Dec 29, 2020

Emergency Health Program Coordinator

  • Save The Children -Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Job Description

Job Position - Emergency Health Program Coordinator


The incumbent of this position represents SC values and principles in interactions with staff and external audiences. These values and principles include commitment to the mission of Save the Children international, team orientation, quality management and leadership development, introducing systems and procedures to strengthen staff motivation and productivity.  The selected employee will be responsible for providing technical support to the SCI and government staffs for the implementation of emergency health. Ensure program implementation is in line with the planned budget, conducting training and monitoring effective implementation of program and ensure program performance is in line with the international and national standard.


  • S/he will be responsible for ensuring good integration of key organizational principles and approaches such as child participation and M&E throughout emergency health project cycle. Among other tasks, the position holder will be responsible to ensure lessons derived through implementation of emergency health response projects are well articulated, documented and disseminated both internally and externally.
  • Oversees the implementation of emergency health in SWAN Project implementation areas and ensuring that the quality standards and state of the art are met.
  • Ensures effective start up, management, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of emergency health across the implementation areas.
  • Provide support and guidance to implementing partners; assess response needs & provides technical assistance for government /partners on need assessment and response plan preparation.
  • Facilitate trainings for health professionals in on public health emergency management and surveillance
  • Participating in and/or leading emergency health/ multi-sectoral assessments as required.
  • Conducts regular field visits to provide technical assistance to the implementing partners and evaluate for quality program implantation
  • Closely work with the supply chain, warehouse to ensure that program supplies are dispatched appropriately, that they are efficiently used complying with donor requirements, and that reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Communicate emergency health response program achievements against agreed strategic objectives and milestones, and any emerging new evidence of public health emergency response for a wide range of internal and external audiences
  • In collaboration with senior public health specialist, ensure timely preparation and implementation of phase-out strategy.
  • Responsible to ensure timely and high-quality technical support to emergency health response projects throughout the project cycle

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modellng Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated thinks strategically


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Bachelor degree in public health/ nursing or post-graduate degree in public health.
  • Minimum 5 years’ field experience in humanitarian work, including significant experience in emergency health.
  • Very good advocacy, communication and representation skills
  • Strong analytical, writing, and problem solving skills
  • Good supportive supervision skills and ability and willingness to travel to the field and support project in urgent situations
  • Good presentation, training and facilitation skills; fluency in spoken and written English; good computer skills
  • Familiarity and working experience with emergency health response donors, implementing partners

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Addis Ababa. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

The Organization
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.