FHI 360 is seeking a Health Coordinator to lead the organizational health intervention in Tigray. The Health Coordinator is responsible for developing and leading technical programming and plays a critical role in ensuring the organization’s emergency programming is responsive to the needs of Tigray. He/she will ensure humanitarian activities are evidence-based and adhere to technical standards for the field, and as circumstances demand, engage at all stages of an emergency, from the initial acute phase through to transition and recovery, and will support technical programs from assessment and conception through close-out and evaluation.
Based in Mekelle, this duty station has been designated as high risk and poses a heightened risk or direct threat to personal safety. Applicants should research this location and the associated risks before submitting an application.
- Lead the Health component of a humanitarian program with the goal of improving the well-being of affected communities through access to primary health, community health and reproductive health care, and strengthen health systems in the areas of implementation.
- Monitor progress on the delivery of all health-related activities and ensure that objectives are being met on time and on scope per annual workplans.
- Conduct all health-related assessments, provide technical guidance on appropriate emergency activities, and devise sector-specific response strategies for the acute and transitional phases of emergency operations in crisis-affected communities.
- Develop partnerships and ensure effective coordination with local service providers and international organizations operating in the sector and attend health and nutrition cluster meetings.
- Work with operations staff and partners to ensure pharmaceutical and medical commodities and services are procured, handled, and managed properly, in accordance with the organization’s supply-chain management protocols.
- Manage health program budget, including routine expense forecasting and pipeline analysis.
- Determine staffing needs for health programming, conduct recruitment in collaboration with management and home office technical staff, as necessary.
- Manage health sector field personnel supporting the program and build their capacity to effectively respond to the health component of the project.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
- Knowledge and application of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and Sphere standards and Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct.
- Experience working with Office of US Foreign Disaster (OFDA) and US Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (State/PRM) preferred.
- Strong interpersonal skills and display evidence of good leadership and influencing skills.
- Ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse staff and clients.
- English fluency required; fluency in the local language a plus.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and be comfortable participating both as an effective contributor and a listener in group settings which include senior staff.
- Well-organized, resourceful, effective and efficient at coordinating multiple resources to get things done and must have proven track record of successfully working on multiple tasks at once and foresees and plan around obstacles.
- Demonstrated sensitivity in diverse, cross cultural settings.
- Works on problems of complex scope that require analysis and in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
- Erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause critical delays or modifications to projects or operations.
- Ability to exercise judgment that contributes to the organization’s business strategies and develops objectives that align with department’s strategic goals.
- Must be able to provide accurate, expert level advice to reach outcomes that will enable achievement of overall department and organization goals.
- Demonstrates a responsive, professional attitude that is solution oriented.
- Decisions and actions have a serious impact on the overall success of the function.
- Regularly interacts with senior management and HQ based staff.
- Leads by “managing managers” or other direct/indirect reports in the region/functional area.
- Ability to motivate, mentor, and empower individuals to achieve expectations and goals set for the functional unit.
- Provide input on country/project staff performance reviews.
- In coordination with senior management, hire/terminates country/project staff.
- Reports to the Deputy Response Coordinator, Programs.
- Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
- Master or other advanced degree preferred.
- Typically requires 5 – 8 years leading complex on-site emergency WASH response projects and/or programs.
- Experience establishing startup operations/projects in new countries preferred.
- Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company of progressive program management experience in humanitarian assistance or related industry experience in a relevant technical area.
- Demonstrable experience designing and leading technical assessments using proven and effective methodologies; strong background in outcome monitoring and evaluation preferred.
- Experience coordinating complex programs with wide variety of stakeholders; experience as cluster co-lead preferred.
Typical Physical Demands:
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to lift 5 – 50 lbs.
- Ability to travel to remote field site locations that lack basic essentials.
- Candidate must be in good physical condition and understand that medical care is not readily available at duty station.
Technology to be Used:
- Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.
How to Apply
Applications must be prepared in English and sent electronically by 10 March 2021. Please send by email to [email protected] with subject line “Health Coordinator – Crisis Response”.
- Job City Tigray