Humanitarian Health Advisor - Crisis Response

FHI 360
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 22

Position description

FHI 360 seeks an experienced global health professional for a full-time position preferably based in our Washington DC office, but flexible on location, as a critical member of a small but growing humanitarian crisis response unit currently managing programs in Nigeria, Yemen, DRC, and Mozambique.

This role will be instrumental in overseeing program technical quality, creating and enforcing technical guidelines and tools with a focus on integration of program activities, utilizing research capabilities of FHI 360 in a humanitarian context, and exploring innovative ways to respond to emergencies in a health capacity ensuring integration and maximizing health outcomes.

Candidates should possess extensive field-based humanitarian relief experience in the health sector in multiple contexts (including management of clinical program and primary health care delivery) and be prepared to deploy frequently to support mission start-up, program implementation, evaluation, program agility, and ensure that learning is occurring in an effective and quick manner across programs and within the country and regional offices.

The Health Advisor will provide technical oversight in the design, implementation, and monitoring of FHI 360 humanitarian health programming (including primary health, community health, reproductive health, nutrition, and infectious disease outbreak responses) and ongoing technical advice to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards / guidelines and that programs are technically sound. The incumbent will work to build capacity in country-level, regional and/or global program staff.

Additional, the Health Advisor will be expected to contribute to global scientific leadership by closely following evolving technical standards, guidelines, and program developments in their area of expertise, and will also be expected to represent FHI360 at the WHO Global Health Cluster. May be required to coordinate and work with a diverse group of organizations, such as program country Ministries of Health (or equivalent), district health staff, several international and national development partner organizations, and the USAID/OFDA mission to complete work.

Accountabilities:

  • Provide leadership in strengthening an effective, coordinated, integrated high quality and timely emergency health response (which could include primary health, community health, reproductive health, nutrition, and outbreak responses).
  • Technical oversight in design, development, planning, and implementation, including successful capacity building and localization efforts.
  • Identify and define health-staffing needs (both national and international) for emergency medical programs and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
  • Ensure high quality rapid assessments of humanitarian health needs and provide prioritized recommendations for program interventions guiding the medical work of the crisis response unit.
  • Draft technical proposals and budgets for various international donors supporting emergency response efforts, working in close collaboration with FHI 360 grants and finance staff to finalize proposals and respond to any requests for additional information.
  • Support and contribute to the preparation of high quality and timely donor and management reports on grants and health sector activities.
  • Select and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems; ensure consistent reporting and analysis of results to enhance program effectiveness and quality
  • Represent and coordinate with other agencies, local government, donors and other stakeholders to promote deliver of best practice humanitarian assistance;
  • Develops tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
  • Ensures appropriate and timely technical support to field programs.
  • Ensures the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • Health professional (MD, RN with MPH) with strong public health background preferred

Experience:

  • Typically requires 5-8 years of experience in education, health, behavioral, or social sciences or related field.
  • Strong background in implementing and managing emergency health programs in developing countries and/or refugee settings.
  • Experience with design, implementation, and technical oversight over nutrition programming highly desirable.
  • Background in health assessments and program implementation; including strong knowledge and experience with coordination
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent program management, project planning, budget management and organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports and meet required reporting deadlines
  • Ability to work in basic living conditions, and under administrative and programmatic pressures.
  • Excellent English (written and verbal)
  • Fluency in additional relevant languages (French, Swahili, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese) are considered an asset.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements:

  • 50%

Application instructions

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