Senior SRH Officer – International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement

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International Medical Corps (IMC) Vacancy Announcement, May 8, 2023

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Job Overview

Organization: International Medical Corps (IMC)

Position: Senior SRH Officer – Afar-Aysaita

Location: Afar-Aysaita

Experience Level: 3 – 5 years

Number of Positions: Not Specified

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Date of Announcement: May 8, 2023

Deadline: May 18, 2023

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Job Description

International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with this recruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at IMC website

Website for reporting misconduct:

www.InternationalMedicalCorps.ethicspoint.com. Please do not submit your CV or application to this website, it will not be considered for review.

About International Medical Corps

A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those hit by disaster, and offers the skills needed to rebuild stronger. We train people – giving communities the tools and knowledge to be self-reliant and be their own best First Responders when disaster strikes again.

International Medical Corps focuses on the delivery of community-based primary health care.  We emphasize training and education, and prioritize hiring local staff – in fact, 96% of our field-based staff and health professionals are recruited from the local community. This helps to ensure that skills and knowledge are passed on and remain long after our programs have ended. Through the integration of specialties like emergency medicine, women’s health, nutrition services, water and sanitation, and mental health into the primary health care setting, we ensure that those we serve receive holistic, comprehensive care. The value of International Medical Corps’ integrated approach to community health and well-being and our emphasis on capacity building through training are critical for the long-term growth of ‘conflict and natural disaster-affected communities’ and ‘fragile states’.

Job Summary:

This position will be basing at Asayita, Afar Region, and s/he will work under the supervision, direction, and support of the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) manager in Afar. The position holder will assist the SRH manager for the proper planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation (M&E) of SRH interventions for International Medical Corps (IMC) in Afar refugee camps. S/He will represent IMC in Afar and targeted refugee camps.

Major duties and responsibilities

Support for program development

  • Regularly assess new developments and needs in Afar during field visits including new gaps and potential areas of SRH interventions;
  • Assist the Afar field office SRH manager to identify potential areas for new projects and to prepare concept notes and project proposals (in collaboration with Addis level technical focal points-specialist, and managers/coordinators).

Program implementation, logistics and budget management

  • Ensures that SRH interventions and health care services are appropriately integrated in the refugee camps and surrounding local communities;
  • Ensures that IMC SRH care standards and protocols are met, national health policies and strategies are respected and other relevant project management issues including donor requirements are properly addressed;
  • Provide technical support and guidance during the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of SRH project activities in Afar refugee camps from the inception to the close out stages;
  • As technical person or focal point; mentors, coaches and supports the technical competence and capacity of SRH community mobilization Officers and (or case managers, if any) for PLHIV assigned in each of the refugee camps;
  •  Assists the field office manager to address the logistic issues in relation to programmatic supplies for SRH (collaborating with Afar IMC logistics and finance department, government and UN agencies);
  • Reviews program budget and ensures if there is regular alignment of budget versus expenditures;
  • Ensures smooth project phase out in each project areas during project closure.

Reporting and M/E

  • Provides updates and regular reports on SRH to field office, UNHCR and refugees RSS at Afar coordination office;
  • Assists Afar field office manager to compile the refugee-based reports and provide high level regular reports and updates to the field SRH manager for review and eventual delivery to Addis based health technical unit;
  • Supports camp-based team to establish reporting systems and data flow mechanisms and ensures proper functioning of the systems for regular assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the projects against its objectives and expected results.

Representation

  • Represents the organization during SRH technical meetings at Afar level with ARRA, UNHCR and other partners
  • Liaises and represent IMC in relations with ARRA and UN agencies, donor agencies and other partner NGOs in SRH related coordination meetings and provide minutes of such meetings.

Capacity building and coordination

  • Capacitates community mobilization officers and (case managers for PLHIV, if any) at refugee camp level to enable them to provide high level performance in the whole cycles of SRH projects.
  • Facilitates for the implementation of the adapted or developed IMC guidelines which are based on the  national protocols and manuals and guidelines ;
  • Identifies training needs through rapid assessments or M & E tools and makes a capacity development plan for the technical officers.

Additional tasks:

  • Collaborates with other actors working in the targeted community
  • Be flexible and be able to give assistances when enquired by the supervisor

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Job Requirements

  • MPH or specialized on RH or BSc in Public Health, Nursing or Midwifery with SRH program experience;
  • Three years SRH program management experience for MPH and five years similar experience for BSc holders preferably in humanitarian context;
  • At least two years of NGO experience on SRH programming in the areas of technical and managerial roles;
  • Experiences on SRH services and interventions including social and behaviour change communication (SBCC), and other awareness raising approaches are preferred;
  • •         Trainings on BEmONC, comprehensive long acting -reversible contraceptives (LARC) and HIV health services and STIs would have added advantages;
  • Proven training facilitation experience and skills, including on job and formal trainings;
  • Excellent budget, logistics and human resource management skills;
  • Ability to work with a broad spectrum of people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexible with ability to cope with stressful situations and challenging conditions with limited resources.
  • Good report writing skills in English and should meet reporting deadlines.

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

Safeguarding

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons.

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How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter by clearly stating the position that you are applying for and CV at www.ethiojobs.net before May 18,2023.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.

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