Internally Displaced Persons’ Health Coordinator (UHI project)-USAID

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 432
Date Posted:Nov 25, 2019
Reference:532
Closing Date:Dec 10, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Health/Medical
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 - 7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Urban Health Initiative (UHI) - USAID:

Founded:  

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Internally Displaced Persons’ Health Coordinator (UHI project)


Background:

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Internally Displaced Persons’ Health Coordinator for an anticipated multiyear USAID Urban Health Initiative (UHI) in Afghanistan. The activity aims to improve health outcomes through improved availability and quality of high-impact, sustainable, accessible, and quality health and nutrition services within urban settings of Afghanistan. The project also will work with the Ministry of Public Health, the private sector, and nascent professional accreditation bodies to improve governance and quality assurance of FP/MNCH, TB, and nutrition services in urban areas.


This position is subject to project award and funding.

Job Summary:

The Internally Displaced Persons’ Health Coordinator will be an FHI 360 employee working in and placed at the UHI office in Kabul. Under the guidance of the Technical Director, the Internally Displaced Persons’ Health Coordinator will assist with be responsible for managing the health-related activities for all IDPs allocated under UHI project. The individual will provide technical support to local partners, civil society organizations, community groups who are working with IDPs in Afghanistan. 

Skills Required:

health management

Requires travel to provinces:

No

Skills Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

·      Identifying and assessing the needs of IDPs in urban areas.

·      Designing program efforts to meet the health needs of IDPs, including improving knowledge of and access to services

·      Coordinating with the monitoring and evaluation effort to develop and track indicators to monitor program performance. .

·      Sharing best practices and evidence in meeting the health needs of IDPs in urban setting by participation in workgroups, networks, and conferences. 

·      Collaborating with other programs and organizations working to improve the well-being of IDPs in urban areas

·      Preparing reports and papers summarizing project results, assists with publications, web pages and presentation development, technical briefs, or other necessary documents to facilitate research, best practices, policies and procedures related to IDP health programming.

·      Willingness to travel to regional urban capitals for project implementation and quality assurance.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

·      Master’s degree in health, public health or program management.

·      5-7 years of experience in health program management, working with vulnerable population, IDPs (especially in health, education programs)

·      Proficiency with database management software, Microsoft Office Suite, and on-line search tools required.

·      Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Dari and Pashto

·      Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.

·      Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with stakeholders.

·      Prior work experience in a similar position within a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company.

·      Excellent organizational and analytical skills and strong ability to manage and meet multiple tasks.

·      Substantial experience of developing working relations with stakeholders and beneficiaries; clinical skill training and capacity development experience preferred.

·      Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with providing technical support for family planning and reproductive health activities/ projects highly desired.

  • Qualified female candidates particularly encouraged to apply

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