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Senior SRH Officer needed at International Medical Corps

Organization:  International Medical Corps (IMC)
Employment: Full Time

Deadline: February 17 2022

 Feb 9, 2022 –  Feb 17, 2022

Description

Vacancy Announcement Internal/External

Job Title: Senior SRH Officer X3  

Reference number: Vac/025/22

Vacancy posting date: February 8, 2022

Closing Date: February 18, 2022

Duty Station: Amhar, (Simada, Sodomoja and Farta Woredas)

Duration of Employment Five Month

Employment Type: Fixed term

Salary: As per the organization scale

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the website provided at the end of this document.

About International Medical Corps

A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those hit by disaster, and offers the skills needed to rebuild stronger. We train people – giving communities the tools and knowledge to be self-reliant and be their own best First Responders when disaster strikes again.

International Medical Corps focuses on the delivery of community-based primary health care. We emphasize training and education, and prioritize hiring local staff – in fact, 96% of our field-based staff and health professionals are recruited from the local community. This helps to ensure that skills and knowledge are passed on and remain long after our programs have ended. Through the integration of specialties like emergency medicine, women’s health, nutrition services, water and sanitation, and mental health into the primary health care setting, we ensure that those we serve receive holistic, comprehensive care. The value of International Medical Corps’ integrated approach to community health and well-being and our emphasis on capacity building through training are critical for the long-term growth of ‘conflict and natural disaster-affected communities’ and ‘fragile states’.

Job Summary:

Overview

The senior sexual and reproductive health (SRH) officer will support SRH specialist in facilitating and implementing overall SRH intervention of planned project activities in filed or project site in a woreda. Provides routine technical support for SRH on day-to-day implementation of life saving PHC-especially SRH services. Support the SRH specialist in a day-to-day program intervention and prepares and submits reports regularly to immediate supervisor. S/he will also closely work with filed finance, logistic and other program peoples for successful implementation of SRH program.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

•                    Ensure that the planned activities are implemented according to the work plan within the planned budget with good quality as per the national and IMC standards;

  • Facilitate trainings, workshops and other meetings in the areas of SRH.
  • Serve as SRH health resource person at field sites next ;
  • Consult and work with SRH specialist, government health workers and field staff in the for the delivery of SRH -family planning (FP) and safe motherhood (ANC, SBA and PNC) services.
  •  Ensure strong linkage of health services between community-based health service at health posts and health facilities-health centers;
  • Responsible and sh/e will be appoint person for the SRH project intervention at the project sites or woreda under his/her supervision;
  • Creates and sustains a smooth working relation and collaboration with government stakeholder and other implementing partners (IPs);
  • Prepares and revised and detailed project implementation plan work plan and shares with all SRH staff in a woreda, and SRH specialist at the field office;
  • Ensures the smooth implementation of all planned health activities through ensuring standards and quality in a given woreda;
  • Supports the facilitation of review and coordination meetings to identify project gaps and propose jointly agreed up on action items;
  • Undertakes assessment/s to identify gaps and status of SRH at each woreda by engagement of SRH staff in a woreda;
  • Provides technical support for IMC SRH staff and government health workers for proper timely implementation of the activities within the given time frames;
  • Participates on joint supportive supervisions (JSS) by involving key health partners from zonal and woreda levels.
  • Represents IMC in any SRH meetings organized at project site as needed;
  • Prepares and provides regular Bi-weekly and monthly progress report with approval of the SRH specialist;
  • Performs other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive;

Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  •  Ability to cope with stress; hardship; patience and flexibility.
  • Ability to effectively work with government, community leaders, international/national organizations, donors, partners and other International Medical Corps relationships.
  • Strong communication skills, with excellent written and spoken English. Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office, Email and other computer applications
  • Able to establish and maintain a healthy working relationships with colleagues;
  • Willingness to work additional hours to meet tight and demanding deadlines.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret data and familiarity SRH assessments;
  • Strong organizational skills.
  •  Ability and willingness to travel and work in rural areas, including health facilities where the project is implemented;
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in supporting, coordinating and providing SRH services.

Job Requirement

 Education:

  • MPH with health background and have 2 years of related experience in NGOs;
  • Bachelor degree in Public Health or Nursing/Midwifery or other related clinical health fields with 4 years of experience;

 Experience:

  • MPH with health background and have 2 years of related experience in NGOs;
  • Bachelor degree in Public Health or Nursing/Midwifery or other related clinical health fields with 4 years of experience;
  • Experience on SRH services and interventions including social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and other awareness raising approaches
  • Trainings on BEmONC, comprehensive long acting -reversible contraceptives (LARC) and emergency health response would have added advantages;
  • Experience of facilitation of training review meetings and workshops;
  •  Experience on budget and human resource for health (HRH) management ;
  • Excellent computer skills, including all Microsoft applications ;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to develop good team spirit and support field staff;
  • Knowledge of the respective site or local language.

How to apply

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter by clearly stating the position that you are applying for and CV person at our Field office before February 17, 2022.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Note: Applicants from South Gondor and its surrounding are advantageous. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please notify International Medical Corps at report@InternationalMedicalCorps.org. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants from South Gondor and its surrounding are advantageous. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Qualified female candidates are highly encouraging to apply.

 

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