effective project implementation. At a minimum ensure there are monthly team meetings.

·         To monitor and support all project staff in implementing nutrition and health projects. In particular this includes ensuring their appropriate induction, training and follow-up needs of all project staff are identified and planned for with the Area Field Manager and Human Resource staff. Key areas to consider include; grants management systems, logistics and security guidelines, programme management, monitoring and evaluation procedures and guidelines

·         Ensure the program team have clear terms of reference, monthly work plans and agreed schedule of activities

·         Capacity build and supervise the program team on their daily and routine program activities

·         Motivate and ensure the team meets its target in the program delivery

 

Monitoring and evaluation

·         In liaison with the Health Program Manager put systems in place to ensure information required monitoring progress and impact indicators is collected, compiled and analysed appropriately.

·         Develop and regularly update a detailed implementation plan guiding all health and nutrition programme implementation and ensure this is used by the whole project team to monitor project progress towards completion.

·         Ensure all SC monthly and donor monitoring requirements are complied with.

·         Ensure quality and timely program reports, both monthly and quarterly are produced and shared as appropriate

·         Train and supervise the ministry HMIS team and ensure data and information management at the health facility level is well achieved

·         Organize and facilitate with the ministry of health on the quarterly program progress review and implement accordingly the action points

·         Carry out the internal program assessments (client satisfaction, health facility scorecard etc.) as per the EPHS standards.

 

Financial management

·         As a budget holder for the program, be fully aware of the grant compliance regulations of the donor relevant to your project. Work with the field Manager to review and revise budgets; authorising and monitoring expenditure in line with the budget and donor guidelines, SC grant management and financial guidelines.

·         Work with health project staff, logistics/finance staff to develop expenditure and procurement plans to guide implementation of approved grants. Support Field teams in implementation of these plans ensuring that donor rules and regulations are abided by.

·         Review Budget vs. Actual on a monthly basis with project staff, awards and Finance Team.

·         Provide recommendations and interventions to rectify any identified deviations that impact budget adherence to Field Manager, Health program manager and Finance manager.

 

Representation and coordination

·         Ensure program activities coordination with the ministry of health at regional and district levels throughout the implementation period of this grant.

·         Regularly undertake liaison and advocacy with Government partners and officials in your region on project activities and related health/nutrition issues.

·          Facilitate visits to field sites for donor representatives and other external visitors as required.  Be able to clearly explain project activities and objectives, related policy issues and the project’s contribution to wider SC goals and objectives.

·         Ensure integration programing with other SC sectors particularly nutrition, WASH, FSL, Child protection and Education

·         Lead the health cluster coordination activities in Mudug region and in liaison with the health program manager link to the central level health forums coordination

·         Ensure SCI representation in all regional level health activities coordination

 

Other

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practices with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunity and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all Save the Children resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace
  • Other duties as directed by the line manager.

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BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

·         holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

·         Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

·         sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

·         widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

·         Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

·         builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

·         values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

·         approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

·         develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

·         willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

·         honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential: 

  • Bachelor degree or Master in Public health, Nurse, clinical officer or Equivalent Medical Qualifications.
  • Minimum 4 years proven experience in Health/Nutrition project management, through the whole project cycle (from needs assessment, planning, developing programmes, managing, M&E).
  • Proven ability to manage a programme including management of human and material resources.
  • Experience staff training and capacity building of national structures.
  • Ability to produce analytical and well-presented project reports and proposals.
  • Ability to communicate and maintain tactful relations with relevant local authorities in politically and culturally sensitive environments.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to improvise and work in stressful, volatile environment
  • Familiarity with Sphere guidelines and other humanitarian standards, such as Red Cross Code of Conduct
  • Experience of supervising and motivating field staff
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Representational and advocacy skills
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Protection policy.

 

Desirable:

  • Previous experience working in similar situations and understanding of the international humanitarian system.

·         Knowledge and experience in Child Right Programming approach

  • Knowledge of the Somalia health system
  • Qualified health scientist with primary health care/community health care experience
  • Experience in child survival and safe motherhood interventions with international NGOs

 

 

CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:

 

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.

This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

 

Interested and qualified applicants can view the profile and apply for this position through the below URLs:

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=180000B6&lang=en

Closing Date will be 16th Dec 2018


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