Area Medical Team Leader - Bani Walid
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 medical team model (MMT), 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). And, a consortium includes the IRC (lead applicant), ACTED, PUI, and WWGVC
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 PHCCs and through mobile teams, working with Libyans and non-Libyans.
The Area team leader will be the focal point in the specific target location in Bani Walid municipality. And in close collaboration with the MoH; Department of Health (DoH) and the Project Management Department (PMD); he/she will ensure of the effective implementation and rollout of the project activities:
§Needs assessment of the supported selected facilities (IRC).
§Work with the pharmacist officer, senior medical team leader and health coordinator to confirm the final list of equipment to be supplied to the selected facilities (IRC).
§Support the health liaison officer to raise purchase requests to procure medical equipment and supplies as per approved list
§Provision of medical equipment and supplies to the following health facilities: External polyclinic (Alsoog area), Emergency unit (Bani Walid center), Jomla, Alhasna, Elmardoum, Eshmeikh health centers, Bani Walid General Hospital
§Capacity building, mentorship & supervision plans are developed for the health facility staff Coordinate with the construction engineer the provision of Sewage collection vehicles to: Grara, Tinai, Elmardoum
§Support the construction engineer to supervision the rehabilitation work at health facilities.
§Oversee and provide technical support to the clinical mentors to rollout the cascade trainings as per training plan
§Support the Community Health Officer to select and train the Community Outreach Volunteers
§Work with the health liaison officer to ensure budget expenditure is tracked
The position is based in Bani Walid with some trips Tunis. The Area team leader will report to the senior team leader.
§Oversee the successful implementation of IRC program activities in the target location. Ensure supervision of IRC’s technical mentors in each of the Primary Health Care Center, in collaboration with the support of the municipality of Bani Walid and that IRC deliverables are met as agreed with the MoH;
§Work closely with IRC health team and MoH staff in monitoring health project activities and results. Work closely with IRC M&E staff to ensure IRC adherence to internal M&E standards;
§Prepare internal IRC reports and donor reports;
§Work closely with IRC finance staff in the effective management of IRC project resources and preparation of IRC financial reports;
§Cultivate positive and productive relationships with MoH staff at field and managerial levels;
§As requested support IRC concept note and proposal development.
MoH Capacity Strengthening Support
§Guide the mentors to utilize participatory, recipient-driven assessment tools and prioritization processes to identify health technical support needs and priorities;
§With the support of health Coordinator and MoH managerial staff identify indicators and milestones for technical support and capacity development. Work with MoH to put in place agreed-upon frameworks for delivery and monitoring;
§Ensure ongoing technical assistance to supported selected sites utilizing in person and remote methods as appropriate. Ensure inclusion of non-classroom methods grounded in adult learning techniques;
§Ensure close collaboration and coordination with health Coordinator and MoH managerial staff in all capacity strengthening activities to ensure efficient use of time and resources by trainees;
§In consultation with the health Coordinator, identify and develop opportunities to support IRC’s and MoH mentors in the common selected areas to contribute to capacity strengthening efforts. Facilitate opportunities for peer learning across participating staff;
§Based on participant feedback, and in collaboration with MoH, identify and support provision of additional support to selected sites staff as required;
§Ensure wider coordination with other health capacity strengthening actors to prevent duplication and take advantage of synergies;
§Collect and analyses data at facility and service level to inform the capacity building efforts.
Human Resource Management
§Directly supervise IRC’s mentors in each of the selected site. Clearly set expectations for performance and manage to those expectations.
§Communicate widely and transparently with all staff as appropriate and needed.
§Contribute to the technical and managerial trainings of IRC’s mentors, and MoH health staff (mentoring, on-the-job sessions as well as formal trainings).
§Develop staff development plans for project staff based on performance reviews in collaboration with the human resources department and
Monitoring & Evaluation
§Ensure the stated goals and objectives of the project are met with strong monitoring and, evaluation follow up and reports are written and submitted to concerned bodies in a timely manner.
§Work closely with the M&E Manager in the design of robust program’s M&E plans
§Review all reports prepared by the field staff and provide appropriate feedback to the concerned staff.
§Prepare regular reports as required for donors
§Conduct regular project review meetings with field based staff to assess the level of achievement of project targets. Undertake project performance reviews.
§Visit all program sites regularly and provide on-site mentoring to the health staff in the field.