Senior Health Manager (Lot Manager)

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Aweil, South Sudan
Apply by 7 September 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 9 August 2018

Job Description

Requisition ID: req2528

Job Title: Senior Health Manager (Lot Manager)

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: South Sudan-Aweil Town

Job Description

BACKGROUND
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’ s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC began working in South Sudan in 1989. South Sudan declared independence in July 2011 following decades of brutal civil war. The security situation remains fragile and significant operational challenges are there. IRC-South Sudan operates a country office in Juba, field offices in Lakes, Unity, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Central Equatoria states. Currently, IRC South Sudan implements programs in primary health care, community case management, environmental health, women’ s protection and empowerment, protection and access to justice and livelihoods.

JOB OVERVIEW
The Senior Health Manager (Lot Manager) will support the County Officers with the implementation of the quality primary healthcare program in the target counties through supporting and capacity building of the County Health Departments (CHDs). S/he will be responsible for maintaining regular contact with the State Ministries of Health and the County Health Departments. The position is based in the field and report to the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Coordinator.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management
* In collaboration with the County Officers, the Senior Health Manager (Lot Manager) with support from MCH Coordinator, oversee the implementation of the HPF funded projects and ensure that the goals and objectives are met in time maintaining standard quality as of the agreed project documents.
* Together with the CHD Directors, develop PHCC development work plans ensuring that that the health committees are functional in each PHCC.

Technical support- HPF:
* Provide technical support to the County Health Departments in program design, proposal development, reporting, monitoring and evaluation and other aspects of programming and operations.
* Provide supportive supervision to the County Officers and other program staff to develop work plans for implementation and monitoring of the project activities as of the agreed project documents.
* Ensure training and ongoing capacity building opportunities for staff on primary and reproductive health care related and project management skills with a focus on building the capacity of South Sudanese health staff.
* Support the establishment a smooth functioning of supply chain for the health related items.

Grants Management:
* In collaboration with the MCH Coordinator, Senior Health Coordinator and the County Officers, develop expenditure plans, review Budget vs. Actual expenditure for the HPF grants on a monthly basis and take necessary actions.
* In collaboration with the Maternal and Child Health Coordinator and Senior Health Coordinator, ensure the set data collection, data compilation, timely preparation and submission of all external and internal reports including weekly DHIS, donor’ s reports and other associated weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly, final and special reports.
* Contribute to proposal development and donors’ reporting.
* Participate in grant opening meetings, mid-term and closing meetings

Representation and Advocacy:
* In coordination with the MCH Coordinator and Senior Health Coordinator actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in South Sudan including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
* Attend all relevant meetings in relation to the HPF programme at the state level.
* Regularly attend Health Coordination meetings and feed in IRC priorities at Juba-level meetings.
* Facilitate field visits for internal and external stakeholders, when required.
* Participate in emergency preparedness and response meetings at the state level

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
The Senior Health Manager (Lot Manager) will supervise/provide technical support to the County Health Officers and the PHCC I/C, and reports directly to the MCH Coordinator. The main external relations sit with the CHDs, State MoH and state-level HPF officials.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:
* Health professional (MD with a MPH is preferred) with strong public health background.
* At least 5 years experience in coordinating, implementing and managing primary and secondary health programs in developing countries and/or refugee settings.
* Experience in writing project proposals, concept notes, budgeting and donors’ reports.
* Have experience in general management including financial and budget management, HR and logistics management.
* Background in situation analysis, health assessments M&E and program implementation.
* Skills and experience of remote management and willingness to travel extensively.
* Flexible, diplomatic and have ability and willingness live and work under pressure of workloads and in potentially insecure environment.
* Fluent in English in every way. Arabic in South Sudanese dialect is a plus.
* Sound in operating Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet use.

Desirable:
* Previous work experience in South Sudan
* Previous work experience with IRC
* Experience of working in conflict and post conflict contexts
* Experience of working in resource and facility limited harsh and insecure locations.
* Experience working with local government, Supporting County/District Health Departments in health services delivery, health system strengthening and promoting community participation

WORKING ENVIRONMENT
* Security level orange - The situation in the country in general is calm but remains tense and unpredictable; concerns include criminality, presence of armed troops, and looting. There is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.
* Lodging is a private bedroom in a shared IRC guest house - with electricity, internet and cable TV. Food is the individual’ s responsibility. Field office housing is more basic, i.e. in traditional huts or tents with separate shared latrines and showers.

Standards of Professional Conduct:
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Code of 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, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality:
IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in 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.

About the Organization

From emergency response through post-conflict development work, in a great variety of roles around the world, the International Rescue Committee’s 8,000-plus staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.

Careers at the IRC are as wide-ranging and far-reaching as our work. Encouraging staff development through promotion, transfer and rehire, the IRC nurtures long-term career paths and helps employees grow within the organization.

At any given moment, on any given day, all around the world, IRC staff members are restlessly and effectively working for the sake of the most vulnerable among us—to restore and renew hope, dignity and freedom.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in 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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