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Qaybta Su'aalaha / Cidhibtaa I xanuunaysa
« Last post by Barkhat on April 06, 2014, 06:52:00 PM »
Diktoore Marka Hore Waan Ku Salaamayaa Bacda Salaan Waxaan Ka Cabanayaa Cidhibta Ama Cagta Xageeda Dambe Ayaa Subaxdii Aad Ii Xanuunta Markaa Diktoore Iisoo Jawaab. Thanks
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Announcements / Re: Nairobi East Hospital - Eastleigh
« Last post by Dr.Mahdi on April 05, 2014, 05:06:10 AM »
Please contact the hospital at the given email in the clip: info@nairobieasthospital.com
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Announcements / Re: Nairobi East Hospital - Eastleigh
« Last post by Hashi1 on April 04, 2014, 03:20:35 PM »
Thank you Somalidoc team.
I would like to ask Dr.Mahdi if the hospital is needed a new doctors ( Bachelor degree or specialists both) ?
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Announcements / Nairobi East Hospital - Eastleigh
« Last post by Dr.Mahdi on April 03, 2014, 04:21:01 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/GLfQTPavyHw&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/GLfQTPavyHw&rel=0</a>

SomaliDoc is congratulating their members who made this project possible, we are happy to inform you on behalf of them, the opening of Nairobi East Hospital in Eastleigh.

The hospital is the first of it's kind in Eastleigh for the quality of care, the equipments, the variety of services, the qualifications and the experience of the doctors plus the capacity.

Thanks and well done.

Dr. Mahdi
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Come to this website to discuss ideas. I have some information and I am keen to hear further information from others
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Requests & Recommendations / Re: To UK doctors
« Last post by NBH on March 16, 2014, 07:44:38 AM »
http://www.somalidoc.org.uk/  Check it out
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Qaybta Su'aalaha / ASC kaadida oo iga soo dhamaan haynin ilaa in mudo ah
« Last post by Cabdulahi on March 07, 2014, 03:28:03 AM »
asc waxaan salaan halkan ooga soo gudbin hayaa dhaqaatiirta soomaliyeed ii had iyo jeer  nala garabtaagan caawimaada alle misaaka xasanaadka ha idin sar aamin salan kadib  waxan  rabay inaan idin waydiiyo dhib aan dareemayo waxa sababi kara waxan dereema in aysan kaadida iga soo dhaman haynin marka aan kaadin haayana aysan sifiican usocon waxad  waxan siyaa awood si ay sifiican ugusoo baxdo waxad modaa qasabad biyo oo aan sifiican loofurin oo kale marka ay socoto  marka aan kaadida dhamaysto waa in aan iska soo riixaa xiniinyaha hoostooda iyo tuunbada dheer markaas ayay soo dhamataa waad kumahadsan tihiin jawaabtiina asc
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Vacancy Announcement
 
