14 March 2017

Health Coordinator , South Sudan

Employer: GOAL 
Location: South Sudan
Closing date: 14 Mar 2017

General description of the role

The Health Coordinator will be responsible for providing technical support, management and strategic direction to field-based health staff who oversee programme implementation. The health coordinator will assume overall responsibility for health-related reporting requirements and ensure that health data (M&E system) is accurate and consistently recorded.

S/he will suggest practical strategies for responding to changes in the operating environment as well as maintaining a focus on longer term objectives, based on regular monitoring efforts and periodic visits to field sites. S/he will represent GOAL at health sector meetings and with other key stakeholders appropriately and on behalf of field based teams.

Key duties
Technical support
Ensure evidence-based and timely programme activities
Build capacity of key staff who are ultimately responsible for delivering programmes (mentoring, delivery of specific trainings, feedback regarding site visits, data analysis)

Assist in development of donor reports and proposals

Periodically visit field sites, based on agreed TOR with the AC and ACDP

Assist in the recruitment and induction of new GOAL health staff

Review all donor Budgets on a monthly basis with Country Finance Coordinator/ACDP

Support the timely spend out of donor grants, ensuring that health staff place procurement orders as required facilitating this process

Programme Support

Support field based staff to maintain an accurate, consistent monitoring and evaluation system through the nutrition and community health coordinators

Provide regular analysis of data with feedback to field based health staff

Submit timely donor reports, in coordination with the ACDP

In close communication with ACDP, develop health-related proposals and programme strategies based on emerging opportunities and changes in programme context

Ensure that HIS data is collected from each site monthly, analysed, and distributed to appropriate personnel

Ensure that each field site submits a monthly health report in a timely manner

Submit monthly health report to ACDP

Contribute to GOAL M&E including LQAS, MICS and KAP methodologies


Represent GOAL at health sector and cluster forums, cultivating close relationships with donors, ministries and other key national stakeholders

Routinely participate in meetings related to health as well as other key issues that are convened at state level as well as at county level and feedback discussions/outcomes to ACDP and field health staff

Track national level discussions regarding key issues relevant to the field and feedback ACDP/CD

Regularly inform and update the state ministry of health authorities as well as other state government officials of the on-going and planned activities

Support programme coherence in line with donor proposals, the country strategic plan, and in close coordination with the ACDP

Ensure close coordination with community processes team and appropriate sequencing of health activities

Cultivate health partnerships (MOH, local NGOs)

Support the integrated programme approach with other GOAL Sectors

Manage Health Technical Support team:

Ensure Health team conducts regular field visits, and develop detailed TORs for the field visits

Ensure that Health team submits comprehensive field reports in a timely manner

Carry out annual staff appraisals for capital/roving Health Technical Support Team per GOAL HR guidelines

Provide continuous appraisal of capital/roving health staff to ensure personal and professional growth and achievement of organisational objectives

Be fully conversant with GOAL policies and guidelines, including HR, finance, administration and security protocols

Ensure job descriptions are well understood.

Other related tasks at the request of the ACDP

Emergency response

Coordinate with the relevant partners/authorities and other sector actors working within the state as necessary

Assist in a rapid needs assessment as well as other operational research

Assist in the analysis of health / humanitarian needs and the existing contexts.

Update emergency preparedness plans

Support Health System Strengthening

Play the central role in developing the health strategic plans for transition to health system Strengthening

Participate in the context analysis planning and execution

Promote new ways of working and facilitate change by creatively applying technical knowledge

Articulate and strongly understanding the wider political, and social environment within which GOAL works in

Advice, challenge and work closely with health advisors

Donor Compliance and Finance

Maintain adherence to donors commitments, regulations and timely delivery of quality programme

Ensure donor guidelines, formats and processes are understood and adhered to

Lead in monthly/routinely financial review of expenditure against programme plan

Staff Health

Ensure that appropriate PEP stocks and procedures are in place

As Sudan Health focal point (SHFP), meet with all new international staff (and staff visiting as appropriate) for a Staff Health Induction within the first 24-48 hours of their arrival

Ensure First aid kits are in all offices and all GOAL residences.

Outline designated local health care facilities


Primary professional degree qualification as Doctor/ Nurse or related health qualification

Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable agreed activities and oversee staff activities

Excellent English speaking and writing skills

Good team player, flexible and capable of working with a multi-national country team

At least 5 years of practical experience working in health and nutrition programmes for an international NGO, internationally, with management and coordination responsibilities

Excellent communication and training skills with track record of building/developing cohesive team

Ability and willingness to travel to remote locations and live in basic conditions.

Good computer skills, including Word and Excel


Master's degree in Public or Community Health

Postgraduate study or relevant work experience in Public Health, Reproductive Health/ HIV/ development studies programming

Spoken/ written abilities in Arabic and experience of the Sudan context

Proven experience in behaviour change approaches / programming and working with national partners

GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.