Responsibilities of the Public Health Delegate:
Contribute to health analysis-needs’ assessment, and contacts/ networking with relevant interlocutors in close collaboration with the Health Coordinator, Head of Sub-delegation and ICRC departments such as protection and communications departments,
Implement the health ICRC strategies and activities of the Sub-delegation as defined in the planning annual. (PFR).
Evaluate, support and ensure that in the continuum of care wounded and sick from the priorities zones of San Cristóbal benefit from timely and effective First Aid
Support accordingly to the ICRC health priorities the technical aspects concerning emergency care responders/ providers at pre-hospital and primary healthcare levels (communities, Venezuela Red Cross (VRC) volunteers, and primary healthcare staff) in close coordination with Health Coordinator
Contribute and support the preventive and basic access to healthcare activities (health brigades – “Jornadas de Salud” – at the Colombian border) in cooperation and coordination with VRC and health authorities
Enable primary healthcare services in specific areas affected by violence as per validated ICRC health strategy and/or migration, through the support to ministry of health primary healthcare centres/posts – “ambulatorios”.
Overall ensure constant monitoring of prone outbreak diseases, through the ICRC activities and in operational areas. Design, propose and implement when responses accordingly and in coordination with other departments.
Explore jointly with HoSD and health coordination areas where Norwegian Red Cross specific expertise could enhance the ICRCs program
Hire staff when requested by ICRC, coach and supervise resident field officers
Attend regular sub-delegation meetings, and meetings with interlocutors at field level, corresponding to the health areas of responsibility
Manage and follow-up of the implementation of the health ICRC budget of the corresponding programmers and participate in yearly planning
Contribute to Quarterly Health Report, field reports, and other technical or ad hoc reports.
Contribute/proactively submit the institutional reporting
Required education, experience and proven skills:
Doctor or nurses specialized in public health with 5 years minimum of experience.
Should be well versed in strategic planning
Experienced in First Aid and other emergency care interventions, esp. during armed conflicts or other situations of violence, health system analysis and public health care (PHC), including response to public health outbreaks an asset.
Experience in coaching/ supervision
Skills and demonstrated activity in the area of community-based work, and project and result-based management
Able to work under pressure and in volatile environments
Ability to adapt to local cultures and security constraints
Spanish and English work proficiency is required
Motivated to support the capacity building of National Society counterparts
We consider it an advantage if you also have:
Previous experience with ICRC, the Norwegian Red Cross or another component of the Red Cross Movement
Experience with emergency preparedness and response
We seek a person who:
Collaborates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information and supports others in the pursuit of team goals
Contribute to build a useful network of contacts and relationships and utilize it to achieve objectives defined by the ICRC delegation
Communicate in a clear, precise and structured way; speak with relevant health authority and conviction; presents effectively
Take initiative to ensure the implementation of the health strategy and is a self-starter, makes things happen and is result oriented
Be able to develop and coach team members
The position will be based in San Cristobal de Táchira, with extensive travel to other border states with Colombia. No family posting and USA and Colombian nationaliry.
We offer a 12 months’ contract, with possibility for extension.
Why should you apply?
Meaningful: Youll be a part of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, reaching the most vulnerable people in their local community.
Impact: You will help National Societies in the region to become strong, self-sustained and accountable humanitarian actors.
Career: You will be connected to an international organization with staff based all over the world
A great place to work: You will work in a multicultural environment with hard-working, dedicated and fun colleagues with a strong culture of collaboration, continual improvement, and celebration of wins.
Norwegian Red Cross striving to build a working culture based on respect, honesty and generosity.
How to apply:
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