Senior Public Health Advisor – South Sudan

Employer: HealthNet TPO
Location: South Sudan
Closing date: 04 Dec 2016

HealthNet TPO is looking for a senior public health advisor to ensure quality and relevance of HealthNet TPO’s interventions in South Sudan.

About us: HealthNet builds healthy communities with people at the bottom end of globalisation. Our mission is to implement welfare and health initiatives that lead to social inclusion and improved health and wellbeing.

HealthNet TPO’s programme in South Sudan dates from 1996. HealthNet TPO aims at contributing in the improvement of the overall health situation and supports the strengthening of health systems to ensure the provision of quality health care. Moreover HealthNet TPO aims to include and build the capacity of Sudanese organisations, communities and authorities.

HealthNet TPO has been awarded funding by DFID/ Health Pooled Fund (HPF2) to implement health service delivery programmes in Wau state and Lol state. The funding is for the period November 2016 – February 2018. The main aims of the programme relate to health systems strengthening and health services delivery for basic primary health care and secondary health care. In addition HealthNet TPO will be implementing mental health and psychosocial support projects, projects aimed at reducing gender based violence, and Maternal and Child Health Services including PMTCT.

Your role: The Senior Public Health Advisor will have primary responsibility for the content, quality and relevance of HealthNet TPO’s interventions in South Sudan. This includes the full project cycle. The Senior Public Health Advisor will serve as an advisor to project managers and technical advisors based in the field offices and will ensure that projects meet agreed upon HealthNet TPO standards.

He/she will have to respond to specific requests from the field and will be involved in project identification, formulation, monitoring, evaluation and winding down or the closing of projects.

The Senior Public Health Advisor will also have an important role in liaising with health authorities at national and local levels, the collaborating NGOs, international organisations working in the health domain and with community structures to increase the awareness and to support capacity building. The tasks and responsibilities include:

· Develop, lead and ensure the effectiveness of implementations of health strategies and interventions, ensuring their consistency with the country programme, while optimising the synergy of a programmatic, national approach.

· Be the content manager of all technical aspects pertaining to the projects developed and implemented.

· Provide expert advice, support and training to the MoH in developing public health policies for South Sudan and translating them into effective operational strategies.

· Collaborate with the Amsterdam office in selection, recruitment, briefing and utilization of appropriate consultant experts in relevant fields

· Ensure that monitoring and evaluating interventions are in place related to standard donor indicators and to ensure that these are evidence-based and implemented in a comprehensive and cost-effective manner

· Support the effective establishment of management systems (supplies, equipment and transport)

· Ensure that the projects focus is on capacity building so that the community, hospitals, health centres and partners acquire the needed knowledge, skills and sense of responsibility and ownership.

· Represent HealthNet TPO in fora of interest like the WHO led Health and Nutrition Cluster, the UNICEF led Protection Cluster and other fora as appropriate.

· Play an active role in the acquisition and development of new projects. Pro-actively approach and present HealthNet TPO to (potential) donors, and (potential) partners.

· Lead the development of projects proposal writing and review/revision of all technical narrative reports

· Work with other HealthNet TPO team members to assure the preparation of work plans, frameworks and other documents required for the achievement of project results and arrange for workshops or sessions to revise work plans and achieve consensus;

· Contribute to the dissemination of HealthNet TPO’s experiences by assisting in the development of publication and communication material, i.e. scientific papers, lectures, newsletters, leaflets, Annual Reports, or articles for newspapers/magazines, participation in seminars and conferences;

You have/are:

· All round public health expert with MPH or similar relevant post-graduate degree, with a sound understanding of (global) public health issues and health systems strengthening in fragile countries;


· Minimum of five years relevant experience working in developing countries;

· Experience with information management and monitoring systems;

· Experience in networking and maintaining relationships in a culture that is built on consensus;

· Previous work experience in South Sudan is an advantage.

Specific Skills

· Excellent planning, communication and supervisory and advisory skills;

· Proven training and health education skills;

· Fluency in English with proven proposal/ report writing skills;

· Prepared to travel frequently to the projects sites and maintain a flexible work schedule

We offer:

· An opportunity to use your expertise and contribute to our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in fragile states.

· Starting as soon as possible and ending at the end of the project, February 2018.

· The position is based in Juba, technical advice will be provided through open and regular contact (mostly e-mail/skype) and frequent visits to the project sites (50%), currently located in Wau State, and Lol State.

· This is a full time position based on a 40 working hours per week. Due to the location this is a non-dependent post.

More information? For specific questions about this position, please contact our HR department via recruitmenine: or 020-6200005.

For more information about HealthNet TPO, please visit

To apply, please send your CV and application letter (including your motivation) to: by, December 4, 2016. When applying, include the following title in the email subject line: SPHASS