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4 Apr 2017

Field Health and Protection Project Manager


Job Description




Position: Field Health and Protection Project Manager

Duty station: Jowhar

Reporting to: Health and Nutrition Coordinator & Protection Coordinator

Status: Full time

Duration: 8 months

Starting date: April, 2017

INTERSOS is a non-profit humanitarian aid organization that works to bring assistance to people in crisis around the world. Established in 1992, INTERSOS actions are based on the values of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equal rights and opportunities for all people, with particular focus on the most vulnerable. In Somalia INTERSOS is active since 1992 responding to emergencies providing health, nutrition, protection, education and support for recovery of livelihoods. Since 1993, INTERSOS is running Jowhar hospital, in Middle Shabelle. Strengthening primary and secondary health integrated services and mainstreaming protection and WASH for crisis-affected populations in Somalia

Position overview:

The Field Health and Protection Project Manager will be responsible for technical and managerial oversight and implementation of INTERSOS Somalia ECHO project, Strengthening primary and secondary health integrated services and mainstreaming protection and WASH for crisis-affected populations in Middle Shabelle. The position will support INTERSOS areas of operation, under the two main pillars of intervention, Health and Protection. He/she will be responsible for:

1. Project Management and implementation

  • Overall Field project management and implementation
  • Local team management and capacity building
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation of project activities in all the project locations
  • Reporting directly to ECHO programme manager based in Nairobi and keeping the Health and Nutrition Coordinator in the loop.
  • Cooperation with partners, donors, local authorities and communities at the field level
  • Support to health technical team implementing activities in Jowhar
  • Regularly updates the management with progress of project activities through weekly updates, monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Strengthen collaboration with Hirr Shabelle State health authorities.

2. Protection Mainstreaming in health activities

  • Technical support for Protection project implementation & mainstreaming at the field level
  • Conducting regular training, mentoring and technical backstopping of field staff and local NGO partners on:
  • Case management, psychosocial support and strengthen referral systems;
  • GBVIMS and CPIMS use, including data protection, analysis and information sharing
  • Clinical management of rape and caring for child survivors;
  • Prevention of GBV including design of community-prevention and outreach methodologies and materials involving a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Monitoring, evaluation and assessments tools
  • Supporting protection, gender, age and diversity mainstreaming throughout the project;
  • Develop/adapt participatory training to the Somali context, based on evidence and best practices;
  • Review weekly activity reports, case management forms and provide advice and supervision of case management, psychosocial support and CMR direct service delivery at the field;
  • Monitoring of drug consumption in the field and regular submission of project reports

Skills & Experience required:

  • Master Degree in public health ,social sciences, social work, psychology or other related field (including law and human rights);
  • At least 5 years work experience in humanitarian field as Project Manager and in relevant technical discipline (health, protection, social work/counseling);
  • Demonstrated project management skills (financial management, human resources management, monitoring and evaluation techniques etc);
  • Strong training and capacity building skills, particularly using participatory techniques for training on different components of protection;
  • Excellent analytical, report writing and proposal writing skills and computer literate.
  • Strong inter-personal skills to develop effective working relationships with donors, colleagues and other stakeholders;
  • Flexibility, adaptability and high work capacity to ensure activities and technical support provided in a timely manner to achieve project results;
  • Knowledge of ECHO guidelines and other donors guidelines would be an asset;
  • Experience in working with community health programs and overall health systems required, university degree in public health and/or IT is a plus
  • Experience in capacity building (local partners from civil society and government)
  • Sensitivity to crosscutting topics, especially on gender and nutrition issues;
  • English language skills required (fluent), Somali language skills ( strongly desired)
  • Willing to relocate and work in Jowhar.

How to Apply

  Applications: Please send your updated CV and cover letter, specifying in the subject line “Field Health and Protection Program Manager – Jowhar”. Deadline for applications is 10th, April, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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