Compassion International, Christian child organization, represented in more than 26 countries included Africa, Asia, America and Europe is looking for Program Health Support Specialist II.
Job Code : 10676
Job Family : Child Program
Job Sub-Family : Program Support
Grade : 6
The role of Program Health Support Specialist will provide subject matter expertise regarding the health of all program beneficiaries (pregnancy through youth). This role will collaborate with other Support Specialists, Program Trainers and Partnership Facilitators to ensure staff and Implementing Church Partners are adequately informed and equipped to ensure preventative and curative care for all beneficiaries.
He/she consults on, develops and implements holistic child development programs and interventions. The specialist generally provides highly competent knowledge in one or more holistic development subspecialties in this field and is helpful in others. At this career level, the incumbent supports the local program design, performing independently on moderately complex issues. He or she may coach other specialists.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
-Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer;
-Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children;
-Serves as a subject matter expert to country leadership in developing country health strategies ; interprets and contextualizes the global physical development outcomes and indicators for Compassions Holistic Child and Youth Development program. Maintains subject matter expertise on healthy physical development, theory and practice; supports in mobilizing health related resources;
-Supports overall holistic child development and provides ongoing subject matter expertise in individual areas of specialization. Aids partnership facilitators, learning staff, communications staff and managers by providing coaching and knowledge within area of specialty. Supports child development community learning and improvement among staff and other stakeholders;
-Regularly assesses changing need for and ability to deliver programming within area of expertise. Consolidates national and local data to identify common gaps and patterns. May develop strategy; maintains and supports the implementation of strategy within area of expertise. Provides advice in support of other strategy development with the country office as needed;
-Provides skilled program design support to other staff. Supports the ongoing development and implementation of local program design in alignment with the global objectives. May provide expertise to other field office professionals, support staff and ICP staff/volunteers to ensure that Implementing Church Partners are adequately informed and equipped to provide holistic development to caregivers, children and youth;
-May facilitate the identification of resource components (internal and external) for specific child development strategies and plans in support of partnership facilitator efforts with ICPs. May provide information to management and other decision-makers regarding allocation of appropriate resources. May provide input to and/or develop Interventions for funding within area of expertise;
-Designs, implements, and monitors specific holistic child development strategies and interventions. Serves partnership facilitators by providing capacity-building and child/youth/caregiver engagement activities in area of expertise. May contextualize portions of curriculum relevant to their expertise or other resources for child and youth development. Works with partnership facilitation by ensuring intervention records, reports, and other documentation are accurate, complete and delivered to appropriate stakeholders;
-Reviews data, reports and utilizes findings to support management and key stakeholders in improving program initiatives, interventions and child outcomes;
-May provide expertise to other program support staff in the field office;
-This role will also review & analyse relevant program data to identify areas of concern, health trends and will work with the Partnership Facilitators to identify local and Compassion resources to address needs.
Skills & Competencies
-An understanding of the national health care system;
-An understanding of the health and developmental milestones;
-Ability to review/analyse health data, reach conclusions and provide clear decisions/recommendations on health strategies;
-Ability to think programmatically and make appropriate recommendations/decisions on a national health strategy;
-Ability to effectively train non-medical personnel in basic health topics and assist lay leadership adapt best practices to the local context;
-Ability to collaborate well both internally & externally;
-Ability to network and build partnerships with other ministries & organizations for resource mobilization;
-Ability to represent Compassion on a professional level;
-Ability to communicate (verbal & written) in a clear and effective manner.
Education & Experience
-A Bachelor’s Degree in Health (Nursing or Medicine), Community or Public Health-related degree;
-Three years working experience in the above or similar position or field.
Every candidate interested in this position is requested to send his Application Letter (letter addressed to the Human Resources Business Partner), Resume/CV, Recommendation from his spiritual leader, Police Record (casier judiciaire), Copies of bachelor’s degree diploma or certificate or any relevant documents.
The documents are sent to the following addresses: 05 BP 387 and firstname.lastname@example.org before 4th January 2019 at 12h00 pm
-Work Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment;
-Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day;
-Travel Requirements: May be required to travel frequently to rural areas;
-Other: The position can be based anywhere in Togo.
NB: Only the retained applicants will be contacted.
Sending applications through P.O Box as mentioned above is mandatory.