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ABOUT US

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization which has been operating in Somalia since 1997. DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict and natural disaster. DRC programs include Camp Coordinator and Camp Management, WASH, Shelter, Protection, Food security, and Economic Recovery with a large focus on emergency response programming.

About the job

Under the direct supervision of DRC Area Manager and with technical support of Head of Programme, the Health Team Leader will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the project on medical assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Somaliland. He/she will provide technical support to the Health team at the relevant medical facilities and DRC.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the implementation of the Health project from linkage with relevant health facilities, training of health workers on data collection, examination of quality of data collected, reporting and providing supervisory support to the medical officers in the health centers.
  • Ensure the health care project is implemented according to guidelines provided or the most up to date international guidelines are well integrated into the national PHC services.
  • Take the lead in monitoring and evaluating health program implementation in the field (with the support of medical officers), in accordance to the project work plans
  • In collaboration with medical team and protection team, ensure adequate preparedness, and effective response to the new arrivals in Berbera.
  • Ensure the health care project is implemented according to guidelines provided or the most up to date international guidelines are well integrated into the national PHC services.
  • Oversee and regulate medical referral activities from the primary, secondary to tertiary level following the agreed SOPs
  • Ensure that submissions for resettlement on the Medical needs fully satisfy the current criteria.
  • Assess training needs and ensure that health staff undergo capacity development activities relevant to their posts; and that training activities are well-coordinated and implemented according to agreed work plan timeframes.
  • Implement community based interventions with refugee / host community volunteers utilizing participatory approaches.
  • Advocate with government line ministries(MOH) for the integration of refugee health program into the national system
  • Cooperate with other sectors especially protection,  and livelihoods on increasing community involvement in health promotion; community mobilization in preparation for the transfer of basic services to the line ministry; and cost-sharing schemes to be adopted in settlements.
  • Lead the process of ensuring the sustainability of health services through partnership of health facilities and Ministries of Health.

Experience,Education and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • At least 5 years’ program management, espeically projects focusing on access to health service
  • University degree in Medicine/ Public Health or related field from recognized university
  • Technical skills in the areas of health policy development and advocacy, including knowledge of the Somaliland legal and national health environment
  • Ability to work with a high level of autonomy
  • Ability to develop budgets and monitor expenditure accordingly
  • Experience in report writing and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in staff supervision/coaching and development
  • Experience developing and implementing trainings
  • Excellent written and spoken Somali and English is required
  • Willing to undertake regular field trips and implement activities
  • An understanding of international refugee and humanitarian laws
  • Basic skills on other languages such as Arabic, Amharic is an asset ​

 

Languages:

• Fluency in written and spoken Somali & English

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

 

We offer

Contract length:5 Month

Band: This position is graded as Band G-Management for qualified national staff and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for national staff.

Designation of Duty Station: Hargeisa

Start date: February 2023

 

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

 

Closing date for applications: 16 January  2023

 

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.

Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!

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