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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: hargeisa
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-18

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Project Team Leader- Health

hargeisa

Background 
 
DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC Somalia operations focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced, and migrant.
 
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized unit within DRC which implements mine action and armed violence reduction (AVR) programmes. DDG’s mandate is ‘to create a safe environment free from armed violence and the remnants of conflict’, and DDG does this via a programmatic focus on four key sectors: Security Systems Reform, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) management, Mine Action and Conflict Management. 
 
 
Overall Purpose of the role:
 
Under the direct supervision of the DRC Program Manager and with technical support from UNHCR  
Senior Regional Public Health Officer, the Health Team Leader will be responsible for the day to day operations and management of the project on medical assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Somaliland. He/she will provide technical support to the Health team at the relevant medical facilities and DRC. This is a ‘hands-on’ role, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate directly implementation of activities.
 
 
Responsibilities:
  •  Oversee the implementation of the Health project from linkage with relevant health facilities, training of health workers on data collection, examination of  quality of data collected, reporting and providing supervisory support to the medical officers in the health centers. 
  •  Ensure the health care project is implemented according to guidelines provided or the most up to date international guidelines are well integrated into the national PHC services. 
  • Take the lead in monitoring and evaluating health program implementation in the field (with the support of medical officers), in accordance to the project work plans  
  • In collaboration with medical team and protection team, ensure adequate preparedness, and effective response to the new arrivals in Berbera. 
  •  Ensure the health care project is implemented according to guidelines provided or the most up to date international guidelines are well integrated into the national PHC services. 
  •  Oversee and regulate medical referral activities from the primary, secondary to tertiary level following the agreed SOPs 
  • Ensure that submissions for resettlement on the Medical needs fully satisfy the current criteria. 
  • Assess training needs and ensure that health staff undergo capacity development activities relevant to their posts; and that training activities are well-coordinated and implemented according to agreed work plan timeframes. 
  • Implement community based interventions with refugee / host community volunteers utilizing participatory approaches. 
  • Advocate with government line ministries(MOH) for the integration of refugee health program into the national system 
  • Cooperate with other sectors especially protection, WASH and livelihoods on increasing community involvement in health promotion; community mobilization in preparation for the transfer of basic services to the line ministry; and cost-sharing schemes to be adopted in settlements. 
  • Lead the process of ensuring the sustainability of health services through partnership of health facilities and Ministries of Health
 
Education, experience & technical competencies
 
  •  University degree in public health or related field from recognized university 
  •  At least 5 years’ program management experience in public health 
  •  Technical skills in the areas of health policy development and advocacy, including knowledge of the Somaliland legal and national health environment 
  •  Ability to work with a high level of autonomy 
  •  Ability to develop budgets and monitor expenditure accordingly  
  •  Experience in report writing and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation 
  • Experience in staff supervision/coaching and development 
  • Experience developing and implementing trainings 
  • Excellent written and spoken Somali and English is required 
  • Willing to undertake regular field trips and implement activities 
  • An understanding of international refugee and humanitarian laws 
  • Basic skills on other languages such as Arabic, Amharic is an asset
 
ABOUT YOU 
 
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies: 
  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 
  • Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership 
  • Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures 
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
 
Conditions
 
Availability: 1 March 2019 
  
Duty station: Hargeisa 
  
Reporting to: Program Manager
 
Duration: 10 Month contract.
 
Contract:  This position is graded as G4 (M-G) for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.
 
THE POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS ONLY.
 
 
Commitments 
DRC adheres to the Core Humanitarian Standards. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of these standards.
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
 
For general information about Danish Refugee Council, please visit www.drc.ngo
 
Application  
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.  
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo  under Vacancies no later than 18 February, 2019.   
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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