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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/TA42
Title: Coordinator (Health Cluster) position 345975
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  For 6 months
Date: 21 April 2013
Application Deadline: 12 May 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Juba, Sudan
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_SSD WHO Representative's Office, South Sudan (EM_SSD)
Emergency and Humanitarian Action (EHA)
The objectives of WHO's emergency programme are to design and implement programmes that prepare the health sector to deal with emergencies and that improve health during and after crises. Within the emergency programme, the objectives of WHO's emergency response team are to support Member States by:
1) promptly assessing health needs of populations affected by crisis, identifying priority causes of ill-health and death; preparing damage estimates and emergency response and rehabilitation plans; providing prompt, credible health information and ensuring the continuity of essential health services;
2) coordinating and monitoring emergency health relief efforts under the aegis of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Health Cluster, of which WHO is the lead agency;
3) ensuring that critical gaps in the health response are rapidly identified and filled;
4) revitalizing and building the capacity of national health systems to deal with preparedness, mitigation and response.

Purpose of the Post:
To improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response by ensuring greater predictability and accountability, while at the same time strengthening partnerships between NGOs, international organizations, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement and UN Agencies.
To strengthen the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) System and improve humanitarian financing.
To ensure a more coherent and effective humanitarian response by all international, national and local actors operating in the health sector in areas affected by crisis.

Organizational Context :
Under the direct supervision of Head of Office for S.SUD and general guidance of EHA/ Coordinator, the incumbent will ensure the good performance of the Country Health Cluster, promoting and upholding the humanitarian principles and the principles of partnership. The Country Health Cluster performance will be monitored and evaluated according to the extent by which the activities and programmes of cluster partners meet the health needs of the crisis-affected populations.
Description of duties:
Summary of Assigned Duties :
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office and technical guidance of EHA Coordinator, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

1.Identify and make contact with all health sector stakeholders, including national health authorities, national and international organizations and civil society.

2.Hold regular coordination meetings with country Health Cluster members, building when possible on an existing Health sector Coordination Forum.

3.Represent the Health Cluster in Inter-Cluster coordination mechanisms at Country/field level, contribute to jointly identifying critical issues that require multisectoral responses, and plan the relevant synergistic interventions with the other clusters concerned.

4.Ensure collecting data and regularly updating the health sector section of the 3W (Who's doing What, Where) database managed by OCHA, and for sharing and discussing this information with Health Cluster partners and the other clusters.

5.Ensure that humanitarian health needs and gaps in response are identified by planning and coordinating joint, inter-cluster, initial rapid assessments adapting to local context the IRA tool developed by the Health, Nutrition and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) GLOBAL Clusters, as well follow -on more in-depth health sub-sector assessments, as needed, and regular situation monitoring/surveillance.

6.Assess and monitor the availability of health services in the crisis areas guided by Global Health Cluster (GHC) Health Resources availability mapping (HeRAMS) tool, including services provided by all health actors.

7.Lead the Health Cluster members and contribute to the overall analysis of the health sector data collected (see points 3, 4 and 5) including joint gap analysis, priority setting, and planning the response to address the un-covered major gaps (including, when necessary, the activation of the provision of last resource mechanism).

8.Provide leadership and strategic direction to Health Cluster Members in the development of the health sector components of FLASH Apeal, CAP and CERF proposals and other interagency planning and funding documents, and in preparing and maintaining health-sector contingency plan for potential new events.

9.Ensure the application of common approaches, tools and standards by all Health Cluster participants taking into account the need for local adaptation. Advocate for the adherence to guidelines and best practices adopted by the Global Health Cluster (GHC) and the wider humanitarian community.

10.Identify urgent training needs in relation to technical standards and/or protocols for the delivery of key health services to ensure their adoption and uniform application by all Health Cluster participants. Coordinate the dissemination of key technical materials and the organization of essential workshops or in service training.

11.In a protracted crisis or health sector recovery context, ensure appropriate links among humanitarian actions and longer term health sector plans, incorporating the concept of building back better and specific risk reduction measures.
Essential: University degree in Medicine and Master's degree in Public Health.

Desirable: Post graduate studies in emergency management, international aid, humanitarian principles, health system recovery, and health cluster coordinator training.
1) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
2) Communicating in a credible and effective way
3) Fostering integration and team work
4) Producing results

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- In-Depth knowledge of emergency relief policies and practices within the UN, other UN specialized agencies, donor agencies, national and international NGOs.
-Sound knowledge of national disaster prevention and preparedness programs.

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Proficiency in MS Office.
Essential: At least7 years of combined national and international experience, in managing and coordinating health humanitarian programs in conflict or post-conflict countries.

Desirable: UN, donors or NGO experience in humanitarian context.
Languages: Excellent knowledge of English
Additional Information:
Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.
Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Written test may be used as an elimentary tool.
Candidates will be interviewed using a competency-based approach.
(This could be the base for roster)
Note: In view of the current security situation, South Sudan has been declared a non-family duty station; i.e. dependents are not allowed to visit or reside with the staff member at the duty station. The entitlements will be determined as applicable at the time of recruitment.
This vacancy is published in English only
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US $67483.00 at single rate
US $72467.00 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 38.6% % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test may be used as a form of screening

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