Emergency Health Coordinator

Employer: International Rescue Committee 
Location: Libya

BACKGROUND:


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 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Libya is experiencing a severe political and security crisis. Despite the arrival of the presidential council in late March, a range of competing militias, terrorist groups and political factions are vying for power and influence. Intense fighting persists in several parts of the country. The humanitarian situation has deteriorated consistently over many months, with more than 2.4 million people requiring assistance.

The IRC’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit (EPRU) is managing the assessment of humanitarian needs and presumed launch of emergency programming in the volatile country of Libya. The IRC envisages a humanitarian program in Libya targeting refugees, migrants and other war affected populations, with interventions designed to save lives and relieve humanitarian suffering. The IRC anticipates delivering humanitarian programs directly and in partnership with local civil society organizations.

SCOPE OF WORK: The IRC seeks to recruit a senior, field experienced health expert to design and lead the open up of the IRC’s health program in Libya. The individual must have previous experience working in volatile environment that feature ongoing insurgencies and/ or open conflict.

The Emergency Health Coordinator will conduct needs assessments, design health interventions, contribute to funding proposals, and take a leading role in starting up and managing health program activities. The Emergency Health Coordinator will report to the Emergency Team Leader. The Emergency Health Coordinator will be based in Tunisia, but will spend substantial time travelling in Libya.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Tailor and implement high quality and timely integrated health assessments of the humanitarian needs.
Collaborate with internal and external actors (i.e. communities, local authorities, other Aid organizations) to provide prioritized response strategy recommendations to the Emergency Team Leader.
Draft technical health proposals and budgets for donors; work in close collaboration with grants and finance staff to finalize proposals, responding to any requests for additional information in a timely fashion.
Manage rapid program launch and implementation including staff recruitment and training, workplan development, procurement and inventory planning, and budget management;
Select and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems; ensure consistent reporting and analysis of results to enhance program effectiveness and quality
Ensure compliance with IRC policy and procedures throughout the program team and activities
Prepare high quality and timely donor and management reports on response activities and achieved outputs.
Represent and coordinate with other agencies, local government, donors and other stakeholders to promote deliver of best practice humanitarian assistance;
Assess and provide input on post emergency strategies and transition plans for IRC programming.
Provide a comprehensive handover to successor including transfer of all related documentation.
Complete other associated duties as allocated by the Emergency Team Leader.

REQUIREMENTS:
Health professional with Masters in Medicine or Public Health.
At least 3 years relevant experience in emergency Health program management.
Experience in situation analysis, health/ reproductive health assessments, program design and implementation.
Experience in grant management and proposal writing is preferred.
Excellent computer skills: including Epi-Info/SPSS.
Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGO’s; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people.
Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable agreed activities and oversee staff activities.
Strong communication skills
Fluency in Arabic and English


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