Ended Community Health Team Leader (Supervisor)

The Job

Job Title: Community Health Team Leader (Supervisor)

Duty Station: Al Mukha, Taiz

BACKGROUND

This COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan recognizes the rapid spread and global nature of the current COVID-19 pandemic. With the declaration of the pandemic caused by COVID -19, WHO has advised to prepare for the worse. In December 2019, a new coronavirus called COVID-19 was identified in China. This virus is from a family of viruses called “coronavirus” but is not the same as other known coronaviruses which cause milder illnesses, like the common cold. Since the identification of the virus, COVID-19 has spread globally.

While Yemen has yet to report on its first case, IMC Yemen believes that timely action in planning, preparing and responding to the pandemic is essential. As such, the preparedness and response plan is hinging on mitigating and responding to the effects of the pandemic within Yemen. Due to the ongoing political and armed conflict its health care system is largely fragmented despite efforts from UN agencies and non-government organizations to coordinate and support existing health care services. This is further compounded by existing regulatory bodies taking authority over technical government bodies such as the Ministry of Population and Public Health (MOPHP) resulting mainly on restricted access to beneficiaries as well as to resources which may largely impact of interventions especially in addressing situations of such magnitude as the COVID – 19 pandemics

JOB SUMMARY

The Community Health Supervisor is responsible for the oversight of community health activities in his area of assignment through technical supervision, and coordination with relevant authorities and community members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

List essential job responsibilities in order of priority. Consider the percentage of time engaged in activities. When feasible, essential responsibilities should be described in terms of outcome rather than task-oriented.

Supervision

  • Ensure timely conduct of planned community -based activities within his/her area of assignment 
  • Ensure that all community health volunteers in his area of assignment and health facilities contribute to IMC’s program objectives
  • Schedule field visits for monitoring and supervision to ensure quality of community-based services, accurate data collection and verification of submitted reports in coordination with his/her supervisor
  • Provides feedback to his technical supervisor with regard to changes in context to ensure that program implementation remains responsive to the needs of the beneficiaries

Representation

  • Represent and actively participate in community meetings and other relevant meetings in behalf of IMC as assigned by supervisor
  • Provide documented feedback to his/her supervisor on meetings attended

Reporting

  • Ensure that data collected from community health volunteers are in line with IMC’s internal M and E system as well as comply with donor expectations
  • Regularly collect, consolidate and summarize CHV reports using data collected

Technical Oversight

  • Work with community health volunteers to ensure that services such as house-to-house visits, ICCM and CMAM are in accordance to MOH and WHO standards and guidelines.

Coordination

  • Coordinate   with community health volunteers and his/her supervisor and with other program departments to ensure integrated implementation of services

Training

  • Work with community health volunteers and supervisor to determine training needs
  • Support the conduct regular training activities
  • Contribute to training plans and coordinate with his/her supervisor to ensure timely preparation for needed resources
  • Attend relevant trainings relevant to his/her position
  • Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
  • Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
  • “Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.”

ACCOUNTABILITY

Reporting to: Community Health Officer

directly supervise: Community Health Volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS

Describe specific expectations in terms of qualifications, education or skills that are requirements for this position.

  • Must have at least 2 years’ experience working with INGOs in humanitarian or development contexts; previous emergency response, conflict/post-conflict experience preferred
  • Must have experience with community engagement, community mobilization and awareness raising
  • With basic training on community health and nutrition interventions
  • Relevant qualification such as education, health or nutrition is desirable but not essential
  • Familiarity to local community dynamics and availability of partner services in his area of assignment is essential
  • Able to travel to field sites
  • Have potential to develop organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment
  • Must have the ability to work effectively with various personalities and cultures
  • Basic computer skills preferred

“International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability or status as a veteran.”

How to Apply

Candidates need to submit their CVs to IMC-AdenHR@InternationalMedicalCorps.org  and need to write the title of the position they apply for it in the "email subject line".

  • Employer: IMC
  • Category: Health Care
  • Location: Al Mukha
  • Posted on: 25 June 2020
  • Deadline: 30 June 2020

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