Programme Assistant – International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Organizational context (where the job is located in the Organization):
Jordan hosts more than 633,000 registered Syrian refugees who have fled from the ongoing conflict in Syria. The prolonged crisis and continued arrival of refugees in Jordan has continued to put a strain on Jordanian infrastructure and essential services. This is felt most keenly in the urban areas where around 83% of Syrian refugees are living.
In November 2014 the Jordanian Ministry of Health changed its’ policy so that Syrian refugees no longer had free access to health care and since then refugees have been expected to pay the same rate as non-insured Jordanians. Whilst this rate is subsidized by the government, as refugees are not allowed to work in Jordan and many are on a waiting list to receive money from cash transfer programmes, health care is an added expense which many will not be able to afford. This change in policy has already seen a significant decrease in Syrians accessing MoH services.
The high burden of non-communicable diseases in adult Syrian refugees, and amongst the host community, a polio outbreak in 2013 and 2014 in Syria and Iraq, the re-emergence of measles after 20 years of absence in Jordan, the likelihood of micronutrient deficiencies developing in children and adults and the frequent episodes of hygiene related diseases such as scabies, are all health issues which can be addressed through community based health and first aid (CBHFA) activities.
CBHFA, the Federation’s approach to community health promotion, was first introduced to Jordan Red Crescent Society (JRCS) at the start of 2014 with a Master Facilitators training. Since then more than 100 community health volunteers have been trained and implementing community health activities in the 7 northern and central governorates of Mafraq, Irbid, Jerash, Ajloun, Madaba, Balqa and Amman. They are supported by a JRCS CBHFA project officer based in the JRCS office in Amman and by CBHFA focal persons in each governorate. All new CBHFA volunteers receive training in 3 core modules of CBHFA, non-communicable diseases, violence prevention, first aid, behaviour change communication and other health topics including respiratory infections and personal hygiene.
Job purpose:
The CBHFA Programme Assistant works side by side with the JRCS CBHFA team with support of CBHFA Delegate and community care delegate. He / She is responsible for ensuring quality support the two new delegates who will be guided and coached by the program coordinator and head of office, as well as ensuring the high quality of CBHFA project planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation which aims to improve the wellbeing, resilience and peaceful co-existence among vulnerable Syrian refugee and host communities in Jordan.
Job duties and responsibilities:
The CBHFA Programme Assistant is responsible for the following tasks:
• To assist CBHFA delegate adhere to the timeframe of the CBHFA implementation plan as much as possible, updating it as necessary with JRCS
• Asist IFRC/JRCS organize and oversee the quality of the planned trainings
• As requested by the CBHFA Delegate, to conduct frequent field visits with the JRCS CBHFA project officer (PO) to see the volunteers in action and support PO for giving advice to the volunteers
• To assist conduct monthly meetings with the PO and Focal Persons (FPs) and volunteers for the purpose of exchanging information, reviewing their monthly reports and to conduct short training sessions
• Assist Community Care delegate as and when required
• Collaborate with other delegates and JRCS staff specially volunteer and OD department.
• Assist all procurements for the programmes, and ensure compliance to IFRC procurement procedures;
• Establish service agreements and contracts for all services for programmes;
• Assist delegates in the organization of travels, trainings, field visits
• Interpretation and translation support for programmes;
• Management of the store
• Support CBHFA delegate with follow the expenditure of the CBHFA activities closely with JRC and IFRC finance department
• Ensure proper documentation and filing
• Prepare and submit monthly reports of work carried out.
• Any other tasks that may be assigned from time to time.
Duties applicable to all staff:
1. Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals.
2. Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles and Code of Conduct.
3. Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.

Job Details

Date Posted: 2017-05-01
Job Location: Amman, Jordan
Job Role: Support Services
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Degree: Bachelor's degree

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