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Health Promotion Mentor - (2 Positions) Tripoli & Misrata

Tripoli (Libya)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Tripoli (Libya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req5195

Job Title: Health Promotion Mentor - (2 Positions) Tripoli & Misrata

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Tripoli, Libya

Job Description


The humanitarian situation in Libya has deteriorated since the 2014 civil war. According to the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan for 798, 000 Libyans and non-Libyans in urgent need of humanitarian assistance of which 553, 705 individuals are reported to be in need of health assistance including 71,514 host community and non-displaced Libyans, 171,  674 returnees, 254, 317 mixed migrants and 56, 160 internally displaced persons (IDPs). The IRC launched an emergency program in September 2016 in Libya that provided medical care, medicines, and medical supplies in hospitals and primary health care centers (PHCCs) in Misrata. Since then, the IRC’s health programming has expanded to a mobile health team model (MHT), made up of Libyan staff, to provide primary health care services in PHCCs in Misrata and Sirte, and in two detention centers in Tripoli. As the IRC tries to integrate programming wherever possible, the MHT in Misrata also includes GBV case managers, targeting women and children. In addition, IRC will lead a consortium comprising Primary Care International (PCI) and Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) to support the Libya MoH strengthen services for non communicable diseases (NCDs).

IRC Libya is currently undergoing an expansion, with increased Health-focused interventions in Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Fezzan under which the IRC will provide primary health care services and GBV case management in static PHCs and through mobile teams, working with Libyans and non-Libyans.

Job Overview/Summary:

This position is responsible for overall quality of health promotion activities under EU funded EPHS project and the Evidence Based NCD Care: A Model for PHC in Libya (NCDPHC-Libya. The EPHS project will be implemented by the IRC in partnership with Libya MoH aims at strengthening health systems in primary health care facilities and polyclinics. Led by the IRC, the NCD project implemented in partnership with Premiere Urgence International (PUI) and Primary Care International (PCI) aiming to reduce NCD-related morbidity and mortality in the Libyan population.

Particular responsibility of the position will be overall leadership in ensuring quality Health Promotion and Awareness Activities working with CHWs to reduce NCD risks and ensure sharing of health information in the pilot sites (Gharyan, Souq Jouma or Zliten). This will be achieved through regular mentorship, training and coaching to the MoH doctors, clinic staff and CHWs to integrate health promotion component in existing health activities. The position will work with other mentors (clinical/pharmacy/Nurse) to ensure adherence to health promotion guidelines and protocols, message development and dissemination in the pilot site. This position is based either in Tripoli or Misrata with daily travels to the clinics.


Management and Program Oversight

·Setting up health promotion strategies for each clinic with the participation of clinic staff

·Develop/review and review mentorship plans and other activity plans on quarterly basis.

·Work with the area coordinator to identify and respond to health promotion needs at the clinics

·Coordinate regularly with area coordinator and other mentors to ensure harmonized approach to health promotion activities

·Ensure project deliverables are met in a timely manner

·Submit quality timely reports as required to area coordinator as may be required.

·Represent IRC in any relevant health coordination meetings at the clinic including liaison with local authorities

Technical Monitoring and Program Quality

·Conduct weekly mentorship and coaching to MoH midwives, nurses, doctors and CHWs, documenting progress in skill development in relation to health promotion

·Ensure availability of health promotion materials, videos, posters, leaflets at all supported health facilities

·Ensure national health protocols and guidelines for health promotion are used in all supported pilot sites

·Work with the CHWs and clinic staff to scale up awareness on key health issues, including NCD risk factors, Family Planning, Antenatal Care and delivery services, SGBV, breastfeeding, hygiene promotion

·Support quarterly awareness sessions for each pilot site ensuring appropriate documentation and reporting on the activities

·Work with other team members to timely implement all awareness activities identified at the clinics

·Maintain proper documentation and filing in collaboration with the clinic staff, mentors

·Liaise with HMIS and M&E colleagues to ensure proper collection and analysis of RH data.

·Identify clinic trends and develop mitigation measures to address programmatic gaps and improve overall quality of care.

·Participate in surveys and health assessment to identify knowledge deficit and tailor messages to suit the need of the beneficiary

Staff Management, Development and capacity building

·Conduct capacity assessment of clinic staff to identify areas of growth

·Conduct regular mentorship, coaching and training to clinic staff

·Support CHWs and strengthen their capacity to provide health promotion and education

Key Working Relationships

Position reports to: Area Coordinator

Position directly supervises: CHWs

Indirect Reporting: Snr Medical Team Leader, Health Awareness National Manager, EPHS Specialist

Other internal: Health Managers, Mentors, Field Coordinators, Protection Managers

Other external: Clinic staff, MoH, Consortium partners (PCI, PUI), MoH, WHO, other NGOs and UN agencies



  • Bachelors degree or diploma in medical field (Nursing, Medicine, Public Health) with post graduate studies
  • Training on NCD, MCH, ANC, safe delivery, STI/HIV, PHC management
  • Training in health promotion or community health
  • 2-3 years of experience in awareness raising, health promotion or community health activities
  • Experience in training and mentoring on awareness activities or message development
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required
  • Good problem solving skills and team management
  • Good negotiation skills and networking
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Libyan national

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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