Health Field Officer , Somalia

Location: Somalia
Closing date: 08 Mar 2017

This position is a fixed term 4 month contract. The Health Field Officer (Somalia-based resident/national position) will be responsible for developing a strategy in the management of cholera in his/her assigned area of responsibility (AoR).

Main Responsibilities:
· Contributes to the general supervision and the functionality of the Cholera Treatment Centre;
· Ensure proper supervision of the medical management of patients;
· Ensures that protocols are correctly followed and available at each level;
· Follows up on availability of necessary treatments in each area;
· Ensures surveillance and monitoring of epidemiological data, collect, analyse and organize the daily morbidity and mortality data on a weekly basis, using the weekly surveillance report;
· Identifies and conducts needs assessment for support during emergencies;
· Supervises the medical stock and ensure that the regular supply is maintained;
· Creates an effective awareness of cholera and its management, in collaboration with other Health team members;
· Supervise the Cholera Treatment Centre. In collaboration with the hierarchy, ensure proper management of human resources, evaluate the needs of staff (maintain the ratio nurse/patient), evaluate the needs in terms of training and organize accordingly, ensure proper supervision of the work (schedules, time off).
· Supervise the medical stock and ensure that the regular supply is maintained
· Ensures the proper disinfection/chlorination circuit is maintained and respected;
· Ensures accurate records of activities are maintained;
· Provides written weekly activity reports;

Minimum Requirements:

· Minimum university degree in Medicine or Bachelor of Nursing qualification with sound knowledge of hospital management;
· Atleast 6 years’ experience in a similar field of activity;
· Excellent team leadership skills and ability to work independently;
· Proficiency in MS Office Suite;
· Excellent interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills;
· Excellent command of written and spoken English;
· Willingness to travel extensively in Somalia;
· Very good knowledge of political, social and cultural assigned environment.


Interested and qualified persons with the required experience are invited to submit their application to :

Closing date is 8th March 2017**.