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Community Health Officer I- Somaliland



For Somaliland Residents Only

World Vision is an International Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities. World Vision Somaliland Program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented Somaliland Residents to fill the following vacancy to be based in Garbodadar Office.

Community Health Officer I: Garbodadar

The overall purpose of the Community Health Officer to lead the implementation of the community health component of the health campaign project in Somaliland. The CHO will be directly responsible for the day-to-day management of the community health component of the project while also supporting the gender and advocacy components of the project. The CHO will be required to contribute to integration of the health campaign project in the WV strategic Health and Nutrition Programing in particular and the general humanitarian work in the country. The position holder will also provide sound and current capacity building and technical support on behavior change communication (BCC) strategies to staff, partners and community members.

Major Responsibilities:

Project management

  • Aquant oneself on the project outputs, indicators, activities and budget to ensure smooth implemenation of activities

  • Work with the Health & Nutrition coordinator and project staff to develop project managemnet tools including; Detailed implementation plan, procuremnet plan, budget spending plan and monitoring plan.

  • Oversee the implementation of new community health and advocacy approaches included in the project

  • Ensure timely and quality implementation of community health components of the project

  • Ensure procuremnet & recruitment processes are initiated on timely manner

  • Work with the Health & Nutrition coordinator in the management of project budget to ensure project expenditure as per project plan

  • Ensure selection and deployment of appropriate community based volunteers for project implementation in coordination with community leaders, MOH and project staff

  • Organize and facilitate workshopes, working group meetings and community meetings at the community and government levels

  • Build strong relationship with Ministry of health, community leaders and other stakeholders of the project both in the field and at country level in Hargeisa

  • Ensure integration of the health campaign project in other health & nutrition programs in the target locations supported by WV

Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting:

  • Work with the H&N coordinator and DME staff to ensure that appropriate M&E system are in place

  • Work with Health officer to ensure that project staff, MOH staff and volunteers have accurate understanding of the data collection tools, data management systems and other M&E systems

  • Participate and support internal and external project evaluation exercises

  • Participate and support project start-up, quarterly review and end of project meetings

  • Support in drafting and submitting quality and accurate internal and donor report on the timely manner

  • Ensure all relevant information from all the project are accurately filed and lessons learned are documented

Financial Control and Budget Management

  • Support the H&N Co in appropriate financial systems, procedures and controls are used in the effective project management

  • Monthly financial projections are prepared and submitted for funding in a timely manner.

  • Support the preparation of project budgets, narrative reports, updates, financial reports and submit them within the agreed time frames.

Staff managemnet & Capacity Building:

  • Organize and facilitate training to community volunteers and MOH staff on the community health modalities included in the project

  • Organiz and conduct trainings to community volunteers and community members

  • Provide on the on-the-job training, guidance and support for WV and MOH staff and community volunteers

  • Staff performance review and appraisals done and clear performance goals


  • Contribute the mainstreaming of GBV and child protection issues in WV Somaliland programs, particularly in health, nutrition, resilience and livelihoods and food programming

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be compatible with WVI core values.

  • Must have good conduct with children

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Educational level required: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition or related fields.

  • Experience: At least 2 years’ experience in managing health/nutrition projects preferably community health promotion activities. Project management experience is an added advantage

  • Technical Skills & Abilities:

    • Professional experience related to behavior change communication and health promotion projects

    • Experience in the management of health services in humanitarian organization

    • Solid experience in training and capacity building experience, particularly using participatory approaches and methods in for training

    • Experience in writing donor and internal reports

    • Good computer skill especially Microsoft office. Data management experience is an added advantage

    • Fluency in English and Somali