As a senior member of the program country team, the Health Coordinator will have overall responsibility of the Health Sector.
The Health Coordinator will be based in Abidjan but he/she will be out of Abidjan regularly. S/he will implement the Côte d’Ivoire Health Sector Strategy. This includes reviewing the grant goals and objectives for the ongoing health and environmental health activities, developing staff capacity including for the deputy health coordinator, working with the Deputy Director of Programs and Country Director to roll out and follow up on submission of solicited/unsolicited proposals.
In addition to proactively contributes to the identification of needs, s/he moreover ensures, with the support from the HQ technical advisors, that Health Programs are developed and implemented according to the IRC Global Health Strategy, the Country Strategy Plan (SAP) and the IRC Outcome and Evidence Framework (OEF) and the theories of change (ToC) related to health outcomes. To this end, s/he closely coordinates and collaborates with IRCs other technical leads, ensuring the effective integration of these sectors in the health portfolio and visa-versa. Moreover, s/he ensures the active participation and representation of IRC in external technical meetings, including coordination platforms, such as the health technical group.
Implement IRC’s health strategy for Côte d’Ivoire including the following key activities:
- Health program implementation according to on the approved Country Strategy Plan (SAP);
- Identify other unmet needs in the health sector and explore the potential of the IRC addressing those needs. Conduct additional needs assessments, as required;
- Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, local partners and donors on health related activities and actively participate in key health forums
- Coordinate the development of new proposals and initiatives for the IRC health sector;
- Provide supervision of IRC health and environmental health projects and key staff. Extend technical support and supervision to the IRC’s implementing partners;
- Ensure that health and environmental health projects utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as proscribed by the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Economic Infrastructure, WHO, Sphere, and IRC. Ensure that all health sector activities are evidence-based and consistent with established best practices;
- Ensure and supervise the design and implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation plan for all health sector projects, in line with global IRC standards. This system should ensure that activity, impact and output data is captured in an accurate and efficient manner, and that programs are continually tailored to optimize quality and impact levels;
- Liaise regularly with the Project Managers/Coordinators, and the HQ Health Technical Unit to provide updates on the program, discuss emerging challenges, and collaborate on the design of new programs or changes to existing programs by implementing theIRC Outcome and Evidence Framework (OEF) and the theories of change (ToC) related to health outcomes;
- Monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust the programmatic priorities as necessary through proper and regular data review and utilization;
- Work closely with other sectors to integrate programming, share learning, and maximize impact of activities;
- Develop and implement a staff capacity building strategy that prioritizes and enables managers through training and delegation;
- Ensure that Human Resources issues are dealt with effectively and efficiently, providing or securing necessary support for program staff, as well as developing and implementing a staff capacity building strategy that prioritizes and enables managers through training and delegation;
- Provide a progress and final reports, including lessons learned, for internal use by IRC technical and program staff.
- Collaborate with Grants department to ensure the timely submission of information for donor reports for all health projects, including reporting against the logical framework.
- Review all reports prepared by the field staff and provide appropriate feedback to the concerned staff, and ensure that reports are written and submitted to concerned bodies in a timely manner.
- Responsible in the development of program budgets, procurement and spending plans, in collaboration with program managers, review Budget vs. Actual expenditure for health programs on a monthly basis with staff
- MPH required and clinical degree preferred;
- At least 5 years’ experience in implementing health programs in developing countries;
- Significant monitoring and evaluation experience (including both qualitative and quantitative methods);
- Excellent writing skills (proposals, reports, etc.)
- Strong budget management skills and experience managing multiple grants.
- Excellent communication skills and flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment & independently;
- Ability to work under pressure in a potentially unstable security environment;
- Proven problem solving and results oriented;
Fluent English and French required.
Reports to: Deputy Director for Programs.
Length: 24 months initially with extension contingent on funding availability.
Position type: Accompanied.
- Job City AbidJan