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Primary Health Care Coordinator - Kenya/Somalia (GTZ)
« on: June 18, 2009, 11:33:47 PM »
Primary Health Care Coordinator
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GTZ)
GTZ is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, promoting complex reforms and change processes. GTZ-EON DEA Somalia operates in Somalia with the main administrative unit based in Nairobi, Kenya.German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Somalia mission is looking for a Primary Health Care Coordinator to support our UNICEF funded project: “Primary Health Care Program in Bay and Bakool regions of Somalia”. The project’s goal is to ensure improved health status of young children and women of child bearing age in the target districts within the Bay and Bakool regions of Somalia. It aims at addressing the immediate needs of target populations in Bay and Bakool regions of Somalia through easy access to quality health care and nutrition.

Closing date: 30 Jun 2009
Location: Kenya

With frequent travel to Somalia

Overall Objectives (scope)

- Provide technical assistance to PHC (Primary Health Care) and EPI (Expanded Programme on Immunization) with regard to planning, implementation, monitoring and supervision of project activities in the field of PHC and nutrition;
- Provide technical support on strengthening of routine immunization, including the reduction of drop-outs and identification of outreach strategy activities to increase coverage;
- Planning and monitoring programme activities and performance;
- Managing and providing technical and capacity building support to the programme’s technical staff, and
- Monitoring and preparing monthly technical narrative reports for both GTZ and UNICEF.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Acting as the medical focal person for the field coordination team based in Nairobi;
- Monitoring and reporting on all medical and clinical activities in the UNICEF funded Bay and Bakool Health programme;
- Regular communication with field medical personnel and provision of technical support as needed;
- Monitoring and reporting on the quality of the medical services provided;
- Ensuring the effectiveness of the programme’s monitoring tools and to improve them if and where needed;
- Close follow-up of vaccines, medical kits, nutrition products, drugs, medical material in order to prevent field shortages;
- Manage mostly through remote control programs: [3 MCH, 7 OTPs , and 7 SPF centres]
- Follow up on the recruitments, if needed, for OTP teams;
- Establishing and maintaining key relationships and co-ordination with international partners;
- Represent GTZ in relevant cluster meetings, working groups and task forces;
- Ensure regular contacts with the other NGOs;
- Ensure daily contact with the teams in the field (Bay and Bakool);
- Attend coordination meetings in Nairobi;
- Collect and analyse all information from other actors involved in nutrition and health in the country;
- Monitor the nutritional situation in Somalia;
- Follow up on the outbreak surveillance system in order to be reactive in case of outbreaks;
- Follow-up on the budget in collaboration with the co-ordination team, and
- Collect, compile and analyse all the technical nutrition and health reports from the field for reporting to UNICEF on a monthly basis

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Medical doctor with at least 5 years public health experience and particularly in primary health care provision;
- Experience of working with primary health care projects with strong clinical and technical knowledge in reproductive health;
- Ability to both speak and write English fluently;
- Ability to provide a competent level of training in different medical topics;
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the organization and with partners;
- Excellent computer skills and knowledge of excel and word programs;
- Experience in working in Somalia will be an added advantage;
- Experience of community mobilisation and health promotion activities;
- Previous experience of working in reproductive health programmes;
- Experience of working in emergency situations, and
- Previous experience within a humanitarian aid organisation will be an added advantage.

How to apply
Applicants should email a CV citing three referees together with a cover letter to:

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Reference Code: RW_7T49SQ-85

Source: ReliefWeb

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