The Norwegian Red Cross is part of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, the world’s largest humanitarian network with millions of volunteers and staff operating in 190 countries.
Our mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies.
To achieve this, we follow the seven humanitarian principles : Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality.
The Norwegian Red Cross is currently looking for a Public Health Delegate for Venezuela, based in San Cristobal de Táchira .
You will be on a Norwegian Red Cross contract and seconded to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Responsibilities of the Public Health Delegate :
Contribute to health analysis-needs’ assessment, and contacts / networking with relevant interlocutors in close collaboration with Health Coordinator and colleagues in the protection and communications departments
Ensure that wounded during emergency situations benefit from timely and effective First Aid
Lead the technical aspects concerning emergency care responders / providers at pre-hospital and primary healthcare levels (communities, Venezuela Red Cross (VRC) volunteers, and primary healthcare staff) in close coordination with Health Coordinator
Ensure preventive and basic access to healthcare activities (health brigades Jornadas de Salud - at the Colombian border) in cooperation with VRC and health authorities
Enable primary healthcare services in specific areas affected by violence and / or migration, through the support to ministry of health primary healthcare centres / posts - ambulatorios .
Overall ensure constant monitoring of prone outbreak diseases, through the ICRC activities and in operational areas. Design and implement responses accordingly and in coordination with other departments.
Collaborate and support all emergency medical services (EMS) activities / program implementations, led by the National File holder
Explore areas where Norwegian Red Cross specific expertise could enhance the ICRCs program
Hire, coach and supervise resident field officers
Attend regular delegation meetings, and meetings with interlocutors at field level, corresponding to the health areas of responsibility
Manage budget of the corresponding programmes and participate in yearly planning
Contribute to Quarterly Health Report, field reports, and other technical or ad hoc reports.
Contribute / proactively submit the institutional reporting
Required education, experience and proven skills :
Should be well versed in strategic planning
Experienced in First Aid and other emergency care interventions, esp. during armed conflicts or other situations of violence, health system analysis and public health care (PHC), including response to public health outbreaks
Qualifications and experience as a trainer and able to train trainers / instructors (incl. the development of teaching references), especially in contexts with limited resources and hard access to healthcare
Experience in coaching / supervision
Skills and demonstrated activity in the area of community-based work, and project and result-based management
Able to work under pressure and in volatile environments
Ability to adapt to local cultures and security constraints
Spanish and English work proficiency is required
Motivated to support the capacity building of National Society counterparts
We consider it an advantage if you also have :
Previous experience with ICRC, the Norwegian Red Cross or another component of the Red Cross Movement
Experience with emergency preparedness and response
We seek a person who :
Collaborates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information and supports others in the pursuit of team goals
Builds a useful network of contacts and relationships and utilize it to achieve objectives
Communicates in a clear, precise and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; presents effectively
Takes initiative and is a self-starter, makes things happen and is result oriented
The position will be based in San Cristobal de Táchira, with extensive travel to other border states with Colombia.
We offer a 24 months’ contract, with possibility for extension.
Why should you apply?
Meaningful : You ll be a part of the world's largest humanitarian organization, reaching the most vulnerable people in their local community.
Impact : You will help National Societies in the region to become strong, self-sustained and accountable humanitarian actors.
Career : You will be connected to an international organization with staff based all over the world
A great place to work : You will work in a multicultural environment with hard-working, dedicated and fun colleagues with a strong culture of collaboration, continual improvement, and celebration of wins.
Norwegian Red Cross striving to build a working culture based on respect, honesty and generosity.
We do a thorough background check on relevant candidate.