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2 Feb 2019

Health Officer

Job Description

Health Officer–Bossaso– 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:

Under the general guidance of Health manager, the Health officer will take the overall responsibility of the day-to-day implementation of the health project activities in the 7 districts of Bari region- by leading coordination of health activities with the MOH staffs at the health facilities and working closely with the district health management team

Contract Duration: 12 Months

Location: Bossaso

Qualifications and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Qualified Nurse /qualified midwife or Public Health Nurse.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in primary health care implementation.
  • Experience in Somalia health care systems.
  • Experience in working with community health workers.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Experience of living and traveling in remote and insecure place.
  • Understanding rights based approaches and participatory concepts and practical experience in similar context.
  • Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Safe Guarding policy.

Desirable:

  • Experience with Essential package of health care services (EPHS)
  • Experience of working in health interventions in the region
  • Experience 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

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

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

TITLE: Health Officer 1 Post
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Health  LOCATION: Bossaso
GRADE: 4 CONTRACT LENGTH: One Year with Possible extension
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:

Under the general guidance of Health manager, the Health officer will take the overall responsibility of the day-to-day implementation of the health project activities in the 7 districts of Bari region- by leading coordination of health activities with the MOH staffs at the health facilities and working closely with the district health management team

SCOPE OF ROLE: Health Officer

Reports to: Health Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children works in 4 regions in Somalia/Land with a current staff complement of approximately 350 staff.

Number of direct reports: None

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  1. Contribute to the coordination of all aspects of the health programme to meet programme objectives
  2. Responsible for the day to day implementation of health centers in project target areas.
  3. Provide regular field visits to the supported facilities, communities and community health workers
  4. Provide on the job training to the health facilities staffs on the key project deliverables.
  5. Provide direct supervision to Community Healthy Workers and outreach activities.
  6. Responsible for all community level reporting (distribution of reporting tools to CHWs and facilities, regular collection of reports from communities/CHWs
  7. Assist in development of detailed health project plans for the region.
  8. Responsible for ensuring effective and continuously updated data bases for health facilities data, and where possible collation of all community health activities and IEC/BCC/Health Education data from supported communities and partners, plus appropriate data management and analysis.
  9. Provide technical support to the health staffs from supported facilities and mobile teams
  10. Support community health workers during appropriate practical tasks in project implementation.
  11. Lead public consultation exercises and facilitate community participation, using a variety of techniques to ensure the involvement of the community.
  12. Resolve conflicts of interest, build consensus and keep communities informed of project progress
  13. Responsible for the appropriate distribution of drugs, medical supplies and other NFIs to health facilities and the community
  14. To undertake other duties as required

M&E and Reporting

  1. Provide weekly update on the health activities implementation
  2. Provide detailed technical monthly, quarterly and supervision for the health activities
  3. Lead district level assessment with the project manager and the consultant.
  4. In liaison with the HMIS officer ensure monthly HMIS data analyzed and report shared with the relevant partners
COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS

Delivering Results (Skilled)

Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources

 Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others

 Plans, prioritizes and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision

 Understands the link between their work and the organization’s objectives

Problem Solving & Decision Making (Skilled)

Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions

 Knows when to involve others in a decision

 Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible

 

Applying Technical & Professional Expertise (Skilled)

Delivers work that reflects a good knowledge and application of technical and professional standards

 Keeps up to date with trends in their work area

 Maintains ethical and professional behavior in accordance with relevant codes of conducts

Working Effectively with Others (Skilled)

Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with

 Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities

 Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups

 Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximize impact.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

qualified Nurse /qualified midwife or Public Health Nurse

Two (2) years’ experience in primary health care implementation

Experience in Somalia health care systems

Experience in working with community health workers

Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

Experience of living and traveling in remote and insecure place

Understanding rights based approaches and participatory concepts and practical experience in similar context.

Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Safe Guarding policy.

Desirable

¨       Experience with Essential package of health care services (EPHS)

¨       Experience of working in health interventions in the region

¨       Experience 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.

Application procedure:

Interested candidates can see the Job Description and apply for this position using the below URL;

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900008B&lang=en

Applications will close on 12th February 2018 at 23:00 hrs of the local time, applications submitted beyond that time will not be considered.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified candidates. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Date of issue:      Jan 2019                   Author: SCI

 


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