HelpAge International Health Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

HelpAge International Health Programme Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

VACANCY Ref No. HAI/Prog/031/18


HelpAge International is the secretariat to the HelpAge Global Network, which brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals working together to ensure that older people lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.

HelpAge International’s secretariat is based in London, UK but works in 41 countries across the world.

HelpAge has been operating in Ethiopia since 1992 and has been engaged on thematic sectors including social protection, health and wellbeing, emergency response and capacity building of partners.

HelpAge International is responding to the needs of south Sudanese refugees’ influx with special focus on specific needs of older people and PWDs in Gambella region.

The integrated refugee response intervention includes Health, Nutrition, Livelihoods, protection of older people and person with disabilities and capacity building of humanitarian actors to ensure inclusion of older people and their specific needs in the overall refugee response and essential service delivery interventions.

The specific projects are implemented with full engagement of older people and other persons with specific needs in refugee camps and in close consultation and coordination with ARRA, UNHCR, RaDO and other humanitarian actors currently involved in various sectors of refugee responses.

Summary of the role

  • The Health Program Manager will provide leadership, strategic vision and technical support to all aspects of the Health programing in the country office.
  • Contributes to the technical development of HelpAge’s health initiatives in Ethiopia, and support the implementation of new, technically sound, and locally appropriate health programming.
  • Provides technical support and expertise in the areas of health sector program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Play a lead role in providing training and capacity building to internal staff as well as partners at all level in line with HelpAge’s commitment to build the capacity of health sector and partners.
  • Ensure that the health program is implemented in accordance with established protocols, guidelines and best practices from HelpAge, MOH and other international standards.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide overall technical guidance and supervision to HelpAge technical staff including Senior Cluster Public Health Officer, and partner staf
  • Take the lead in developing and regularly updating the HelpAge health strategy and ensure its linkage across relevant sectors and actors
  • Provide leadership to the quality implementation of project deliverables in a timely manner with in approved limit of resources
  • Provide leadership to the quality implementation of project deliverables in a timely manner with in approved limit of resources
  • In consultation with the MEAL coordinator at Addis Ababa and relevant technical advisors, develop project monitoring plan including
  • Performance Management Plan, data collection tools, and a data base to
    track project progress and program quality
  • Prepare weekly plans in coordination with other members of the mobile protection team, specifying logistical needs (e.g. vehicles, materials for women and children friendly spaces activities, etc.)
  • Conduct constructive supervision to implementing partners, and address technical and operational issues in collaboration with the pertinent staff/ team members
  • Ensure that partners are conversant with project planning and management tools, and use the same in a consistent manner
  • Lead and/or support needs assessments in HelpAge’s operational areas with development of programmatic recommendations
  • Develop an institutional roadmap that clearly articulates the existing needs and how HelpAge should work to fill existing gaps and meet the needs of older people.
  • Develop an institutional roadmap that clearly articulates the existing needs and how HelpAge should work to fill existing gaps and meet the needs of older people.
  • Represent HelpAge in health forums and other coordination meetings.
    Contact with all relevant government, NGO and other partner organizations at Addis level but also in Head of Programmes and /or Country Director

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Requirements

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in health sector programme management roles, preferable in INGOs
    Past experience of developing collaborative partnerships with other organizations
    Master’s degree in Public Health or related field.
  • At least 3 years of field experience for master’s degree 5 years for BSC in management of health programs specifically related ones including NCD and eye care
  • A strong knowledge of the national health system specially in relation to aging, NCD , eye care and HIV/AIDs; and good at project and budget management.
  • Has to be result oriented with the ability to work with others and established credibility.
  • Computer literate (word processors, spreadsheet, database, statistical packages, etc).

    How to Apply

  • VACANCY Ref No. HAI/Prog/031/18

    Application procedure:

  • First Download the summary format and fill out the required information carefully.
  • Indicate the vacancy reference No. and the post you are applying in subject line.

    Then attach the following;

  • Summary format
  • Current CV (not more than 4 pages) including three (3) professional references
  • One page - cover letter highlighting job knowledge, qualification and experience.
  • Female meeting the minimum qualification and experience are encouraged to apply.
  • NB: Non-compliance to the above procedures will lead to instant rejection.
  • Following this re-advertisement previous applicants are advised not to submit their application.
  • We are interested in how your skills, knowledge and experience indicate your ability to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Interested applicants who meet the minimum requirements are required to submit their non-returnable application together with the summary format to:

    HelpAge International, P.O.Box 3384, Addis Abeba
    OR by email address:
    Apply by 6th January, 2019

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