Hospital Coordinator to be based in Wau, South Sudan

Employer:  Cordaid
Location: Wau , South Sudan
Closing date: 13 Jul 2016


CORDAID

Cordaid believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. We stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders. We make a difference where it is most needed.

Together with more than 800 organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations - the bottom billion. We do that where natural disasters strike, where conflicts tear up communities and where underdevelopment keeps families in extreme poverty. In the Netherlands we are known as Cordaid Memisa, Cordaid Mensen in Nood, Cordaid Kinderstem, Cordaid Bond zonder Naam and Cordaid Microkrediet.

The Cordaid Country office in South Sudan, is looking for a Hospital Coordinator to be based in Wau.

Introduction

Cordaid is applying to the Health Pooled Fund in consortium with Healthnet TPO for Lot 5 under the HPF Request for Proposals. Lot 5 includes support to among others Wau Teaching Hospital. For this hospital Cordaid is looking for a Hospital Coordinator to be based in Wau Town. The expected start date of the Hospital Coordinator is 1 October 2016. The selected candidate should be willing to sign a statement confirming his/her present intention to serve in the stated position and his/her present. A contract will be offered in case of a successful bid.

Position and responsibility

The Hospital Coordinator will be responsible for support to the Hospital management. The Hospital Coordinator will be based in Wau,.

Specific objectives

Program Management and Development
Manage the HPF program activities at Wau Teaching Hospital on behalf of the consortium and the Ministry of Health
Work with key hospital staff in the day to day planning and management of Wau Teaching Hospital activities under the grant.
Maintain high, cordial and professional working relationship with fellow hospital staff, state ministry of health and other actors in the state
Advise and support the Hospital Director in the management of hospital activities
Provide technical support to the Hospital management Team and ensure timely implementation of activities
Work with the state and the hospital management to improve the referral links among the various health care facilities in the state.
Participate in all the meetings as planned and conducted by the hospital management team. These meetings will be properly documented and will form part of the periodic reviews of this project.
Identify hospital staffing gaps, develop terms of reference and support the state to recruit staff for the hospital as planned by the project with focus on maternal and child health care
Plan, support and coordinate routine clinical meetings with hospital staff (morbidity/ mortality audit meetings)
Plan and conduct quarterly review meetings of the project with the participation of the State Ministry of Health and the consortium lead.
Attend relevant coordination meetings at the state feedback to HNTPO, Cordaid Juba Office and HPF as may be necessary.
Work with the delegated personnel to ensure supply chain management is adequately handled (selection, procurement, storage, distribution, utilization and reporting).
Ensure donor compliance at every stage in the implementation of this project. This includes compliance in the areas of financial expenditures, procurements, use of equipment etc.
Prepare and submit quarterly reports to the Health Project Manager/Health Advisor
Manage all Security, logistics, and procurement issues of the project in liaison with the Juba office.

Human Resources and Technical Support


Provide technical support to the hospital management team.


Plan and support short term clinical trainings to hospital staff, based on regular training needs assessments.
Work closely with the Hospital Medical Director and Hospital Administrator to review and update job descriptions of existing clinical staff.
Work with Hospital Medical Director and hospital administrator to Identify hospital staffing gaps, develop terms of reference and recruit staff to fill the gaps
Plan, support and coordinate routine clinical meetings with hospital staff (morbidity/ mortality meetings.

Coordination and representation
Participate in all the meetings as planned and conducted by the daily hospital management team. These meetings will be properly documented and will form part of the periodic reviews of this project.
Attend relevant coordination meetings organised by the consortium lead and represent Cordaid at all fora in (State Ministry of Health). Provide adequate feedback to Cordaid Juba Office as may be necessary.

Monitoring and Evaluation


Plan and conduct quarterly review meetings of the project.


Review and analyze quarterly financial donor reports.
Prepare and submit the first draft of quarterly donor reports to the Health Program Manager.

Qualifications


Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery /bachelor of Nursing from a recognized University with a postgraduate training in Public health or Health Management


At least 5 Years’ experience in management of projects


Grants, Budget and Human Resources Management is an added advantage


Ability to plan and facilitate clinical trainings.


A good understanding and experience of working with County Health Officials, State Ministry Officials, Donors and Un agencies


Previous experience of working in South Sudan is considered an advantage

Specifics of station

The Hospital coordinator will be based in Wau. This is a non-accompanied posting

Contract information

In case of a successful bid the contract period is for 6 months starting 1 October 2016, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package for the successful candidate.


HOW TO APPLY:

Further information & how to apply

Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded on attn. Andrew Ngugi on of before 13 July 2016.

Please note that we accept applications through our website only: https://www.cordaid.org/en/vacancies/hospital-coordinator-south-sudan/ then select the relevant vacancy, and click on the ‘apply’ button.