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Community Health Officer
CARE International in Sudan

CARE Internationl is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE International  in Sudan is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.  We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.

 

Photo: Youth training session in Kass, South Darfur @CARE


 Section/Unit: MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) Project
 Grade Level: Grade D - $834.65 - $1,210.71
 Supervisor: State Program Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: South Kordofan, Sudan
 Duration: 1 Year
 Closing Date: 30 Jan 2022

 
 Background:

Organizational Background

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.  These solutions have a broad range, from disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and Fight with CARE.

 

Position Description

This position is for the MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience Project (MIHR) in Sudan, implemented by CARE, with IMA World Health and JSI. MIHR works to strengthen the capacity and resilience of both community and health systems in focus countries to enable them to plan and implement health strategies that reach target populations while addressing the underlying determinants of poor health and the impacts of fragility. In Sudan, MIHR will work in South Kordofan to improve and strengthen quality maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services at state and locality levels, as well as build on existing humanitarian programming to improve the sustainability of rural water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) service delivery.

 

The MIHR team believes that community health and strong community health systems are foundational to a resilient and effective health system. The Community Health Officer for MIHR Sudan will support the implementation of community systems strengthening and other community health activities of the project at the state and locality levels. The position will be based in South Kordofan, Sudan and will report to the State Program Manager. This position is contingent upon funder approval of key personnel and availability of funds.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities

  • Support implementation and monitoring of MIHR’s community health activities within South Kordofan
  • Act as a technical resource on community health activities of the project, including scale-up and support of community health programming
  • Work in close collaboration with the State Program Manager, other Sudan staff, and MIHR HQ to address all technical and programming requests
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing community health activities, results, and evidence
  • Represent MIHR in technical working groups related to community health as needed
  • Support other MIHR activities as needed.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifications

  • Education:
    • Degree in public health, demography, community health, or a related field
  • Experience:
    • Four years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating community health programs of similar nature, size, and complexity, with national or local governments, NGOs, or donors
    • Experience working on integrated FP/RH, MNCH, nutrition, and/or WASH programs, preferably USAID-funded
    • Experience working on project implementation in fragile settings, preferably in South Kordofan, Sudan
  • Knowledge/skills:
    • Familiarity with Sudan’s community health systems and strategies
    • Proven ability to work effectively at the grassroots level, especially with underserved communities
    • Knowledge of USG health initiatives, related reporting requirements, and funding parameters
    • Proven ability to work as an effective team member
    • Limited oral and written communication skills in English preferred
    • Ability to work and travel within Sudan

 

 

 

 








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