Somalia: National Health Programme Officer

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Overview of Position

Our client is one of the major humanitarian and development actors in Somalia. The client is expanding its health programme Kismayo and neighboring areas within Kismayo District and Lower Juba region of Jubbaland. In addition, our client provides technical and operational support for primary healthcare service delivery at static health facilities, mobile medical clinics, and nutrition OTPs.
In this context, our client is recruiting a Health Programme Officer based in Kismayo to implement primary healthcare projects, ensuring delivery of high-quality healthcare to patients through static and mobile clinics, as well through community outreach.
Under the direct supervision of the Health Programme Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing implementation of projects in Kismayo, including quality control of healthcare services at supported clinics, capacity building of seconded Ministry of Health clinical staff, administrative tasks 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

  • Oversee supported primary health clinics, mobile medical teams, nutrition outpatient therapeutic programmes in Kismayo town and other regions of Kismayo district. This includes clinical quality assurance, oversight of data management, supply chain management, assessment of service gaps at clinics and implementation of corrective measures, and all administrative tasks related to operation of the clinics
  • Oversee and provide technical supervision to 1-2 health programme assistants in Dhobley.
  • Monitor and assess clinical service delivery to ensure it meets the client’s quality standards, and that national clinical management and treatment guidelines are strictly followed
  • Keep track of medical supplies and drugs and in ensuring and verifying timely replenishment to avoid stock outs.
  • 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.
  • Implement community health initiatives, including piloting of integrated community case management (iCCM) and community health committees (CHCs).
  • Support the development of strategies to improve health outputs and outcomes, and also expand reach of existing services.
  • 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.
  • Strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders including the Ministry of Health, UN agencies, and NGO, and coordinate internally with other programme units operating in Kismayo and Lower Juba region.
  • Review key epidemiological data every week in a timely manner and contribute to analysis.
  • Represent our client in health and nutrition coordination meetings in Kismayo.
  • Undertake duty travel when required, including occasionally to other project locations in Jubbaland State to monitor projects or provide staffing coverage.
  • Conduct additional tasks that may be assigned by the Health Programme Coordinator and Senior Health Programme Officer.

Project Reporting

Health Programme Coordinator

Key Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
Values
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
• Empowering others and building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

Further Information

Internals of the Organization and NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as first-tier candidates. This vacancy is also open to second-tier candidates.
The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances
CLOSING DATE IS 10TH SEPTEMBER 2019

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