23 August 2016

Health Officer , South Sudan

Location: Juba and Wau - South Sudan
Closing date: 07 Sep 2016

Type of Appointment: Consultancy, 3 months with possibility of extension

Under the overall guidance of the IOM South Sudan Chief of Mission, under the health/technical guidance of the Health Programme Manager, and the direct supervision of the Health Operations Coordinator, the incumbent will be accountable for supporting the implementation of the emergency health response activities for conflict affected, Protection of Civilian (PoCs) and hard-to-reach IDPs in South Sudan

Be available for rapid deployment to field locations in South Sudan as part of a mobile health team at short notice;
Serve as Clinic Supervisor for a mobile/ static health unit and be available for short-notice deployment to field locations in South Sudan as part of IOM rapid health response operations ;
Design the layout and patient flow of the clinic and supervise the clinic set-up, as well as the set-up of the pharmacy and drug storage space;
Conduct patient consultations for early diagnosis and treatment of some medications under primary health care services and facilitate timely referrals of patients in need of acute care or continuity of care for those with chronic health conditions to the nearest hospitals or health agencies providing the needed services;
Supervise the day-to-day health team activities and prepare weekly schedule of activities in coordination with the IOM Health Operations Coordinator and Emergency Health Coordinator;
Supervise and guide Medical Assistants, Nurses and Midwives on clinical duties and assigned tasks and ensure that the Team is functioning and flagging issues of concern immediately and providing possible solutions, including health promotion outreach activities; conduct further on the job trainings
Assist the Health Operations Coordinator/ Emergency Health Coordinator to conduct health and nutritional assessments, vaccination campaigns, and coordination of medical evacuation as needed.
Work with Medical Assistants to liaise with local village authorities, community leaders and provide advice on key information messages for dissemination to the IDPs community before or after mobile clinic schedules, etc.
Ensure maintenance of medical/confidential documentation and records of all consultations done by the mobile team;
Consolidate and review collected data particularly for the weekly Infectious Disease Surveillance Report (IDSR) and morbidity reports using sex and age disaggregated data (e.g. 0-5 years, 6-17 years, 18-59 years and over 60 years of age); Forward relevant information to Health Operations Coordinator/ Emergency Health Coordinator;
Support information sharing and coordination mechanisms between and among other Multi-Sector units (e.g. WASH and NFIs) as well as with other programme units such as Logistics , Security, Human Resource and Finance units; and with IOM Juba Health Unit;

Represent IOM at relevant coordination meetings, and maintain coordination and cooperation with local health authorities and partners, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and other partners on-site where needed;

Contribute to regular reports on all activities including achievements and challenges encountered through established channels of communication within the IOM Multi-sector Team (WASH & Health); ensure photo-documentation of all health related activities.

Establish and maintain good working relationships with the IDP communities and be a team player with other health partners and with IOM teams working on-site.

Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Desirable Competencies:

a)takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism; b) works effectively with all clients and stakeholders; c) promotes continuous learning; communicates clearly; d) takes initiative and drives high levels of performance management; e) plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; f) displays mastery of subject matter; g) contributes to a collegial team environment; h) creates a respectful office environment free of harassment and retaliation, and promotes the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA); i) incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation; j) displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; k) works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


a) delivers on set objectives in hardship situations; b) effectively coordinates actions with other implementing partners; c) works effectively with authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance global objectives

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

Completed university Degree in Medicine or Diploma in Clinical Medicine/ Nursing from an accredited academic institution; advanced degree in public or community health an advantage;

At least three years operational and field experience in implementing health services for migrants, refugee and displaced persons and other vulnerable groups; including early recovery or post crisis emergency health programming;

Demonstrated experience in coordination and liaison with government authorities, knowledge and structures and functions of primary health care system, of national, UN and international health agencies and donors.


Thorough knowledge of English

How To Apply:
Interested candidates are required to submit a letter of motivation and curriculum vitae to below email address. Please indicate the position title on the subject line while sending your application.

E-mail: xxxxxx@xxxxxx.int

Women are highly encouraged to apply.

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