Deputy Health Manager - Technical (Ref: Deputy Health Manager - Technical)

Relief International Gaziantep
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Position:                             Deputy Health Manager - Technical

Location:                            Gaziantep, Turkey

Reports to:                        NW Syria Health program manager

Duration:                           12 months

About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

 

Position Summary:         

 

The deputy Health manager –Technical will be responsible for the overall technical guidance and quality assurance of all health and nutrition program activities implemented in the Hub. The post holder will closely work with the NWS health program manager, health & nutrition coordinators, and Whole of Syria (WOS) Health Advisor to ensure that the health & nutrition programs are implemented as per international and national guidelines and meet high quality standards. The post holder will actively participate in the strategic planning, coordination and implementation and monitoring & evaluation of health and nutrition program. She/he will be responsible for the management and capacity building of the health technical teams in Turkey and NWS. This is a senior position with overall technical and quality assurance responsibility.

 

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Technical Direction and Strategy

  • Provide strategic and technical direction to ensure successful implementation of RI health and nutrition program in NWS from technical health perspective. This includes contributing to RI strategies (health unit specific and RI strategies)
  • Participate in the design of the health sector contingency plan (in coordination with Health manager, Deputy Hub-lead, program and security) as part of wider preparedness and adaptive management.
  • In coordination with the Program Manager, ensure that early warning systems and contingency plans are in place for investigation and control of outbreaks of infectious diseases and other health issues of concern.
  • Advise on proper utilization of standards for emergency response during crisis and provide technical guidance to the emergency response team in the filed in close coordination with the program manager and Deputy Hub Leader.
  • In coordination with the health Program Manager, review new health related initiatives by the program department to ensure feasibility from a technical and strategic points of view.

Program Development and Quality

  • Continuous monitoring of the health situation and analyze health needs of affected populations in Syria; and prioritize the needs that should be met by RI program
  • Take the lead in providing technical input in concept notes and proposal development process in line with health strategy and general RI strategic objectives.
  • Ensure that health programming incorporates cross-cutting themes, such as but not limited to gender, disability, child protection, etc.
  • In coordination with technical leads of country clusters and health & nutrition coordinators, develop a strategic technical plan per health component including but not limited to Primary Health Care, Secondary Health Care, Reproductive Health, community health, nutrition, and mental health
  • Provide technical support in developing and program management tools such as log frames, work plans, indicator tracking table and monitoring tools to support implementation.

 

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Oversee and support close monitoring of the implementation of the delivered health services by RI-supported health facilities according to international standards and scope of work
  • Provide technical guidance and support to program and MEAL teams to effectively monitor health & nutrition programs and integrate findings and recommendations to improve program quality
  • Develop/ Adapt appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools and train health & MEAL teams on their appropriate use
  • Conduct regular monitoring visit to health & nutrition activities inside Syria including capacity building of health & nutrition teams inside Syria
  • Support clinic audits to assess status of health services, quality of supply and facilities, and on-site health information systems, in accordance with RI and international standards and policies
  • Participate in grants opening, mid-term and close out meetings and support the review of progress of program activities and indicators against target
  • Provide input and review to technical aspects of internal and external reports prepared by program managers.
  • Establish and maintain health technical information sharing platform accessible to RI staff and health facilities to facilitate capacity building, behavior change communication, and overall technical guidance.
  • Ensure regular monitoring of pharma handling across the entire pharma supply chain (both internally and externally), including but not limited to adherence to the pharma management standards, prescription standards, etc.

 

 

Partnerships and Coordination

  • Represent the technical components of RI health programs in coordination and cluster meetings in coordination with relevant department.
  • Act as focal point in channeling information between the country program health technical unit for XB program and the technical advisor/lead.
  • Maintain regular communication with local stakeholders active in health sector and focal points in RI supported health facilities to generate innovative methods of health system strengthening.
  • Proactively engage with UN Health Cluster and various technical working groups to position RI as Health sector leading organization from strategic and technical perspectives.
  • In coordination with Deputy Hub Leader, proactively explore funding or strategic development opportunities for RI with various.
  • In coordination with advocacy focal points, proactively engage in advocacy messaging within/among relevant coordination platforms/stakeholders.
  • In coordination with various internal and external stakeholders lead establishment of effective referral mechanisms.

Capacity Building and training

  • Participate in assessing the status of current health program, structure, functions, and standards and devise a health program quality improvement plan in close coordination with M&E manager and program manager.
  • Propose capacity building activities aimed at enhancing skills of local health providers in delivery of health services.
  • Review the structure of the health unit and periodically map out the staffing needs in alignment with program size and any expansion or reduction
  • Set individual capacity building goals/indicators for team members and set regular meetings to review work plans and deliverables.
  • Provide regular capacity building activities to ensure understanding and harmonization of health sector standards across various NW Syria Hub departments and staff.

 

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Medicine, public health, or other related fields 
  • Master’s degree in public health, international health, or other related fields is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five years professional experience in implementing emergency health and nutrition programs, preferably in a conflict setting
  • Strong understanding of and considerable experience in technical issues around both clinical medicine and public health at primary and secondary health care
  • Extensive experience in providing technical assistance to public health service providers in remote conflict setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and strategic planning skills required.
  • English required and Arabic preferred.
  • Strong English writing skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently.
  • Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail

 

 

RI Values:

  • We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.
  • We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
  • We value
    • Inclusiveness
    • Transparency and accountability
    • Agility and innovation
    • Collaboration
    • Sustainability

 

Professional Standards

All Relief International members (staff, volunteers and interns) are committed to the RI policies such as, RI Code of Conduct, Child Protection Policy, Reporting Conflict of Interest, Reporting Misconduct, Reporting Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. All new comers are expected to adhere to all these policies.

 

Disclaimer Clause 

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.

How to apply

In case you meet the requirements and you are interested in the position, please send your CV in English in addition to three professional references to hrturkey@ri.org before April 30, 2024 stating in the subject “Deputy Health Manager - Technical

As per the urgency of the position we will review the applications on daily base. 

All candidates must be eligible to work in Turkey"

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Relief International

Relief International is a leading nonprofitable organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach —which we call the RI Way— emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
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