Requisition ID: req10531
Job Title: Emergency Health Officer
Employment Category: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Open to Expatriates: No
Location: Oromia, Ethiopia
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. IRC has been working in Ethiopia since 1999 and is implementing integrated, community-managed programs aimed at improving the quality of lives and recover of livelihood of disaster-affected population’s through promoting individual participation, strengthening institutions and emergency response. Currently, IRC is operating in the Oromia, Benishangul, Tigray, SNNPR and Somali regions on Emergency Response, refugee’s assistance and livelihood projects.
Title: Emergency Health Officer
Duty Station: Lega Hidha, East Bale Zone
Contract Duration: for 6 months with possibility of extension
Emergency Health Officer is responsible for proper implementation of Emergency Health response project at woreda level, focusing on Golbo/Adele IDP site and will monitor targeted health facilities at the project sites. She/he will work closely with woreda health office to enhance their participation and involvement in prevention, awareness creation and capacity building of woreda based government health staff (HWs & HEWs) and s/he will provide technical support for gov’t health care providers (HWs and HEWs). This position will be based at Lega Hidha woreda and will directly report to the Senior Health Officer.
- Conduct all activities planned under the project in a timely manner and in accordance with the budget allocated.
- Monitor and Implement the project activities as per the plan and provide project data for timely decision making.
- Ensure that emergency health intervention is in accordance with IRC and government guidelines and provide technical support for gov’t health care providers
- Identify and involve all key stakeholders in the woreda on a regular basis and support woreda health office in strengthening surveillance system at facility and community level.
- Represent IRC and participate in woreda level meetings and participate in health assessments in assigned woreda when needed.
- Provide support in developing and implementation of a community based communication strategy (IEC/BCC)
- Work closely with staff from other sectors (WASH, CWI and NFIs) to ensure integrated approach in program implementation in his/her woreda.
- Prepare and share weekly activity update and monthly reports, assist in quarterly and annual report preparation
- Provide and/or facilitate trainings and workshops as per the project work plan
- Perform additional responsibilities as required by the supervisor or Health Manager.
- BSc/MSc Degree in Public Health, Nursing or Midwifery.
- Minimum work experience of 3 years for BSc Degree & 2 years for MSc Degree holders.
- Basic supervisory/managerial skills with strong inter-personal skills.
- NGO experience in emergency health response project activities is preferable.
- Demonstrable experience in working with communities in participatory approaches and capacity building of health centers.
- Ability to plan, organize, and supervise implementation of emergency health response projects
- Good technical and report writing skills with computer skills and knowledge.
- Excellent verbal and written communication. Afaan Oromo language is a requirement.
- Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual and ability to constructively address gaps and weaknesses.
- Ability to work under pressure in remote areas and understanding of the cultural context of the local area.