18th July, 2014
Position: Health Officer
Location: Kapoeta South (1) Kapoeta East (1)
A. Country Program Overview
Since 1994 American Refugee Committee (ARC) has been operating in South Sudan which covers five states with programs and services reaching over 400,000 returnees, IDPs, refugees and host community members.
Currently, ARC implements programs in health and Gender Based Violence but expanding to WASH and food security. ARC has program activities in Central and Eastern Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States.
Broad Description of the role
To provide support to ARC’s program particularly Kapoeta South and Kapoeta East field office. The post holder will be responsible for supporting the CHD in providing quality health services at ARC’s supported Health Care facilities in the respective ARC field sites in Republic of South Sudan.
Duties & Responsibilities
•Liaise with PHC Coordinator and the CHD for regular supervision of health activities at ARC supported facilities
•Provide written and concise weekly reports for all activities undertaken.
•Ensure that there is a link between all ARC supported PHCCs and PHCUs, the health authorities and the communities in regard to information sharing and action plans.
•Participate actively in the monthly planning of supervision and monitoring activities; and in the monthly debriefing with action plans and recommendations
•Provide on-the-job training for health and Nutrition key staff and based on the identified areas for improvement.
•Maintain a log of all RH supplies and commodities, Nutrition supplies and drugs and ascertain reasons for ruptures and actions taken for all facilities.
•Monitor the consumption of health and nutrition supplies and ensure timely availability
•Organize community based nutrition outreach to screen malnourished children and for appropriate action and referrals.
•Organize and facilitate health worker’s review meetings
Collaboration with the CHD
•Responsible to work with the CHD & health facilities head to update HHP knowledge and replenish necessary supplies as needed.
•In collaboration with ARC PHC coordinator , strengthen the communication between the CHD, health care facilities in charges and community resource persons to ensure proper referral mechanisms are in place for obstetric emergencies
•In collaboration with the CHD and ARC team, ensure that there is good uptake of PMTCT, FP, and VCT services at the health facilities.
•Carry out the compilation of quality data for health activities report, and provide feedback to health facility staff.
Program Development, Representation and Reporting
•Participate in health planning and assessment of health needs in the county
•Participate in the promotion and provision of VCT in the county
•Submit reports based on pre-defined indicators as outlined in the project proposal
•Maintain open and regular communication with the rest of the ARC health team in order to ensure information sharing, team cooperation and consistency of programs.
•Liaise with PHC coordinator when appropriate, to ensure standardization of health & nutrition services provision and reporting.
•Attend meeting to represent the ARC as requested by the PHC coordinator.
Other role and responsibilities
•Undertake any other health related duties as directed by the PHC Coordinator for the improvement of the health status of the target beneficiaries.
•Act and communicate at all times in a polite manner with respect for others to fit the image of ARC
•As ARC is working in a constantly changing humanitarian aid environment, reasonable specific duties may be requested that may not fit into the above job description, but which will help to achieve over all programmes goals and aims. Similarly while work on weekends will not normally be required, requests to do so should be regarded as falling within the 40hr working week stipulated within ARC’s National staff hand book, of which this job description forms a part.
B. Person Specification
•Qualified Registered Nurse / Midwifery with at least three years practical experience.
•Prior experience in implementing health and nutrition activities in the similar context.
•Experienced at capacity building and facilitating training.
•Fluent and clear English speaker with good writing skills.
•Computer skills including Ms Excel / Word and Email.
•Experience of working in a team.
•Experience in writing clear and concise reports.
•Experience in complying with the components of the Basic Package of Health services (BPHS).
Desirable qualifications, experience and competences
•Experience in core infection control measures used in Health Care settings.
•Five or more years of proven practical experience in implementing and managing health services.
•Experience in health promotion and health education materials design and development.
•Computer skills including Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
•Prior experience working for an NGO.
•Motorbike rider with license
•Position is open for South Sudanese only.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested qualified candidates can submit their Motivation Letter together with a detailed CV and a scan copy of their ID card to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can also be handed at any ARC office in Juba, Kapoeta South and Kapoeta East, Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Please mark your application to ‘HR Department’ clearly indicating the position you are applying for. Please note that ARC keeps all applications. Files will not be returned to applicants at the end of the recruitment process
Deadline for receiving applications is 2nd August, 2014 at 5:00 pm local time