Regional Community Health & Primary Health Care Specialist

Fecha límite de aplicación para la vacante 10 Jul 2020 - 6pm

 

 

JOB TITLE

Regional Community Health & Primary Health Care Specialist

 

TEAM / PROGRAM:

Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) project

 

LOCATION: 

Riohacha, La Guajira, Colombia

 

GRADE:   Manager

Level 3: The responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.

                

Type of Contract:  

Defined Term      

 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN:

Nivel 3 - This position will have contact with children and adolescents either frequently (one or more times a week) or intensively (four or more days in a month or overnight) or; during visits to projects in the country, so background checks in working with children will be made.

We need to maintain safe selection processes, which include rigorous background checks.

 

BACKGROUND

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children in a federated Membership based organization employing approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in 117 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the rights of children and to ensure their voices are heard. We work together, with our partners, to inspire the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

TheRegional Community Health & PHC Specialistwill provide regional leadership, vision and direction to the design and implementation of primary health and community health for the USAID LHSS project. The Specialist will report to the LHSS Regional Health Systems Advisor in La Guajira and receive technical guidance from the Senior Primary Health Care and Community Health Specialist based in Bogota as well as the Team Leader of the emergency response...

The Specialist will represent SC regionally within the LHSS project, and will advance community inclusive health systems approaches in alignment with SC’s ethics and strategic orientations, in support of the GOC MAITE program and LHSS objectives.

Strategic Direction and Planning (40% Level of Effort)

Support regional implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of SC’s contribution to LHSS per SC’s subcontract with Abt Associates.

Follow the approved work plan from USAID, notably in PHC and community health strategies to improve access to preventive and curative health care by migrants and receptor communities under the GOC MAITE plan, including the Differentiated Approach required by MAITE for migrant populations.

Support programmatic and public policy analysis and evaluations for the health sector, in coordination with other SC thematic areas and / or other external stakeholders such as national and local governments, multilateral agencies, universities and think tanks.

Support the design and development of deliberative spaces that promote the analysis of public health policies as well as the creation of strategies to overcome barriers to access the health system.

Support integration (where appropriate) with other sectors, especially with a view to strengthen the links between health and nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, protection, education and housing programs. Encourage teams to adopt an integrated approach to health system strengthening.

Management, Implementation and Technical Excellence (40% Level of Effort)

Oversee implementation of activities designated to SC in project intervention areas (urban, border areas at La Guajira). 

Ensure compliance with contractual requirements, builds and maintains professional relationships with the LHSS project staff and key stakeholders, and diplomatically represents Save the Children with excellence and accuracy in regional coordination settings.

Ensure that the work of Save the Children and LHSS is coordinated with the efforts of relevant local agencies and authorities.

Support the LHSS project team in Colombia to formulate program and donor reports on project activities in a timely manner, and in accordance with internal SC requirements and any other relevant requirements from external donors.

Teamwork with volunteers, subgrantees, community leaders, and related oversight.

Learning, Sharing and Documentation (20% Level of Effort)

Work closely with the Sr. Primary Health Care and Community Health Specialist to review and disseminate technical content through strategic networks highlighting USAID LHSS’s accomplishments as needed.

Work closely with the MEL team to ensure measurement, evaluation, and learning at the regional level is of sound quality and contributes to a strong evidence base throughout the life of project.

 

POSITION SCOPE:

 

Report to: Senior Primary Health Care and Community Health Specialist

Dimensions: The Specialist will represent SC regionally within the LHSS project, and will advance community inclusive health systems approaches in alignment with SC’s ethics and strategic orientations, in support of the GOC MAITE program and LHSS objectives.

Staff reporting directly to this position:  No

Budget Responsabilities:  Yes

 

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOUR (Our values in practice): 

 

Demand:

Assumes responsibility for his own personal development and that of his team

Presents high-quality, measurable results

Vision / future orientation

 

Collaboration:

Accessibility, listening attitude, ease of expression, building and maintaining effective relationships with colleagues, members, external partners and supporters.

