Emergency Health Team Leader

Location: Italy Rome
Closing date: 13 Mar 2017

Medical doctor or paramedical degree (nurse, mid wife, etc)....Qualified

Terms of reference
Job title: Emergency Health Team Leader
Location: HQ (10%), field (60%), Support to Medical Referent in HQ in his/her daily activities (30%).
Responsible for: Second Phase of Emergency response program in the field
Reporting to: Head of Emergency Unit (Hierarchical)
Medical Referent (Technical)
Starting date: ASAP
Duration of contract: 1 year (renewable)

Tasks and responsibilities
In particular:

In collaboration with the Head of Emergency Unit & organization Medical Referent, he/she will plan, implement and monitor health & nutrition activities in line with established work plan and with Iinternal protocols. 

The above will include:
· Conduct in depth need assessments and exploratory missions (for a duration of max 2 months) in new areas of intervention or in areas where Organization is already present in order to define health and nutrition priorities and potential new programs.
· In line with the findings of need assessments and Emergency Unit strategic priorities, design project proposals to be submitted to international donors and private foundations
· Be responsible for medical data collection, analysis and reporting to Medical Referent and Head of EU in HQ, to ensure a proper monitoring of the program and, where needed, to adapt them to existing programs.
· Guarantee constant presence and active participation to the health and nutrition coordination fora (clusters meetings, other technical coordination meetings); ensure permanent contacts with local Ministry of Health and with other local and international stakeholders active in the health and nutrition sector in order to ensure a prompt and timely health and nutrition emergency response.
· In the framework of emergency interventions, monitor activity in the different medical specialties, as well as providing technical support to medical personnel in the field through self-knowledge and policies.
· Supervise, coordinate and train  health emergency staff in the field in order to support and improve their performances, to strengthen health and nutritional component of programs making sure that internal protocols are respected as well as the ones of local Ministry and Health Department.
· Plan and supervise, in close coordination with the EU team and Medical Referent, the associated processes (recruitment, training, induction, performance evaluation, development and internal / external communication) of the medical staff of the project in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required, improve people capabilities.
· Supervise an efficient management of the  field pharmacy and medical equipment (emergency stock), in conjunction with Logistic department in HQ, and monitor consumption follow-up and preparation of drug orders to avoid stock shortages and provide drugs at all circumstances; also consider program directions and protocol changes.
· Follow up some specific dossiers and requests as requested by  medical referent
· Providing regular reporting to Emergency Unit, including photographs and videos as agreed with Communication Department.

Required profile/experience
Medical doctor or paramedical degree (nurse, mid wife, etc). Desirable specialization or training in Tropical Medicine or related studies (for OCB & OCBA, this is essential too).
• At least 2 years technical experience, including substantial field based experience in emergencies and working in health and nutrition interventions
• Deep understanding of the humanitarian context, including substantial working experience in primary emergency response
• Excellent team support and supervision skills
• Proven management skills with effective personal communication skills
• Flexibility and ability to take initiative to adapt to changing circumstances
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with fluency in English and French languages

Behavioral competencies:
· Positive attitude towards work and ability to work effectively within a team
· Ability and willingness to work in challenging program locations
· Ability and willingness to work in challenging program locations

How To Apply:

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their curriculum vitae, motivation letter and 2 references to: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.com

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