Emergency National Officer, RMNCH

  World Health Organization
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 2054
Date Posted:Jun 12, 2017
Closing Date:Jun 21, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Salary Range:3000 - 4000 USD monthly
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:4 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About World Health Organization:

In February 1949, when the first session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean was held in Cairo, the world was still recovering from the wounds inflicted on it by the Second World War. The historic first session reflected then the vision and determination of eleven countries with similar values, heritage and aspirations to work together in a unique partnership, and start building a better world for future generations. The exceptional spirit of partnership and collaboration that has governed the relationship between WHO and its Member States in the Eastern Mediterranean Region over the years, resulted in landmark achievements bringing health and hope to all corners of the region. Let us acknowledge our achievements, so that we may build on the success to meet the challenges of a new world ahead

Job Summary:

Under the overall supervision of WHO RMNCAH&HE; team and in close cooperation with of D-RMNCAH and D-Gender of MoPH: a) plan, implement, monitor and report on the RMNCH and GBV interventions and services in emergencies; and b) provide technical guidance to RMNCH and GBV related areas for emergency preparedness and response.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Planning and implementation:
1. Work closely with health cluster for emergency and act as WHO focal point for all RMNCH and GBV emergency related activities;
2. Be involved in the CHF project planning to support development of MoPH RMNCH and response plan to maintain RMNCH and GBV services.
3. Work closely with emergency health cluster for planning, implementation, monitoring and supportive supervision of comprehensive RMNCH&GBV; emergency response and recovery interventions.
4. Assist MoPH and health cluster members to develop/revise RMNCH&GBV; response framework, standard operating procedures and supportive supervision during different stages of emergency response and recovery;
5. Plan structured support for capacity building of Health Facilities in addressing management aspect of the for RMNCH&GBV; services in emergency.

Coordination and communication:
1. The national officer RMNCH in emergency will support and coordinate all RMNCH&GBV; interventions in disaster and humanitarian emergencies in close coordination with WHO/HE and EPR/MoPH and cooperation with implementing partners (NGOs)
2. Promote RMNCH&GBV; in emergencies agenda to EPR and relevant coordination committees.
3. Strengthening internal coordination of RMNCH&GBV; and HE units to smoothly cooperate during emergencies.

1. Plan and if necessary facilitate the relevant capacity building, including training activities e.g. BEmONC, MISP, IMNCI, ENC, STI, GBV treatment protocol for health care providers.
2. Provide logistical and technical support to the trainings and report [technical and financial] on completion.
Resource management
1. Ensure proper management and utilization of all RMNCH&GBV; funded activities under HE projects.
1. Collect, compile and finalize the RMNCH&GBV; response reports.
2. Regularly report on all RMNCH in emergency related activities to the RMNCH & Gender Directorates of MoPH and WHO.
3. Prepare and submit all the mission and programme M&E reports.

Job Requirement:

Essential: Degree in medicine. Additional master’s degree in public health and/or humanitarian emergencies is desirable. Training on RMNCH in emergencies will be an asset.

Essential: Minimum of 5 years’ field experience of emergency health service delivery, of which at least 2 years in managing RMNCH interventions and programme. Experience in GBV related interventions an asset.

Fluency in oral and written Dari and Pashto. Good verbal and writing English language Skills.
Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Good knowledge of public health and emergency health service delivery strategies;

Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;

Demonstrated ability of coordination, planning, implementation, M&E and reporting on emergency health or RMNCH interventions.

Ability to frequently travel (up to 40% of time) to the provinces on short notice.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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