Health & Nutrition Program Officer

The Job

ROLE PURPOSE:
The Program officer  has responsibility for the management of the emergency health programme at governorate level, including the provision of technical support, training and capacity building, representation of the program in external meeting, Coordination with MoPHP, supervision of whole project, report writing.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Under the direct guidance of the expatriate health and nutrition programme manager ensure the effective management and development of the emergency health programme assessment, monitoring, review and evaluation of the situation and programme and within the framework of the overall SC emergency response.

  • - Monitor disease prevalence and development through surveillance systems, strengthen response mechanisms for health and nutrition problems and assess the need for additional health activities.
  • -Provide technical support to SC staff, partners and government authorities on the planning, implementation and management of the emergency health programmes, disease surveillance and health information services.
  • -Ensure appropriate drug management, procurement working with the health and logistics teams.
  • Produce high quality reports for SC within agreed reporting schedules as required.
  • Represent SC to government, the health cluster and other international and national agencies and donors ensuring SC emergency health response is co-ordinated with these bodies.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • General supervision for all Health and nutrition programs in Aden and lehj, with overall technical guidance of health team.
  • To hold weekly meeting with DTC supervisor, HIS officer, and program teams to discuss and share all information between each other and the discuss what has been done and what is plan for the next week. And to report the minutes of this meeting in regular way to North area manager and Health and nutrition Manager.  

Programme Management & Development

  • Ensuring that a coherent and consistent implementation strategy is developed, that activities are implemented in accordance with this, and that regular monitoring and evaluation takes place. 
  • To ensure that the emergency health programme strategy is communicated to the country health team and key concerns and considerations are taken in to account to implement the program.
  • To manage the emergency health programme and implementation of activities according to generally accepted humanitarian and international health standards (e.g. Sphere guidelines, Red Cross Code of Conduct, WHO guidelines) and ensuring that links are made across all sectors and that an integrated approach is adopted.
  • Ensure that the effectiveness, impact and direction of the emergency health programme is continually monitored, reviewed and evaluated.
  • Ensure that good quality periodic reports are produced for the supervisor.
  • Manage the health programme ensuring financial planning and budgeting monitoring in close coordination with the manager
  • To manage the day-to-day running of the emergency health programme and ensure established systems and procedures are maintained.
  • To manage, supervise and monitor Cholera activities to  be implemented with high quality.

Staff Management & Development

  • Provide technical support to supervisory staff (curative, reproductive health, public health, data base)  and promote learning based on health programme objectives and activities and ensure documentation and sharing of learning with other sectors and programmes.
  • Ensure that appropriate staffing levels are in place and provide regular support, supervision and implementation of other staff management processes including staff performance management.
  • Ensure that staff responsibilities are clearly defined and understood with performance objectives set against work plans and regularly monitored. Ensure that staff requirements are identified and that staff are given every opportunity to increase their competencies, capacities and own personnel development.
  • Ensure effective involvement of staff in running the programme through participatory approach to planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and decision-making.
  • Ensure that staff perform well and they are monitored in daily basis to fulfil the indicator of the program.

Representation &  co-ordination

To advocate with all partners on improving access to quality health care for vulnerable populations.

  • To maintain and strengthen established links with NGOs,  and other agencies including government ministries and agencies.
  • Within delegated authority represent SC and maintain working relationship with relevant host government ministries, UN agencies, International and local non-governmental health organizations and the public with regard to the emergency health programme.
  • Participate in inter agency meetings with a mandate to promote SC’s position which is based on local and international best practices and influence policies of Government, UN agencies and other humanitarian actors with regards to health.
  • Representation of SC at health and other joint agency and government meetings.
  • Maintain regular and effective communication with Head Office based Health Advisors to ensure that learning feeds into SC global work Comply with SC policies and practices with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunity and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of all SC resources in order to keep costs low and ensure safety in the workplace

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Qualified public health professional with experience in developing public and primary health care.
  • Experience in relief and rehabilitation programmes in developing countries, with a focus on primary health care including reproductive and sexual health.
  • Proven ability to manage a programme including management of human and material resources.
  • Experience staff training and capacity building of national structures.
  • Understanding rights based approaches and participatory concepts and practical experience in similar context. 
  • Ability to communicate and maintain tactful relations with relevant local authorities in political and militarily sensitive environments.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties. Tact and diplomacy are essential.
  • Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt a participatory and consultative management approach.
  • Flexible, adaptable, able to improvise and work in stressful, volatile environment
How to Apply

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in Yemen.

  • All applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guarding Policy and Reference Checking Process.
  • Interested candidates should send CV and Cover Letter to yemen.jobs@savethechildren.org
  • The deadline for receiving applications is 19/09/2017
  • Please put “Health Program Officer Lahj” as the subject line of the email.
  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Lahj
  • Posted on: Sep 13, 2017
  • Deadline: 19 Sep, 2017

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