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Vacancy id VAC-8893
Job title VAC-8893 Health Program Assistant
Location Bardhere
Apply by 22-Dec-2022
Start date 01-Jan-2023
Duration 3 months
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Diploma/degree in nursing, public health, and/or related field with nursing and/or medical doctor registration/license. Degree in health-related field is an advantage. (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of A minimum of three years of experience working in emergency and/or community development in an aid organization in Somalia and/or with Somali migrants and mobile populations. Experience with an international organization is an advantage. • Good level of computer literacy (MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook) • Experience in capacity building of health workers in clinical service provision. • Ability to work independently with limited day-to-day operational support • Experience in effectively liaising with government and local authorities. • Experience in project management and start-up of new projects is an advantage. • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of project performance is an advantage • Experience in humanitarian programmes for migrants and IDPs is an advantage year/s of demonstrable relevant Public Health experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 3 year/s of experience in Africa (essential).
Languages Fluent in English (essential).
Fluent in Somali (essential).

Job description

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Overview of position Our client is one of the major humanitarian and development actors in Somalia. Our client implements primary healthcare and nutrition activities in Gedo region of Jubaland state and is recruiting a Health Programme Assistant based in Bardhere, to provide operational and technical support and daily management of mobile medical teams, static clinics and OTPs in Bardhere district.

Role objectives

Provide technical and operational support to Ministry of Health-managed primary health clinics, mobile medical teams, and/or nutrition outpatient therapeutic programmes supported by our client in Bardhere, Jubaland. This includes quality assurance, oversight of data input, clinic stock management, identification of gaps at clinics and implementation of corrective measures, and all administrative tasks related to operation of the clinics.

  • Assist in monitoring clinical and nutrition service delivery to verify if it meets client quality standards, and that national clinical management and treatment guidelines are strictly followed
  • Assist in keeping track of medical supplies and drugs, and ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF), and in coordinating and verifying timely replenishment to avoid stock outs
  • Orientate, train, and build capacity of seconded Ministry of Health staff at the health and nutrition clinics through training, and on-job Continuing Medical Education (CME
  • Monitor the work of Ministry of Health seconded and partner staff and ensure timely submission of their monthly attendance sheets to Mogadishu offic3
  • Monitor community outreach medical and nutrition services are provided in accordance with project plans, including health promotion and delivery of curative/preventive services in the community.
  • Identify project development opportunities on the ground and communicate these proactively to Senior Health Programme Officer, Nutrition Officer, & Health Programme Manager.
  • Submit weekly reports to Health Programme Manager on program activities, coordination meetings, administrative issues, etc.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders externally including the Ministry of Health and local authorities and coordinate internally with other client programme units operating in the same office and project sites.
  • Compile, review primary health and nutrition data every week in a timely manner and contribute to analysis
  • Participate in health coordination meetings as assigned
  • Undertake duty travel when required, including occasionally to other project locations to provide staffing coverage when needed.
  • Conduct additional tasks that may be assigned by the Health Programme Manager and Health Officers
Project reporting
  • Under the direct supervision of the Senior Health Programme Officer, and under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager Migration Health, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical and operational support to client health programming in Bardhere and surrounding areas, including quality control of healthcare services at client-supported clinics, capacity building of seconded Ministry of Health clinical staff, administrative and financial support to enable programme implementation, and liaising with Ministry of Health and other government counterparts.
Key competencies
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Strong strategic, analytical and creative thinking skills.
  • Ability to cooperate and coordinate with other units, implementing partners, NGOs and government departments, particularly in Somalia.
  • Personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility and drive for results.
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and gender sensitivity.
  • Capacity to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from various professional backgrounds.
  • Ability to work under difficult conditions and outside normal working hours while maintaining security awareness


  • Accountability
  • Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies;
  • Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs; • Monitors own work to correct errors;
  • Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings; Client Orientation •

Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work; Continuous Learning

  • Contributes to colleagues’ learning;
  • Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills; Communication
  • Actively shares relevant information;
  • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience;
  • Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience; Professionalism
  • Masters subject matter related to responsibilities;
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress;
  • Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts; Teamwork
  • Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment;
  • Contributes to, and follows team objectives;
  • Actively supports and implements final group decisions
Team management
  • This role has no team management responsibility
Further information Qualified female candidate are strongly encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
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