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Health Program Assistant

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CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
  • IOM is one of the major humanitarian & development actors in Somalia. IOM implements primary healthcare activities in Lower Shabelle region & is recruiting a Health Program Assistant based in Marka town who will provide operational & technical support & daily management of mobile medical teams & static clinics in Marka district of Lower Shebelle region.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Senior Health Officer & under the overall supervision of the Health Program Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical & operational support to IOM’s health programming in Marka district, including quality control of healthcare services at IOM supported clinics, capacity building of seconded MOH clinical staff, administrative & financial support to enable program implementation & liaising with MOH & other govt. counterparts.
Role objectives
  • Provide technical & operational support to MOH managed primary health clinics, mobile medical teams & / or outpatient therapeutic programs supported by IOM in Marka & similar environs. This includes quality assurance, oversight of data input, clinic stock management, identification of gaps at clinics and implementation of corrective measures & all administrative tasks related to operation of the clinics.
  • Assist in monitoring clinical service delivery to verify if it meets IOM quality standards & that national clinical management & treatment guidelines are strictly followed.
  • Assist in keeping track of medical supplies, drugs & in coordinating & verifying timely replenishment to avoid stock outs.
  • Orientate, train & build capacity of seconded MOH staff at the clinics through training & on the job Continuing Medical Education (CME).
  • Monitor the work of MOH seconded & partner staff & ensure timely submission of their monthly attendance sheets to Mogadishu office.
  • Monitor community outreach medical services are provided in accordance with project plans, including health promotion & delivery of curative / preventive services in the community.
  • Identify project development opportunities on the ground & communicate these proactively to Senior Health Officer, Nutrition Officer, & Health Program Coordinator.
  • Submit weekly reports to Health Program Coordinator on program activities, coordination meetings, administrative issues, etc.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders externally including the MOH, local authorities & coordinate internally with other IOM program units operating in the same office & project sites.
  • Compile, review primary health & nutrition data every week in a timely manner & contribute to analysis.
  • Participate in health coordination meetings as assigned.
  • Undertake duty travel when required, including occasionally to other project locations to provide staffing coverage when needed.
  • Conduct additional tasks that may be assigned by the Health Program Coordinator & Health Officers.
Project reporting
This role works under the direct supervision of the Senior Health Officer & under the overall supervision of the Health Program Coordinator.
Key competencies Education:
– Diploma / Degree in Nursing, Public Health & / or related field with Nursing & / or Medical Doctor registration / license.

– A minimum of 3 years of experience working in emergency & / or community development in an aid organisation in Somalia &/or with Somali migrants & mobile populations.
– Experience with an international organisation is an advantage.
– Good level of computer literacy (MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook).
– Experience in capacity building of health workers in clinical service provision.
– Ability to work independently with limited day to day operational support.
– Experience in effectively liaising with govt. & local authorities.
– Experience in project management & start up of new projects is an advantage.
– Experience in M&E of project performance is an advantage.
– Experience in humanitarian programs for migrants & IDPs is an advantage.

– Must be fluent in both English & Somali.
– Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

– Excellent communication skills both oral & written.
– Ability to prepare clear & concise reports.
– Strong strategic, analytical & creative thinking skills.
– Ability to cooperate & coordinate with other units, implementing partners, NGOs & govt. departments, particularly in Somalia.
– Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility & drive for results.
– Demonstrated gender awareness & gender sensitivity.
– Capacity to work effectively & harmoniously with colleagues from various professional backgrounds.
– Ability to work under difficult conditions & outside normal working hours while maintaining security awareness.

Behavioural competencies:
– Follows all relevant procedures, processes & policies.
– Meets deadline, cost & quality requirements for outputs.
– Monitors own work to correct errors.
– Takes responsibility for meeting commitments & for any shortcomings.

Client orientation:
– Identifies the immediate & peripheral clients of own work.

Continuous learning:
– Contributes to colleagues’ learning.
– Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills.

– Actively shares relevant information.
– Writes clearly & effectively, adapting wording & style to the intended audience.
– Listens effectively & communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience.

– Masters subject matter related to responsibilities.
– Incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns & promotes equal gender participation.
– Persistent, calm & polite in the face of challenges & stress.
– Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts.

– Actively contributes to an effective, collegial & agreeable team environment.
– Contributes to & follows team objectives.
– Actively supports & implements final group decisions.

Team management
This role does not have any team management responsibility.
Further information
  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment & verification of residency, visa & authorisations by the concerned govt., where applicable.
  • Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
  • In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance & work permit, as applicable.
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
  • Candidates interested in applying for this role need to apply for this role on or before 31st August 2020.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization’s page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.


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