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- Health Coordinator, Sudan PDF Print E-mail

Health Coordinator

International Rescue Committee

Closing date: 21 May 2017

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The mission of the IRC is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future




In response to a growing humanitarian crisis and the influx of Sudanese refugees into Chad, the IRC launched programs in Chad in February 2004 (Ouré Cassoni camp), August 2008 (Bredjing camp) and January 2011 (Treguine Camp), all in Eastern Chad.


In addition, IRC has also launched an emergency primary health care program in the Bahr el Ghazal region in October 2010, following the drought that has severely affected the living conditions of the population, especially the food security, the nutrition & the health status. In April 2012, in response to the Sahel crisis, the IRC launched an emergency health and nutrition program in Mongo, Guerra region, and central part of Chad.


The IRC continues to respond to humanitarian crises as they occur. That's how the IRC responded to the Cholera outbreak in 2011-2012 in Abeche in the eastern Chad by setting up a Cholera Treatment Center. In May 2013 the IRC launched an emergency intervention in Tissi, to supply water to refugees fleeing violence in Darfur. In February 2014, the IRC began providing health and nutrition services to Chadian returnees and refugees from Central African Republic. The IRC Chad is working with several donors like UNHCR, BPRM, ECHO, SV, SIDA, OFDA, DFID and a number of private foundations.


More recently, in May 2016, IRC has opened a health and nutrition program at Liwa, in the Lake Chad region, in response to the crisis in the Lake Chad basin.


SCOPE OF WORK: Under the supervision of IRC Chad's Deputy Director, Programs (DDP), and based in N'djamena, the Health Coordinator will be responsible for the vision, strategy, design, implementation and management of the Health Program in Chad working in collaboration with the senior management team and the health teams in the field. The Health Coordinator will be based in N'djamena with frequent visits to the field sites




Coordination and Representation


Plan and coordinate IRC Chad health interventions

Collaborate with other sectors to ensure a holistic approach in line with IRC's Program Framework principles

Represent IRC to UN, international and national NGOs, and Ministries of Health

Oversee implementation of grants and management of budgets, including budget forecasting, development of spending plans in cooperation with the Grants Manager

Technical Monitoring and Program Quality

Provide technical supervision of, and technical support to IRC health programming activities

Ensure that health programs utilize standardized protocols, policies and guidelines, as prescribed by the Ministry of Health and WHO.

Ensure that all health activities are consistent with established best practices

Oversee the collection and timely reporting of data and statistics for all programs in line with IRC guidelines and according to internal and donor requirements

Ensure appropriate follow-up and decision-making on data relevant to IRC health programs

Ensure all stakeholders, including IRC Chad Deputy Director Programs, IRC health technical unit, UNHCR, and all donors are provided with updates, following the established reporting structures

Strategic Planning


Monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust the programmatic priorities as necessary

In collaboration with the Health technical unit and the DDP, lead the overall development of an overall IRC Chad Health Program strategy in line with IRC Chad Country Strategic Planning 2015-2020

Program Development


Identify opportunities for program development

Lead technical assessments as a basis for program development

Coordinate and initiate project proposals and develop program proposals for the IRC Chad Health Program under the supervision of the Deputy Director Programs


Staff development


Ensure the ongoing capacity building of expatriate, national and refugee health staff through support to direct supervisors in ensuring staff performance evaluations and individual development plans




Professional health degree as MD with a MPH required

Three to five years professional experience managing health programs, preferably in emergency or refugee settings

Excellent management skills;

Experience developing staff capacity

Experience conducting assessments, preferably using participatory approaches

Experience working in a multi-cultural setting

Ability to write clear and concise reports and proposals and to meet required reporting deadlines

Able to work independently while being a strong team player

Be flexible

Competence with Windows, Microsoft Office

Ability to work in unstable security environments

Previous experience working with international partners, in particular UNHCR

Proficient English and French written and spoken required

The position is unaccompanied.



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Job posted on 23 March 2017.

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