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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/12/TA2
Title: Coordinator (Secondary & Primary Health Care)
Post # 321963
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract: 6 months
Duty Station: Nyala, Sudan
Organization unit: EMRO Eastern Mediterranian Regional Office (EM/RGO) /
EM/ARD Assistant Regional Director (EM/ARD)
EM/EHA Emergency & Humanitarian Action
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate unit or field activity (Overview of the program):
- To strengthen WHO capacity in order to provide sufficient support for effective health action before, during and after crises
- To strengthen national capacity to respond in a predictable and consistent manner to the needs of population affected by disasters, such as flood, drought, and conflict at Primary and secondary health care facilities
- To ensure timely and coordinated response for basic health needs from all partners (UN, NGOs) in mitigating the impact of conflict on the health of the affected population
- To ensure effective delivery of priority health services in Darfur with particular attention to Internally Displaced Persons IDPs and other conflict-affected population
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of emergency coordinator and overall guidance of the WHO Representative, the incumbent will provide technical expertise in assessing the needs and proposing responses in a concerted effort with other stakeholders.
Summary of Assigned Duties (The incumbent will do to achieve the following main objectives; include main achievements expected):
Under direct supervision of EHA Coordinator and overall guidance of WHO Representative, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
- Identify and deliver priority unmet needs at Primary and Secondary health care in coordination with state MOH, UN agencies and NGOs through integrated health assessments and a coherent comprehensive strategy that is translated into operational plans.
- Coordinate actions with all health partners (UN, NGO) to enhance accessibility, sustainability and continuity of health service delivery at Primary (IMCI, RH, nutrition, health promotion, mental health, EPI) and referral system at secondary and tertiary health care facilities (war injuries, surgery, and emergency obstetric care); to IDPs, and isolated and underserved population, in focusing on women's and children's health.
- Develop and implement a human resource development plan for key health staff including administrative staff in close coordination with SMOH and other stakeholders.
- Support the SMOH in ensuring that the technical guidelines and case management standard protocols are applied by health partners; and help to adjust these to the specific emergency circumstances.
- Strengthen health recording accounting, drug management guidelines and cost recovery programs at secondary health care facilities.
- Supervise and monitor mechanisms to ensure improvement of PHC and SHC quality in coordination with all stakeholders.
- Plan, design and implement emergency health interventions at primary level with referral to tertiary level with an emphasis on Primary and Community Health, particularly Mother & Child Health in conjunction with SMOH, UN agencies and NGOs.
- Promote basic health education by advocating, facilitating and training local community health promoters in integrated primary health care aspects.
- Establish a baseline data on geographical distribution of health facilities and its functions, type of services and manpower, which would be updated regularly.
- Ensure the collection of relevant statistics on PHC services and review monthly evolving health concerns in coordination with SMOH and other stakeholders
- Prepare weekly-sitrep (situation report), monthly and quarterly program reports on PHC program activities for WHO/Sudan.
Essential: University degree in Medicine or a related field and Masters degree in Public Health.
Desirable: Post graduate studies in hospital management
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Knowledge and skills in applied hospital care.
- Ability to process, analyze and interpret primary and hospital surveillance data.
- Effective presentation and writing skills.
- Familiarity with health problems in EM Region.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in multi-cultural environment.
1) Communicating in a credible and effective way
2) Producing results
3) Fostering integration and teamwork 4) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
5) Creating an empowering and motivating environment.
Computer literacy: word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
Essential: At least 7 years of combined experience at national and international levels in public health practice.
Desirable: Experience in hospital management/referral care.
Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of other WHO official language would be an asset.
Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.
Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.
A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for rosters)
Candidates will be interviewed using a competency based approach.
This vacancy is published in English language only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD67395 at single rate
USD72373 with primary dependants Post Adjustment: 53.4 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
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