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Emergency Health Project Officer – Herale district, Galgadud region

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  • Post date:30 Nov 2019
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TITLE: Emergency Health Project Officer
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Health LOCATION: Herale district, Galgadud region

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.


Under the general guidance of the Health project manager, the Health officer will take the overall responsibility of the day-to-day implementation of the emergency health project activities in their respective areas by leading the coordination of health activities with the staffs at the health facilities and working closely with the IDP health management team


Reports to: Health project Manager

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

Number of direct reports: Health centre based staff


  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 the community and health facility component of the programme
  3. Provide regular field visits to the supported facilities, communities, community health workers and outreach sites
  4. Organize regular supportive supervision visits with the district health management team to primary health care facilities
  5. Provide on the job training to the health facilities staffs on the key areas and guidelines
  6. Provide direct supervision to Community Healthy Workers
  7. Responsible for all community level reporting (distribution of reporting tools to CHWs and facilities, regular collection of reports from communities/CHWs
  8. Assist in development of detailed health programme plans for the district
  9. 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.
  10. Provide technical support to the health staffs from supported facilities
  11. Support community health workers during appropriate practical tasks in project implementation.
  12. Lead public consultation exercises and facilitate community participation, using a variety of techniques to ensure the involvement of the community.
  13. Resolve conflicts of interest, build consensus and keep communities informed of project progress
  14. Responsible for the appropriate distribution of drugs, medical supplies and other NFIs to health facilities and the community
  15. 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


•       Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources

•       Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others

•       Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision

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


•       Shows awareness of their strength and limitation and actively takes responsibility for their development

•       Seeks out feedback to understand their area for improvement

•       Actively shares knowledge and experience with others


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

•       Stays with a problem or challenge until a solution is reached or no longer reasonably attainable

•       Knows when to involve others in a decision

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


•       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 behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conducts


•       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



  • Qualified Nurse or Public Health [Master’s degree in a relevant course is an added value]
  • More than (1) year experience in primary health care implementation
  • Experience in Southern states health programmes and the overall country health system
  • 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.


  • Master’s degree in Public Health with strong communication skills
  • Experience with Essential package of health care services (EPHS)
  • health interventions in the region
  • Experience with international NGOs

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit the below link



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.


Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to

Declaration of commitment:

I ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. understand and agree to undertake my responsibility in accordance with the above listed accountabilities/activities and also abide the terms and conditions of the contract

Signature: ……………….                                                                     Date: ………………


Date of issue:                           Author: Ag. Health Programme Manager – SS


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