Senior Health Officer – IRC International Rescue committee

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND
The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.
IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. With an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region, IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.
Job Overview/Summary:
The Senior Cross Border Health Officer is responsible for the communications and technical support to health staff inside Syria. The Senior Health Officer will provide support to program daily activities, training, and follow up processes. The Senior Health Officer will be responsible for the analysis of data received from the field and advising changes accordingly. This post will report directly to the Health Manager.
Major Responsibilities:
 Support the overall coordination, monitoring and reporting of supported health facilities.
 Ensure accuracy and referral of information gathered via communicable diseases weekly report, in cooperation with the doctors in the health facilities.
 Collect, update, manage facilities information and present them to the program.
 Conduct weekly/monthly calls with facility staff and management for updates on the situation and health services.
 Work closely with the Health Manager in Amman, and Health Manager in Syria to assist in the direct implementation of health activities inside Syria.
 Provide technical support and supervision to health facility staff to ensure quality health services are provided.
 Assist in training inside Syria to Health Officers, Health Assistants, data collectors, report submitters and hospital administrators in areas of their scope of data management and analysis.
 Set high quality performance indicators that ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
 Create and adapt monitoring tools that assist in tracking of patients and their treatment protocols, and advise medical staff accordingly.
 Conduct regular meetings with the community outreach team to ensure proper exchange of information and activity planning. Ensure partner staff and facility staff receive proper training and follow up on health protocols and guidelines.
 Assist partners in the development of health and training proposals. Provide continuous assistance as needed.
 Responsible for ensuring that supported health facilities are properly equipped and receive the appropriate amount of drugs and supply with the support of the Monitoring Officer and Medical Commodity Officer.
 Assist in the initiation of mental health activities, and ensure consistent support is planned, including medications and supervision.
 Oversee the day-to-day implementation of all programs in the health facilities, providing support to managers and IRC health staff inside Syria to implement, monitor and evaluate work plans.
 Manage the implementation of health programs and ensure that program goals, objectives, targets and activities are met, as stated in the donor agreed project work plans and log frames.
 Assess unmet needs in the health sector with a focus on Primary and Reproductive Health.
 Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes for future health interventions.
 Establish and strengthen relationships with local councils, Directorates of Health and facility management.
 Provide support and supervision to local partners to implement health projects inside Syria.
 Undertake other tasks as assigned by the IRC supervisor to enable and contribute to IRC’s programming.

Job Details

Date Posted: 2017-08-16
Job Location: Amman, Jordan
Job Role: Medical, Healthcare, and Nursing
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Management

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