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Senior Health Officer

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Category:  Health Care

 

Location:  Haroreys & Qebribeya, Somali

 

Career Level:  Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)

 

Employment Type:  Contract

Job Description

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Internal/External/

 
Reference No:   Rec/085 /21
Job title:            Senior Health Officer
Location:           Somali_ Haroreys & Qebribeya
Reports to: Senior CMAM Programme Officer
Number of Posts 02/Two/
Closing date: October 1, 2021

About GOAL

GOAL’s mission is to work with the most vulnerable communities to help them respond to and recover from humanitarian crises, and to assist them to build transcendent solutions to mitigate poverty and vulnerability.

GOAL is a non-for profit organization that has been working in Ethiopia for over 30 years, towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food and livelihoods, water and sanitation, nutrition,  healthcare and education. GOAL implements a range of multi-sectoral development, resilience, recovery and humanitarian responses programmes by being sensitive to cross-cutting issues including gender, accountably, child protection, HIV/AIDS. Currently, we work with pastoralist, agro-pastoral, pastoral dropouts, rural small holder farmers, rural/urban youth and street children to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience in Ethiopia working closely with local communities, local government, donors and other key actors. GOAL E Humanitarian Response is centered on nutrition, WASH, livelihoods, multipurpose cash, NFIs and protection interventions in country wide while the recovery and development focus on livelihoods, economic opportunities, health, health and nutrition system strengthening and WASH with solid emphasis on integrated programming and community-based approach in Oromiya regional state. The Street Children programme is implemented with local partners in Addis Ababa and Hawassa.

We envision a world where poverty no longer exist, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to wellbeing are removed and where everyone has equal rights and opportunities. GOAL Ethiopia’s main donors Irish Aid, USAID/OFDA, EHF, ECHO and other private donors.

ABOUT THE POSITON:

Under the direct supervision of Senior CMAM program officer, the senior Health Officer is responsible for the day to day management of Primary Health and Nutrition Care project implemented in the operational Woredas of Somali region. Provision of primary health care service and management of Mobile Health and Nutrition Team (MHNT) is a key component of the position holder.

Description of Functional Relation Ships of the role, if any

The senior health officer will provide consultation, necessary treatement as needed to the intended beneficiaries in the health facilities and outside health facility in the project sites. He/she will work with the GOAL Nutrition team and other officers within the field office to enhance their participation and involvement in prevention, awareness creation and capacity building of woreda based government health staffs.

Job Requirements

  • BSc/HO in Public Health with a minimum of four years’ proven work experience preferably in NGO and Mobile health and nutrition projects.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with communities, and knowledge of participatory approaches
  • Extensive Knowledge and experience in primary health care system.
  • Strong knowledge on monitoring and evaluation and report writing,
  • Ability to plan and organize work to meet individual, team and programme objective,
  • Training and facilitation skill,
  • Ability to effectively liaise with government, donors, NGOs, community leaders and other stakeholders,
  • Fosters working in teams & team work spirit,
  • Very good knowledge and practice of computer application,
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. Knowledge of local language is a must.
  • Continually looks to improve personal skill, knowledge and work hence contribute to capacity building within the team and organization,
  • Flexible and creative approach; keen to take initiative where appropriate.
  • Accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities,

Note: This description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

REMUNERATION and BENEFITS:

  • GOAL will pay a competitive basic salary based on the salary grading with addition benefits.
  • A chance to develop tangible experience.
  • Being part of a team who continue to make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable people.

Commitments:

GOAL’s recruitment procedure is fair and transparent which is also in line with the organization’s commitment to its integrity, honesty and culture. GOAL is committed to ensure that, its performance complies with the terms and conditions of relevant agreements, applicable laws & regulations. Hence, pre-employment background checks will be conducted, and employees are required to read, understand, sign and implement different polices including safe guarding and child protection policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse policy, sexual harassment policy, code of conducts and any other rules and regulation of the organization.

GOAL is strongly committed not to harm the people under its care.

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Interested and qualified applicants need to submit ONLY once their non – returnable CV & Application Letter for one vacancy. The vacancy reference number along with the position title and Duty Station need to be written in the application letter and/or subject of the email. Applicants can Only apply using the following option.

  • Applicants who have access to the internet can directly apply and  send their application to goaljobs@et.goal.ie

GOAL strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview and exam.

Shortlisted candidates will need to submit other supporting documents upon request at later stage.

GOAL is not able to contribute towards any costs incurred by candidates during the recruitment process

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