Health  Officer


Vacancy Announcement
 Health Officer (1 Position)                                                     

GREDO– Gargaar Relief and Development Organization

Position Title
 Health  Officer

Location/Duty Station

Announcing Date

Closing Date

Commitment to Diversity
GREDO is an equal opportunities employer.

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Organizational Background
GREDO is an indigenous local NGO.  Non-profit non-partial, non- political and voluntary organization based in Baidoa. To reach the most affected grass-root communities in Bay and Bakool regions and lower Shebelle effectively and efficiently, the necessity of local partnership in relief program appeared. Responding to the partnership need, a group of Somali intellectuals and well-wishers initiated in December 1992 a local non-governmental organization called Gargaar Relief and Development Organization (GREDO) the organization has implemented during these period different projects including relief and emergency programs and later improved into rehabilitation and developmental programs.
The Enhancing Conditions for Durable Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Returning Refugees in Somalia programme, targeting Banadir, South West State, and Jubaland, will be delivered through a consortium approach of IOM (lead), Concern and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) with the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS) supporting the learning and knowledge management component. The project will reinforce the collective outcomes developed at FGS level, the globally recognized Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Solutions Framework for durable solutions as well as addressing the main objectives of the DFID’s Somalia Humanitarian and Resilience Programme (SHARP) business case. In line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the programme aims to strengthen resilience and reduce risk and vulnerability of DACs towards durable solutions in Somalia.
GREDO is currently partnering with Concern who is member of this consortium to provide healthcare service to the internally displaced persons (IDPs), Returnees and Hosting Community in Bay region.  We are looking forward to establishing teams of health workers consisting of various cadres of health professionals to deliver life saving emergency health services to the population in need through this program with high impact on lives of the most vulnerable population groups
The overall objective of the position is to develop and maintain all components of the Health Project in Bay region
Objectives and Outputs:

To provide technical and operational support for the health project both the current funded and scale up.
To work closely with the relevant programstaff to assess the work, evaluate and agree proposed, feasible programming for the project period
Train the Nurse, Auxiliary nurses and in case detection and home-based care.
Ensure the establishment of health monitoring activities and train the relevant staff in case detection and referral system.
Plan and undertake studies and surveys as required;
Plan and implement trainings of the existing health staff in the supported region.
Ensure correct data entry of all program components on a weekly basis and send weekly report to head Offices
Compile and analyse monthly health report.
Work with health team, expand health services and increase programaccess and coverage in the target locations.
Document and share regular program review, challenge and lesson including recommendations.
To represent GREDO at meetings
To undertake any necessary activities that arise with respects to health programming and planning – this should be discussed with the Head Of Programs

Essential Competencies:

Strong technical expertise in health and/or child survival
Strong program management skills, including capacity assessments, evaluations, implementation and startup of new program
Bachelor of medicine, nursing, nutrition, clinical medicine or public health
Demonstrable management experience in supervising and management of diver’s team.
Experience in the implementation of health monitoring activities and case detection and management
Experience of carrying out health surveys at field level
Fluent spoken & written English
Excellent management and communications skills
Previous supervisory experience
Ability to write clear and concise reports
Training experience
Basic computer skills.
Able to interact with communities and local administration.

Child Protection
The responsibilities of the post will require the post holder to have regular contact with children or young people

   Integrity: Honest, encourages openness, transparency and sincere.    All applicants should drop a letter of application and updated CV (including 3 referees) to         and indicate the position applied for in the subject. The deadline for application is 12/6/2017.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
GREDO is an equal opportunities employer


SOURCE:  Health  Officer

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