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Medair Vacancy - Health & Nutrition Advisor (Syrian Crisis)

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Eliza Jockuat

HR Recruitment Support - Medair UK

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26 Jan 2015, 11:30

Role and Responsibilities Provide technical advice and support to the field management and the health staff. Develop, lead, monitor, and evaluate the health aspects of the country programme. Coordinate and network at a senior level with national and regional health authorities and other NGOs. Lead on all health elements of proposals and reports, providing capacity building for national and international staff, promote best practice in the health programmes and contributing to the overall management of the country programme. Project Overview Lebanon: Primary Health Care (PHC) support in the Bekaa Valley in coordination with Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA) clinics for refugees in informal tented settlements, substandard housing and vulnerable host communities. Jordan: Health & Nutrition projects through community-based approaches and with partner-based clinics for non-camp refugees and vulnerable Jordanians in northern Jordan. Iraq: PHC in IDP camp settings of the Kurdistan Region- Iraq, also seeking opportunities for extending in to host communities. Syria: Health & Nutrition are the current lead sectors for the start of Medair’s operations within Syria from Jan 2015. A key component includes capacity building with MOH, SARC (Syria Arab Red Crescent) and other local NGOs on nutrition in emergencies and maternal and child health. PHC projects will be conducted with remote management working alongside MOH, SARC. Medair Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition, safe water, sanitation, and hygiene, shelter and infrastructure. Workplace Damascus, Syria / Beirut, Lebanon or based in Amman, Jordan and covering Dohuk, Kurdistan Region-Iraq Starting Date As soon as possible Initial Contract Details Full time, contract of 24 months Key Activity Areas Health & Nutrition Technical Oversight • Maintain an overview of the health and nutrition programmes and of the regional context, with a view to strategically developing new projects in current countries and / or surrounding regions, and proactively planning for responsible exit. • Give technical advice to field managers and HQ staff on potential involvement in new health interventions and internal health capacity for implementation. • Define appropriate policies, guidelines and protocols for the medical aspects of Medair’s work in country, in consultation with HQ Advisors, other field managers, and in line with relevant government, Sphere and WHO guidelines. • Provide technical support to the health teams in all project sites, including the evaluation and impact analysis of current projects and the writing of donor proposals and reports. Representation • Develop and maintain relationships with Ministry of Health, UN, NGOs, donors, partners and other stakeholders, with the objective of raising public awareness of Medair and ensuring good co-operation and partnerships. • Represent Medair, as appropriate, at national health cluster, coordination, sector and bilateral meetings, working groups, with national and / or local government departments and any other relevant meetings or events, facilitating supportive synergies and overall progress in the health sector (and avoiding duplication with the work of other agencies). Staff Management • Involved in the recruitment of health staff for the country programmes, providing advice on technical skills and experience as requested. • Ensure that all health and nutrition staff are adequately trained and, if necessary, create possibilities for capacity building, mentoring and coaching, within budget constraints. Plan and develop training material as required with support from HQ Advisors as needed. Financial Management • Work with the relevant field managers and HQ staff to plan and construct health budgets. • Ensure the health and nutrition project expenditure is in line with approved budgets, advising on potential under / over spend and recommending appropriate corrective action. Quality Management • Ensure health and nutrition projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards e.g. Sphere and HAP standards, WHO recommendations, etc. Follow the direction of the Senior Health and Nutrition Advisor at HQ regarding quality, strategy and technical guidelines. Staff Health • Overall responsibility for staff health / occupational health procedures and compliance and development of procedures in-country. Qualifications • Clinical degree (nurse or doctor), or Public Health degree. Languages • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written) Experience / Competencies • 3 years’ experience in managing programmes in international public health work including experience of programme set-up and design; 1 year of international experience managing and implementing an emergency health and nutrition intervention • Experience in the design, monitoring of implementation and evaluation of public health programmes • Advanced leadership and project management skills • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols • Advanced planning, assessment and analytical skills ; problem solving ability • Good report and proposal writing skills ; good negotiation skills ; excellent communication skills • Committed to consultative and servant leadership; team-player with good inter-personal skills Medair Standard Working Requirements for the Field • Experienced professionals in a relevant field; Overseas intercultural experience • Committed Christians; commitment to the Medair values • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written • Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply. • Successful completion of Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) • Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, external contacts • Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit Benefits • A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder • Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing • Security training for those going to particularly insecure environments • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service) • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food allowance) • Annual leave; Death and disability allowance • Contribution matching programme for retirement savings (for experienced relief workers) • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing Working Conditions • This is a field position and working and living conditions may be very different to that previously experienced. Application Process Follow this link: check if you are an Experienced or New Relief Worker and that you fit our standard working criteria, then: a) apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or b) apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs). Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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