Leader in Reproductive Health & Population Development
 
1. General Information:
 
Vacancy Number:VA/FPA/SOM/02-3/2014
 
Post Title:Reproductive Health / Maternal Health Specialist
 
Type of Contract:Fixed-Term
 
Level: NO-C
 
Duration: One (1) year
 
Duty Station:Garowe
 
Date of Issue: 28 February 2014
 
Closing Date: 14 March 2014
 
Organizational Unit: UNFPA Somalia Country Office
 
The United Nations Population Fund is an international development agency that promotes the
right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.
UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty
and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of
HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Under the overall supervision of the Representative/Deputy Representative and the direct
supervision of the Head of Office/Programme Coordinator, the Reproductive Health/Maternal
Health (RH/MH) Specialist ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the area of
reproductive/maternal health.
S/he oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national
development frameworks.
S/he leads the RH/MH programme team and collaborates with the CO’s operations/administrative
support staff.
More specifically, the Reproductive Health/Maternal (RH/MH) Health Specialist will
perform the following duties:
In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, the RH/MH
Specialist oversees the formulation and design of the RH/MH programme and its component
projects in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and
procedures.
Oversees achievement of programme results by ensuring appropriate policies and procedures
are applied by programme team, and appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms and
systems are established and implemented.
Ensures the creation and documentation of knowledge about current and emerging
population development trends, RH and gender issues, by the programme team through the
analysis of programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons
learnt, best practices, and uses this knowledge for information sharing and planning future
strategies.
Reviews the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and
development, reproductive/maternal health and gender, and pursues opportunities for
UNFPA assistance and intervention. Assesses implications of new policy developments and
strategies on programme execution and ensures appropriate implementation.
Contributes to the selection of Implementing partners and contractors suitable for
implementing UNFPA programs.
Oversees project implementation, establishing collaborative partnerships with executing
agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies to facilitate timely and
efficient delivery of project inputs, and addressing training needs of project personnel.
Ensures quality of a program implementation through supervision, reporting and monitoring
systems.
Analyzes and generates reports on program and project progress in terms of achieving
results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and
systems where necessary; identifies constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends
corrective actions.
Monitors project expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved
project budget and to realize targeted delivery levels.
Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging issues related to RH/MH,
Youth and HIV/AIDS prevention among the vulnerable groups, by analyzing programs,
projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experiences, lessons learned, best practices
and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
Assesses and undertake capacity building in the partner organizations. Ensures the creation
and documentation of knowledge about current and emerging RH/MH, Youth and HIV/AIDS
prevention among the vulnerable groups, issues, by the programme team through the
analysis of programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons
learned, best practices, and uses this knowledge for information sharing and planning future
strategies.
Participates in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by ensuring
preparation of relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers,
speeches, donor profiles, and participating in related donor meetings and public information
events.
Carries such other tasks as assigned by the UNFPA Representative and Deputy
Representative and supervisor.
Work Relations: The RH/MH Specialist oversees the work of the programme team as well as
consultants, advisors, and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with
counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address
emerging issues.
 S/he must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to contribute to achieving
UNFPA’s mandate.
 
Internal contacts include the Representative, Deputy Representative, Assistant Representative,
the CO’s programme/ technical team. External contacts include other UN agencies in country, and
counterparts and partners in Country programme activities, including international NGOs, experts
etc.
 
Education: Advanced degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social
science field.
 
Knowledge and Experience: A minimum of 5 years professional experience in the field of Public
Health (including Reproductive Health), with experience in programming/project management.
 
Required Competencies:
 
i) Values: Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change
 
ii) Core Competencies: Achieving results, Being accountable, Developing and applying
professional expertise/business acumen, Thinking analytically and strategically, Working in
teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, Communicating for impact
 
iii) Required Skillset:
Advocacy/advancing a policy oriented agenda
Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances
and partnerships
Delivering results based programmes
Internal and external communication and resource mobilization
Languages: Fluency in English is required.
Working knowledge of Somali is desirable.
Applications with a current CV and duly completed P-11 UN Personal History Form
(www.escwa.un.org/main/vacancies/P_11.doc) marked: “VA/FPA/SOM/02-3/2014 – RH/MH
Specialist” should be forwarded to the following email address: recruit.unfpasom@unfpa.org.
 
UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
 
UNFPA Work Environment: UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of
gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.
We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage
women to apply.
Disclaimer WARNING TO APPLICANTS: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing,
training, interviewing, testing or other fees in connection with the application or recruitment
process. Should you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.
Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and
reproduced.
Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the
web.
Should you feel that you have received a fraudulent notice, letter of offer that makes use of the
name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline
athttp://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm
Notice to Applicants:
In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international
Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country
of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment.
Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for:
 
(a) stateless persons;
(b) newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such
citizenship will be granted imminently;
(c) acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency
status, on promotion to the Professional category;
(d) staff members appointed under a temporary appointment.
 
Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying
for any citizenship.
 
*No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations 4.5
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Vacancy Announcement
 
