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Technical Assistant Job Vacancy


National Staff

INTERSOS  Mission in Somalia

Position:
 Technical Assistant - Health and Nutrition 
 
Job site: Somalia - Middle Shabelle (50-75% of time) and Nairobi (25%-50% of time).
 
Duration: 6 months - 6 days per week while in Somalia, 5 days per week while in Nairobi.
 

Probation period: 3 months
 
Reports to: Health & Nutrition Coordinator – Nairobi.
 
Status: Collaborator/ Full-time
 
Purpose/objectives
 
The Technical Assistant for the Health and Nutrition Sector, engaged for the 50/75% of his/her activities in Somalia and for the 25/50% in Nairobi, will have the responsibility of contributing to the coordination, planning and implementation of proposed projects / activities in the field. 

Additionally, s/he will be heavily involved in capacity building and training related activities. 

Core responsibilities
 
The Technical Assistant to the Health and Nutrition Coordinator will, together and under the guidance of the Health and Nutrition Coordinator, oversee all Health and Nutrition Interventions in order to:
  • Contribute to the technical definition of INTERSOS health strategies under the guidance of the Health and Nutrition Coordinator and to the elaboration of new projects finalized to the health strategy implementation;
  • Collaborate in the direct supervision or “remote control management” of Intersos supported Health and Nutrition facilities in Kenya-Somalia;
  • Collaborate in the management of human resources within the Health and Nutrition projects, with particular regard to the coordination and motivation of personnel, contributing to the  continuous update and training on the job.
Main technical responsibilities:
  • Support the Health and Nutrition Coordinator in the technical management of all the Health and Nutrition projects.
  • Support the Health and Nutrition Coordinator in the development of progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Support the Health and Nutrition Coordinator in producing health and nutrition training packages and in delivering them to the field technical staff;
  • Support the Health and Nutrition Coordinator in the regular reporting of the activities to the relevant Clusters;
  • Support the Health and Nutrition Coordinator in producing interim and final reports to the donors;
  • Find, collate and report to the Area Coordinator baseline information concerning the health and nutrition situation in the areas of intervention;
  • Second the Health and Nutrition Coordinator in Cluster meetings and other representation/ coordination/ technical meetings whenever the Health and Nutrition Coordinator will not be able to attend them;
Additional managerial responsibilities:
  • Support the Health and Nutrition coordinator in selecting/ recruiting additional nutrition / health personnel to be deployed in the field (when necessary);
  • Support the Health and Nutrition Coordinator in the development best practices and tools for project execution and management.
  • Support the Health and Nutrition Coordinator in the purchase of equipment/ material needed for the implementation of Health and Nutrition projects.
  • Support the Health and Nutrition Coordinator in the direct management of project Health and Nutrition projects from beginning to end, including budget management.
Position requirements
  • Medical doctor or Registered Nurse or Clinical Officer
  • Clinical experience a must
  • Able to work for long periods in Middle Shabelle Region, Somalia (Somali National or Kenyan/Somali preferred)
  • Experienced in training staff in nutrition and health activities in the field.
  • Experienced in staging community awareness/ health  promotion activities
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel management.
  • Technically competent with various software programs, including working knowledge of statistical software (SPSS, STATA).
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Flexible during times of change.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources.
  • Ability to bring projects to successful completion through political sensitivity.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (English, Somali and/or Italian an asset)
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.
To Apply:
 
Please send CV (with at least three references) and motivation letter to:
 
Dr. Luca Saraceno, INTERSOS Health & Nutrition Coordinator
 
email address: hr.somalia@intersos.org

Deadline for applications:
 
Wednesday 3 April 2013 at 5:00 PM (Nairobi time zone)

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