Senior Health Programme Officer

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 192-member National Societies. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. The IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services. The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The IFRC also has country cluster delegation and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Job description

 

Job Title

Senior Health Programme Officer

Classification Level

7th

Delegation

Swiss Red Cross - Country Coordination Office (CCO), Kathmandu, Nepal with up to 50% time spent in the field.

Immediate Supervisor’s Title

Swiss Red Cross - Country Coordinator, Nepal

 

Organizational context (where the job is located in the Organization)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with a network of 192-member National Societies. The overall aim of the IFRC is “to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.”  The IFRC works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

The IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (Movement), together with its member National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The work of the IFRC is guided by the following fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

The IFRC is led by its Secretary General, and has its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Headquarters are organized into three main Divisions: (i) National Society Development and Operations Coordination; (ii) Global Relations, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Digitalization; and (iii) Management Policy, Strategy and Corporate Services.

The IFRC has five regional offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas.  The IFRC also has country cluster delegation and country delegations throughout the world. Together, the Geneva Headquarters and the field structure (regional, cluster and country) comprise the IFRC Secretariat.

 

Job purpose

The purpose of the position is to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability dimensions of the ongoing and upcoming health projects in Nepal. The Senior Health Program Officer takes an advisory and facilitation tole to strengthen the implementation teams’ management and technical capacities in order to enhance the quality of programmatic interventions that ensure attainment of agreed project results and outcomes. Furthermore, the Senior Health Program Officer is responsible for lobbying/liaising with relevant state and non-state actors in order to obtain strategic support necessary for the pursuit of programmatic goals. The Senior Health Program Officer actively supports the Country Coordinator in reinforcing SRC’s profile in the country.

 

Job duties and responsibilities

Management & Technical Support

         Support the partner in implementing health projects in accordance to approved project documents and ensure that the partner complies with institutional policies and procedures.

         Support Nepal Red Cross Society (programme/projects) in effective planning and review of the implementation of activities and utilization of resources allocated for the services.

         Provide technical input in different meetings, workshops organized by Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) IFRC and other Red Cross movement partners in thematic area of health and National Society Development (NSD)

         Support the partner in developing and strengthening engagement strategies with local government authorities and concern health authority at Federal and provincial levels on health care management, including planning and budgeting; and to explore potential opportunities for partnerships and collaboration.

         Support project staff, volunteers and stakeholders in the implementation of the cross-cutting elements such as Red Cross Principles, PGI, Good Governance as well as good practice in the health sector.

         Work alongside NRCS Health Department, as well as related Province and district chapters, authorities and stakeholders in promoting and engaging NRCS with multiple stakeholders and assist to position NRCS as a relevant Government partner in the Ministry of Health.

         Provide technical input and advisory services to Health Service Department (HSD) as necessary for programme development, development of health strategy, preparation of operation plan, revision of guideline/protocol including different review activities.

         Support and facilitate to programme team at NRCS HQ, Province and District Chapter levels to ensure effective implementation of project activities.

         Support Country Coordinator in project design and development and strategic networking.

         Support CCO to develop new projects, write proposals and negotiate with NRCS to address the Country Program Plan and also to address the emerging need in health.

         Support to project team to undertake research and documentation to further enhance programmatic quality and visibility.

         Inform the line manager and project team about developments, policy updates, challenges and issues in the health sector.

 

Capacity Building and Mentoring

         Support in designing and facilitate capacity building, training and mentoring of partners on a variety of priority themes including governance, health care management, advocacy and how to develop opportunities for partnerships and collaboration.

         Support to strengthen the capacity of Provincial and District Chapters and stakeholders through regular field visits, support and feedback.

         Identify the training need of the project team and facilitate/support to undertake such training as available and appropriate

         Maintain NSD approaches and processes as advisor or facilitator to build capacity of the sister national society team and network related in particular to the thematic projects

 

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

         Ensure that transparent monitoring tools are in place and used for data collection; to track the status of Logframe indicators and to feed results into programme activities.

         Organize regular review meeting focusing on status on achievement including challenges and provide necessary support and take joint decision among the project team as appropriate

         Ensure regular monitoring sustainability elements of the health projects to ensure effective exit of the project.

         Contribute to the development of case studies, gap analysis and best practices in relation to project activities

         Support NRCS HQ and project to apply learning emerged from government (MOHP) in different area of health programme; RMNCAH, NCD, etc.

         Liaise and exchange with international and non-governmental organizations working in the area of health with a thematic focus similar to the projects supported by SRC.

 

Duties applicable to all staff

1.   

Work towards the achievement of the RC/RC Movement goals through effective managerial and lateral relationship, and teamwork

2.   

Produce timely and quality reports based on agreed, defined templates and indicators

3.   

Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles

4.   

Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager

 

Position Requirements

Education

Required

Preferred

         Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in public health or relevant discipline, such as nursing, global health management, etc.

x

 

Experience

Required

Preferred

         5-7 years of Substantial experience of management of health project portfolio and project monitoring.

x

 

         Experience in analyzing information (programs, policies, etc.) and producing high level quality documentation in English

x

 

         Substantial experience designing and facilitating capacity building/training and mentoring for a variety of stakeholders

x

 

         Excellent knowledge of inclusion of PGI into programming

x

 

         Experience in quality management in health, health governance and health system strengthening.

 

x

         Experience working within the Red Cross movement or with I/NGOs in Nepal

 

x

Knowledge and skills

Required

Preferred

         Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Nepali

x

 

         Research skills together with use of technology for information management

x

 

         Competency in the use of MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail and the internet

x

 

         Flexibility, motivation, honesty, reliability and cultural awareness

x

 

         Ability to work in demanding situations and sometimes under pressure

x

 

         Ability to work in an organized and systematic manner

x

 

         Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to engage effectively with staff, communities and authorities

x

 

         Excellent understanding on policy in regard to Health Care System and its relevant areas

x

 

Languages

Required

Preferred

         English and Nepali

x

 

         Other relevant languages

 

x

 

Competencies

 

 

         High level of integrity in personal and institutional affairs

         Self-organized, scheduled, maintain follow ups, to be visible with tangible outcomes

         Ability in process planning and thinking in consideration with sustainability

         Excellent understanding of Health Care System of Nepal

         Excellent understanding of PCM and Community Health Project Management

         Programmatic result based, analytic, quality, and timely reporting

         High quality, professional and business communication skills in English and Nepali

         Problem solving, conflict management and negotiation

         Value linked coordination with partners and stakeholders

         Effective listening and sharing; motivation and feedback; monitoring and supervision

         Information management and effective use of technology



Job Overview

Category Public Health, Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 01 Jul, 2022
Apply Before 17 Jul, 2022
City Kathmandu