South Sudan: Emergency Health Coordinator

Organization: GOAL
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 27 Aug 2016

Job Location: Juba, Roving as required

General Description of the Program

GOAL has been delivering both humanitarian and development programmes in South Sudan since 1985. Currently GOAL is operating across four field sites in South Sudan. In response to the on-going humanitarian crisis in South Sudan GOAL has set up an emergency response programme in Upper Nile State. Based out of Melut and Akoka, the programme was started as a response to the influx of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) following significant fighting in the region since December 2013. GOAL is currently implementing an emergency health programme which provides community health, nutrition, curative care, and water and sanitation support to conflict affected populations in Upper Nile State. GOAL expects the programme to scale up significantly in the coming months as the situation evolves and it is essential that the emergency health programme continues to meet the needs of those who are affected by conflict in the state.

General Description of the Role

The Emergency Health Coordinator will be responsible for managing the emergency health programme in South Sudan and will coordinate with the Senior Public Health Coordinator in Juba in relation to technical issues and the evolving needs of the population. S/he will be expected to work closely with the other members of the Emergency Response Team to ensure that programming and reporting is responsive to the evolving needs of the community. The Emergency Health Coordinator will take the lead in conducting health assessments and in scaling up and deploying emergency health teams to new areas of IDP settlement as they arise in within GOAL’s areas of operation. The general objective (scope) of the role is

  • Plan and implement GOAL’s response to the present unmet health needs in South Sudan, in close collaboration with GOAL technical and support teams, MOH and other actors
  • Assist/conduct in the analysis of health / humanitarian contexts including morbidity, mortality and disability data in South Sudan
  • Establish mechanisms and strategies for providing rapid response to further identified needs of host / IDP population.
  • Lead in assessments and contribute to the development of the longer term GOAL strategy and programming in South Sudan
  • Ensure the development of work plan, spending plan and project indicator as well as the proper implementation of activity plan, monitoring of indicators and budgets
  • Oversee all health related activities in the assigned project.
  • Make sure capacity building activities are given to national staffs

Responsibilities

Technical Project Management

  • Follow the development and implementation of work plan of assigned project in collaboration with Technical and support team.
  • Implement an IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses) program of curative and preventive healthcare, to respond to all key childhood diseases including, diarrhoeal disease, ARI, malaria, meningitis, skin and eye diseases and other presenting illnesses.
  • Develop and implement a MISP and comprehensive maternal health program for antenatal, intra partum and post-natal care for all pregnant women.
  • Ensure availability of a basic health information system for collection and analysis of essential data for basic health services and Maternal and Child health interventions.
  • Support identification and training of community health workers to conduct health education, support to EPI and other outreach activities in the target areas
  • Co-ordination of the Health activities within the project in close collaboration with the other members of GOAL team and MoH.
  • Conduct training need assessments regularly.
  • Maintain training database and monitor the impact of training on change of services and capacities
  • Conduct full oversight for implementation of the project Health activities, including changes of project direction or priorities in collaboration with the senior public health coordinator
  • Prepare the project Health protocols and data collection, and ensure the team is fully conversant with and trained in use of protocols.
  • Monitor and continuously assess health risks and outbreaks in the project area.
  • Make sure the project is ready and prepared for emergencies in collaboration with project coordinator.
  • Monitor the progress of project indicators and provide strategic advice on the monthly basis
  • Review, develop, adapt and manage properly all relevant health data, supervision reports and training data.
  • Develop contingency plan for emergency response for assigned projects
  • Develop, adapt emergency health kit for rapid response for GOAL
  • Preposition cholera kit and other epidemic prone diseases in consultation with the Senior Public Health Coordinator
  • Ensure GOAL is adhering to international technical and humanitarian standards in terms of health emergency response like sphere standard, MISP, Interagency manuals, etc.
  • Provide feedback on the weekly report of assigned projects
  • Responsible for timely follow up, advice and preparation and approval of all Health orders.
  • Make sure uninterrupted Health supplies are available in the project.
  • Ensure projects have three month buffer stocks of drugs and Health supplies
  • Collaborate and work closely with nutrition program staff.
  • Prepare/Assist project based donor and other relevant reports.
  • Ensure cross-cutting issues like gender, HIV, child protection, programs for vulnerable are mainstreamed in GOAL emergency programing
  • Ensure emergency response is activated within 72 hours of occurrence of emergencies
  • Develop emergency preparedness and response plan targeting GOAL operational areas

Capacity Building

  • Identify and prepare key national staff for management responsibilities.
  • Provide both on job and formal training for national, relocatable and international staffs.
  • Conduct training need assessments of staffs for the assigned projects
  • Provide training and build the capacity of government and GOAL staff on resilience, emergency preparedness and response
  • Coach, Mentor and train staffs on identified key areas for improvement

Supervision

  • Provide technical support to the Health team, including participation in evaluation and impact analysis of the project.
  • Design a supervision plan for support and supervision to the project field team to ensure quality of service and appropriate project management
  • Quality control of Health logistics with senior logisticians on the project coordination and support of Health staff members.
  • Regular on site and remote supervision of staff and their activities
  • Developing links and support integration of the program interventions across health department.
  • Promote correspondence between teams in the different field sites.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Roll out Monitoring & Evaluation system for the assigned program in collaboration with M and E team
  • Constant assessment of the health needs of the community and guiding of activities to respond to their health needs
  • Develop assessment checklist in close collaboration with M and E team
  • Prepare monthly donor specific reports for the assigned projects
  • Monitor the progress of project activities and update the senior public health coordinator on monthly basis
  • Monitor the progress of indicator targets outlined in the proposal
  • Ensure that the MoH and other partners receive regular activity reports and statistics.
  • Document relevant documents in hard copies in consultation with Senior Public Health Coordinator
  • Ensure relevant files are saved in the server for the assigned project
  • Participate in the relevant IRNA assessment Conduct rapid health assessments as required and provide advice to the Juba team on possible new sites or additional health responses to the crisis.

