Health Project Officer – Dhoobley, Somalia

Save the Children

Health Project Officer – Dhoobley, Somalia

Job Description

Health Project Officer ( 1 Position) Dhobley– 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:

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 and long-term 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 hospital administrators and district health management team in the larger Afmadow district.

Reports to: Health Project Manager-Dhobley

Dimensions: Save the Children operates across all zones in Somalia and currently has three main area offices and additional 11 field offices. Programmatically Somalia is a large Country Office with more than $110million annual budget and staff over 650 staff.

Staff directly reporting to this postNone but will provide technical oversight/ supervision for the Health administrators, facility in charges, and overall clinical staff together with the Ministry of Health in Afmadhow district.

TITLE:  Health Project Officer – Dhobley

TEAM/PROGRAMME: Health

LOCATIONDhobley

GRADE: 4

CONTRACT LENGTH: 12 months            

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.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

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 and long-term 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 hospital administrators and district health management team in the larger Afmadow district.

Reports to: Health Project Manager-Dhobley

Role dimensions:

Save the Children operates across all zones in Somalia and currently has three main area offices and additional 11 field offices. Programmatically Somalia is a large Country Office with more than $110million annual budget and staff over 650 staff.

Staff reporting to this postNone but will provide technical oversight/ supervision for the Health administrators, facility in charges, and overall clinical staff together with the Ministry of Health in Afmadhow district.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  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. Follow up and supervise Save the Children’s COVID 19 activities in the district.
  14. Resolve conflicts of interest, build consensus and keep communities informed of project progress
  15. Responsible for the appropriate distribution of drugs, medical supplies and other NFIs to health facilities and the community
  16. 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

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.

Collaboration:

  • builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

  • develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

  • honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

Skills and Qualifications

 Academic Background:

Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Nursing or Public health.  [Master’s degree in a relevant course will be an added value]

Experience and Skills

Essential

  • More than (3) year experience in primary health care implementation, and good clinical background.
  • Experience in Southern states health programmes particularly lower Jubba and overall Somalia health system.
  • Experience in community health program implementation, community strategy and working with community structures.
  • 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.

Desirable

  • Experience with Essential package of health services model/ approach (EPHS)
  • health interventions in the region
  • Experience with international NGOs.
  • Good command of English, and use of computer functions

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Adult Safeguarding.

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy, all employees are also expected to carry out their duties in accordance with SCI protection from sexual exploitation abuse.

Health and Safety

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

How to apply

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=220003OK&lang=en

Application will close on 23rd  May, 2022.

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

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply

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

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