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Sub-National Health Cluster Coordinator

Bentiu

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Bentiu
  • Grade: Mid level - P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

WHO South Sudan is one of category 1 countries in the WHE grading. The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Needs assessment and gap analysis1. Manage and coordinate within the health cluster- or at inter cluster level for rapid health needs assessments, as well as participatory assessments (multi-cluster/sector initial rapid assessments and humanitarian needs overviews, post-event risk assessment, or post disaster/post conflict needs assessment); be familiar with and ready to choose from existing tools to confirm that the health cluster covers all identified humanitarian health needs of the affected population.2. Collect information from all health partners on Who's Where, since and until When, doing What (4Ws), and regularly feed the database managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA). Provide consolidated feedback to all partners and the other clusters. Strategic planning3. Liaise with the health cluster members on the development of the health sector components of the humanitarian needs overview (HNO), humanitarian response plan (HRP), as well as contingency planning for potential new events and other interagency planning, and ensure proper linkages with the incident management system, disaster risk reduction, relief and recovery to complement national health sector response plans. 4. Ensure full compliance with national and international norms and standards, oversee that cross-cutting issues are mainstreamed in the health cluster response and implementation plans, taking into account the need for local adaptation. Management of the health cluster:5. Ensure health partner's involvement in health sector assessments, planning, information, interventions, monitoring and quality assurance, and regularly report on health services delivered to the affected population.6. Identify urgent training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the delivery of key health services to ensure their adoption and uniform application by all health cluster partners. 7. Ensure appropriate links among humanitarian actions and longer-term health sector plans, incorporating the concept of “building back better” and specific risk reduction measures.8. Convene and facilitate consultative and results-oriented meetings in line with the principles of partnership. Organize and conduct joint support missions to field operations. 9. Contribute to the development of a functional information management mechanisms for the health cluster to facilitate information sharing as well as monitoring and reporting; ensure that the health cluster produces and disseminates to partners, donors, government and other stakeholders' regular updates, technical reports, bulletins and briefings on the health status of the affected people, response activities, achievements, challenges and the remedial actions when necessary. Resource mobilization and funds allocation10. Manage the development of a common funding strategy and resource mobilization efforts; coordinate the initiation and submission of Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and other pooled fund proposal documents, as required, in close collaboration with the National Health Cluster Coordinator, the health cluster partners and the humanitarian country team.11. Adapt clear and transparent prioritization criteria for vetting partners' projects for inclusion in consolidated appeals and pooled funds processes. Monitoring and evaluation 12. Support the adaptation and implementation of an indicators' monitoring framework to ensure adequate implementation of the health cluster plans; ensure partners' active involvement in joint monitoring of individual and common plans of action for health interventions and peer exchange of experiences and lessons learned within the cluster partnership. Advocacy 13. Identify core advocacy concerns for the health cluster through a consultative process: develop joint cluster/ inter-cluster initiatives to ensure regular and consistent advocacy is conveyed to the RC/HC and HCT on behalf of the health cluster. Advocate for collective action, collective results, and collective accountability.14. Represent the health cluster in inter-cluster coordination mechanisms at sub-national level, contribute to jointly identifying critical issues that require multisectoral responses, and plan the relevant synergistic interventions with the other clusters concerned.15. Promote for the identified priorities in the health sector, including protection for health workers and health facilities to be included in the humanitarian agenda at all relevant levels to allow the highest possible integration of the health-related activities carried out by health cluster partners. Capacity building1. Identify technical gaps and training needs to implement the health cluster response; and develop a plan for capacity-building in collaboration with partners.2. Support national (health system) capacity-building in emergency preparedness and response in accordance with the IASC emergency response preparedness (ERP) approach and other related guidance.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: First university degree in public health, medicine or international relations, social sciences or management or related field, from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Master's degree in the above areas. Post graduate studies or specialized training in emergency management, international aid, humanitarian principles, health system recovery, and health cluster coordination

Experience

Essential: At least five years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships in emergency and humanitarian relief operations, including experience in managing and coordinating health programmes in chronic and acute, sudden‑onset emergencies.
Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organization, relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations

Skills

--> Demonstrated knowledge of the rapid response operations and their implementation in emergencies as related to public health, complemented by demonstrated ability to identify and manage difficult situations, to lead and direct multidisciplinary and multinational staff. --> In-depth knowledge of emergency relief policies and practices within the UN, other UN specialized agencies, donor agencies, national and international NGOs. --> Sound knowledge and experience about disaster prevention and preparedness programs and the incident management system. --> Excellent negotiation skills and ability to convene stakeholders and facilitate a policy process among UN, NGOs, national health authorities and donors.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable:

REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 64,121 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3030 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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