Health Promoter IEC Officer

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Posted on 12 Jan, 2022
Closing on 19 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Date:  12/01/2022

VACANCY: Health Promoter IEC Officer

for “Emergency Project”

Position status: Full-time

Location: Sana’a, approx. 80% of time deployed in different governorates

Contract duration:      One Year with possibility of renewal

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation providing assistance to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters, irrespective of race, religion, ideology or politics.

Project Summary

Emergency response constitutes one of the core activities of Doctors without Borders. MSF Switzerland is recruiting new staff for a project that intervenes and provides activities in case of emergencies such as COVID-19 or other epidemics as well as trainings based on the intervention needs according to pre-defined intervention criteria. This team is based in Sana’a, but all team members are expected to work in interventions in different governorates and locations for about 80 % of the time. Flexibility and adaptability to respond to the operational needs as well as to adapt to working and living conditions in the field are core criteria for any new staff member. Given the diverse areas of intervention compliance and acceptance of security restrictions are essential. Furthermore, solution-orientation, as well as very good communication skills and hands-on mentality are expected. If you find yourself within these characteristics as well in the professional requirements and tasks indicated below, we are looking forward to your application.

Main Purpose of the position

Implement Health Promotion/IEC (Information, Education, Communication) activities with patients and local population to raise their knowledge and skills on relevant medical topics.

Accountabilities

  • Inform patients and communities about MSF and services it provides.
  • According to medical priorities, deliver information to the patients and community on specific health topics
  • Implement activities of health education and awareness (sessions in schools, churches, community), under the indications and supervision of the HP Supervisor.
  • Under the guide of HP Supervisor, assess the impact of activities (with questions, verifications and behaviours observations), and report problems, success and constraints to him/her.
  • Collect all type of information related to specific health and living conditions of the population, in particular to identify the most vulnerable populations to target.
  • Report to HP Supervisor: activities, problems met, strengths and constraints.
  • For OCBA: Establish and maintain contacts with social partners, including other NGO’s, governmental health services that can provide answers to social problems.
  • For OCBA: Keep education and communication areas clean and tidy and professional materials available.
  • For OCBA: Participate in creation of any material needed for the activities of information, education and communication.

Requirements

Education

  • Education degree in social science, social communication, nurse or teaching.
  • It is necessary an internal MSF training on health messages.

Experience

  • At least 2 Years previous experience in teaching, nursing or social work, community mobilization

Knowledge

  • Essential computer literacy (word, excel and outlook)

Languages

  • Arabic & English: Fluent in writing & speaking

Competencies

  • Results
  • Teamwork
  • Flexibility
  • Commitment
  • Service
  • Stress Management

How to Apply

All interested applicants should name and submit their following documents in PDF separate files:

  • CV in English
  • Motivation letter in English
  • Scan of degree
  • scan of ID or passport
  • Proof of Work Experience (Work I.D or contract scan or certificates)
  • any relevant other document

to: MSFCH-MET-Recruitment@geneva.msf.org

 subject: “HP_01_2022”

Deadline for the submission of Applications is 5PM on Wednesday, 19th of January 2022.

Please note that only complete applications with named and pdf separate files of the above required documents will BE CONSIDERED!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted!

“MSF does not charge fees or accept any money during the entire recruitment process.”

Important Notes / مقترحات هامة

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