Health Officer
Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization that strives for a world free from poverty, fear, and oppression. We deliver life-saving and life-changing interventions to the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. From rapid emergency response to innovative development programming, we go to the hardest to reach places to make sure that no-one is left behind.

 Liaising with: Program staff (Nutrition Officer, WASH Advisor, WASH Officer, Hygiene Promotion Officer and State Ministry of Health staff).
 Grade Level: D5
 Supervisor: Line Manag - Area Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Abassiya with frequent travel to project locations Leri
 Closing Date: 05 Dec 2020


The Mission of CONCERN Worldwide is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without ongoing support from CONCERN. To achieve this mission we engage in long term development work, respond to emergency situations, and seek to address the root causes of poverty through our development education and advocacy work. Every CONCERN staff member has an important role to play in ensuring that this mission is achieved and every employee should be clear about how their own contribution can help the wider organisation achieve its objective.


Summary of Job Responsibilities

The overall purpose of this position is to provide overall day-to-day leadership and management of the PHC; and to provide support to the target communities in addressing specific health activities meant to improve access to quality and equitable health services to the populations in El Leri  for SHF project; including supporting training/capacity building of PHCs and PHUs based staff and Community Resources persons, supervising and providing ongoing mentorship and support to the preventive services delivery personnel.

 Duties and responsibilities:

Coordination and Technical Support

  • Provide leadership in the implementation of Primary Health Care services in the Project areas as guided by the project objectives, logical framework and work plan; and guided by the Sudan Health Policy, CONCERN Worldwide and other international standards.
  • In liaison with State and Locality health authorities, organize community meetings and campaign forums that promote participation of communities and involvement in effort to improve maternal and child health; access to general health services and control of HIV&AIDS.
  • Liaise with CONCERN Area Manager and State Health Office in mentoring of supported PHC/PHU staff.
  • In collaboration with CONCERN Area Manager and other State Team Leaders, supervise and monitor the maintenance Health facilities.
  • In collaboration with State and locality Health authorities, take stock and develop distribution plans for distributing health awareness and learning materials to targeted communities.
  • Schedule and facilitate trainings of health staff, Community Midwives in the targeted communities;
  • Train Health Volunteers and other Committee members in community mobilization, organization and health delivery services;
  • Support deployment of SMOH staff to fill the human resource gaps at Primary Health Care Centres (PHCCs) and Primary Health Care Units (PHCUs) in order to ensure that the facilities can provide round-the-clock services to clients.
  • Strengthen the appropriate use of HIMS while ensuring the availability of the HIMS in the health facilities in accordance with Basic Health Package of Sudan.
  • Support in surveillance of epidemic-prone diseases and reporting accordingly.
  • Order supplies and maintain updated supply/order forms (Bin Cards) and Inventories for the Health Facility.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of health data registers are up-to-date.
  • Produce timely weekly and monthly epidemiological reports using prescribed reporting forms.
  • Conduct regular Supervision of ALL health facilities on bi-weekly basis.



  • Do active networking with health stakeholders such as SMoH, WHO, WFP and UNICEF in the absence of Area Manager.
  • Participate in the health coordination meetings at state level and represent CONCERN in technical meetings as needed.
  • Represent CONCERN in technical health missions conducted by stakeholders and UN agencies.



  • Conduct  performance development reviews (PDR) for staff line managed(if any)
  • Help collate yearly leave plan for health facility staff in coordination with SMOH and arrange coverage where necessary.


Other Duties:

  • Carry out additional responsibilities as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.



The Health Officer is accountable to the Area Manager for technical and functional performances respectively. Completion of timely and accurate written reports, feedback from area manager, Colleagues in programme area and Partners are the main means of assessing performance.



 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in either Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Public Health  or any other related disciplines with At least three (3) years’ experience in Maternal and Child Health programming in an emergency context.


Job related Experiences

  • Knowledge and experience in MoH systems at State level and working with and through local partners
  •  Knowledge and experience in community based health services; including an understanding of the community strategy and community level interventions
  • Good understanding of cross cutting issues- gender, HIV and AIDS, DRR, etc. and how to integrate them into public health and nutrition programmes.
  • Excellent programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, interpersonal/communication and report writing skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written Arabic and English.
  • Proficient in the use of computer applications


Time required in Job to reach effective performance

  • Probation period – 1 month.



Essential Character

Essential Skills

Preferred competencies:

  • Personal integrity
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation
  • Understanding Others
  • Managing Impact
  • Development Orientation
  • Effective Communication
  • Thoroughness
  • Language Skills (Arabic and English)
  • Planning and organising
  • Presentation
  • Research
  • Training and Facilitation
  • Writing Skills (Arabic and English)
  • Relationship building Skills
  • Partnership management
  • Capacity building
  • Integrated programming
  • Data processing
  • Flexibility




Concern Sudan Country Programme is committed to respond to HIV & AIDS and to a supportive working environment for those infected or affected.  Each staff member is required to contribute to achieving this commitment by:

  • Raising awareness and being updated on HIV & AIDS issues
  • Protecting him/herself and colleagues
  • Sharing information with colleagues and avoiding stigma and discrimination


P4 & Code of Conduct

CONCERN has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the







Responsibilities of CONCERN staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them.  In this context, staffs have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with CONCERN’s core values and mission.  Any candidate offered a job with CONCERN Worldwide is expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the CONCERN Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment.   By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the CONCERN Staff Code of Conduct candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the CONCERN Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents. Any breach of this CONCERN Staff Code of Conduct or the Programme Participant Protection Policy by employees of CONCERN Worldwide during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.




CONCERN Worldwide in Sudan recognizes that the establishment of equality of opportunity between men and women is fundamental to both the achievement of fairness and to poverty elimination.

Therefore, each staff member of CONCERN is expected to be sensitive to equality issues in their relationships with colleagues and in their work and to participate in implementation of gender mainstreaming plans, both at the workplace and in programmes


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