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Project Coordinator - Health Somaliland

Job Description

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. The Somaliland program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented Somaliland National to fill the following vacancy. The successful candidate will be based in  Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Purpose of the position:

The overall purpose of the Community Health Coordinator to lead the implementation of the health campaign project in Somaliland. The CHC will be directly responsible for the day-to-day management of the community health component of the project while also supporting and providing leadership to the gender and advocacy components of the project. The CH coordinator 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.

Project management

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

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

  • Ensure that all stakeholders of the projcet (community, ministry of health, partners) have detailed understanding of the project and participate in the implementation

  • Provide technical support to project staff on the implementation of new community health and advocacy approaches included in the project

  • Ensure timely and quality implementation of project activities

  • Ensure procuremnet & recruitment processes are initiated on timely manner

  • Work with the Health & Nutrition manager 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 manager and DME staff to ensure that appropriate M&E system are in place

  • Ensure project staff, MOH staff and volunteers have accurate understanding of the data collection tools, data management systems and other M&E systems

  • Ensure availability of all the necessary M&E tools are in place

  • Participate and support internal and external project evaluation exercises

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

  • Draft and submit 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

  • Ensure 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.

  • Management response to audit queries is done on a timely basis

  • Asset inventory in place.

  • All assets are adequately safeguarded.

  • Facilitate 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 the project staff, community volunteers and MOH staff on the community health modalities included in the project

  • Support the project staff in organizing and conducting 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 agreed upon.

  • All project staff grievances and disciplinary issues are managed appropriately

Staff capacity is constantly improved to meet the challenges of their job.

Mainstreaming

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

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Minimum Qualification required: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Nursing, Nutrition or related fields;

  • Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in managing health/nutrition projects preferably health promotion activities. Project managemnet 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