Health Coordinator

Employer: GOAL
Location: Sudan
Closing date: 30 Jul 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 to 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 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

Representation

· 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 the

· state level as well as at the county level and feedback of 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, w 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 may be 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

Requirements:
· 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 teams.
· Ability and willingness to travel to remote locations and live in basic conditions.
· Good computer skills, including Word and Excel

Desirable

· 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