Health Technical Advisor

Posted 7 months ago by World Vision
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
The Health Sector Technical Advisor will provide sector technical leadership and management in project and proposal design, staff capacity building, quality assurance, evaluation and documentation for multiple health projects in KRI/Iraq.
WV KRI Goal: To address immediate and longer-term humanitarian and recovery needs of Iraqi IDPs and Syrian refugees in KRI, WV will be addressing both immediate and longer term needs of displaced Iraqis as well as Syrian refugees. This work is primarily focused on Northern Iraq (KRI) but will spread to other locations as required. Key sectors of the program include: Food assistance, Non-Food Items, winterization, health - mobile clinics, Children in Emergencies, Child Protection, Economic Development and WASH. The project area covers camps, host communities and returnees.
Position Goal: Position Goal: To provide leadership for the WVI KRI mental and primary Health program. This includes the provision of technical input into assessments, program design, budgets, monitoring and evaluation. Developing sector approaches and strategy. Planning the designs and budgets and setting up of Health activities with the support of local team leaders and health and multi-sector project managers. Support the project implementation leads (project coordinators) and develop their understanding of the technical approaches. Building links with other stakeholders including Government representatives, other NGOs in Health and related sectors (e.g. child protection, Camp management, UN, health cluster and sub cluster, etc) to identify gaps. Provide technical leadship for in advocacy and effectiveness research related to health in emergencies in partnership with M&E and Advocacy colleagues.
Assessment, Design and Acquisition Planning
  • Lead the technical approach design for new health projects
  • Under guidance of the programmes team and with support from field teams, write / co-develop WASH proposal technical section, budget, budget narratives, cross-cutting theme integration with WASH (gender, DNH, protection, WASH…).
  • Engage with MoH, WHO, health sub cluster, donors and program officers to identify gaps and needs for new programming
  • Work closely with the MEAL (M&E) team to select indicators and develop monitoring plans & assessments for WASH projects
  • In close collaboration with the Programmes Team, develop an acquisition plan and engage with donors to promote health funding
  • Lead the development of the health components of the response and strategy.
Assessment, Design and Acquisition Planning
  • At project startup train project staff on technical approach. Help project owner design a capacity building plan for project and or partner staff. Help facilitate startup workshops.
  • Provide support to project managers and Zonal Managers implementing health projects.
  • Assist in the formation of statistical reports on nutrition and health program operations, including morbidity data and pharmaceutical use
  • Establish and maintain World Vision and other best practice standards for health programs.
  • Monitor and assist in evaluating health and nutrition program.
  • Ensure that gender and protection mainstreamed in all activities and within the community.
  • Active participation with all stakeholders, including MoH, WHO, Cluster, other operating partners, community, and other health actors to ensure programme coherence and avoidance of service gaps and overlap
  • Engage in health cluster and sub cluster meetings. Demonstrate WV capacity to the clusters
Supervisory Responsibilities, Capacity Building/Training
  • To assess, design and implement appropriate training programs to equip and upgrade knowledge and skills of health staff, and MoH in conjunction with WHO.
  • Assist coordinators and team leaders in other sectors in development of appropriate to health, hygiene and nutrition promotion information.
  • Capacity build health teams with reference to community processes.
  • Document training program results
Humanitarian Accountability
  • Ensure the programs take into account local capacities of local personnel and local community groups, ensure open community participation and consultation
  • Orient and train staff, community and partners on international standards (eg. The Sphere Project etc.) and their application
  • Ensure the Program Accountability Framework is integrated in the health and nutrition.
  • Promote local capacities for peace by periodic analysis of program impact on and potential for conflict between beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries, and adjust program accordingly.
  • Essential: Medical qualification, such as MD/MBBS, Nurse, Midwife, Nutritionist and/or public health qualification (international health) such as BPH or MPH
  • A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required.
  • Understanding of international standards, including SPHERE, IYCF, emergency management, security awareness etc.
  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina
  • Ability to manage work life and work without supervision
  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources
  • Able to use a computer, with word-processing and spreadsheets, (e.g. Microsoft Office)
  • Understanding of internet and email
  • Experience in managing staff, partners and facilitating capacity building
  • Essential: 5 – 10 years years experience in a developing country in managing Disaster Response/Relief programs in public health involving strategy development, assessments, design, planning, implementation, budgeting, reporting, and evaluation and monitoring.
  • Proven ability in capacity building including training
  • Experience in working in culturally diverse setting
  • Experience in working in Humanitarian and/or development
  • Full commitment to World Vision’s core values and mission statement.
  • Full adherence to World Vision Lebanon Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
  • Full adherence to security protocols
  • Motivated and goal orientated
  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills and detail-orientation
  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)
  • Knowledge of Arabic and Kurdish an advantage
  • Proven organizational skills and time management
  • Excellent computer skills, familiarity with MS Word, Lotus Notes, MS Excel and Power Point would be an added advantage
  • Essential: completed a recognized personal security course in the past 3 years.
Work Environment
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to _50_% of the time

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