American Refugee Committee International Senior Health Coordinator Jobs in South in South Sudan

American Refugee Committee International Senior Health Coordinator Jobs in South in South Sudan

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We still believe that ARC should exist, first and foremost, as a platform for realizing the goodwill of everyday people – people from Sweden to Somalia, Minnesota to Malaysia, Uganda to the U.S.


Program Implementation

  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of all ARC South Sudan health interventions to be in-line with approved budgets, donor requirements and program deliverables and timelines
  • Provide managerial oversight to health staff and capacity building to CHD in all designated locations
  • Assist the CHD to manage health sector grants in conjunction develop regular work plans, reports, and budget forecasts and spending plans for health sector activities to ensure monthly budget versus actuals
  • Provide technical supervision of all ARC health projects and assist the CHD to ensure the quality of the health programs
  • In conjunction with the CHD, oversee the implementation of a monitoring and evaluation plan for all health programs, in line with the ARC global results framework and donor guidelines. This system should ensure that activity, impact and output data is captured in an accurate and efficient manner, and that programs are continually tailored to optimize quality and impact levels.
  • Create linkages between the different components of the ARC South Sudan health programs with a view to integrating the components into ARC’s overall country strategy
  • Assist the CHD to monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust the programmatic priorities as necessary
  • Ensure the CHD and health facility staff utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as prescribed by the South Sudan Ministry of Health, ARC and WHO and according to established best practices
  • Assist the CHD to ensure solid management of pharmaceutical and health supply chain management, including proper and timely procurement and stock management
  • Work with CHD on logistics to ensure ARC asset management policies and procedures are adhered to at all ARC supported health facilities
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting using appropriate national register books, and DHIS and IDSR systems. Monitor, in conjunction with CHD, the disease surveillance in the areas of responsibility, providing technical guidance and support to health staff to make improvements to programs and services

    Technical Support and Capacity Building

  • Identify training needs of staff and CHD counterparts and develop capacity building trainings and mentorship to strengthen implementation of services, technical capacity of health personnel and CHD and strengthen the health system
  • Strengthen the capacity of the CHD in technical planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and advocacy of health services in order to prepare the CHD for future handover
  • Technically support and guide field-level County
  • Coordinators and provide technical implementation and analysis

    Program Design & Development

  • Monitor and update, as needed, the Health Sector strategy for the ARC International South Sudan health program, ensure its integration with other sectors operating in South Sudan, and oversee its implementation
  • Along with health program staff, conduct needs assessments, identify new program opportunities and support strategic development of health programs
  • Lead the design and development of new proposals and initiatives and securing of financial and other resources for health programs
  • Maintain ongoing relations with health sector actors (donors,
    bilateral and multilateral coordination bodies, research organizations and academics, and relevant government institutions) in South Sudan with the view to improve program development and implementation


  • Represent ARC and liaise with donors, local authorities, Ministry of Health, UN, and international and national NGOs and clusters and health forum to promote ARC programs, facilitate successful coordination of activities, and ensure transparency in the community
  • Collaborate regularly with other sectors, especially the water and sanitation team, to monitor situation in the targeted communities, prepare for and respond to disease outbreaks
  • Liaise regularly with the ARC County
  • Coordinators, Emergency Health Coordinator and the HQ Health Technical Unit to provide updates on the program, discuss emerging challenges, and collaborate on the design of new programs or changes to existing programs
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationship and coordinate with MoH, State and County authorities, relevant international and local agencies engaged in similar health activities in the country
  • Advocates for quality PHC, nutrition, maternal and child health services

    The skills and experience we’re seeking

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, MD and/or health-related field
  • 5-7 years of management experience in a developing country (humanitarian settings preferred), project cycle management, supervising staff, and monitoring and evaluation of health programs with an international organization
  • Previous experience with implementing health programs funded by USAID, DfiD and/or UN
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in several of the following areas: Primary health care, maternal and child nutrition, child survival, reproductive health, family planning HIV/AIDS, clinical management of rape, emergency obstetric care, and emergency health. . Clinical skills preferred in one of the above-mentioned areas.
  • Understanding of in health systems strengthening, health management information systems, and community health
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills in program management, project planning, budget management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Relevant experience with governmental and private donors within the health sector
  • Demonstrated success in proposal writing for international donors
  • Strong coordination skills with proven ability to work across multiple technical areas simultaneously, supporting and mentoring multiple staff members
  • Good work experience in training facilitation, mentoring and capacity development
  • Ability to write quality reports and concept notes
  • Professional fluency in spoken and written English, including strong program report writing skills
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • Previous relevant experience in Africa – South Sudan highly valued
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, DHIS, email, etc)

    Qualities top candidates will possess

  • Knowledge of and experience in working with and coordinating with international and national partner organizations
  • Highly motivated hands-on self-starter, ability to work independently, open to constructive feedback and has ability to respond accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines, effectively managing multiple priorities
  • Flexibility and willingness to adjust to changing responsibilities or needs as they arise
  • Willingness to frequently travel and live in remote and security difficult situation
  • Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity.
  • Cultural and gender sensitivity essentialAmerican Refugee Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
  • American Refugee Committee complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th October, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; American Refugee Committee International Senior Health Coordinator Jobs in South in South Sudan

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