Expert in Public Health and Emergency at Comitato Collaborazione Medica (CCM)

  • Company: Comitato Collaborazione Medica (CCM)
  • Location: Ethiopia
  • State: Somali Jobs
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: NGO Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica) is an Italian NGO operating in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda, specialized in the implementation of health-related projects in both humanitarian and development contexts.

CCM has conducted several interventions in Ethiopia since 1982. Most of CCM’s projects in Ethiopia – funded by institutional donors and private foundations – are mainly aimed to address the needs of vulnerable people from high migration areas, increasing access and quality of health services provided to them. Additionally, the current situation of Ethiopia and nearby countries has recently determined a high number of IDPs and refugees. In this regard, CCM is committed to (I) ensure the emergency response to the current humanitarian crisis; and (ii) preserve the health system from a possible consequence due to the humanitarian crisis

The project aims to improve the living conditions of internally displaced persons present both in informal camps and in host communities, in the woreda of MaddaWalabu (Bale zone) Liben and Gumi Eldalo (Guji zone) of Oromia Region and Karsadula and DekhaSuftu (Libe zone) in Somali Region, strengthening their resilience and reducing their social and economic vulnerability.

The project aims at the achievement of the following results:

  • Improved the access and quality of basic health services in the camps and host communities, especially for the most vulnerable groups such as children and pregnant women.
  • Improved the access to education, protection and social inclusion of internally displaced persons in host communities.
  • Guaranteed better access to WASH infrastructures within the camps and in the host communities.
  • Improved the food security of agro-pastoral communities by supporting agriculture and livestock.

In the frame of the project funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), CCM is seeking for qualified candidates for Expert in Public Health and Emergency  position

KEY RESPONSABILITIES

Ensures that all project health activities and delivery of Mobile health care services to the IDP communities in the project location. Collaborate with all important stakeholders including woreda health offices, zonal health departments, PHCUs and  health posts.  Expert in Public Health and Emergency is  directly responsible for technical and organizational support within healthcare facilities around the IDP settings and the mobile health and nutrition team. project healthcare staff, oversight of results, and participation in monitoring and evaluation of project strategy.

Responsibilities/duties:

  • (S)he Develop and manage comprehensive activity plan according to the project document and gaps identified
  • (S)he Lead in the creation of 8 mobile clinics (two for each of the woreda that host formal IDPs camps) for the provision of basic health services and screening for acute malnutrition
  • (S)he Develop and manage comprehensive activity plan according to the project document and gaps identified
  • (S)he He/she will create  Mobile clinic teams in each woreda in close collaboration with the health offices
  • Support to the epidemiological surveillance system and prevention of epidemics and health emergencies in the project location
  • (S)he organizes and facilitates the realization of the training activities listed within the project to health workers, IDP representatives…on  health and hygiene prevention and community health promotion: investigates the training needs; identifies the appropriate trainer; Identifies suitable training methods and ensures their implementation; Evaluates the effectiveness of the training
  • (S)he Lead and Involve in the process of  NFI request, procurement and distribution process for vulnerable families residing in the informal camps of internally displaced persons
  • (S)he Participate in the awareness raising and community mobilization activities on issues concerning the prevention of violence, child protection and promotion of inclusion
  • (S)he Collaborates with local authorities and social and healthcare practitioners of the HC to develop a shared monthly    monitoring program within the healthcare structures where the project being implemented
  • (S)he Collaborates with local authorities for the identification and / or development of a supervisory card and appropriate data collection tools for health services supported by the project
  • (S)he regularly collects data related to its area of expertise for project monitoring
  • Prepares a monthly report on the implementation, progress and the criticality of the planned Community activities
  • (S)he participates in the monthly meetings of the Operations Committee, where he/ she reports progress of activities, issues encountered and achieved results
  • (S)he Represents CCM in coordination meetings at Region (Regional Health Department) and Zone and / or Woreda level if required
  • (S)he Represents CCM towards project partners if required

Job Requirements

Skills Knowledge Education and Experience

  • Degree in Public health, Nursing or other healthcare related positions
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in start-up and / or supervision of health services, managing mobile clinic in IDP settings and health Surveillance
  • Professional experiences of healthcare trainer in the project areas
  • Excellent communicative, negotiating, team building and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and keen to reach objectives
  • Availability to work under pressure and beyond working time, if required
  • Good knowledge on Microsoft package
  • Knowledge of local language is required ; Good level of English is essential

No. of positions: Two (one for Oromia and One for Somali region)

How to Apply

To apply for these positions, please send a one-page motivation letter and a CV in PDF format, not more than three pages (1MB) without any scanned attachment of certificates or credentials to  ccmvacancy@gmail.com   quoting for the vacancy position in the subject.   CCM is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.  Only short-listed candidates will be notified

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