Leader in Reproductive Health & Population Development
 
1. General Information:
 
Vacancy Number:VA/FPA/SOM/02-4/2014
 
Post Title:Reproductive Health / Maternal Health Specialist
 
Type of Contract:Fixed-Term
 
Level: NO-C
 
Duration: One (1) year
 
Duty Station:Hargeisa
 
Date of Issue: 28 February 2014
 
Closing Date: 14 March 2014
 
Organizational Unit: UNFPA Somalia Country Office
 
The United Nations Population Fund is an international development agency that promotes the
right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.
UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty
and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of
HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Under the overall supervision of the Representative/Deputy Representative and the direct
supervision of the Head of Office/Programme Coordinator, the Reproductive Health/Maternal
Health (RH/MH) Specialist ensures the effective management of UNFPA activities in the area of
reproductive/maternal health.
S/he oversees project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national
development frameworks.
S/he leads the RH/MH programme team and collaborates with the CO’s operations/administrative
support staff.
More specifically, the Reproductive Health/Maternal (RH/MH) Health Specialist will
perform the following duties:
In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, the RH/MH
Specialist oversees the formulation and design of the RH/MH programme and its component
projects in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and
procedures.
Oversees achievement of programme results by ensuring appropriate policies and procedures
are applied by programme team, and appropriate monitoring and oversight mechanisms and
systems are established and implemented.
Ensures the creation and documentation of knowledge about current and emerging
population development trends, RH and gender issues, by the programme team through the
analysis of programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons
learnt, best practices, and uses this knowledge for information sharing and planning future
strategies.
Reviews the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and
development, reproductive/maternal health and gender, and pursues opportunities for
UNFPA assistance and intervention. Assesses implications of new policy developments and
strategies on programme execution and ensures appropriate implementation.
Contributes to the selection of Implementing partners and contractors suitable for
implementing UNFPA programs.
Oversees project implementation, establishing collaborative partnerships with executing
agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies to facilitate timely and
efficient delivery of project inputs, and addressing training needs of project personnel.
Ensures quality of a program implementation through supervision, reporting and monitoring
systems.
Analyzes and generates reports on program and project progress in terms of achieving
results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and
systems where necessary; identifies constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends
corrective actions.
Monitors project expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved
project budget and to realize targeted delivery levels.
Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging issues related to RH/MH,
Youth and HIV/AIDS prevention among the vulnerable groups, by analyzing programs,
projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experiences, lessons learned, best practices
and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
Assesses and undertake capacity building in the partner organizations. Ensures the creation
and documentation of knowledge about current and emerging RH/MH, Youth and HIV/AIDS
prevention among the vulnerable groups, issues, by the programme team through the
analysis of programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons
learned, best practices, and uses this knowledge for information sharing and planning future
strategies.
Participates in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by ensuring
preparation of relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers,
speeches, donor profiles, and participating in related donor meetings and public information
events.
Carries such other tasks as assigned by the UNFPA Representative and Deputy
Representative and supervisor.
Work Relations: The RH/MH Specialist oversees the work of the programme team as well as
consultants, advisors, and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with
counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address
emerging issues.
S/he must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to contribute to achieving
UNFPA’s mandate.
Internal contacts include the Representative, Deputy Representative, Assistant Representative,
the CO’s programme/ technical team. External contacts include other UN agencies in country, and
counterparts and partners in Country programme activities, including international NGOs, experts
etc.
 
Education: Advanced degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social
science field.

Knowledge and Experience: A minimum of 5 years professional experience in the field of Public
Health (including Reproductive Health), with experience in programming/project management.
 
Required Competencies:
 
i) Values:
Exemplifying integrity,
Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
Embracing cultural diversity,
Embracing change
ii) Core Competencies:
Achieving results,
Being accountable,
Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
Thinking analytically and strategically,
Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
Communicating for impact
iii) Required Skillset:
Advocacy/advancing a policy oriented agenda
Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances
and partnerships
Delivering results based programmes
Internal and external communication and resource mobilization
Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Somali is desirable.
 
Applications with a current CV and duly completed P-11 UN Personal History Form
(www.escwa.un.org/main/vacancies/P_11.doc) marked: “VA/FPA/SOM/02-3/2014 – RH/MH
Specialist” should be forwarded to the following email address: recruit.unfpasom@unfpa.org .
 
UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
 
UNFPA Work Environment: UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender
equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.
We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage
women to apply.
Disclaimer WARNING TO APPLICANTS: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing,
training, interviewing, testing or other fees in connection with the application or recruitment
process. Should you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.
Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and
reproduced.
Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the
web.
Should you feel that you have received a fraudulent notice, letter of offer that makes use of the
name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline
athttp://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm
 
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to
posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country
other than their country of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their
appointment.
Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for:
(a) stateless persons;
(b) newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such
citizenship
will be granted imminently;
(c) acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency
status, on promotion to the Professional category;
(d) staff members appointed under a temporary appointment.
Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying
for any citizenship.
 
*No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulations 4.5
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Medical Jobs & Trainings / UNICEF Somalia (Hargeisa)
« Last post by Dr.Mahdi on March 04, 2014, 06:46:11 PM »
If you are qualified Somali national and looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Somali children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the post of WASH Officer with UNICEF Somalia to be based in Hargeisa.

