Indonesia: Health Officer – SurgeAleppo, Syria 250 views

Closing Date : 2019-12-10
Duty Station : Aleppo, Syria
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Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Country: Indonesia
Closing date: 10 Dec 2019
Please note that this vacancy is for talent poolOrganizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network, reaching 150 million people each year through its 190 members of National Societies. The organization acts before, during and after disasters, crises and health emergences in order to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. IFRC s work is guided by seven Fundamental Principles (humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality) and by Strategy 2020, which voices the organization s collective vision and determination to move forward in tackling the major challenges that presently confront humanity.

As one of the five decentralized parts of the IFRC Secretariat, the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) leads the support to National Societies of 38 countries including Bangladesh through eight Country Offices and five Country Cluster Support Teams.

The assigned person will be base in TO BE CONFIRM depending of location of operation.

Job PurposeThe Health Officer will work with Emergency Health Delegate to support PMI in implementing activities in the areas of Health as outlined in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA)The Health officer will support Emergency Health delegate to build capacity of the PMI staffs and volunteers, in accordance with EPoA and other technical tools, documents and guidelines. The Health Officer will also work with the PMI branches and Poskos to develop and strengthen its health in emergency services to identify potential health risks, alert and respond to threats and outbreaks that may affect vulnerable populationsThe Health Officer will coordinate with Movement partners, government agencies and UN agencies in the country for sharing information and technical support for effective and efficient health program implementation

The Emergency Health components of the EPOA include:

Emergency Medical assistance, including deployment of PMI emergency clinic and medical mobile teamsCommunity based disease prevention, epidemic preparedness and health promotionDisease outbreak prevention, early detection and control activitiesNutrition screening and early detection and referral.Staff and volunteer health and wellbeingPsychosocial support activitiesCoordination with Ministry of Health, Health Sector partners, RCRC movement partnersMonsoon preparedness and responseHealth facilities reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of Health, nutrition and PSS activities spaces for the communitiesThe Health Officer will also work closely with the WASH and other relevant sectors to ensure appropriate contingency planning and response for the upcoming monsoon season and potential disease outbreaks such as Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD), Measles, Malaria, Dengue, etc.

The Health Officer will also work closely with the WASH and other relevant sectors to ensure appropriate contingency planning and response for the upcoming monsoon season and potential disease outbreaks such as Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD), Measles, Malaria, Dengue, etc.

Job Duties and ResponsibilitiesTogether with Emergency Health Delegate, understand the public health risks and plan activities against the changing phase of disaster response ensuring integration of health activities (clinical health and public health) with other sectors (WASH, shelter, PGI, PSS, CEA)Support in strengthening the capacity of PMI volunteers and staffs in disease prevention and control.Ensure appropriate representation and coordination with the relevant Sectors/Clusters including Health, Nutrition, MHPSS, CEA and PGI and RC movement partnersMonitor epidemiological data, health indicators, disaster and disease patterns for analysis and early detection of public health concerns, disease outbreaks or epidemics. Facilitate the identification of necessary readiness and response actions to be taken, where necessary.Work with the Health, Nutrition and WASH sectors and colleagues to ensure appropriate contingency plans in place for AWD/cholera and other potential disease outbreaks and preparedness for cyclone, monsoon seasonAny other duties required by the Emergency Health delegate.Job RequirementsBachelor s degree in Health or equivalentProfessional experience in public Health3-years of experience in emergency health programmes and interventionsAt least two years programme management experience in an international humanitarian organisation are preferredExperience in counterpart support and mentoring.Programme management experience within the Red Cross/Red Crescent system, preferably in an emergency response setting are preferredExperience in coordination with humanitarian health partnersExtensive knowledge of the Federation s health and disaster management objectives, mandate and programme orientation, as well as emergency health and disaster management system, tools and mechanisms are preferredExperience in financial management including budgeting are preferredExperience in writing project proposals and project reporting are preferredGood training and facilitation skillsSelf-supporting in computers: word processing, spreadsheets and presentationsFluently spoken and written English
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