The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps individuals to outlive, get better and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 on the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC presents lifesaving care and life-changing help to refugees compelled to flee from conflict or catastrophe. At work immediately in over 40 international locations and 22 U.S. cities, we restore security, dignity and hope to hundreds of thousands who’re uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the best way from hurt to house. The IRC’s imaginative and prescient is that the influence of our applications and the affect of our concepts empowers these caught in disaster to make lasting change of their lives. To help achievement of this imaginative and prescient, the IRC’s Technical Excellence (TE) unit gives technical help to IRC’s nation program workers and shares what we study to affect coverage and follow. The TE unit helps technical excellence by way of the next methods:
- Guide program design to realize outcomes by incorporating the most effective obtainable proof
- Build technical capability of nation program workers to implement, measure and repeatedly enhance applications
- Influence the IRC, peer companies and donors to make use of confirmed interventions and generate new proof to realize change in peoples’ lives
The TE Unit is comprised of 5 technical Units, all of which have deep experience of their respective sectors: Education, Economic Wellbeing, Governance, Health, Violence Prevention and Response, whereas cross-cutting work occurs with the Gender Equality Unit and the Research & Innovation Unit. The Health Technical Unit (HTU) is organized in three sectors: Health (integrating common main healthcare together with sexual and reproductive well being, youngster well being, non-communicable ailments, psychological well being & Psycho-Social Support), environmental well being and vitamin. The construction emphasizes a transparent division of roles between technical help core and essential capabilities versus different specialised help capabilities to finest meet the wants of nation applications and areas. In 2020 the HTU supported programming in 6 areas and 34 international locations.
Job Overview / Summary:
The Senior Technical Adviser (STA) –Health will report back to the STA-Health (Country Support) and handle a crew of 5 Health Advisors who present technical help to international locations in Asia, East Africa (EA) and Middle East & North Africa (MENA) areas. She/he’s liable for making certain top quality well being technical help to nation applications in these areas working in shut collaboration with STA Health (Country Support), STA- Health (Specialized Areas), STA-Sexual & Reproductive Health (SRH), STA-Nutrition, STA-Environmental Health, STA-Emergency Health, and STA MEAL to develop technical norms and requirements for nation help in addition to implement a plan for crew capability growth. Working relations with STAs in different technical models will help cross-sector collaboration whereas sustaining an in depth working relationship with regional and nation program leaders shall be essential. The STA – Health will even play an essential position in donor engagement, advocacy, and IRC illustration associated to Health programming. This place will lead IRC’s money and well being technique growth and implementation.
- Provide total management for the supply of Health technical help to IRC nation program workers in order that they’ll design, implement and enhance well being applications. The STA Health ought to be certain that technical help aligns to the TA mannequin’s core and essential capabilities and that technical help is repeatedly bettering and well-received by regional and nation program colleagues, as evidenced in subject suggestions by way of biannual surveys. The STA is anticipated to proactively attain out to nation program colleagues to determine robust working relationships and trouble-shoot challenges as wanted. With the help of the STA- Health (Country Support), the STA-Health will even help the implementation and the event of requirements, instruments, and procedures for well being program help to nation well being applications.
- Provide essential administration and technical help to the crew of Health TAs working within the three areas, supporting their persevering with skilled progress, and bettering their efficiency. This entails clarifying job expectations, setting efficiency goals and measurable targets, offering acceptable and well timed suggestions on efficiency, together with full implementation of the workers efficiency administration course of; supporting coaching/persevering with technical training; and main by instance.
- If wanted, present steering to Health TAs on technical help to particular international locations, together with steering on motion plans, venture/program design, fund-raising, and monitoring and analysis in addition to workers capability growth. This could contain becoming a member of calls between technical advisers and nation applications, supporting evaluation of paperwork and venture design and implementation.
- Collaborate with Health TU STAs from Environmental Health, Emergency Health, SRH, Health-specialized areas and Nutrition in addition to the MEAL STA to make sure technical help is seamless and coordinated to every nation and area wants.
- Work with STAs from different sectors to determine mechanisms for coordination and collaborative supply of nation help within the three areas
- Work with the STA-Health (Country Support) and different STAs to outline and prioritize high-impact interventions and the strategy to realize them, together with the instruments, partnerships, donor engagement and capacity-building required
- Working in collaboration with the STA MEAL to help the Measurement Unit’s technique because it applies to well being programming and nation help within the three areas.
- Take management for or contribute to the event of Health TU- led venture proposals as wanted.
- Stand in for STA -Health (Country Support) or different colleagues throughout absences.
- Represent IRC in international partnerships and related conferences.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to:STA- Health (Country Support), Health Unit
Directly supervises:five-regionally-aligned Health Technical Advisors.
Other Internal contacts: This place requires a collaborative working relationship with different well being unit groups, different technical models, Awards Management Unit, Private Fundraising, nation applications and regional workplaces and departments – significantly with different STAs within the well being unit, and different technical models, Director of Health Country Support, Deputy Directors for Programs in nation workplaces and Deputy Regional Directors.
- Medical, nursing, or different scientific diploma plus MPH or equal.
- At least 8 years public well being expertise in senior technical and administration positions, together with provision of distant technical help, with proof of progressively rising obligations. Experience ought to embrace a minimum of three years of residence in creating international locations; work in a humanitarian setting (with refugees and/or internally displaced inhabitants);
- Demonstrated experience in a number of technical areas (e.g., main healthcare, youngster well being, sexual and reproductive well being), strategic areas (e.g., governance, well being techniques strengthening, money programming in well being applications and analysis), and program administration and fund-raising (e.g., program growth, proposal writing, monitoring & analysis, and administration of donor relations).
- Excellent management and crew administration expertise and expertise – the flexibility to steer a crew, encourage workers and promote productiveness, resolve battle, and contributes to a pleasing work atmosphere.
- Excellent communication expertise – the flexibility to put in writing skilled paperwork, and create and ship displays to completely different audiences: venture/program workers, administration workers, mature professionals, coverage makers, donors and so forth.
- Proven expertise in strategic pondering, technique growth and implementation.
- Solid organizational expertise – the flexibility to be versatile and work nicely beneath stress, coping with competing priorities, in a fast-paced crew atmosphere.
- Professional-level fluency in English; French and/or Arabic proficiency shall be an enormous plus.
- Ability to journey roughly 30% of the time.
Working Environment:“Standard workplace work atmosphere” as per IRC coverage. Regular journey shall be anticipated to offer technical help to some nation applications and monitor and enhance high quality of PHC groups’ technical help.
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