Health Project Assistant – Hargeisa

  • Hargeisa
  • Full time
  • 2 years ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Jan 23 ,2020
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 2 years

Job Description

Health Project Assistant X2

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose: The Project Assistance, who will be based in Hargeisa but works MCHs, HPs and outreach within Hargeisa, will have overall responsibility for the technical management of SCI’s health projects in the District in collaboration with the PO/PM. Health project interventions that are currently being implemented in collaboration with the district include primary health care, SRH and Nutrition assistance to vulnerable groups of the population in the programme area. The project assistant will have overall responsibility for the management and development of SCIs primary health care programmes in Maroodijeh districts through guidance of the  Project and Program Managers, and ensures that the implementation of the projects are carried out in line with Somaliland Ministry of Health policies and guidelines and SCI’s internal procedures including project proposals.

Contract Duration: 12 Months
Location: Hargeisa
Qualifications and Experience
  • Nutrition, or Public health degree with minimum of 1 years’ experience in managing nutrition & health programmes in a district and regional level in similar context. or clinician holding high diploma in clinical medicine  from recognized university with at least 2 years public health background.
  • Experience in Health & Nutrition and community based programming
  • Experience in behaviour change programming.
  • Previous experience in managing Primary Health care programmes.
  • Proven experience in project proposal development, logical framework and report writing
  • Experience in budget management
  • Experience of assessing evolving health needs quickly and calmly under pressure as required.
  • Proven experience in report writing
  • Flexibility and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to successfully work in a multi-cultural and diverse team
  • Excellent communication skills, with good spoken and written English and Somali language ( mandatory)

Ability to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with local representatives and programme staff in a consultative and participatory approach.


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