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NAME Health Officer, Community Health programme
JOB TITLE & Position The Health Officer will be responsible to coordinate the community health programme, using social behaviour change communication (SBCC) to promote healthy behaviour change with individuals, families, and communities, to identify vulnerable Syrian refugees or Jordanians requiring cash for health and to liaise with health facilities related to the cash for health programme. The Community Health Programme focuses on reproductive health, infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF), exclusive breastfeeding, anemia prevention, outbreak prevention, psychosocial support, noncommunicable diseases (NCD), sexual and gender-based violence (SBGV), referrals and cash for health. Community-based organizations (CBOs) are incorporated into the community health program and are capacity built to deliver components of the Medair community health program independently.
LOCATION Based in Amman with frequent field visits to project locations.
REPORTING TO Health and Nutrition Project Manager or his/her designee
OVERALL PURPOSE Coordinate, facilitate, monitor and supervise the community-based promotion, mobilization, referral and cash for health activities related to the Community Health Programme in line with the programme objectives. Provide practical and technical guidance to the community health outreach teams in the project area.
PROJECT OVERVIEW The Community Health Programme targets boys and girls, pregnant and lactating women and their families, and men and women of reproductive age within the Syrian refugee and Jordanian host population.
FUNCTIONAL LINKS Internal Medair Health and Nutrition Project Manager, Medair Jordan and Lebanon Health Advisor, Medair Logistics and Finance staff External UN agencies, technical working groups, Ministry of Health, other NGOs active in nutrition/health/community/SGBV/cash for health/PSS/NCD’s
Responsible for community sensitization and mobilization regarding reproductive health, general health prevention, psychosocial support, hygiene, and nutrition education in close consultation with the Health and Nutrition Project Manager.
Responsible for the selection and training of Community Health Volunteers (CHV) in close consultation with the Health and Nutrition Project Manager.
Provide technical support and supportive supervision to the CHV’s. •Assist in the implementation and oversee the CHV’s to select beneficiaries for the cash for health component in the Northern Governorates of Jordan
Responsible for verification and follow up of beneficiaries who are in need of cash for health
In close consultation with the Health and Nutrition Project Manager and health manager, responsible to assist in the selection, capacity building and supervision of local Community-Based Organizations (CBS)
Responsible for training, set up and monitoring of peer support groups, care groups and psychosocial support groups implemented by CBO staff
Adhere to and maintain timely monthly reporting system and ensure that the monthly report on health promotion activities is completed and shared with the Health and Nutrition Project Manager, including collection of weekly data from CHV’s and CBOs
•Ensure close collaboration with coordinators from other NGOs and working groups where necessary.
Community preparation / liaison 30%
Establish relationship of respect and trust with communities in close liaison with the health facilities and CBO`s
Liaise and coordinate with other agencies, partners, and MoH on referrals that are made through the community programme.
Promote the programme within communities, especially integrating community leaders and decision makers
Identify and select suitable CHVs in coordination with Health and Nutrition Project Manager.
Coordinate and liaise with existing societies and community-based organizations in project area
Assist the Health and Nutrition Project Manager in developing a plan for training and refresher training for CHVs
Set up and conduct training and refresher trainings on reproductive health, infant, and young child feeding practices, exclusively breastfeeding, anemia prevention, outbreak prevention, psychosocial support, sexual gender-based violence, NCD’s, referrals for cash for health, open data kit (ODK)/data entry on tablets.
Supervision and Management 45%
Line manage Community Health Volunteers involved in the Community Health project
Supervise and support the activities of the CHVs, including ones in CBOs
Ensure that appropriate health and nutrition education is given to the beneficiaries in a respectful manner
Ensure that vulnerability criteria are used correctly to select beneficiaries for the cash for health programme.
Keep records of supportive supervision and document any actions requiring follow up related to the activities of the CHVs
Establish and support a functioning referral system for relevant health and nutrition services
Build relationships with CBOs, authorities, communities, and CHVs and support negotiation and problem solving when needed
Write weekly and monthly reports on community mobilization activities according to Medair standards
Data collection and Open Data Kit development 10%
Develop appropriate Open Data Kit (ODK) forms in collaboration with the Health and Nutrition Project Manager.
Train CHVs on using ODK on tablets
Ensure data analyses on a monthly base
Other Responsibilities 5%
Provide input into planning for future projects, proposals and report writing
Assist in carrying out assessments/surveys baseline household surveys
Attend and participate in coordination meetings related to community health, and other meetings as required on Medair’s behalf and as delegated by the Health and Nutrition Project Manager. Represent Medair and feed back to the Health and Nutrition Project Manager
Ensure that gender and protection are mainstreamed in the programme
Attend regular staff meetings and contribute to discussions regarding the programme
Willingness to support other Medair programmes when required.
QUALIFICATION / EXPERIENCE:
ESSENTIAL Medical/Nutrition/Nursing Diploma or Degree
DESIRABLE Degree in community health/ master public health
ESSENTIAL 2 years of relevant work experience
A 1-year experience with NGO’s, community promotion/ community-based interventions/SBCC/PSS, previous work with Syrian refugees.
Experience working with CBOs would be advantageous
ESSENTIAL Fluency in spoken and written English; Arabic native speaker
ESSENTIAL Good working skills with Word, Excel, and use of Outlook for e-mail DESIRABLE Use of Outlook Use of Open Data Kit (digital tool to collect data) Use of Access
ESSENTIAL Self-motivated, desires to serve the community, especially Syrian refugees. Willing to be trained and to learn new skills.
ESSENTIAL Team player with good interpersonal skills Attitude to mobilize community and capacity building of others
Enjoys working with an international team
DESIRABLE Previous experience working with international teams
ESSENTIAL Flexible and willing to work under pressure Creative, open-minded and flexible Willing to work with and serve Syrian refugees as well as vulnerable Jordanian host population
ESSENTIAL Skills in social behavior change communication programming Good numerical, report writing and administration skill
DESIRABLE Experience in community health programmes
•Management and Leadership
ESSENTIAL Able to lead a team of Community Health Volunteers from different locations
DESIRABLE Experience in team leadership and management
WORK CONDITIONS The position requires frequent travels to field locations in different Governorates of Northern Jordan. The Community Health programme focuses on rural areas with refugee population as well as host communities.
JOB COMMITMENT Starting date: Beginning of January 2018 Duration of commitment: Approximately. 12 months.
End date of the project is December 31, 2018. extension likely depending on performance and funding