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TEMPORARY BRANCH HEALTH OFFICER – Baladweyn

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Job Description

POSITION: Temporary BRANCH HEALTH OFFICER (6 Months)

Job Grade: Band 5
Department: Health
Location Baladweyn
Reports To: Branch Coordinator
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 programme 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, HIV/Ads, health and hygiene promotion and epidemic response.  Review and monitor implementation of health programme activities and submit periodic update reports in line with health policy and donor requirements  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

Technical Leadership & Programme Implementation

  • 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 programme 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, nutrition and HIV/Aids
  • Coordinate the requisition and receipt of adequate drugs and medical supplies for distribution to outpatient and mobile clinics in order to ensure availability of medicines to avoid stock-outs
  • Implement effective community-based participatory approaches and methodologies and ensure that effective behaviour 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 programmes 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 programme 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 programme 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 programme 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

Education

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

Acknowledgement

I have received, reviewed and fully understand my job description. I further understand that I am responsible for the satisfactory execution of the essential duties and responsibilities described therein,

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

Deadline for Applications: 31 / March, 2020

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