Reproductive Health Officer (Female only)

The Job

JOB TITLE : Reproductive Health Officer (Female only)

LOCATION : Al Dhale’e governorate, Yemen

REPORTING TO: Health & Nutrition Manager

OVERALL PURPOSE

The role as Reproductive Health Officer facilitates and assists Medair in the implementation of essential health and nutrition assistance to vulnerable and conflict affected communities in Yemen.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

To improve access to and quality of essential health and nutrition services to displaced population and acutely vulnerable communities in Yemen, with focus on Al Dhale’e governorate.

FUNCTIONAL LINKS

INTERNAL

Health & Nutrition Project Manager (HNPM), Health & Nutrition Manager (HNM), Security Focal Point, Health & Nutrition Officer, Community Health Officer, other members of the health and nutrition team, and project support team, comprising finance, logistics and HR

EXTERNAL

MOPHP, MOPIC, GHO, DHO, key community leaders and authorities, communities and beneficiaries, Health facility staff, UN agencies, other humanitarian actors, Health Cluster

Responsibilities:

GENERAL TASKS  

  • Uphold the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence
  • Respect the Medair values at all times, both within and outside of working hours
  • Know, understand, and comply with Medair internal policies and procedures
  • Follow the Medair Security Plan and other related policies and SOPs
  • Adhere to Medair Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) handbook and regulations
  • Be prepared to work in Al Dhale’e and/or Aden, and other Governorates of Yemen

SPECIFIC TASKS

Technical

  • Assist the implementation of Yemen Minimum Service Package (MSP), management and supervision of Medair health and nutrition project in Al Dhale’e and/or Aden governorates, in line with national guidelines and meeting Medair standards.
  • Conduct regular field trips to health and nutrition facility locations to ensure the quality of the programme, with reports being made, feedback provided, and action identified.
  • Oversee the process of data collection, collation and dissemination to meet the requirements and deadlines set by Medair and/or external partners.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project.
  • Establish referral pathways from the community to the health facility and further to higher health care facilities for complicated cases.

Staff Management

  • Ensure the assigned health and nutrition team members receive relevant and appropriate training (ANC, PNC, new born care as examples) coaching and supervision in order to develop their professional skills, knowledge and understanding. This may be through on-the-job training and/or taught sessions.
  • Promote the health, wellbeing and security of the health and nutrition team by ensuring the application of security guidelines, health and safety in the workplace.

Financial Management

  • Ensure that any activities requiring the handling of Medair money are carried out in line with Medair procedures and all paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • Work with the relevant field managers to plan and manage health and nutrition expenses.

Communication and Coordination

  • Represent Medair at relevant local level coordination meetings involving local authorities, communities and other NGOs.
  • In coordination with any relevant M&E staff, follow up community concerns and issues raised through feedback or complaint mechanisms.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate communication structures with the assigned health and nutrition team, HN Project Manager and HN Manager, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Report any security incidents or concerns to the Security Focal Point in Aden.

Quality management

  • Assist in implementation of relevant policies and standards relating to health service delivery including Sphere and CHS standards, Ministry of Public Health and Population and donor guidelines and other good practice.
  • Participate as requested in Medair internal workshops and distance learning sessions to keep up with changing trends, new guidelines and best practices.
  • Oversee exit interviews and other feedback or assessment tools and incorporate findings and recommendations into work.

Logistics

  • Assist the correct and timely ordering of all necessary medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned health facilities and activities, ensuring minimum stocks are maintained and items are stored and distributed correctly.

Role Qualifications:

 

Required

Desirable

VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Clinical degree with experience in obstetrics/gynaecology or midwifery preferred

Female only position

Specialist degree in reproductive health / obstetrics/gynaecology desirable

WORK EXPERIENCE

3 years post-qualification medical professional experience reproductive health programming and/or in primary health care

Report writing experience

Experience in conducting training and supervision for health personnel

1 year Management experience in a health/nutrition context for an international NGO

Familiarity with the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP)

Training in communication skills and management

LANGUAGES

Fluent in Arabic, good command of English (spoken and written)

 

IT

Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, in particular Excel, Word and Outlook

Knowledge of ODK

Role Competencies:

 

Required

Desirable

MOTIVATION

Able to solve problems independently

Passionate about serving those in need impartially regardless of background

Self-motivated and enthusiastic

Desire to work for Medair in the long term

TEAM-BUILDING

Team player with good interpersonal skills

Experience of working in a diverse team with different cultures and backgrounds

Wanting to contribute to a positive team culture

Good at mediation of disagreements

Keen attitude for capacity building of staff

Previous experience of building a new team

 

 

 

ADAPTABILITY

Capacity and willingness to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels

Able to work effectively in a wide variety of situations

Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner

Able to adapt communication strategies for different situations

Past experience of filling in for other tasks outside of job description

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Strong clinical background, especially in reproductive health

Able to train and supervise clinical staff (doctors, nurses, midwives) on reproductive health activities

Past experience of supporting health facilities in an NGO setting

Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols

Report writing skills

MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP

 

Previous supervisory or management experience

Able to prioritise tasks

Able to enforce procedures within a team

Able to set clear objectives for staff and to delegate

Committed to consultative and servant minded leadership

Strategic mind-set

Past experience of capacity building and training exercises

WORK CONDITIONS

Position will be based in the Medair Aden Office initially, until a field base is opened in Al Dhale’e Governorate, with field trips outside the city/town, within Al Dhale’e and/or Aden Governorates. The candidate will need to be flexible on time depending on the project needs.

Regular working hours will be 08:00 to 16:30 with 30 minutes for lunch, but may require flexibility as the work dictates.

SALARY: According to Medair standard salary scale

JOB COMMITMENT

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Fixed Term Contract

PLANNED START DATE: March 2020

TRAINING: As required

DURATION OF COMMITMENT: 6 months with the possibility to extend

How to Apply

If you believe that you have the qualifications and skills, please send a one page cover letter and a CV in English as well as relevant diploma and other certificates by email to  :

aden-recruitment@medair.org no later than 29th  of  February 2020. The subject of the email should be heading: Reproductive Health Officer and your full name

Only applications respecting these criteria will be considered. Do not apply unless you meet minimum application requirements or you will not be considered.

This position is open for men and women, including persons living with disabilities!

We reserve the right to close the recruitment before the date indicated.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

  • Employer: MEDAIR
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Al-Dhale’e
  • Posted on: 30 January 2020
  • Deadline: 29 February 2020

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