Position:                             Field Health Senior Officer

Location:                            Syria

Reports to:                        Area Manager – Program Health Coordinator

Duration:                           12 months (Part time)

About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.




Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of Area Manager and Program Health Coordinator on Turkey side, The Field Health Senior officer will be responsible for overall technical project management and ensuring that the project objectives are on track at field level. The position will be responsible of providing technical guidance and follow up to the field-based staff Field Health officer and Community Health Officer to ensure sufficient and high quality day-to-day services are delivered at RI-supported health facilities in line with the recommended/applicable health standards. 

Field Health Senior officer will work through his team with the Medical Focal Points working in RI’s supported health facilities to ensure the provision of services and availability of appropriate skilled staff in the health projects, and the availability of appropriate drugs, medical supplies and equipment at the health facility level.


Position Duties and Responsibilities:


·        Prepare monthly work plans and submit it to his lines manager to ensure regular follow up for health activities inside Syria.  

·        Under the supervision of line managers follow up the provision of health activities in RI-supported health facilities, and apply the necessary actions that agreed by line managers.

·        Participate actively in designing monitoring and supervision tools by providing his inputs, and use these tools in monitoring the service delivery at RI-supported health facilities in an efficient and high quality manner.

·        Under the supervision of line managers, coordinate with the relevant local health authorities and other health actors working in the region as necessary, including but not limited to Health directorates, local councils, and health actors.

·        Coordinate with the Medical Commodities officers (MCO) to ensure that appropriate medical supplies and equipment are distributed to the supported health facilities on time, in addition to supporting the MCO in compiling monthly field drug consumption reports.

·        Support line managers in planning, development and implementation of the projects.

·        Support in compiling timely project reports while ensuring gathering of relevant health data.

·        In coordination with line managers, provide technical support/supervision to the Field Health Officer and Community Health Officer in planning and implementing their tasks.

·        In coordination with health unit Help with preparing staffing plans for medical staff in the project’s health facilities in line with agreed standards.

·        Attend regular coordination internal meetings inside Syria.

·        Support in conducting initial needs assessments for determining areas of assistance.

·        Participate actively in developing medical training plan by providing his inputs.

·        In coordination with HR, Program health coordinator, deputy health manager, and Area manager, assist in training RI program 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.

·        Support in reviewing and updating all program outreach and resource materials to reflect comprehensive program activities.

·        Translate health data as required.

·        Any other duties and tasks as assigned by the supervisor.






Qualifications & Requirements:

·        Medical graduate preferably.

·        Must have at least 1 year’ 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 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


Professional Standards

All Relief International members (staff, volunteers and interns) are committed to the RI policies such as, RI Code of Conduct, Child Protection Policy, Reporting Conflict of Interest, Reporting Misconduct, Reporting Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. All new comers are expected to adhere to all these policies.


Disclaimer Clause 

This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.

How to apply:

In case you meet the requirements and that you are interested in the position, please send your CV and Cover Letter in English in addition to three professional references to [email protected] before September 25, 2018 stating in the subject “Field Health Senior Officer”.

Please note that the position may be filled before the deadline of submission of the applications.

Short Info

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Required Gender: Any
  • Post Date: 2018-09-12 06:53:20
  • Deadline: 4 Days Left
  • Posted By: Relief International