Position:                             Field Health Officer

Location:                            Syria (Southern Idleb)

Reports to:                        Field Health Coordinator

Duration:                           9 months

About RI: Established in 1990, Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian, nonprofit organization committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with communities on the front lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development, providing them the tools and support they need to gain self-reliance.

Relief International is registered NGO in Turkey and is based in Gaziantep to build capacities of Syrian communities to respond their needs in health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and education.


Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Field Health Coordinator, the position will be responsible to oversee the quality of health services offered at RI supported health facilities. The Health officer will coordinate with RI’s relevant departments and provide technical support to the medical staff at RI supported health facilities to ensure the quality of health services through appropriate skilled staffing, appropriate health services at the health facility, ensuring training of the staff according to the needs, advise on beneficiary satisfaction and staff adherence to standards of service. S/he and will support in the timely, accurate and complete reporting, feedback and analysis of the data


Position Duties and Responsibilities:


·        Monitor and supervise the assigned healthcare facilities through ongoing communication and regular visits and share findings with line manager

·        Actively participate in the recruitment process of medical staff at the supported facilities.

·        Support the warehouse pharmacists to ensure that the requests for medical supplies and equipment are collected from the facilities; and that the procured orders are delivered to the health facilities on time.

·        Participate and lead needs assessment and surveys in the area of intervention.

·        Ensure the submission of health data and reports from the health facilities to Gaziantep office on a regular basis. 

·        Ensure that all health data requirements are filled in RI’s dedicated template for every activity.

·        Participate in designing RI health plan at the field level, by providing inputs related to the context and the health requirements.

·        Suggest design improvements including the staffing end equipment levels according to the standard package of care.

·        Suggest the needed capacity building for the medical staff.

·        Coordinate with the health actors including the health directorates at the field level under the supervision of Gaziantep team.

·        Raise relevant security issues to health unit in Gaziantep office, and provide recommendations if needed.

·        Contribute to RI mitigation measures at the field level.

·        Coordinate with the relevant local health authorities and other health sector actors working in the region of RI interest as may be necessary, in coordination with the line manager

·        Support line manager in the planning of projects, and highlight any deviations from the planed targets

·        Review and analyze the health facility reports, and support in the compiling of timely project reports.

·        Support the medical commodities coordinator in reviewing the periodic drug consumption reports from the field and analyzing drug consumption against consultations and morbidities

·        Support community health coordinator in planning and implementing community health activities and CHW trainings

·        Provide the required technical support for the community health team in coordination with health unit team in Gaziantep office.


·        Conduct regular patient chart reviews and treatment protocol compliance audits for each of the assigned facilities.

·        Identify prevalent epidemic diseases in the community and set up appropriate strategies to be implemented in case of epidemics and other health emergencies.

·        Serve as ACU EWARN field focal point, communicating disease trends as soon as they are noted for follow up.

·        Attend regular meetings with the health facilities management boards when needed.

·        Anticipate changing needs and emergencies, and communicate it to the technical teams.

·        Provide training to doctors on the agreed clinical guidelines. Assist in training health staff to build capacity and ensure the maximum use of their skills, and their full and effective participation in health activities whilst conforming to RI and health authority protocols

·        Translate health data as required.

·        Internally promote and encourage community participation in and ownership of health and nutrition activities at the community level.

·        All other duties and tasks as assigned by the line manager.


Qualifications & Requirements:


·        Medical graduate preferably with post-graduation in public health, social work, or related field

·        Must have at least 3 years’ experience working with NGOs in humanitarian or development contexts

·        Must be able to analyze and interpret data and to track performance against program indicators

·        Must be fluent in written and spoken English and Arabic

·        Must be skilled in Microsoft Office

·        Must be able to travel within the intervention area inside Syria

·        Must have the ability to work effectively with various personalities and cultures



RI Values:

·        We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality and operational independence.

·        We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

·        We value

o   Inclusiveness

o   Transparency and accountability

o   Agility and innovation

o   Collaboration

o   Sustainability



How to Apply:


In case you meet the requirements and that you are interested in the position, please send your CV in English in addition to three professional references to [email protected] before March 05, 2018 stating in the subject “Field Health Officer“. Please note that the position may be filled before the deadline of submission of applications.

Short Info

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Required Gender: Any
  • Post Date: 2018-02-12 14:16:01
  • Deadline: -17 Days Left
  • Posted By: Relief International