South Sudan: Hygiene Promotion and Public Health Coordinator

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 16 Jan 2017

Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, and the direct supervision of Programme
Coordinator (WASH) and Health Programme Coordinator, the successful candidate will be
responsible and accountable for oversight, coordination and implementation of IOM’s
emergency hygiene and health promotion activities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in developing an overall behaviour change strategy for integration of hygiene and
    health promotion activities for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) within the Protection of
    Civilians (POC) areas as well as outside of the POC.
  2. Assist in designing results-oriented interventions based on the approved overall strategy.
    Interventions may include, but are not limited to, awareness raising events, communication and
    messaging as well as training of staff and volunteers on good public health practices.
  3. Establish a system to monitor activities and analyze the interventions progress, specifically
    aimed at increasing effectiveness of hygiene interventions for better public health outcomes.
    This should include recommending specific actions for improvement.
  4. Provide direct oversight to health and hygiene promotion operations in the field including, staff
    supervision (community mobilisers, outreach workers and the network of house to house
    volunteers) and direct implementation. This may also include field level coordination of
    mobilisation activities such as mass and routine immunization campaigns (i.e. Oral Cholera
    Vaccination Campaign) as well as procurement of culturally and linguistically appropriate IEC
    materials for distribution.
  5. Undertake monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, including research to evaluate the
    efficacy of the HHP model for IOM.
  6. Innovate the IOM HHP model based on global, regional and national evidence/data, best
    practices and lessons learnt.
  7. Supervise periodic training for staff to ensure the quality of messages and full coverage of the
    population.
  8. Liaise with WASH and Health IOM and Cluster focal points to ensure coordination and
    integration of key messages such as malaria prevention, Gender Based Violence (GBV)
    prevention/other protection messages as necessary, good health seeking behaviour.
  9. Establish or strengthen partnerships with other clusters or agencies, where appropriate, to
    create synergies for raising awareness on the importance of good hygiene practices for health.
  10. Report weekly to Health and WASH Coordinators in Juba on results of interventions and
    activities as assist in midterm and final reports for donors.
  11. Represent IOM at health and other cluster related meetings, actively liaising and
    coordinating with national and international health and development assistance authorities,
    agencies or organizations regarding strategic planning on health matters.
  12. Undertake field assessments in IOM areas of work on as needed basis.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Education

• Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field from an accredited academic institution with
two years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
Experience

• Operational and field experience in displacement health-related issues and in programme
development;
• Extensive experience in Community/Public Health
• Experience in WASH, including conceptualisation, analysis and implementation of programme;
• Knowledge of structures and functions of national and international health agencies, donors
and organizations;
• Familiarity with the WASH and health sectors in the African Region an advantage
• Demonstrated ability to supervise and direct staff and create team oriented environment;
• Strong level of analytical skills and computer literacy.

Languages

Fluency in English is required.

Desirable Competencies:

Behavioral

• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external
stakeholders;
• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of
self and others;
• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of
responsibility;
• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;
• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs,
perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs
of IOM.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 16 January 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly
completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on
your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.