Somalia: Health Programme Assistant

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Overview of position

Our client is one of the major humanitarian and development actors in Somalia. Our client implements primary healthcare service programmes in Dollow. Our client provides technical and operational support for service delivery at static health facilities and mobile medical clinics.
In this context, our client is recruiting a Health Programme Assistant (Nurse) based in Dollow to strengthen quality of healthcare service delivery and community outreach services in static and mobile clinics.
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Health Programme Officer, and under the overall supervision of the Health Programme Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and strengthening our client’s health programming in Dollow, including quality control of healthcare services at our client’s-supported clinics, capacity building of seconded Ministry of Health clinical staff, administrative and financial support to enable programme implementation, liaising with Ministry of Health and other government counterparts, and supporting new initiatives such as expansion of immunization services, expansion of nutrition programming, and community health initiatives to improve health outcomes and prevent disease outbreaks.

Role objectives

  • Manage our client’s-supported primary health clinics, mobile medical teams, outpatient therapeutic programmes in Dollow. This includes, but is not limited to, quality assurance, oversight of data management, stock management, assessment of gaps at clinics and implementation of corrective measures, and all administrative tasks related to operation of the clinics.
  • Assist in monitoring clinical service delivery to ensure it meets our client’s quality standards, and that national clinical management and treatment guidelines are strictly followed
  • Assist in keeping track of medical supplies and drugs and in ensuring and verifying timely replenishment to avoid stock outs
  • Orientate, train, and build capacity of seconded Ministry of Health staff at the clinics through training, mentorship, and on-job Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Monitor the performance of Ministry of Health seconded and partner staff and ensure timely submission of their monthly attendance sheets to Mogadishu office
  • Ensure community outreach medical services are provided in accordance with project plans, including health promotion and delivery of curative/preventive services in the community.
  • Identify project development opportunities on the ground and communicate these proactively to Senior Health Programme Officer & Health Programme Coordinator
  • Submit weekly reports to Health Programme Coordinator on program activities, coordination meetings, administrative issues, etc.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders externally including the Ministry of Health and other government departments as needed, and coordinate internally with other programme units
  • Review key epidemiological data every week in a timely manner and contribute to analysis
  • Represent our client in health coordination meetings
  • Undertake duty travel when required, including occasionally to other project locations in Gedo region and Jubbaland State to provide staffing coverage when needed.
  • Conduct additional tasks that may be assigned by the Health Programme Coordinator and Senior Health Programme Officer.

Key competencies

• A minimum of five years of experience working in emergency and/or community development in an aid organization in Somalia and/or with Somali migrants and mobile populations. Experience with an international organization is an advantage.
• High level of computer literacy (MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Experience in capacity building of health workers in clinical service provision.
• Experience in project management and start-up of new projects.
• Experience in effectively liaising with government and local authorities.
• Experience in monitoring and evaluation of project performance
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and internet applications.
• Ability to work independently with limited day-to-day operational support
• Experience in humanitarian programmes for migrants and IDPs is an advantage

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of our client

Further information

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable

  • Interested candidates please apply before 09-06-2019
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply

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