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Regional Health Emergency

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Posted by:

LonAdd Consultancy Plc

Location:

Oromia, OR, Ethiopia 

Category/Specialization:

Health Care

Employment Type:

Contractor

Job Views:

759

Posted:

09.04.2018

Closing Date:

09.12.2018

Salary:



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Job Description:

Urgent Vacancy Announcement

LonAdd HR Consultancy Plc (www.lonadd.com), Recruitment & Outsourcing Company will be working on behalf of a  in the recruitment process of suitable & knowledgeable candidate, as per our s specific requirements stated below: 

Number required: 1

Location :  Oromia Regional (with regular field trips within the regional to IDPs and disease epidemic sites)

Duration:  11 months

Start Date: ASAP

Job Summary

To provide technical assistance on planning, coordination implementing, and monitoring the overall health humanitarian response activities for IDPs and disease outbreaks like AWD, measles and others.

Justification

The IDPs situation over- stretched the FO which is staffed only with two health professionals due to the size and complexity of IDP emergencies and the support required for the largest CLIENT regional development programe in such large region, Oromia. Regional government is also overstretched with this huge number of IDP situation and it is also a new phenomenon for the region.

The IDPs emergency health response required frequent engagement and follow up on coordination of intervention to provide adequate support at zonal, woreda and sup woreda/community level. Given the limited capacity of partners in the region especially at zonal level and below, full time technical assistance would be very necessary to support emergency health interventions for IDPs in the region in uninterrupted and coordinated manner.

The technical capacity of health sector at districts and primary health care unit to manage IDPs health issues, and coordination of health related response for IDP is low. The capacity of other sector is not different form health sector. There is a high concern that outbreak such as AWD and measles, can emerge and the scabies may expand in IDPs. Health sector at different level needs strong technical support to converge with WASH and nutrition, follow up overall health status of IDPs by improving level of data collection and timely reporting.

CLINENT is providing support in health to date based on already developed IDPs response strategy using temporary clinics and by scaling up the capacity of existing health facilities nearby IDPs collection sites and for those IDPs mixed in the host community. Therefore, capable technical assistant who can give technical support and be able to coordinate the response to health related problems for both IDPs in the region and host community is required.

Specific Tasks

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES and DUTIES & TASKS

Under the overall direction of Chief of Filed office and guidance of field office Health specialists, the consultant will contribute to the acceleration of emergency response, support effective response action plan implementation and help mobilize resources as required. She/ he will also promote more effective emergency preparedness and response coordination between government, CLIENT, other UN/international agencies, civil society and communication at regional, zonal, woreda level and IDP sites.

  • Provide overall technical support to the coordination, planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of health interventions in IDP emergency focusing on local health risks.
  • Build capacity and ensure the functionality of zonal and woreda level health emergency tasks force and overall coordination mechanisms.
  • Support the organization and running of cluster meetings, ensuring that action points are recorded, shared and properly followed up in a timely fashion.
  • Support linkages and coordination health sector sectors with other sectors/ clusters
  • Support and monitor proper implementation of specific health responses in addition to overall coordination of emergency response.
  • Technical support to put in place lifesaving health interventions for IDPs
  • Make sure availability of required health workers and necessary drugs and supplies for lifesaving health interventions put in place for IDPs
  • Provide technical inputs in timely and efficient manner on emergency supply related items. Follow up closely on their utilization and report to CLIENT Oromia team
  • Technical support for MNCH interventions like EPI, ICCM, material health to be implemented for IDPs and ensure its continuity.
  • Assist in the facilitation of emergency training and emergency related capacity building initiatives.
  • Coordinate and collect emergency information at zonal, woreda and community level and share/report regularly to Oromia field office.
  • Support and build capacity of zones, woredas and facilities in collection, documentation analysis and reporting situation information.
  • Assist in the preparation of detailed reports relating to Emergency for CLIENT Oromia FO, Oromia RHB and other partners.
  • During new emergencies, coordinate/ undertake rapid assessments, report and participate in immediate actions (based on CLIENT Core Commitments for children), within 72 hours wherever feasible,
  • Regularly compile and provide quality and comprehensive emergency reports to the field office
  • Conduct affected population consultation and produce reports and case stories in relation to the emergency.
  • Carry out and other emergency related activates in discussion with the health team in the field office/ chief of field office.
  • Supervises directly the two health consultants deployed at zonal level and provide direct oversight and technical support for the field support monitors in the six IDP hosting zones.

Methodology

  • Participation at regional, zonal and woreda level different emergency coordination meetings.
  • Collaborating, assisting and monitoring health sector for health emergency response
  • Capacity building and guidance on the use of standard tools to emergency response at all levels.
  • Desk review and analysis of relevant data and / information
  • Direct IDPs site visits and no-site information collection
  • Regular travel to zone and woredas hosting IDPs
  • Close coordination with CLIENT colleagues, regional government partners and other partners in the field.
  • Weekly submission of brief reports.

Expected Deliverables

  • Monthly work plan and implementation strategies
  • Age and sex disaggregated brief, quality and comprehensive weekly and biweekly SitRep. Monthly comprehensive progressive report on the emergency and emergency response that includes summer of progress made against identified key challenges and bottlenecks form previous report and recommended actions to be taken.
  • Minutes of cluster/taskforce coordinating meetings that are attended at different level
  • Monthly updating the 4W matrix for IDP sites.
  • Any emergency situation assessment reports including- disease outbreak assessment, preparedness and response plan.
  • Any unforeseen incidents report that affects children and mothers and service delivery.

Reporting

  • The consultant will be supervised by and report to health specialist of Oromia FO.
  • The consultant will submit weekly, biweekly SitRep, and monthly reports (including 4W reports) based on agreed deliverables and submit a final written report at the end of the assignment.

 

Job Requirements:

Expected background and Experience

QUALIFICATION AND COMPETENCIES (indicates the level of proficiency required for the job.)

  1. Education

   Advanced University degree in one of the following fields: Public health or Epidemiology.

  1. Work experience
  • At least 5 years progressively responsible for humanitarian and development work experience.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in establishing coordination architecture at different levels.
  • Formal training in emergency response and working experience with UN Agencies and/or INGOs is an advantage
  1. Language proficiency
  • Fluency in written English and Affan Oromo required
  1. Competencies required

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Driver for results
  • Working with people

Functional competencies

  • Ability to analyse technical issues
  • Applying technical expertize
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Planning and organizing

 

How To Apply:

Female Qualified candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

To apply send your CVs to vacancy1@lonadd.com by putting ‘Application for Regional Health Emergency’ in the subject box.

Candidates selected should be available immediately.

Application deadline: September 12/2018




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LonAdd Consultancy Plc
Addis Ababa, AA, Ethiopia

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