Jul 17, 2017

Community Health Project Officer

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Syria Relief & Development
Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

· ABOUT SRD

SRD is an international non-profit humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working to provide humanitarian relief in Syria and in Jordan. SRD is seeking a Community Health Project Officer to support nutrition and community health programs in Southern Syria (Remote Management).

· GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM

SRD intends to establish and strengthen a community health system which will aid in improving awareness of key practices for disease prevention, improve awareness and access to primary health services, help address low rates of exclusive breastfeeding rates and improve early identification and treatment of disease through referral mechanisms. · MAIN OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

1.Facilitate a comprehensive community health programme to support public health surveillance and enable community members to improve key family and community practices and to prevent diseases.

The project will provide support for 6 comprehensive community, through a network of community health supervisors (CHS) and community health workers (CHWs). 2. Provide screening of every child 6-59 months of age, as well as PLW, with referral and treatment for SAM or MAM
3.Provide caregivers with nutrition education on IYCF and maternal dietary diversity and follow-up screening.

· TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Conduct baseline and follow-up KAP household survey measuring key health parameter**s**, including practice of exclusive breastfeeding

Work with community leaders and committees to identify, recruit, and train community health workers (CHWs) (trained in health education messages but without formal health background)

Delivery of behaviour change communication through CHWs’ monthly household visits to selected households

Provide direct monthly supportive supervision for 10 Community Health Supervisors and receive feedback about performance of up to 40 Community Health Workers

CHWs trained in behaviour change communication (BCC) and facilitation of household visits; focusing on pregnant women and mothers of young children, as well as the influencing groups of fathers and grandmothers; for coaching in health and hygiene behaviour (and IYCF messaging as per Nutrition Sector)

· COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Fluency in English and Arabic is required.

He/She Jordanian or Syrian National

Excellent program planning, monitoring and evaluation, interpersonal and report writing skills

Proficient in the use of computer applications

Ability to work independently, take the initiative and take responsibility

Strong commitment to humanitarian principles

Organisation and ability to manage priorities

Proactive approach to making proposals and identifying solutions

Ability to work and manage professionally and maturely

Ability to integrate into the local environment, taking account of its political, economic and historical characteristics

· EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

One to two years of professional experience in public or community health/nutrition planning and management in relevant areas of family general health care, health emergency and health/nutrition education.

· EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

University Degree in public health, global health, nutrition, paediatric health, nursing, pharmacy or health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, health education, epidemiology or other health-related sciences is required.


How to apply:

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to hr@syriareliefanddevelopment.org with the subject line: CH Officer Position Application