Clinical Mentor - Misrata
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 Urgency International (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.
This position is responsible for overall quality of clinical management of cohorts of clients enrolled under AICS funded program for Recovery, Stability and Socio-economic Development in Libya “Italian Cooperation Component: A project title “Libya Equal Access and Development for Recovery (LEAD for Recovery). The AICS funded project will be implemented by the IRC in partnership with Libya MoH. Department of health (DoH) and the Project Management Department (PMD) aiming to recovery of local communities, including migrant populations on the move and returnees, is enhanced through inclusive access to quality basic services; Basic services upgraded through supply of equipment and building rehabilitation and maintenance; Service providers’ personnel capacity built in efficient and inclusive management, operation and maintenance of the upgraded health care facilities; And, Awareness raised among the target population on inclusive access to basic services and key protection information. Particular responsibility of the position will be overall leadership in ensuring quality clinic services; assess the capacities of facility staff and develop a training plan; cascade training and mentoring health facility and DoH staff on pharmaceutical and stock management, HMIS, record keeping, and other management skills as identified need assessment at the health facilities in Misrata municipality:
−Tomena (DoH), Dafneya (DoH) and Qaser Ahmed Physiotheraphy Centers (MoH) – Handicap International
−Misrata Medical Center (MoH) - IRC
−Qaser Ahmad Hospital (MoH) - IRC
−Central Blood Bank (MoH) - IRC
−Almahjoub Neuroclinic in Zawiyat Almahjoub (MoH) - IRC
−Central Dental Outpatient Department (OPD) (MoH) - IRC
This will be achieved through regular mentorship, training and coaching to the MoH doctors, DoH, PMD and clinic staff. The position will work with other mentors (nursing/pharmacy) from EUTF funded Libya Health System Strengthening to ensure adherence to clinical guidelines, drug management and quality nursing services in the pilot site. This position is based in Bani Walid with daily travels to the clinics.
Management and Program Oversight
·Develop/review and review mentorship plans and other activity plans on quarterly basis.
·Work with the area team leader to identify and request drugs and supplies required at the clinics
·Coordinate regularly with area team leader and other mentors to ensure harmonized approach
·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 doctors and other staff working at the clinics, documenting progress in skill development
·Ensure availability of medical supplies, drugs and equipment at the clinics at all time
·Ensure national health protocols and guidelines are used in all supported pilot sites
·Ensure an effective referral system to secondary structures is in place and feedback on referral is tracked in a database.
·Ensure the rational use of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and supplies. Supervision of the medical orders and oversight on monthly inventory and consumption reports.
·Work with the CHWs and clinic staff to scale up awareness on major health issues, and prevention measures
·Work with other team members to timely implement all 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 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 risk factors in the affected communities and tailor the project to address such gaps.
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
Key Working Relationships
Position reports to: Area Team Leader
Position directly supervises: CHWs
Indirect Reporting: Senior Medical Team Leader
Other internal: Health Managers, Mentors, Protection Managers
Other external: Clinic staff, MoH, Consortium partners (PCI, PUI), MoH, WHO, other NGOs and UN agencies