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Re-Announced – Senior Health and Immunization Officer

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Date Posted: Jan 11, 2022
Reference: Senior Officer
Closing Date: Jan 14, 2022
Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1
Gender: Any
Functional Area: Monitoring and Evaluation,Coordination,Report writing,Data analysis,Programme,Communication,Financial/Budget Planning
Nationality: Afghan
Salary Range: Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience: 5 – 7 Years
Contract Duration: 12 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type: Fixed-term
Probation Period: 3 months
Required Languages: Dari,Pashto,English

About IFRC:The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 192-member National Societies. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.  The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.  The IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services. The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The IFRC also has country cluster delegation and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.

Job Summary:

Provide support to Health and Immunization Program, manage and coordinate the Federation’s support to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) in the implementation of program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Programme planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Ensure IFRC health supported programs and projects use appropriate PMER tools in compliance to IFRC planning and budgeting process.
  • Responsible for producing comprehensive reports for donors on agreed health projects (monthly, quarterly and annual).
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation visits to IFRC health supported programme/project areas especially to ECHO funded 9 provinces and prepare the report from the field visits for feedback to ARCS Health Programme team at HQ and regional levels.
  • Lead preparation and facilitate preparation of case studies, stories for health reporting and communication materials.
  • Provide public health skills to follow up on evaluation activities for IFRC-ARCS Health supported programmes/projects.
  • Responsible for budget utilization/tracking on monthly basis in coordination with finance department.
  • Identify health priority areas and provide expert inputs in executing health programme/project proposals, DREF, Emergency Appeals for ARCS Health programme support.
  • Ready to be deployed nationally as a Public Health Expert during emergency/need.

 

NS Technical and Operational Capacity Support

  • To work closely with ARCS health team and help find solutions, especially in skill building and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Provision of technical support and build the capacity of ARCS health team to take the responsibility of health program design and implementation, COVID-19 pandemic outbreak response and interventions in emergencies in the overall disaster management response.
  • Work with ARCS to apply the recommendations of above-mentioned working groups in provision of primary health care services and COVID-19 pandemic outbreak response.   
  • Support ARCS to adhere and follow MoPH national standards in provision of health services.  
  • Support ARCS in incorporating measures for prevention, mitigation, public health preparedness, humanitarian health action and recovery in its programmes.
  • Build ARCS capacity and provide oversight in the planning, implementation and management of the health components of NS emergency response and recovery programmes, ensuring that these are according to agreed standards.
  • Ensure the on-going learning and development of ARCS Health counterparts in programme planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Support, coach and mentor ARCS health staff, assist IFRC Health Development Coordinator and link in to wider organizational capacity development mechanisms
  • Provide guidance and inputs to ARCS Health counterparts in the process of developing health programme guidelines and tools and when needed the programme proposal/DREF/Emergency appeal for health.
  • Contribute to country office strategic and operational management discussions and meetings aside from health programming.

 

Coordination and Communication

  • Closely work with different national working groups like AAP (Accountability to affected Population), RCCE (Risk Communication and Community Engagement), HAG (Humanitarian Access Group) and Protection cluster and create linkage between ARCS and above said working groups, together with ARCS apply the concepts of AAP, RCCE, HAG and Protection cluster/WGs in ARCS health program.
  • Work with ARCS and liaise with Health cluster and other relevant national technical setups to bridge the technical knowledge to ARCS.
  • Concrete linkage with ARCS and contribute in implementation of both ARCS upcoming 5-year strategy and ARCS overall strategic plan.
  • Closer relations and effective coordination with Norwegian Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross and build one community of practice on MHTs.
  • Facilitate joint IFRC-ARCS monthly/quarterly health meetings for programme coordination, updates and address operational challenges.
  • Facilitate effective liaison and coordination with health programme technical counterparts from movement, ECHO, government, UN agencies, INGOs and NGOs related IFRC health supported programmes at national and regional levels.
  • Foster collaboration within ARCS and IFRC Health and with other relevant ARCS and IFRC offices.
  • Participate in health sector and relevant thematic health technical networks to share and keep abreast of the latest developments and issues.
  • Participate and produce meeting briefs/reports for feedback to ARCS and IFRC health colleagues.

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.
  3. Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.

Job Requirement:

Education:

  • Relevant post-graduate degree or equivalent work experiences /Master in Public health and/or Health Emergency /Health Programme Management/Health Care System Development; University graduate on Medical/Midwifery/Pharmacy and health related degree.
  • Equivalent training/course on public health, health programme management, health system development; planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting (PMER); training development and facilitation; in development and emergency context.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in managing health programme both development and emergency health programming for national and international organisations.
  • Coordination, representation. 
  • Experience working in different areas of the country. (Preferred)
  • Experience with international donors funded programme especially OCHA-AHF.
  • Red Cross and Red Crescent knowledge and experience. (Preferred)

Knowledge, Skills and Language:

  • High knowledge in public health and health programme management.
  • Strong analytical skills in assessment, data collection and analysis.
  • Strong experience in program/project proposal writing.
  • Proven programme management skill in program planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Ability to provide staff training, coaching and mentoring.
  • Creative communication and participatory learning process.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Good understanding of programme budget and financial management.
  • Strong interpersonal and cultural sensitivity.
  • Self-supporting in computers (Windows, Office).
  • Proficiency in English, Dari and Pashto languages.

Competencies:

  1. Core Competencies: Communication, Collaboration & Teamwork, Judgement & Decision Making, National Society & Customer Relations, Creativity & Innovation, Building Trust.
  2. Values: Respect for Diversity, Integrity, professionalism, Accountability.
  3. Functional Competencies: Strategic Orientation, Building Alliances, Leadership, Empowering Others.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Interested candidates who meet the job requirements are to submit their cover letter and resume.

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