Openness to work with diversity of culture, values and different perspectives of people

 

Creativity:

It develops and promotes new and innovative solutions

 

Integrity:

Honesty, promotes openness and transparency. It builds and generates trust.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

Minimum 5 years' experience in public health interventions with an emphasis on primary health care, health systems strengthening, community health, and capacity building in the Colombian context, especially in departments such as La Guajira.

Master’s degree or above in public health, economics, law or related areas.

Experience overseeing technical quality of programs integrating nutrition into maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, family planning, food security/livelihoods and/or HIV/AIDS.

Knowledge of USAID and other donor policies, strategies, and priorities preferred.

Background in early childhood development.

Experience working with migrant populations.

Ability to communicate in Wayuunaiki (language from Wayuu´s indigenous community)

 

COMPETITIONS: (according to the framework of competences de Save the Children)

 

Getting Results: Take personal responsibility and demand that others achieve our ambitious goals for children, continually improving their own personal development as well as that of their team or the Organization.

 

Applying technical knowledge and experience: Uses the required technical skills and professional experience to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practices within and outside the organization

 

Working with others effectively: He works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and grows personally with people from different cultures and ideologies. He knows when to lead and when to be part of the group, ensuring the possibility of working in multicultural and multinational environments

 

Experience, Knowledge and Qualities

 

Minimum 5 years' experience in public health interventions with an emphasis on primary health care, health systems strengthening, community health, and capacity building in the Colombian context, especially in departments such as La Guajira.

Master’s degree or above in public health, economics, law or related areas.

Experience overseeing technical quality of programs integrating nutrition into maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, family planning, food security/livelihoods and/or HIV/AIDS.

Demonstrated experience in collaborative team environments.

Demonstrated experience in working with indigenous communities.

Exceptional personnel and project management skills; comfortable helping others prioritize.

Able to successfully submit timely, high quality deliverables.

Experience interacting with medium level officials among local government and non-government stakeholders.

Experience preparing and making oral presentations for a range of audiences.

Impeccable time management, delegation, and prioritization skills.

High social/emotional intelligence, and able to give and receive direct feedback professionally and with empathy.

Politically and culturally sensitive.

Capacity and willingness to be flexible.

Native Spanish speaker and communicator. Excellent written and oral English communication skills.

Ability to undertake regional travel to target areas of LHSS (up to 25%)

 

 

 

Equal Opportunities

The holder of the post must carry out his/her tasks taking into account and respecting the Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy of SCI

 

Health and Safety

The holder of the post must carry out his/her tasks considering and respecting the Health and Safety Policy

 

Safeguards our staff

The incumbent of the post is required to carry out the tasks in accordance with

SCI's anti-harassment policy.

 

NOTA: Con la presentación para participar en la presente convocatoria se autoriza a Save the Children a comprobar la información personal suministrada, así como a hacer uso de los datos personales para efecto de comprobación en bases de datos públicas y privadas relacionadas con nuestras políticas anti fraude, lavado de activos y financiación del terrorismo. Los datos utilizados serán los indicados en la cedula de ciudadanía entregada.

 

NOTA 2: En todo caso, la solución a la prueba técnica será un criterio de evaluación y selección del personal, por lo que solo se usará el contenido para los efectos del proceso de selección y se respetará la propiedad intelectual del mismo, no genera en ningún caso remuneración alguna.

 

Se recibirán hojas de vida desde el día 03 al 10 de julio de 2020, y podrán aplicar mediante los link de:

 

COMPUTRABAJO:https://www.computrabajo.com.co/ofertas-de-trabajo/oferta-de-trabajo-de-regional-community-health-primary-health-care-specialist-riohacha-la-guajira-en-riohacha-E25A05B4E2D41C4E61373E686DCF3405

 

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