Interim Senior Health Coordinator (Short Term)

Employer: International Rescue Committee
Location: Turkey

Public health professional preferably with a clinical background being a Doctor, Nurse or allied health professional but not necessary

Scope Of Work

The current Senior Health Coordinator is departing at the end of July and we are looking for a Senior Health Coordinator to fill the gap until a new Coordinator can be recruited. The Interim Senior Health Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all of the IRC’s health programming in northern Syria. S/he will provide technical and managerial leadership to the health program and ensure all activities are of high quality, respond to assessed needs, and ensure program delivery is on time and on budget. The majority of the IRC’s health funding is implemented through Syrian partners, thus candidates should have a background in partnership and sub-grant management.

Project Management and Oversight
Ensure smooth management of project work plans and budgets, timely recruitment, and accurate reporting in accordance with IRC and donor regulations.
Maintain and update project procurement and spending plans, particularly OFDA, DFID and SV.
Provide training to program teams on IRC activities and health best practices.
Ensure that all internal and external reporting requirements are met, that reports are of a high quality and are submitted on time.
Technical Quality
Ensure all IRC Health projects are implemented according to objectives, goals and indicators established by SPHERE and the IRC, in line with donor requirements and based on beneficiary needs.
Ensure procurement of medical supplies and materials, including drugs, is fully compliant with Donor requirements.
Analyze health data collected from the field, to obtain evidence-based trends in diseases and other healthcare-related issues identified.
Ensure all implementation plans employ a programmatic approach that integrates the needs of other sectors of work.
Monitor and evaluate appropriate implementation of technical healthcare projects against program objectives and IRC’s Program Framework.
Partnership Management
Manage the Syrian health partner relationships and oversee health partner program implementation, proposal design and technical quality standards.
Review partner budgets, reports and other implementation/proposal inputs.
Provide technical health trainings to partners as appropriate.
Work closely with the Health Cluster, and other relevant coordination structures, to ensure harmonized implementation approaches.
Liaise with other internal sector coordinators to ensure program integration.

Professional Standards
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Public health professional preferably with a clinical background being a Doctor, Nurse or allied health professional but not necessary
Minimum of 6 years professional experience in management of health emergencies, INGO experience required
Strong program/technical and budget management acumen as well as planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills
Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties
Proven technical writing skills
Proposal writing acumen and experience
Minimum budget management experience of $1,000,000 USD+
Must be capable of applying his/her skills and knowledge in a range of capacities, including direct implementation, advisory functions, training and the transfer of technical knowledge and management skills to others
Interpersonal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure with professional grace
Fluent in spoken and written English
Functional Arabic strongly preferred

Working Environment: The position will be based either in Antakya or Gaziantep, Turkey with frequent travel between each city. The IRC’s security phase for Antakya is currently yellow. The Interim Senior Health Coordinator will be provided individual housing.

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IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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