International Rescue Committee Senior Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

International Rescue Committee Senior Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222401

Category: Health Care

Location: Jijiga, Somali

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: As per the organizational Scale

Job Description

Scope/job Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of Health manager at Jijiga field office, the Senior Health Officer is responsible and focal person for overall implementation of health projects in planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and supervision .

Also the position holder is responsible to lead health team, facilitate and lead technical assessment for preparation of new project proposal.

In addition to this the Senior Health Officer will specifically be responsible for technical supervision of clinical based reproductive health (RH) services at three (Kebribeyah, Aw-Barre and Sheder Refugee Camps) of Somali Region to ensure RH service quality at ARRA health facilities.

This happens through supervision, coaching and mentoring of IRC RH Mentors at Camps and ARRA MCH staff;

Key Roles Responsibilities:

Project Implementation

  • He/She is at the same day responsible for the accuracy, completeness and consistency of monthly report for the refugee Health projects of the field office;

  • Assist the Health Manager for the proper and timely planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Health projects at camps;

  • Assess the gaps related to clinical RH services at camps and (health facilities) periodically and find remedial actions and implement jointly in a timely manner;

  • Represent IRC at region and camps especially on areas of clinical RH service coordination, review, and evaluation meetings and forums;

  • Cover the role of the health manager when the health manager is out of the office.

  • Compile monthly progress reports submitted by health officers.

  • In collaboration with health manager lead technical team on field assessment proposal writing and

    Post project monitoring and evaluations.

  • Design culturally appropriate RH/FP and STI/HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns

  • Organize accurate and relevant RH/HIV content teaching materials for Health social workers, key groups, PLWHA, and mentor mothers.

  • Design and conduct trainings/workshops on relevant RH/HIV topics for ARRA health professionals, Wereda health experts, PLWHA, peer educators and health social workers.

  • Assist the Health Manager in collecting of correct and accurate monthly information regarding RH/HIV/AIDS implemented activities.

  • Represent IRC in monthly coordination meetings at camp based with ARRA, UNHCR, Woreda health staffs.

    Grants Management

  • Responsible on preparation of detail activity planning, procurement and spending plan.

  • Responsible for tracking the purchase request status related to the planned procurement plan and

    Status in comparison with actual implementations.

  • Responsible on revision and updating of detail activity, spending and procurement plans accordingly.

  • Ensure budget activity lines are assigned well as per the description in the proposal.

  • Communicate with the logistics about the status of goods/services which are raised in quarter PR.

    Monitoring & Evaluation

  • In collaboration with health manager monitor and evaluate the program activities and make sure that monthly & quarter indicators met or not.

  • In collaboration with the health team, evaluate the effectiveness of
    the program and recommended changes in goals, objectives, interventions strategies, measurable out puts and time lines.

    Resource Management

  • Actively partake on recruitment, training, and manage health staffs.

  • Responsible on drafting and reviewing health Officers job description, Key Performance Objective,

    Feedback and coaching of supervises.

  • In collaboration with health Manger ensure timely performance review of health staffs.

  • Ability to maintain team work with coworkers and ability to shoulder workloads in critical times

    Key Working Relationships:


  • Position Reports to: Health Manager

  • Position directly supervises: Health officers

  • Internal: Closely works with all program and support staff so that to effectively and efficiently realize

  • Overall organizational mission.


  • Ensure strong linkages with ARRA, MoH, UNHCR, regional health bureau, regional HAPCO, and other implementing partners.

  • Actively participate on health coordination meeting and other relevant meetings with implementing Partners and stakeholder.

    Applies an intermediate level of knowledge of procedures and systems to perform the requirements of the job; skills and knowledge typically acquired through a combination of job related training, some on-the-job experience and formal education.

    Job Requirements

  • 4 years of relevant experience with the first degree.
  • 3 years of relevant experience plus post graduate degree.
  • Supervisory skill is a plus
  • NGO experience is a plus.

    Skills required
  • basic managerial skills.
  • Technical and report writing skills
  • Computer literate.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Understanding of RH/STIs/HIV/AIDS issues.

  • Working knowledge of community mobilization and capacity building techniques

  • Understanding of issues related to gender & GBV.

  • Experience in organizing and facilitating workshops and trainings.

  • Basic managerial skill.

  • Experience in refugee context of projects.

  • Have good skill on program report writing skills.

  • Well computer skills (office), Microsoft office, Excel, word.

  • Strong inter-personal skills with a proven ability to work as a team member under difficult conditions.

    How to apply:

    Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:

    IRC Careers

    Internal Career Site

  • Please include 3 references from current and former employers.
  • Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.
  • Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

    Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position you have applied for

  • Date of application

  • Summary of your qualifications and experience

  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job

  • Permanent Address and present address (if different form permanent) and telephone number

  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

    Are any of your relatives employed by International Rescue committee (IRC)?

    If answer is “yes”, give the following information:

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    Office/field office

    Recruiter of the position: HR/Admin

    IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

    International Rescue Committee Senior Health Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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