Project Officer II - Health ( Dollow)
For Somali Nationals 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. The Somalia program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented Somali National to fill the following vacancies. The successful candidates will be based in WV Dollow Office.
Project Officer II - Health (Dollow)
The position holder is responsible for overall smooth functioning of the community health units including the, Dolo MCH , TB clinic, awareness raising and contact tracing within Dolow and neighboring communities among high-risk and/or hard-to-reach populations. He/she will effect day-to-day support to Health interventions in Dolow and Luuq including technical assistance and on job training support to CHWs, TBAs, health extension workers and the nurses to ensure the smooth functionality of the health systems, ensure customer-friendly health care services is provided to the beneficiaries .
The officer will also oversee health promotion activities including liaison to facilitate referrals and patient follow ups .Ensure adequate availability of the various medical commodities including EPI supplies and cold chain maintenance at the facilities.
Support the day to day management of health and nutrition interventions in the districts
Act as health and nutrition liaison between community and WV health and nutrition interventions
Support planned health promotion initiatives including polio, hygiene, IYCF and EBF campaigns for positive behavior change communication.
Advocate for individuals diagnosed with Chronic diseases such as TB/HIV and follow up care to increase access to treatment and other issues they face coping with TB /HIV
Establish and maintain a community referral system including patient follow up and defaulter tracing, maintaining a data base and case files of such cases.
Lead community disease surveillance and reporting mechanism, including overseeing effective C-IMCI implementation
Prepare monthly reports of the project activities, relating project in puts with key project outputs and outcomes.
Work closely with the MOH Jubaland ,Health and Nutrition cluster and other humanitarian coordination mechanisms for effective coordination
Participate in local authority, health and community events to promote health awareness, ensure Health Champions receive suitable skills training and resources to support BCC
To document lessons learnt and good practices for future planning and alignment
Participate in health worker supervision , facility /intervention appraisal , providing feedback and mentoring
Actively promote principles of equal opportunities and challenge practices that undermine human dignity and health rights
Ensure effective functionality of the health posts and linkage with the Community Health Units CHWs, VHC, HEWs and the community beneficiaries
Provide technical assistance and On Job Training to CHWs, CHPs, HEWs and VHCs within the project sites
Oversee optimum functionality of the community health units /health posts and linkage with the MCHs/Health centers
Oversee consistent availability and timely reorder of essential medical supplies and tools within the health posts , establish a functional supplies management and accountability at the Primary health care units ,including consumption reporting
Ensure timely and accurate reporting of CHP/CHW /HEW activities in the prescribed reporting formats
Maintain a database of active Health units ,CHWs/HEWs ,VHCs,DHBs and maintain regular contact for coordination and information sharing purposes
Establish a community feedback and complaint mechanism
Effective storage, management and accountability of commodities
Ensure appropriate commodity movement tracking and accountability mechanisms at the facilities including drug consumption reporting and periodic case /register reviews
Oversee inventory of medical supplies, clean delivery kits ,mosquito nets and post distribution reports
Maintain and supervise consistent drug reorder level to ensure no stock outs and
Follow through and maintain inventory of all medical equipment and related assets ;
Drug store/ Warehouse management:
Support supply chain and logistics in management of the drug store, ensuring effective FIFO /FEFO.
Track and reconcile supply quantities and product expiry dates
Ensure medical supplies are stored and managed appropriately ,according to manufacturer requirements
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
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing /Clinical officer with at least 3 years working experience in a similar role
Previous engagement in TB and HIV interventions desirable
NGO experience implementing community outreach interventions in resource poor settings
Demonstrate commitment to improving prioritized health outcomes.
Good social networking skills to facilitate strategic collaborations and referrals among other stakeholders within the region
Ability to monitor, write reports and evaluate services focusing on client satisfaction and continuous quality improvement
Self-motivated, able to prioritize and organize own workload to meet deadlines
Computer literacy, including word processing
An understanding of principles humanitarian health and nutrition interventions, health promotion ,networking and coordination
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field project sites
Travel: Considerable travel within Region
On call: occasionally may be required outside normal working hours
All applications should be received by 14th August 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.