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Health Internship Programme(2)– Mogadishu Somali Nationals 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.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

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:

Save the Children International is one of the biggest Health partners in Somalia and one of its milestones is to provide an opportunity to develop the Human Resource for Health including the fresh graduates that are willing to join and work for their communities. This Health Internship Programme is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Somalia health programs. This one-year scheme is designed to enable participants to develop the necessary skills to launch a career in health programs implementation and management with Save the Children.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Health Project Officer

Staff reporting to this post: NA

Direct:NA

Indirect :NA

Budget Responsibilities:NA

Role Dimensions: NA

Location: Mogadishu- Somalia

TITLE:  Health Internship Programme
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Health LOCATION: Mogadishu
GRADE: NA CONTRACT LENGTH:9 months
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; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the Children International is one of the biggest Health partners in Somalia and one of its milestones is to provide an opportunity to develop the Human Resource for Health including the fresh graduates that are willing to join and work for their communities. This Health Internship Programme is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Somalia health programs. This one-year scheme is designed to enable participants to develop the necessary skills to launch a career in health programs implementation and management with Save the Children.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Health Project Officer

Staff reporting to this post: NA

Direct:NA

Indirect :NA

Budget Responsibilities:NA

Role Dimensions: NA

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :

Under the supervision of Health Officer, the Health Programme Intern will be responsible for implementation of day to day activities of the health programmeat the Health Unit and community. He/she will be expected to work within the heath facility, health posts and community in the SCI supported health facilities’ catchment population and collaborate with the integrated community health program to implement health activities. She/he will spend approximately 80% of his/her time in the field both at the health facility, health posts and in the community.

Criteria for Applicants

·         An important entry requirement for interns is the ability to improvise and take initiative in the face of unexpected challenges

·         Interns’ ability to adapt to difficult circumstances, motivate themselves and remain positive and productive in the face of obstacles will greatly enhance the benefits they gain from the internship.

·         Whilst coaches will have been carefully selected and will be supported in their coaching roles, they are busy programme staff members juggling a range of responsibilities in sometimes unpredictable environments. In some cases this may place limitations on their ability to provide extensive support and dedicated time to interns. Interns therefore need to be solution-focused and able to adapt to changing situations.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

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

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 

Person Specification

Essential

·         Nationally recognized qualification in Health related courses preferably Nurse, public health, or health professional qualification, or demonstrated equivalent level of expertise gained through working in a health programme in Somalia

·         Belief in team work and participatory approaches with an ability to motivate and support others

·         Commitment to Save the Children’s mission, values and approach (including child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).

·         Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically

·         Respect for, and ability to work with, people of different ages and backgrounds

·         Pragmatism, solution-focused and ‘can-do’ attitude

·         Takes initiative and responsibility for own learning and work

·         Willingness to travel to and work in field projects, often in remote locations with limited amenities

·         Ability to be work flexibly and to adapt to different and sometimes difficult situations

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·         Excellent written and spoken English, including proven ability to write concisely and clearly for different audiences

Desirable

·         Understanding of major issues Somalia health including maternal, newborn & child health

·         Health background: BSc. Nurse, BSc. Public Health/Health services management

·         Ability to work in hard to reach areas with limited amenities.

·         Experience of working or volunteering with children

You will be provided with an internship allowance based on Save the Children International Somalia Programme package for interns.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

Desirable:

Health background fresh graduate from locally or internationally recognized institutions

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Nationally recognized qualification in Health related courses preferably Nurse, public health, or health professional qualification, or demonstrated equivalent level of expertise gained through working in a health programme in Somalia
  • Belief in team work and participatory approaches with an ability to motivate and support others
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s mission, values and approach (including child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically
  • Respect for, and ability to work with, people of different ages and backgrounds
  • Pragmatism, solution-focused and ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Takes initiative and responsibility for own learning and work
  • Willingness to travel to and work in field projects, often in remote locations with limited amenities
  • Ability to be work flexibly and to adapt to different and sometimes difficult situations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including proven ability to write concisely and clearly for different audiences

Desirable

  • Understanding of major issues Somalia health including maternal, newborn& child health
  • Health background: BSc. Nurse, BSc. Public Health/Health services management
  • Ability to work in hard to reach areas with limited amenities.
  • Experience of working or volunteering with children

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=190004G2&lang=en

Application will be closed on 5th December 2019.

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

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

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

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