South Sudan: Programme Coordinator (Public Health and HygienePromotion)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 11 Jan 2017

Position Title : Programme Coordinator (Public Health and Hygiene Promotion)
Duty Station : Bentiu, South Sudan
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 11 January 2017

Reference Code: SVN 2016/140

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration
and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM
is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by
providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female
candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates
are considered as first-tier candidates:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Mauritania, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, United Republic of Tanzania, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa

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:


  • 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.


  • 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. **

Fluency in English is required.

Desirable Competencies:

  • 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.


  • Internals of the Organization and NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as first-tier candidates. This vacancy is also open to second-tier candidates.
  • The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 11 January 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly

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.

Posting period:
From 22.12.2016 to 11.01.2017