Health Officer, Kismayo– Somali-National only
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Under the general guidance of the Health Coordinator, the Health officer will take the overall responsibility of the day-to-day implementation of the emergency and long-term health project activities in their respective areas by leading the coordination of health activities with the staffs at the health facilities and working closely with the IDP health management team in Kismayo
SCOPE OF ROLE: Reports to: Health Coordinator Kismayo.
Number of direct reports: Health centre-based staff
Dimensions: Save the Children works in Somalia with a current staff complement of approximately 350 staff.
Contract Duration: 7 months
Location: Kismayo- Somalia
Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people throu gh our humanitarian and longer term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
* Qualified Nurse or Public Health [Master’s degree in a relevant course is an added value]
* More than (3) year experience in primary health care implementation
* Experience in Southern states health programmes and the overall country health system
* Experience in working with community health workers
* Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
* Experience of living and traveling in remote and insecure place
* Understanding rights-based approaches and participatory concepts and practical experience in similar context.
* Sensitive to issues affecting children and committed to Save the Children’s Child Safe Guarding policy.
* Master’s degree in Public Health with strong communication skills
* Experience with Essential package of health care services (EPHS)
* health interventions in the region
* Experience with international NGOs
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Application will be close on 10th June, 2020.
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