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Field Health Officer – Galkacayo, Puntland state of Somalia

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  • Post date:23 Feb 2021
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Job Description

POSITION: Field Health Officer

Job Grade: Band 4
Department: Health
Location Branch
Reports To: Branch Health Officer
Direct Reports: Head Nurse
Overall Job Purpose

Provide technical support and leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of an integrated community-based health care program and budget at the Branch level aimed at providing quality healthcare to address the needs of vulnerable communities. Coordinate and supervise the operations of the out-patient and mobile outreach clinics to ensure delivery of high quality maternal and child health services, including immunization, nutrition,health and hygiene promotion and epidemic response. Review and monitor implementation of health program activities and submit periodic update reports in line with health policy and donor requirements  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Technical Leadership & Programme Implementation

  • Statistics and monthly reports are responsibility of deputy branch health officer
  • Leave plan of the branch is under the responsibility of the branch health officer
  • Conduct participatory needs assessment to identify community health needs and set priorities and develop a capacity strengthening plan to improve the health condition of vulnerable communities
  • Provide technical support and leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of an integrated community-based health care program at the Branch level per the approved budget and scope
  • Coordinate and supervise out-patient and mobile outreach clinics to ensure delivery of high quality maternal and child health services such as safe motherhood, immunization and nutrition.
  • Coordinate the requisition and receipt of adequate drugs and medical supplies for distribution to outpatient and mobile clinics to ensure availability of medicines to avoid stock-outs
  • Implement effective community-based participatory approaches and methodologies and ensure that effective behavior change strategies are employed to promote hygiene and sanitation initiatives
  • Coordinate and supervise home visits to inform and motivate families to improve hygiene and living conditions through information sharing, dissemination of communication materials
  • Review and monitor implementation of health programs to determine whether community needs are being addressed and prepare periodic reports in line with health policy and donor requirements

Operations Management

  • Provide support to the development, implementation and evaluation of the Branch health program annual work plans and budgets line with strategic priorities
  • Identify capacity-building needs of the health team and volunteers and ensure they are properly trained and well supported to implement program activities
  • Work closely with procurement and logistics to ensure availability of adequate medicine and related supplies in order to avoid stock-outs

Strategic Partnerships & Donor Relationships

  • Develop and enhance relationships with strategic partners, donors, local authorities, and humanitarian actors to maximize support for humanitarian response
  • Represent SRCS in relevant conferences, seminars, workshops and meetings to conduct periodic review of health program activities  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the SRSC Senior Management

Educational Qualifications & Professional Training

Diploma/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional practice in Public


Health, Nursing/Midwifery with experience in maternal and child health

Leadership and Management, Project Management;

Professional Training

Monitoring and Evaluation

Certification/Licensing      May be a Registered Nurse

Job Competencies & Experience

  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding integrity and ethics
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Team leader with demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills
  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate openness to change & ability to manage complexities
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills and ability to manage inter-

Competencies group dynamics and mediate conflicting interests

  • Excellent writing skills, analytical capacity to synthesize project outputs and findings for the preparation of quality programme reports
  • Maturity & confidence in dealing with senior and high ranking officials
  • Remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of views Proficiency in computer office packages word, excel, power point.
  • Language Requirement Demonstrate proficiency in Somali and English languages

Minimum 3 years relevant experience in implementing an integrated health program consisting of maternal and child health, immunization,

Relevant Experience nutrition, HIV/Aids as well as health and hygiene promotion within a humanitarian context

Interested candidates are encouraged to send their updated CV, cover letter, and copy of their certificates to: srcshrm@gmail.com 

Deadline for Applications: 2rd March-2021

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