Consultancy Service to conduct Formative Study on Maternal and Child Nutrition and Hygiene in Pastoral Areas of Ethiopia and develop SBCC strategy

Country: Ethiopia Organization: GOAL Closing date: 23 Oct 2020 1. About GOALEstablished in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian and development agency committed to working with communities to achieve sustainable and innovative early response in crises and to assist them to build lasting solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability. GOAL has worked in over 60 countries and responded to almost every major humanitarian disaster. We are currently operational in 13 countries globally. For more information on GOAL and its operations please visit https://www.goalglobal.org/.GOAL has been working in Ethiopia since 1984, implementing a range of multi-sectoral development and humanitarian programmes responding to sudden-onset and protracted crises. GOAL works with the most vulnerable groups – primarily children under five, pregnant and lactating women, street-connected children and youth, refugees, internally displaced people, and drought-affected pastoralist, agro-pastoralists, and smal…

Health Officer

Kebri Beyah, Ethiopia International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia

Requisition ID: 107/07

Job Title: Health Officer

Sector: HEALTH

Employment Category: Definite

Employment Type: Full Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Kebribeyah

Job Description

Scope:

The Health Officer is responsible for planning, implementation, and monitoring of the Health interventions in HIV/AIDS and reproductive health in the assigned refugee camp. The Health Officer reports to the Camp Manager and technically to the senior Health officer as well as Health Manager based in Jijiga. The officer coordinates the Health services with other actors and responsible for ensuring the adherence to the implementation of health program activities according to nationally accepted standards.

Responsibilities:

Technical

·         Ensure that the goals and objectives of the project are met as per the project proposal, work plan and M & E Plan

·         Ensure that all specified HIV/AIDs and RH/FP activities are implemented in the refugee camp and the surrounding local communities.

·         Liaises and builds strong linkages and partnerships with other agencies, zonal, and woreda partners on ensuring service implementation in the targeted area.

·         Implement activities focusing on prevention and behavior change using community-based structures.

·         Plan training and sensitization sessions on HIV/AIDs and RH preventions to the health providers and other beneficiaries.

·         Represent IRC in coordination meetings, workshops, task force meetings, etc in the respective refugee camp.

·         Work closely with youth health club members on awareness-raising and condom distribution activities.

·         Ensure the establishment and maintaining quality data management system.

·         Keep health program activity records both in soft and hard copies and provide activity reports as the need arises by IRC and the donor timely.

·         Ensures that HIV/AIDs and RH/FP interventions are utilized per the standard protocols, policies, and guidelines as prescribed by the Ministry of Health and WHO.

·         Helps in conducting workshops, training, and presentations for Woreda health staff as per the project description

Grant Management

·         Follow all IRC standard grant Management tools as recommended by the Addis based health unit and M & E unit

·         Ensure that all activities are implemented according to the work plan and that targets are met.

Budget Monitoring

·         Work closely with the senior Health officer and Health Manager in management of the grant budget

·         Raise PRs as the need arises after discussion with colleagues.

·         Supervise expenditure on a monthly basis and report appropriately.

Monitoring and Evaluation

·         Supervise the implementation of HIV/AIDs and RH activities in the camp.

·         Ensure that the stared goals and objectives of the program are met.

·         Ensure establishment and maintain quality data management system for both RH and HIV/AIDS projects

Human Resource Management

·         The position holder will be responsible for the management and supervision of the Health Social Workers.

·         He/ She will ensure that staff performance evaluation is conducted on time and in a standard quality manner that contributes to the staff development plan.

Key working relationships

Internal

Receives technical support from the Health Manger in Jijiga and the Addis health Technical Unit.

External

Beneficiary communities, Woreda HAPCO, Woreda Health Offices, Woreda health facilities, and other NGOs

 

Qualifications

Education and experience

·         BSC in public health, nursing with at least three years of working experience or BA Degree holders, and 2 years of experience for postgraduate degree holders in nursing and similar fields.

·         Experience working in preventive RH and HIV/AIDs Refugee Programming is preferable.

·         Good project management skills, ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the implementation of community-based RH and HIV/AIDs projects.

·         Proven qualifications, experience, or training in community mobilization and community health promotion.

·         Experience in coordinating and facilitating training

·         Excellent written and spoken English

Personal specifications

·         Ability to work under pressure, long work hours, and high workload.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills verbal and written ones. Communication in English is a key requirement. Knowledge of Somali language is an advantage.

·         Self-motivated, transparent, highly responsible, and punctual.

·         work as part of a team as well as to work autonomously when required.

·         Ability to constructively address gaps and weaknesses.

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must enforce the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other encouraging benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.



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