Re – advertisement: Health and Nutrition Coordinator

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Country Programme, Kigali Rwanda

BACKGROUND:

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We work together, with partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children works in thirteen districts in Rwanda with a current staff complement of approximately 183 staff.

SC Rwanda Country Office seeks to hire qualified, committed and experienced National to fill the following position: 

Position:                                                Re – advertisement: Health and Nutrition Coordinator

Place of Work:

Kirehe

Reports to:

Staff directly reporting to this post:

Time frame:     

Tentative start date:                                                                   

Health and Nutrition Manager

Pharmacist, Medical doctor, Midwife

One Year

ASAP

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3- t the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Health coordinator will work to contribute to an improvement in the overall health of the targeted community through the provision of quality primary health care including family planning and post abortion care (PAC). Under the Health and Nutrition coordinator will work collaboratively with the health team; Ministry of Health staff, UNHCR and other partners to meet the needs of patients, promote healthy behaviours, strengthen health systems and increase local capacity.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program management

  • Lead on the day to day implementation of the health program at the field location
  • Work with the health and Nutrition Manager and develop health response plans, staffing structure and budget for the field location and contribute to Save the Children’s overall health response strategy as needed.

Lead and manage the health team including ensuring that appropriate performance management of the team is done.

  • Prepare and oversee programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities (for example, monthly/weekly data report, supervision check lists, etc).
  • Prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Working closely with the HR team and Health and Nutrition manager to rapidly recruit, induct and train new staff.
  • Identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan, as well as advising the logistics team on drug management including planning, procurement, storage, transport and stock management of medicines.
  • Ensure the integration of appropriate HIV activities into the health programmes, with a particular focus on PMTCT
  • Working closely with the MEAL team put in place a sector MEAL plan ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build health field staff in carrying out the work.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Work in close coordination with other health partners in the field including attending and contributing to sector meetings and processes.
  • Oversee all aspects of FP PAC project implementation and narrative reporting to ensure high quality
  • Manage work plan and ensure activities are carried out as planned – key activities include clinical training, supportive supervision, community mobilization, use of data for decision making
  • Convene regular meetings with focal points for all aspects of the program to monitor progress in implementation – head of maternity, clinic supervisor, MOH trainers, Community Coordinator, Youth Health Coordinator, and MEAL
  • Support team to use data for decision making
  • Liaise regularly with Health and Nutrition Manager and finance to monitor project spending
  • Liaise regularly with the HQ backstop
  • Complete RHE e-learning modules and advocate for relevant SCI Rwanda staff to take RHE e-learning modules

HMIS – Health Information System

  • Lead health data collection systems based on donor and internal agency indicator list relevant for the response
  • Initiate, design, and scale-up the data collection system to cover all programming components: mobile health, community health, and facility health services
  • Ensure the integration of the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package), FP and PAC reproductive health indicators in to the emergency response
  • With the health and Nutrition Manager coordinate the sharing of SC response data with the Ministry of Health, the Health Cluster and other relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure that the data from the health programs is accurately profiled and shared across stakeholders internally
  • Analyse program data and any secondary data to better inform program design and implementation
  • Lead trainings to improve understanding of indicators, to establish uniform data collection system (uniform case definitions), data analysis and translation and using data for programmatic action

Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children health staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.

General:

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

CORE BEHAVIOURS

Understanding humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles:

  • Able to assess and analyse key issues in the humanitarian situation and formulate actions around them
  • Actively engages in disaster coordination mechanisms and interagency cooperation
  • Leads on the development of an organisational response based on an understanding of the contexts

Achieving results effectively:

  • Ensures beneficiary and partner feedback is incorporated into programme design, planning and learning
  • Demonstrates flexibility to adapt plans and make decisions in rapidly changing environments
  • Actively manages risk and takes action to reduce risk
  • Makes changes to improve performance as a result of information received
  • Documents lessons learned and applies them to future projects

Maintaining and developing collaborative relationships:

  • Develops strategies for teams to work across traditional boundaries, working in diverse environments
  • Establishes clear objectives with teams and individuals and monitors progress and performance
  • Fosters collaborative, transparent and accountable relationships through partners
  • Uses negotiation and conflict resolution skills to support positive outcomes

Operating safely and securely:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of wider UN/NGO security coordination and how the organisation can benefit from, and contribute to, those mechanisms
  • Undertakes effective risk assessments and develops contingency plans
  • Takes appropriate, coordinated and consistent action to handle situations of personal risk and risk for others
  • Reduces vulnerability by complying with safety and security protocols set by the organisation

Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment:

  • Helps team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-care
  • Remains focused on the objectives and goals in a rapidly changing environment
  • Remains effective and retains perspective in the face of difficult or demanding situations

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment across the Region to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale

Collaboration:

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

Integrity:

  • honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • displays consistent excellent judgement

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Significant management experience working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states, including in health programmes
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience
  • Health professional with a health /Nurse/medical background having a Bachelor degree in public health, General Medicine, degree and/or equivalent field experience
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work a hands on implementation capacity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC  mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

Desirable

  • Language skills in Kinyarwanda,  English ,French and Swahili
  • An area of particular expertise within humanitarian health
  • Experience of working on HIV programmes
  • Specific experience of working in consortia projects.

CHILD SAFEGUARING POLICY:

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding - Declaration of Acceptance  Form] and comply with the SCIs Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact. 

  • This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staff are responsible for.  SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International's Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.

Interested candidates should send an application letter plus updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 names of professional referees to HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org. The deadline for receiving applications is 12th December 2017.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

 

             Please mention Health and Nutrition Coordinator as subject of your mail.

                                  *Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job summary

This job has been viewed 1,814 times
Location:
Kirehe
Rwanda
Sector:
Health
Education level:
Bachelor
Desired experience:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Contrat type:
Full-time
Apply before:
12-12-2017
Number of positions:
1

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