6 Dec 2018

HEALTH Programme Manager

Job Description

 

TITLE :HEALTH Programme 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.

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:

Health Program manager will provide overall technical management and coordination support to all health projects in Puntland. This includes support to all health projects (including emergency response) in Karkaar, Bari, Nugal and Mudug regions of Puntland though promoting and disseminating the best practice, documenting achievements and lessons learned of these projects amongst partners and other key players in Puntland S/he will coordinate with Nutrition and WASH sectors for integrated delivery of health, nutrition and WASH interventions. S/he will also be responsible for external representation in Puntland and maintaining regular contact with relevant stakeholders as appropriate. Responsible to organise Health Cluster meetings and to chair the HC meeting in the absence of the Head of Health and Nutrition.

Contract Duration: One Year.

Location: Garowe

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The post holder will be sensitive to the cultural and political environment of Somalia and will have the ability to plan and ensure the implementation of the project, and to manage resources effectively.

Essential

  • Health professional with relevant qualification in medicine and Public health.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in similar role with substantial relevant experience in Health program management
  • Previous experience in coordinating, implementing and managing complex health programs with INGO’s in developing countries and/or IDPs settings.
  • International experience is highly desirable
  • Experience in situation analysis, health assessments and program implementation.
  • Ability to support and build capacity of staff through performance management.
  • Excellent skills in monitoring implementation of Health programme activities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively to the field, under sometimes difficult and occasionally insecure circumstances.
  • Experience in grant management and proposal writing is preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power point, Epi-Info/SPSS, Outlook and the internet.
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, exercise flexibility and adaptability to transition.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy

 

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: Health Program Manager – Puntland
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Program Management  Puntland-  Implementation/Operation LOCATION:  Garowe
SCI GRADE:  2 Job Type: National/International

 

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 Health Program manager will provide overall technical management and coordination support to all health projects in Puntland. This includes support to all health projects (including emergency response) in Karkaar, Bari, Nugal and Mudug regions of Puntland though promoting and disseminating the best practice, documenting achievements and lessons learned of these projects amongst partners and other key players in Puntland S/he will coordinate with Nutrition and WASH sectors for integrated delivery of health, nutrition and WASH interventions. S/he will also be responsible for external representation in Puntland and maintaining regular contact with relevant stakeholders as appropriate. Responsible to organise Health Cluster meetings and to chair the HC meeting in the absence of the Head of Health and Nutrition.

 

SCOPE OF ROLE:

 

Hierarchically Reports to: Area Representative – Puntland

Functionally Reports to: Senior Health Technical Specialist(SHTS)- Somalia/Somaliland

 

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

 

Staff directly reporting to this post:

Health Programme/ Project Managers

 

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

 

Providing Technical support to health program staff.

  • In close collaboration with the area representative for Puntland and his/her logistics, HR and finance teams to support all health projects in Puntland. These includes but not limited to providing close technical support, ensuring quality of project implementation, ensuring cross-learning and documentation, sharing lessons with relevant partners, ensuring compliance with health thematic plan and organizational standards, etc.
  • To lead in developing technical research protocols to support analysis of project achievements, constraints and findings.
  • To lead in the coordination and preparation of donor reports and, in liaison with the operations, awards and finance departments, to ensure that these are of high quality, reporting clearly on progress towards the outputs, and thus towards meeting the purpose, of the project as stated in the project proposals
  • To document achievements and learning of the projects on a quarterly basis and share with head of Health and Nutrition and Area Representative for wider dissemination
  • Support and provide evidences for additional support to the health sector in Puntland and to lobby the Puntland authorities to increase their annual budget to the sector.
  • To lead and/or participate in any final evaluation of projects that may be undertaken.
  • To work together with monitoring and learning specialist to document programme learning, ensuring it is fed into organisational advocacy.
  • Work closely with the SHTS to prepare Concept Note and the project proposals within the agreed timeframe.
  • To review all the monthly and quarterly reports and send them to the SHTS for review.
  • To  participate in monthly health cluster meetings, document and share key findings with the wider health team, and ensure that Save the Children emergency health response is in line with Health Cluster and MOH priorities. minutes
  • To facilitate the supervision of the health facilities during the visit of the SHTS and to follow up on the recommendations of the SHTS

 

Financial Management

·         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 Managers, and the Grants Manager.

·         Recommend grant and budget revisions in consultation with the Field Manager, AR, Technical Specialist and Grants Manager.

·         Advise on budget development for field activities in conjunction with the health staff/partners and Health Specialist and Field Managers.

 

Coordination and Representation

·         Ensure interactive programming with other sectors particularly nutrition, and WASH; and where applicable with protection, education, livelihoods and food security.

·         Represent Save the Children to partners, donor agencies, health agencies, including Ministry of Health (MOH), WHO, and INGO’s in Puntland

·         Support the Health technical team in Nairobi  , Field Managers, Area Representatives as deemed necessary in respect to the coordination of health programmes

 

COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS

 

Delivering Results:

·         Maintains a broad strategic perspective at the same time as an awareness of the detail of a situation

·         Establishes clear and compelling objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance

·         Creates and applies measures and metrics to track performance

·         Holds others accountable for achieving results and challenges underperformance

·         Demonstrates financial awareness and a concern for cost effectiveness

 

Working Effectively with Others:

·         Enables people from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to contribute to positive outcomes

·         Breaks down silo working and challenges behaviors that are not collaborative

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

·         Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities

·         Knows when to follow and lend leadership to strengthen other leaders

  • Recognises when trust is broken and seeks to resolve conflict and re-establish trust

 

Problem Solving and Decision Making:

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

·         Knows when to involve others in a decision

·         Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influences that impact on decision making

·         Analyses and exercises judgment in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance or knowledge of the full facts

·         Evaluates the opportunities and risks of each idea and solution to make informed strategic decisions

 

Develop Self and Others:

·         Gives regular positive and constructive feedback to others

·         Identifies clear development needs and development plans through regular constructive reviews of their own performance (and their team’s where appropriate)

·         Creates space for others to learn and provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments when people are ready for them

·         Coaches others to learn from their experiences on the job and to use the resources available to them

Innovating and Adapting:

·         Openly talks about doing things differently, pushing the boundaries and ways of working to drive improvements

·         Demonstrates flexibility in following processes and procedures, while remaining true to the organisation’s values

·         Anticipates change and adapts their (and team’s) plans and priorities accordingly

·         Builds the confidence of others in their own ability to develop new ideas and embrace change

·         Generates learning for the organisation and evidence for the impact and quality of our work

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The post holder will be sensitive to the cultural and political environment of Somalia and will have the ability to plan and ensure the implementation of the project, and to manage resources effectively.

Essential

·         Health professional with relevant qualification in medicine and Public health. At least 5 years’ experience in similar role with substantial relevant experience in Health program management

·         Previous experience in coordinating, implementing and managing complex health programs with INGO’s in developing countries and/or IDPs settings.

·         International experience is highly desirable

·         Experience in situation analysis, health assessments and program implementation.

·         Ability to support and build capacity of staff through performance management.

·         Excellent skills in monitoring implementation of Health programme activities.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         Ability and willingness to travel extensively to the field, under sometimes difficult and occasionally insecure circumstances.

·         Experience in grant management and proposal writing is preferred.

·         Excellent computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Power point, Epi-Info/SPSS, Outlook and the internet.

·         Ability to multitask, work under pressure, exercise flexibility and adaptability to transition.

·         Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy

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=180000B5&lang=en 

Closing Date will be 16th Dec 2018

 


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