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Health Facility Supervisor – Mogadishu, Somalia

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Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Health Facility Supervisor

Location: Based 100% in Mogadishu

Job Holder Reports To: Senior Quality Officer in Mogadishu and to SPM in the absence of Senior Quality Officer

Overall Purpose: Working as an important member of a diverse team who are committed to serve the world’s most vulnerable with practical and compassionate care. The Health Facility Supervisor oversees implementation of health and nutrition activities at the health facility. On a day-to-day basis, the Health Facility Supervisor is to provide on the job training for the health care workers, ensure timely reports, WHO and MoH treatment guidelines are followed Other key tasks include meeting quality standards in health and nutrition activities, beneficiary participation, and liaising with other stakeholders.

Project Overview:

Health, Nutrition and WASH programme in several regions, including Mogadishu, specialising in linking up health facility based services with community networks and integrated multisectoral outreach when malnutrition rates are high.

Community health projects including Care Group Model and integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) Construction of a health facility, including WASH infrastructure and Emergency responses programmes

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Health Facility Supervisor

Evaluate the standards of clinical care and promote the most effective use of medical resources while maintaining acceptable and high standards

Identify and coordinate opportunities for quality improvement both internally and externally.

Facilitate in the development, monitoring, and presentation of internal quality measures and initiatives

Provides on-the-job training to health care workers in the facilities in the area of quality improvement

Serve as an integral member of the Health Facility leadership team in bringing the professional clinical expertise to the health facilities team and upholding the standards of clinical practice.

Be responsible for the oversight and supervision of clinical staff performance, coaching, mentoring, developing, and implementing clinical best practices.

Facilitate the promotion and coordination of patient care activities among members of the health care team in a collegial relationship.

Other duties as assigned

Specific responsibilities

Ensuring that adequate resources are in place to promote technically correct care i.e.

Adequate numbers of staff with appropriate skills

Drugs, clinical supplies and equipment

Procedures, guidelines, norms and standards

A maintained infrastructure

Ensuring quality services from the client perspective:

Services are available at adequately convenient hours with enough staff

Respect, dignity and consideration from all staff for privacy and confidentiality

Promote use of best practice in the Maternity department and specifically on the use of Partograph

Train and provide supervision to the clinicians on best practice in management of the under fives

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Train the clinical staff on and ensure quality growth monitoring and immunization for children under 5

Train and supervise to ensure that recommended and standard national guidelines are followed in all CMAM activities

Establish a reliable HMIS unit in the supported facilities that is competent to furnish dependable data that can be utilised for decision making

Treatment guidelines are available and in use.

Ensure beneficiary feedback mechanism

Staff Management

Establish a reliable HMIS unit in the supported facilities that is competent to furnish dependable data that can be utilised for decision making

Assess the training needs of facility staff and ensure that appropriate training is conducted

Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between facility staff, to ensure all staff members are aware of project objectives and current work plans and to provide the opportunity for feedback

Provide coaching and technical supervision to partner organisation and health facility staff in order to develop ownership and full responsibility for health and nutrition activities

Financial Management

Ensure that assigned quality improvement tasks and responsibilities are implemented according to budget and meet the Medair standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance

Communication and Coordination

Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication structures with the assigned health facility teams, beneficiaries, partner organisations, Directorate of health office and other relevant stakeholders with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.

Participate in coordination meetings, Medair internal trainings, and other working groups or meetings as required, representing Medair and feeding back to the facility staff , Quality officer and HPM on relevant issues.


Liaise, as necessary, the Senior Quality Officer and the logistics staff to ensure items are requested from the warehouse, transported, stored, managed and accounted for correctly.

Train health care workers at the health facility on stock management

Prepare monthly medical supplies requests and timely submit to the logistics team

Delegated Responsibilities

Implementation of the assigned project(s) within budget and the agreed time frame

Management of the budget for the assigned project(s)

Management of the technical aspects of the assigned project(s), including staff knowledge and performance

Representation of Medair at meetings and through relationships with external partners (e.g. community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs) in coordination with the HPM.

Refer to the HPM before making any commitment on behalf of Medair whether verbal or written.

Person SpecificationQualification / ExperienceEssentialDesirableVocational qualificationHigher level qualification, preferably inMedical Doctor, BSc Nursing, Clinical health or in another relevant field such asOfficer or equivalent qualification with anursing /medicine minimum of three years recent clinical

Work experience

2 years post-qualification professional

A Minimum of 3 years of Health care

experience in a relevant field

Quality Management/Quality

Management experience in a nutrition /

Improvement experience in Somalia or

Similar context

health context


Good English (spoken and written)

Conversant in Somali language and

culture and ideally a Somali

IT Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook Competencies Essential Desirable


Passionate about serving the poor

Desire to learn



Team-player with good inter-personal skills

Experience of living and working in a

multi-cultural team

Willingness to support others and to share

workloadAptitude for quality improvement and capacity-building Experience in training / mentoring /coaching staff


Capacity to work under pressure and

Willingness to be stretched

manage personal stress levels

professionally and personally

Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner Technical expertiseAbility and willingness to efficiently run the overall Health and Nutrition activities in a primary healthcare setup Good numerical & report writing and skillsKnowledge of humanitarian principles,Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols

Management and

Knowledge and experience of nutrition /

Good understanding of humanitarian

primary health care principles and



managementAble to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks Able to take the initiative in project decisions Able to enforce proceduresAble to set clear objectives for staffCommitted to consultative and servant-minded leadership

Areas of expertise

Health ,Management ,Nutrition, Public Health

Work conditions

Currently Medair runs its Somalia activities in Mogadishu, the job holder will operate from Daynile and Karan Health Facilities working from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Sunday till Thursday.

Job Commitment

Planned start date

15th February 2022

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Duration of commitment 12 months

To apply send cover letter and CV to recruitment-som@medair.org by 23rd January 2022



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