International Rescue Committee Maternal & Child Health Coordinator Jobs in Juba South Sudan

International Rescue Committee Maternal & Child Health Coordinator Jobs in Juba South Sudan

Requisition ID: req3346
Job Title:
  • Maternal & Child Health Coordinator
  • Health
    Employment Category:
  • Regular
    Employment Type:
  • Full-Time
  • Juba, South Sudan

    Job Description

    IRC began working in South Sudan in 1989. South Sudan declared independence in July 2011 following decades of brutal civil war. The security situation remains fragile and significant operational challenges are there.

    IRC-South Sudan operates a country office in Juba, field offices in Lakes, Unity, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Central Equatoria states.

    Currently, IRC South Sudan implements programs in primary health care, community case management, environmental health, women’s protection and empowerment, protection and access to justice and livelihoods.

    In early 2012, the IRC launched a response to the increasing influx of Sudanese refugees from the Nuba mountains/South Kordofan into northern Unity State.

    At the moment, the IRC implements Women Protection and Empowerment, protection, and primary and reproductive health care programs in Yida refugee settlement. Through a holistic women and girls’ wellness program strategy, the IRC provides essential services in the reproductive health and gender-based violence sectors for refugees in its Women & Girls Wellness Centre.

    Primary health care is provided in two health facilities in the refugee settlement.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction, leadership and overall technical and management support to the Maternal and Child Health programs in South Sudan.
  • Lead design processes that ensure new or adapted programming for the maternal, child and community health sectors focusing on harmonizing best practices, improved impact and integrated approaches.
  • Ensure that the MCH program is utilizing standard protocols, policies and guidelines as prescribed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and WHO.
  • Work collaboratively to integrate MCH with other program sectors where appropriate, particularly with the nutrition, HPF, child protection and women’s protection and empowerment programs.
  • Work in partnership with the Senior Health Coordinator to support aspects of the strategic direction and leadership of the maternal and child health programming guiding linkages and integration within the overall health sector.
  • Ensure that proposed emergency RH interventions are guided by the MISP (Minimum Initial Service Package for RH in Crisis Situations), including the following services/activities: Facility deliveries, Emergency Obstetric Care (EMOC) or referrals for EMOC, Early neonatal care, Family Planning, Post-Abortion Care, Screening of blood donors and safe blood transfusions, Clinical Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCSAS), antenatal and post-natal care services;
  • Manage partnership with prime recipient of key grants; work in collaboration to align donor requirements to MCH best practices; coordinate with finance and monitoring and evaluation units on budget issues and reporting; diplomatically balance role as iCCM technical lead with prime’s role as consortium-led grant management.
  • Continue to explore and develop new strategies that support adapted maternal and child health programming implemented in emergency settings and camp-based contexts.
  • Manage large, complex, multi-donor budgets that support both iCCM and Nutrition programming, as well as support operations in up to six sites; oversee monthly BVA meetings, semi-annual budget realignment exercises, and monitor burn rates that align with donor expectations.
  • Conduct monthly meetings with Senior Health Coordinator and relevant senior staff to provide regular updates on spending (BVAs, burn rates), progress of
    achievements against set targets, program challenges and successeses, as well as ways forward for on-going implementation.
  • Coordinate and manage all grant reporting for program in with inputs from multiple iCCM and Health program managers and advisors; work in collaboration with grant and finance teams to meet all reporting requirements and deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Provide strong leadership and guidance for dynamic complex drug and supply management system across multiple program levels to ensure best practices and donor compliance.
  • Support the program managers and field teams in the implementation and monitoring of the work plans ensuring that activities reflect the commitments IRC made to the donor and the community; support and facilitate the development with effective work, spending, procurement, and training plans.
  • Provide technical support to Field Coordinators supervising program staff in various field sites to ensure program implementation aligns with grant timelines and targets.
  • Undertake RH capacity-development activities/training for RH and clinical health staff; and work closely with the health managers to build their capacity to oversee RH activities.
  • Oversee the program’s monitoring and evaluation mechanisms focused on strengthening data collection, information sharing, and data management systems; provide direct support to the M&E Manager in the overall M&E strategy, tool development, and efforts to improve data quality.
  • Analyze health data collected from the field to obtain evidence based trends in diseases and track program progress against set targets; lead and support program managers to utilize data for informed decision making on program direction.
  • Support quarterly data analysis review meetings with the Senior Health Coordinator, M&E Manager, and key health team members to direct the utilization of evidence for program decisions.
  • In coordination with the primary health team, coordinate and plan visits from the Health Technical Unit providing support for Reproductive Health, child health, M&E and pharmaceutical management.
  • Liaise regularly with the relevant Health Technical Advisors on special projects and research iniatives.

    Job Requirements:
  • Degree in Medicine or Nursing; preferably with a Master’s in Public Health
  • Demonstrated qualifications and experience in program design, monitoring and evaluation of health programs, and provision of technical assistance; experience working in community health preferred.
  • At least 5 years overseas professional experience working for an international NGO or equivalent in a program management capacity; experience working in a humanitarian setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated strengths in project management, capacity building, and grant reporting; experience with operational research design and implementation preferred.
  • Experience working in partnership and coordination with the UN, donors, INGOs, MOH, and other stakeholders.
  • Previous experience working with low-literacy and illiterate staff and beneficiaries preferred, particularly in relation to training and health promotion strategies, materials, and tool development.
  • Experience in coordinating, implementing and managing reproductive health programs in emergency contexts and/or refugee settings;
  • Thorough understanding of gender-based violence response protocols and service provision;
  • Excellent analytical and written skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of computer software packages; previous experience with District Health Information System (DHIS) database packages preferred.
  • English fluency; strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
  • Ability to work well both within a team and independently.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 5th February 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Rescue Committee Maternal & Child Health Coordinator Jobs in Juba South Sudan

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