Human Resources

  • Ensure project have the right mix of staffs
  • Participate in staff performance appraisal.
  • Responsible for training of all health staff to ensure the maximum use of their skills and their full and effective participation in health activities whilst conforming to GOAL and MOH protocols.
  • Follow up the recruitment, termination, promotion of staffs in close collaboration with Senior Public Health Coordinator and HR

Representation

  • Co-ordination and representation with the MOH to ensure all project activities are carried out with their agreement and, as far as possible, their participation, together.
  • Co-ordination and representation with MOH, UN, and other NGOS
  • Represent GOAL in coordination meetings with other agencies, in all meetings that relate to the on-going humanitarian response where health issues are raised.

Requirements (Person Specification)

  • Qualified nurse/midwife/clinical officer/doctor with MPH and at least two years post-qualification experience
  • Previous experience of working in humanitarian emergencies
  • Experience in liaising with UN, other organisations and government officials
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to sensitively and effectively manage staff disputes
  • IT literate ideally with familiarity with DHIS software
  • Report writing skills, ideally with experience of working with emergency donors including UNHCR/OFDA/ECHO
  • Very enthusiastic and keen to work extra hours to achieve the objectives of the programme

Reporting to: Senior Public Health Coordinator

How to apply:

Apply through Goal website here:

https://www.goalglobal.org/careers?gh_jid=254680

South Sudan: Project Manager – Roads

Organization: CTG Global
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 31 Aug 2016

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The Project Engineer will be responsible for (i) assessment new construction and rehabilitation work requests and preparation of assessment and field reports including data collection for the design and budget. (ii) Provides technical input to the preparation of project proposals, and (iii) execution of the construction & rehabilitation projects as undertaken by our client. The Projects include the construction of buildings, roads, road structures and community infrastructure using contracted firms and community labourers.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

§ Review requests and identify new constructions and rehabilitation works area, carry out assessments and prepare reports with recommendations for follow up actions

§ Liaise with project stakeholders, develop sustainable solutions and ideas for design and estimates the work items for implementation

§ Assist the Senior Engineer and Project Manager, with the technical input to the preparation of tenders, during bid evaluation process and in the preparation of the contracts award approval documents

§ Supervise the construction works, and administer the works execution as per the contractual provisions and the design specifications

§ Overall management of the works implementation with contractor that will ensure the constructions works are completed on time, within budget and to the required quality

§ Timely actions on potential delays and/or cost overruns that can either be prevented or mitigated are to be quickly reported with recommended remedial actions for the Project Manager approval

§ Prepare project / contracts related documentations such as periodic progress reports, site monitoring reports, stake holder meeting minutes, Engineer’s Instructions and Variation Orders, Contractor’s bills review reports, certifications, client hand-over documents and contracts close-out reports

§ Preparation of payment certificate and work progress record for the review of Sr. Project Engineer

§ Working close with contractor in the field with provision of technical support and guidance

§ Provide training and technology transfer to national personnel and contractor’s personnel and advise on good construction practices, good environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction

§ Represent our client as a seconded consultant of CTG in project implementation activities in the field, as directed by the Project Manager, and ensure that the clients procedures and the standards are adhering to all project implementation activities

Expected output:

§ To be advised.

Project reporting:

§ The Project Engineer will report directly to Senior Engineer under full supervision of client’s Project Manager.

Team management:

§ To be advised.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

§ Master's degree in Civil Engineering – Roads and/or Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering – Roads.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Engineering – Civil experience and/or minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Construction experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 3 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Various – Darfur is an advantage.

Languages:

§ Fluency in English and Arabic are essential.

Key competencies:

§ Professionalism:

§ Knowledge of UN core values, rules and regulations is an asset

§ Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and commitment to continuous learning

§ Demonstrate accountability for results

§ Analytical, creative, innovative and pro-active

§ Demonstrates results orientation and focus on solutions

§ Respect for diversity

Client focus:

§ Demonstrate sense of ethics and sound judgment in dealing with clients

§ Ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with clients, donor, govt. and other stakeholders

§ Focuses on result for the client/donor and responds positively to feedback

Planning and Organizing:

§ Ability to plan work in a collaborative manner and to manage priorities

§ Strong computer and IT skills is desirable

Communication Skills:

§ Communication and facilitation skills are required

§ Writing, analytical and reporting skills are required

§ Ability to facilitate meetings/workshops in a participatory manner is desirable

Teamwork Skills:

§ Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the goals of the project and in accordance with our clients shared goals

§ Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

§ Self-starter with the ability to take initiative and show leadership

§ Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure

Other relevant information:

To be advised.

How to apply:

Interested Candidates should register and apply via the following link:https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000000upzu