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Health Coordinator

The Pharo Foundation

  • Job id: 7034
  • Job Viewed: 70
  • Job Deadline: Aug 10, 2019

Job Overview

  • Medical/Health-Care
  • Full Time
  • Not Defined
  • Assosa, Benishangul Gumuz
  • Senior-Level-Experienced
  • Aug 10, 2019

Job Description

The Pharo Foundation is a private foundation committed to the development of Africa.  Our vision is an economically vibrant and inclusive Africa. Our mission is to invest in the human and physical capital of Africa through entrepreneurial means. We value Dynamism, Innovation, Learning, Creativity, Passion and Respect.

We had developed the first five-year strategy (2016-2020) based on wide range of consultation   and the lessons learnt from the previous projects that were funded by the foundation and implemented by other partners, worth US $6 million. Our strategic objective is to significantly improve the income and livelihoods of 30,000 households in Africa by 2020. Our development programs are contributing towards improved access to financial services, education, health and water & sanitation. Continuing and strengthening our commitment to reach more target households, we are currently developing the 2nd five year strategy (2021-2025) in order to improve the livelihoods of 100,000 households by 2025. We are committed to scaling up our work; improving the quality and the effectiveness of our programme selection, design and implementation based on evidence; and achieving significant and lasting improvements in the quality of life of the people whom we support.

 The purpose of the position    

The Health Coordinator position is a senior programme leadership role within the Foundation that will be entrusted with the responsibility for developing and managing our health programme in the Region. S/he will be expected to closely work with the Assosa General Hospital ICU director in ensuring quality service provision, including approving quarterly use of any ongoing complementary funds provided by the Foundation. S/he will also be expected to contribute to programme development in other parts of Benishangul-Gumuz region and elsewhere in Ethiopia. The position will be based in Assosa with regular travel within the BGRS and occasional travel to Addis Ababa. Reporting directly to the Programme Manager, this is a well-remunerated role that will give the right candidate an excellent mix of challenge, motivation and fulfilment

Key duties and responsibilities

 Reporting directly to the Programme Manager, s/he will have the following key duties and responsibilities with the objective of improving access to health services and facilities

  •  Lead the design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the health program components of our integrated  development programs in the region
  • By working closely with the programme manager, the country office program unit in Addis Ababa and partners generate new and innovative ideas and lead the design of the health program components
  • By working closely with the (Intensive Care Unit) ICU director of Assosa General Hospital, ensures the quality service provision, including approving quarterly budget and the use of any ongoing complementary funds provided by the Foundation
  • In collaboration with the ICU director and the hospital management, ensures that the ICU is used for the specified purpose and the specified purpose only
  • Monitor whether the hospital consistently assign a qualified person who will be directing the ICU in accordance with the national standard and as per the signed MoU with The Pharo foundation
  • Review and provide feed backs on the detail annual budget allocated for the ICU by the hospital
  • Manage the complementary budget allocated by the foundation and ensure that the budget is only used for mutually agreed activities
  • Conduct quarterly review of the complementary budget  to determine the allocation and use of the complementary funding for each quarter
  • In collaboration with the ICU director and hospital management, ensures that the ICU is well equipped
  • In collaboration with the ICU director and hospital management , ensures stewardship in equipment and resource management
  • Ensure that the health activities are in line with the strategic objective of the foundation  and integrated livelihood programs
  • Identify and recommend areas of resource gap and lead the development of concept papers at the program level relating to Health intervention
  • Participate in all Health-related assessment in the development of new project/program
  • Conduct health capacity assessment in the program area and identify major gaps in health service and coverage
  • Assess and keep record of the health service facility availability and functionality profile
  • Keep up-to-date database of status of supplies, human resources, equipment and client-friendliness of the health services in all health facilities in BGRS
  • Conduct joint supervision with the woreda health office experts to monitor progress and review performance of the Pharo foundation work on health
  • Organize training and workshops for health facility staff and woreda health offices based on identified gaps and as per the national curriculums and technical standard
  • Write a summary profile of the woreda health status referring to key indicators of Health service quality
  • In line with the Pharo foundation’s priorities and MoH guidelines, develop contextual sound implementation modalities

Job Requirements

Required qualities and skills

  • MA in public health with strong background in clinical nursing, Health office with clinical health facility management background, any other related qualification  
  • Minimum five years’ experience in developing and managing Health development programmes preferably with a focus on health facility management.
  • Familiarity with the rural cultural, social and traditional contexts of the Regions.
  • Team work that builds on colleagues’ knowledge and expertise to maximise learning, enhance programme teams’ skills and confidence and improve the quality of programming.
  • High level of interpersonal skills with the ability to work across organisations with strong communication and listening abilities and good problem solving approach.
  • Good understanding of financial requirements of the programme and ability to prepare and manage budgets.
  • A self-starter with initiative and the ability to work alone when necessary.
  • Ability to be creative and innovative in generating new ideas and putting them into practice.
  • Experience in participatory programme development approaches and techniques.
  • Good command of written and spoken Amharic and English  
  • Good command of one of the BGRS language is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications such as MS Office, the internet, email and other relevant software for the position.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Passion for African Access to quality health service
  • Ability and willingness to travel often in country and occasionally to other countries in the region


How To Apply

 Interested applicant who fulfil the minimum requirements can send they cv and motivation letter to The Pharo Foundation through e-mail: [email protected] not later than 10 days from date of publication. Note that to include the title of the position you are applying for in subject line. Women applicants are encouraged.

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