Bangladesh: Emergency Health Officer


Bangladesh – Organization: International Organization for Migration Country: Bangladesh Closing date: 26 Sep 2017 Position Title : Emergency Health Officer Duty Station : Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3 Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible Closing Date : 26 September 2017 Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates: 1. Internal candidates 2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa Context: Background The sector/cluster approach has been introduced as a part of humanitarian reform aimed at improving the effectiveness of humanitarian response by ensuring greater predictability and accountability, while at the same time strengthening partnerships between NGOs, international organizations, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and UN agencies. The other, complementary elements of the reform are: strengthening the humanitarian coordinator (HC) system; and improving humanitarian financing. The aim of a sub country-level Health Sector working group is to ensure a more coherent and effective humanitarian response by all international, national and local actors operating in the health sector in areas affected by crisis. Management of IOM Emergency Health programme in Cox s Bazar: The Emergency Health Officer will oversee the management and implementation of all IOM emergency health programme interventions in Cox s Bazar, supported by the National Programme Officer (Health) who acts as the national thematic expert. The main responsibility of the Emergency Health Officer in overseeing all health programme interventions in Cox s Bazar will to ensure accountability, monitoring and timely implementation of all emergency health services within running project, which will constitute 50% of the her/his time. Health Sector Working Group Coordination The Emergency Health Officer will also act as the Sub-National Health Sector Working Group Coordinator to ensure the good performance of the sub-national Heath Sector Working Group, promoting and upholding the Humanitarian Principles and the Principles of Partnership. The Health Sector performance, in turn, will be monitored and evaluated per the extent by which the activities and programmes of the cluster partners meet the health needs of the crisis-affected populations. The sector coordination responsibility will be another 50% of the successful candidates time. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Sub Office, IOM Cox s Bazar and overall supervision of the Senior Programme Manager, IOM Bangladesh and technical guidance of the Regional Thematic Specialist (Health) in the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) for health technical matters, the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for facilitating the coordination of the sub-national level health sector in Cox Bazar. The successful candidate is expected to carry out his/ her duties in accordance with strictest ethical standards and with due respect for gender and socio-cultural sensitivities. Core Functions / Responsibilities: Oversee all emergency health services programme interventions and guide the senior national team in daily management of all health related projects activities. Ensure all projects are implemented in timely manner and provide technical expertise to the health unit colleagues in meeting all projects requirements within agreed donors funding. Identify and contact health sector stakeholders and existing coordination mechanism, including district health authorities, national and international organizations and civil society. Hold regular coordination meetings with Cox s Bazar health sector partners, building when possible on existing health sector coordination fora. Collect information from all partners on 4W methodology (Who is Where, since and until When, doing What), and regularly feed the database managed by the overall coordination structure. Provid… – Permanent – Full-time

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