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.


 Salary Range: USD 533 USD 679
 Liaise with: Program staff (Nutrition Officer, WASH Advisor, WASH Officer, Hygiene Promotion Officer and State Ministry of Health staff
 Section/Unit: Programme
 Grade Level: D
 Supervisor: Health and Nutrition Coordinator
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: El Fula, West Kordofan State
 Duration: 8 Months renewable subject to performance and availability of funding
 Closing Date: 08 March 2021

 
 Background:

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 the localities covered by BHA and WFP funding; 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.

 

Representation

  • 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.

Management

·       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.

Emergency response

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and Sudan Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.


 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

1.      Education

·       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.

2.      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


Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These 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 organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation 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 will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies

                           

To apply: Please, submit a cover letter ,CV detailing your experience, skills and qualifications, a telephone contact number and two professional references to the www.Sudanjob.net

 

Concern is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview. To find out more about Concern Worldwide visit our website at http://www.concern.net

 

 



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