Health Advisor , Iraq

Employer: Malteser
Location: Iraq
Closing date: 10 Jul 2016

Malteser International has been operational in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) since August 2014, providing emergency relief for the affected IDP population by implementing programmes focussing mainly on Health and WASH. In addition to a livelihood related Cash for Work Project which has just been initiated recently, Malteser International plans for further growth in the region and plans to extend its portfolio in terms of geographical reach, programmes and partners.

In support of our work in Dohuk and Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Malteser International is looking for an Health Advisor.

As Health Advisor, you will be in charge for the quality standards of all health related activities of Malteser International in Iraq. As such you will liaise especially with the program teams of Malteser and its local partner organisations in Dohuk and Erbil, KRI, as well as with the Senior Health Advisor. You will be responsible for identification of new partners in health, for respective capacity building of the medical teams and the roll out of health related guidelines in medical facilities supported by Malteser International. You will closely align with the authorities in charge (i.e. Ministry of Health) and international partners (i.e. WHO). Furthermore you will provide guidance and input to new initiatives, proposals and concepts for the provision of assistance to IDP’s, refugees and host communities in Northern Iraq.

Responsibilities
Work closely with the Country Coordinator Iraq and the field team to assure quality standards in Malteser International’s interventions related to health
Ensure overall quality of primary health services supported by Malteser International and provide further recommendations to strengthen local health structures, including referral systems
Roll out of new guidelines in health in medical facilities supported by Malteser International
Provide strategic guidance related to health to allow for growth of Malteser International and support local partner organizations in planning and designing for new interventions
Identification of new partners and development of capacity building plans for medical staff of existing and new partners
Ensure quality monitoring and reporting related to health, data-gathering and analyses at project health facility, including epidemiological surveillance system in line with the health cluster guidelines
Adhere to Malteser International’s health and other policies and guidelines'
Support the set up of a functioning supply chain for quality medicine and medical supplies
Closely align with the national health institutions and international health partners and participate at relevant health coordination meetings organized by local Directorate of Health (DoH), UN-Organizations or other parties

Qualifications:
Medical degree/Nursing Background, Master in Public Health
Knowledge in the field of Mental Health would be an asset
5 years of professional experience in health programs with relevant experience in refugee/IDP camp settings
Evaluation experience of health facilities desirable
Able to network with other organizations and partners and to coordinate with local authorities
Experience in the development of strategic interventions related to health
Excellent ability to provide guidance and training to local staff
Team spirit and experience in leadership
Physical and mental strength
Excellent written and spoken English; knowledge of Kurdish, Arabic and German would be an asset
Working experience in the Middle East desirable

Conditions:
Start Date: as soon as possible
Duty Station: Erbil, KRI, with frequent travels to Dohuk
Duration of contract: 1 year, extension possible (subject to additional donor funding approvals)
Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package, accommodation in the team house, R&R
Please note that this is an unaccompanied position



HOW TO APPLY:
If you are interested in this position, please apply online at http://goo.gl/fXcvID .

Kindly submit your application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references)until July 10th, 2015.

Malteser International
D-51103 Cologne / Germany
www.malteser-international.org
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