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National Health Programme Officer, Hargeisa (IOM)
« on: March 08, 2010, 04:26:44 PM »
National Health Programme OfficerInternational Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Closing date: 09 Mar 2010
Location: Somalia - Hargeisa

General functions:

Working under the overall supervision of Regional Representative and Health Programme Officer, and under the direct supervision of Health Programme Officer for Somalia, and in close coordination with the IOM Sub Offices in Somaliland South Central and Puntland, the Somali Unit in Nairobi, and colleagues in the regional support team for health, the incumbent will implement the IOM Somalia Health and HIV Programme for Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Essential Functions:

1. Specifically responsible for the implementation of all health and HIV activities in the assigned zone/s, as well as backstopping for health and HIV colleagues in other zones, i.e. Puntland and South Central Somalia.

2. Supervises Health Programme Assistants and other Health/HIV staff of health programme within Hargeisa.

3. Responsible for initiating and leading the start- up activities of the programme including recommendations to finalize agreements with local partners.

4. Responsible for monitoring and reporting the activities of all partners in the field, including partnership agreements funding disbursements, narrative and financial reporting, as per IOM, UNICEF, and Global Fund guidelines.

5. Responsible for monitoring the quality of activities undertaken by partners including technical content, budget spending, collaboration with stakeholders, etc.

6. Monitors program progress of partners in implementing the programme, including adherence to work plan, time frames, project log frame, and output tracking.

7. Manage the planning of baseline assessment in risk zones and other assessments as part of the project and overall health programming activities, and overall health programs including providing assistance to the consultants in methodology development, data collection, analysis, write- up, and dissemination of findings.

8. Manage the development and roll-out of IEVC and BBC materials to be developed at the beginning of the project.

9. Conducts field visits into project sites regularly (or as required, pending security situation) to monitor actual progress of the programme.

10. Assist the Health Programme Officer for Somalia in drafting and developing donor reports, press releases, and management of public information related to the programme.

11. Liaise with AIDS Commissions, stakeholders, and partners in the field on matters related to health and HIV/AIDS, including provision of technical leadership where indicated.

12. Undertake rapid needs assessments to advise development of health and HIV programming, as requested by supervisor.

13. Responsible for identifying health programming opportunities in Somalia -– within and beyond the field of HIV – through as well as for liaison with health partners, identification data needs, and development of concept notes for resource mobilization, in close collaboration with the government and IOM colleagues.

14. Attend all relevant field level health and HIV meetings, including meetings held by the AIDS Commissions as maybe authorized.

15. Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Desirable Qualifications:

Education and Experience
1. University Degree in social sciences, public health, or related field required. Postgraduate degree preferred, in public health or related field.
2. A minimum of three years working experience in programming, preferably health and or HIV related is required.
3. Work and/or academic experience focusing on migrant/mobile and/or at risk groups preferred. Work in the Somali context an asset.

Skills and Competencies
1. Computer use including Microsoft Office, competency in the use of MS Publisher, website design, and Adobe Photoshop an asset.
2. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal; excellent organizational and multitasking skills; ability to work under time constraints and deadlines in challenging settings; ability to work in multicultural, multiethnic environments.
3. Demonstrated ability to identify, approach, and coordinate with stakeholders of diverse background and levels of expertise.
4. Ability to work independently, with flexibility, ability to work in a team and good interpersonal and negotiation skills.

Excellent spoken and written English and Somali required.
How to apply
Interested applicants must submit a Cover Letter and CV including daytime telephone and email address to:

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Human Resources Department
PO Box 55040-00200 Nairobi
or send by email to

Reference Code: RW_8356JL-95

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