The incumbent will work under the close supervision of the WASH Specialist; contribute specifically in managing the Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene Promotion and School WASH activities in Somaliland .If successful, you will be part of a dynamic and passionate team in Somalia and Nairobi that works together to improve the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and basic education of Somali girls and boys and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse. The successful candidate will be offered a Temporary Appointment for 364 days.

Major duties and responsibilities: A. Provide technical and project support to design, planning, Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene promotion and School WASH interventions in Somaliland.

• Provide technical support in implementation of appropriate sustainable water supply systems, sanitation and hygiene promotion strategies by Government and WASH sector partners in Somaliland. • Support Government and WASH partners in the development of WASH programme implementation plans, cooperation instruments (PCAs, SSFA, DCT and contracts) including design, specification of equipment, following up on deliverables and funds liquidation. • Ensure approaches/technologies are appropriate to support immediate and longer-term sustainability of projects. • Support the districts and ministries in the development of emergency preparedness and response plans and ensure prepositioning of emergency WASH stocks for Somaliland. • Under guidance of the hygiene and sanitation specialist, support districts & other agencies in successful implementation and scaling up of Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach to sanitation improvement in Somaliland. • Support the Government in implementation of the decentralization process and institutional capacity of the regional and district offices. • Support the WASH Specialist on key issues on water supply, sanitation, hygiene promotion & school WASH for priority setting. • In coordination with Government & existing partners, design suitable low cost eco-friendly sanitation options for affected population & host populations.

B. Facilitate Water supply and sanitation projects implementation monitoring and evaluation

• Provide guidance and support to government in regular field inspection visits to project sites for technical supervision, verification and certification of progress on works. Provide capacity development to Government and partners where necessary, and prepare field visit reports. • Organize rapid project assessments and monitoring mechanisms. • Conduct periodic assessments on quality, quantity and timeliness of ongoing work. • Monitor integration of WASH activities and convergence with other sectors and ensure community consultation and maintenance training. • Monitor inputs, field activities and find solutions to obstacles. • Prepare utilization reports for specific activities for donor report. • Support the Government and sector on preparing and conducting programme reviews, evaluations.

C. Support scaling up community led total sanitation approach and hygiene promotion activities in Somaliland

• Support the Ministry of Health and CLTS advisor in rolling out and scaling up community led total sanitation approach to districts and villages. • Follow up and support implementation of improved sanitation and hygiene promotion activities in schools and communities. • Work with communication section to support MoH and implementation partners in effective testing and promotion use of training and visual aids materials, use of media, radio, and theatre or school groups to disseminate hygiene messages. • Organizing KAP surveys in coordination with MoH, MOE and partners to study the behaviour changes • Act as focal point person for sanitation and hygiene activities in the section.

D. Contribute to preparation of section reports

• Provide inputs to the WASH weekly, monthly and quarterly and annual reports. • Provide inputs for proposals, donor reports, and other reports produced by the office. • Provide support in preparation of situation report at county and state level and update regular basis. • Provide support in producing WASH sector and cluster reports in Somaliland.

Minimum Qualification and Experience Required

• University degree in civil engineering, hydrology or a related technical field. Advanced degree in the technical field of water supply, sanitation or Public health will be an added value. • Minimum 2 years professional management and implementation experience in the field of water and environmental sanitation. • Previous experience in emergencies and regular programmes in the water supply, sanitation, hygiene promotion and school WASH areas. Experience in Somalia will be an added advantage. • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in low cost sanitation, hygiene promotion and capacity building. • Ability to work, travel, and live in difficult environment. • Fluency in writing, reading and speaking English. Knowledge of local language is an advantage. • Strong negotiation and advocacy skills. • Computer skills, including various office applications.

i) Core Competencies (Required)

• Communication • Working with People • Drive for Results

ii) Functional Competencies (Required)

• Formulating Strategies and Concepts • Analysing • Applying Technical Expertise • Learning and Researching • Planning and Organizing

How to apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (On this link, http://www.unon.org/docs/P11.doc) updated CV, copies of academic certificates to the email address below. UN staff are requested to provide at least two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs). Please quote the vacancy number and post title in the subject line of your application. Applications submitted without a duly completed and signed Personal History Form (P11) will not be considered.

Email to:somaliahrvacancies@unicef.org

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