Technical Officer – Sud Sudan
Location: South Sudan – Juba, regular missions to the field’ sites requested
Contract duration: one year (possible extension)
Start date of contract: Asap
CCM (Comitato Collaborazione Medica) is an Italian NGO operating in Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan, specialized in health-related projects’ implementation, either in humanitarian and development contexts.
CCM has conducted several interventions in South Sudan since 1983, working mainly in Warrap and Lakes States. CCM is currently leading agency for 2 HPF lots (19 and 6) in supporting local health institutions to manage: a) 2 Hospitals and 21 among Primary Health Care Centers (PHCCs) and Primary Health Care Units (PHCUs) in 2 counties of Greater Tonj (ex Warrap State); and 1 Hospital and 44 among PHCCs and PHCUs in Kapoeta North, East and South. This in order to improve primary and secondary health care services and contribute to meet the MoH priority targets, according to the national health strategies. CCM is also responsible for the management of the Mother Teresa Hospital in Turalei (Twic County) within Lot 18.
In addition, CCM is also the leading agency for UNICEF in Greater Tonj focusing on the treatment of SAM and MAM as well as for the Target Supplementary Feeding Programme for WFP.
Additionally, the current political situation of South Sudan has recently determined a high number of IDPs and refugees. CCM is committed to (i) ensure the emergency response to the current humanitarian crisis; and (ii) preserve the already fragile health system from a possible deterioration and collapse due to the humanitarian crisis.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Technical Officer will support the planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of CCM activities related to health system strengthening, nutrition and health promotion. The Technical Officer supports the Country Representative and Lot Coordinators in monitoring of the projects and activities implemented in the Country.
The individual reports to the Country Representative and works functionally with the Operations Manager and Lot Coordinators.
Overall key responsibilities
- Provide day to day technical and programmatic support to Lot technical teams guided by strategies and approaches related to the implementation programs;
- Support technical staff in all Lots to adapt and disseminate guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery;
- Support the monthly collection, review and reporting of program data;
- Validate an analyse the health services data collected through the national HMIS system, regularly update and maintain CCM internal data base promoting use of data for decision making;
- Represent the organization in technical working groups and meetings with institutional counterparts and stakeholders, providing a technical support to the Country Representative;
- Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
- Assist in the provision of programmatic assistance to local partners in programming;
- With support of the Lot Coordinators, coordinate the implementation comprehensive medical services at the facility level;
- Provide technical assistance in clinical management capacity building and integrated medical services as the need arises;
- Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs;
- Contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets;
- Perform other duties related to above-mentioned tasks as assigned.
- Medical or nursing degree required;
- 3-5 years’ experience in providing technical assistance and/or capacity building in health programs especially in emergency settings;
- Strong skills in writing technical reports and documents;
- Ability to analyze and interpret data and prepare reports required;
- Strong verbal and written, communication and presentation skills;
- Must be able to read, speak and write fluent English;
- Understanding of the political, social and cultural dimensions that impact public health programing in low, middle income countries;
- Ability to support teams remotely;
- Ability to support the management of project deliverables;
- Ability to multi-task.
Salary: Depending on the experience
Benefits. According to CCM country HR policy:
- Food and accommodation provided by CCM;
- Country medical cover in SSD (and neighboring countries) and only for CCM staff (no family members)
- 2,5 leave days per month, plus 10 days of R&R every 10 consecutive weeks in the country
- 600 USD per every R&R schedule to cover for flight/taxi outside of SSD.
How to apply
Please, email your resume with references ‘details (max 4 pages) and your motivation letter (max 1 page) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, to help the HR office to consider your application properly, specify in the email subject the vacancy title as follow Technical Officer_SouthSudan and rename the file surname_name_Cv or surname_name_Letter
Please, note every resume will be evaluated and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
CCM has a zero tolerance for any form of abuse/harassment and staff are expected to uphold the organizational values. We are determined to keep our beneficiaries safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of vulnerable children and adults from any form of abuse.