Health and Nutrition Program Manager – Samaritan’s Purse Vacancy Announcement

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Health and Nutrition Program Manager – Samaritan’s Purse Vacancy Announcement, July 18 2023

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Organization: Samaritan’s Purse

Position: Health and Nutrition Program Manager

Location: Tigray

Employment: Full time

Deadline: July 24, 2023

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Job Description

About Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine. Samaritan’s Purse is privileged to be part of the humanitarian effort in Ethiopia and legally registered as foreign charity to work in Ethiopia since October 08, 2018.

Open Position: 1

Duration of Contract:  December 31,2023.

Job Summary

The Health and Nutrition Program Manager will lead the day-to-day operations of Samaritan’s Purse, Health and Nutrition Program in in Tigray. The Health and Nutrition Manager will manage the MMNUs activity each day. This includes traveling to mobile clinic site, set up and direct implementation of patient care.   The Health and Nutrition Manager will be responsible for ensuring that quality of patient care is maintained with cultural sensitivity to beneficiaries. This includes maintaining patient confidentiality, infection prevention standards and complying with Ministry of Health and Samaritan’s Purse protocols.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Provide leadership to MMNU teams and PHC support serving the Northwest Zone of Tigray. This includes leading teams of health professionals and PHC support in providing quality medical care in accordance with SP and Ethiopia Government protocols, values and universal infection control standards to improve the patients/beneficiary’s health status.

·       Oversee the overall implementation, management, and supervision of Samaritan’s Purse (SP) Primary Healthcare Center (PHC), in delivering life-saving essential primary health care to conflict-affected populations in the Tigray region.

·       Provide oversite to PHCs in the Tigray region, ensuring that quality care is being provided to patients/beneficiaries according to up-to-date medical knowledge and the Ethiopian Government protocols, values, and universal infection control standards to improve the patients’/beneficiaries’ health status.

·       Apply clinical leadership skills in the management of the team’s daily activities.

·       Participate in Clinic activities, paying attention to the needs of the team and patients as they arise.

·       Work with staff to ensure care and communication is culturally sensitive.

·       Ensure the team has the necessary supplies and medications for clinic activities each day.

·       Ensure accurate clinical documentation and collection of epidemiological data is maintained, checking its validity and informing the M&E Manager and Health Program Manager as appropriate, about any problem or complication of the patients’ illness or medical error (s).

·       Responsible for supervising the clinical team, providing appropriate intervention when needed.

·       Support the Health Program Manager in monitoring the proper functioning of the mobile medical unit, equipment, supplies, or pharmaceuticals.

·       Ensure patient confidentiality is respected at all times.

·       Provide clinical leadership through the training and mentoring to other clinical staff in dissemination of new knowledge or protocols.

·       Other duties as assigned.

·       Attend daily morning devotions and participates in prayer support for ministry, donors and voluntaries.

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Job Requirements

SKILLS REQUIRED

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Attention to detail, anticipation and follow up are core values of the job function.
  • Possesses strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be a self-starter and internally driven to success and hard work.
  • Possesses strong cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be a humble team player
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Willingness to travel in and out of the field.
  • Must have analytical and report-writing skills.
  • High level of integrity and stewardship
  • Committed to the SP values and ethics
  • Proficient in making clinical decisions in the care of the patient population serving.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE NEEDED

§  Medical doctor, MPH or relevant.

§  More than 4 years of experience in clinical Leadership.

§  Has experience as Health Coordination or Leadership, preferably in a low-resource setting.

§  Previous work experience in a humanitarian setting.

LANGUAGE

·       Amharic and English (spoken and written required)

·       Tigrigna languages strongly desired

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk and run; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be exposed to loud noises around the maintenance and construction workshops.

·       May travel in country with exposure to communicable diseases, hot and humid weather conditions.

·       Work in a security context that is fluid

SAFEGUARDING COMMITMENT

The employee is required to carry out his/her duties in accordance with Samaritan’s Purse Safeguarding policy and Code of conduct.

Employee should remain alert and responsive to any child and adult safeguarding risks, acquire relevant knowledge and skills, which will enable him/her to promote strong safeguarding practices, understand the child and adult safeguarding policy and procedures, and conduct his/herself in a manner consistent with the Safeguarding Policy.

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How to Apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised by submitting their CV/Resume (maximum of 2 pages) and application letter (one Page only) no later than July 21 , 2023 to hrspe@samaritan.org. Please write the position title you are applying for in the email subject line, “Health and Nutrition Program Manager ”

Only candidates that are short-listed will be contacted.

 

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