24 November 2016

Health Coordinator , Iraq

Location: Erbil Iraq
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

As part of our activities in Iraq, we are looking for a Health Coordinator in Erbil.

The Health Coordinator (HC) is responsible for the success of the mission’s health strategy and for the quality of current and future health programmes at the planning, implementation and evaluation phases. He/she will support in providing leadership, strategic vision and technical support to all aspects of the health programmes in Iraq. The HC will contribute to the identification of programmatic priorities through needs assessment, the design and direction for health programming in Iraq, as well as any other areas where needs are identified. In addition, the HC will ensure that the health program is implemented in accordance with international protocols, guidelines and best practices, providing support to programme managers and directly to national medical staff. He/she will promote quality of care in all PUI health services. The HC will be an active member of the Country Coordination team, attending meetings and working with senior managers to steer the health programmes in country, as well as representing PUI at national level clusters, to donors and other interested parties.
Strategy: Working alongside the coordination team, he/she contributes to the development of new health initiatives for the mission. He/She carries out epidemiological monitoring for the country and analyses strengths and weaknesses from the point of view of public health.
Programmes: He/She ensures that health programme(s) are in line with PUI’s health policy and monitors them for quality and efficacy.
Representation: He/She represents the organisation to partners, authorities and local stakeholders involved in implementing medical programmes, particularly at national level.
Human Resources / Training: He/She supports the health team (PUI employees), provides support to programme managers for recruiting technical staff and supervises technical training activities on the basis of identified needs.
Logistics and Administration: He/She ensures the activities for which he/she is responsible comply with logistical and administrative procedures.
Safety: He/She contributes to compliance with safety rules within the mission and communicates any safety-related information to the Head of Mission. He/She ensures healthcare is provided for expatriate staff involved in the mission.

Training and experiences

Medical training or Paramedic training + Public health
Medical internship

Humanitarian (previous experience with NGO)
International (previous working experience abroad)
Technical (in managing health related projects)

Knowledge and Skills:
Good written communication skills
Knowledge of project management

Pack Office

Required Personal Characteristics:
Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility
Strong commitment in humanitarian principles
Resilience to stress
Diplomacy and open-mindedness
Good analytical skills
Organisation and ability to manage priorities
Proactive approach to making proposals and identifying solutions
Ability to work and manage professionally and maturely
Ability to integrate into the local environment, taking account of its political, economic and historical characteristics

Required: English
Desirable: French and/or Arabic

Proposed Terms
Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 12 months
Starting date: December 2016
Monthly gross income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with Première Urgence International.
Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in collective accommodation

Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

How To Apply:

Please, send your application (Resume and Cover letter) to : xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.com

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