Serve as the main technical focal point in health for the Health operation implemented by the Venezuelan Red Cross with the support of the IFRC.
Support the implementation and revision of the health interventions as proposed in the Plan of Action as well as supporting the Operation Manager of the Operation, in coordination with IFRC Health and Care Unit.
Support the Venezuelan Red Cross in coordinating, strategic planning and designing effective actions that will respond to the daily health challenges while establishing and developing health services.
Support the Venezuelan RC in coordinating with local health authorities, national and international agencies that are providing health responses, with the aim of strengthening effectiveness of the Movement responses, identifying potential synergies and preventing duplicated efforts.
Support the Venezuelan RC in building institutional capacities.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Support the Red Cross Movement in coordinating strategic responses to the health challenges during the process of developing strategies of either basic health care provision.
Support the Venezuelan RC in implementing the recommendations of the health needs assessment and strengthening the strategy to respond, including mobilizing the resources in the area;
Support the Venezuelan RC and Operation Manager of the Operation in designing a feasible model for implementing clinical and public health activities alongside the progress of the operation.
Support training and building capacity of the Venezuelan RC staff / volunteers for clinical and public health activities.
Report, update and coordinate with resources forwarded from the Venezuelan RC, IFRC s Operation Manager, IFRC Country Cluster Andean, Disaster and Crisis Operation Coordinator, ARO’s Health and Care Unit and others forwarded from the field.
Support the Venezuelan RC in coordinating with local organizations that are providing health services;
Identify strategies that can strengthen capacities of the national society and propose a plan of action to achieve the objective;
As part of complementary capacity building efforts with other ongoing Health Programs, support the training of Venezuelan RC staff and volunteers
Other functions delegated by the Operation Manager of the Operation.
Support on monitoring and evaluation and integration into the wider health plan;
Support reporting on the above against the IFRC Emergency Plan of Action for Venezuela.
Health Professional (Doctor, Nurse) Mandatory
Post graduate in public health or equivalent experience
Training in health in emergencies with Red Cross preferred
3 +Experience in Management of Health Facilities Mandatory
3 + years’ experience in health in Emergencies or Community health Mandotory
3+ years previous experience in response to Emergencies of the Red Cross / Red Crescent / Knowledge in the tools of disaster management Mandatory
Experience with National Societies of the Red Cross Mandatory
Experience in community-based health work and social mobilisation Mandatory
Experience with National Societies of the Red cross Preferred
Knowledge, skills and languages
Leadership and Coordination skills Mandatory
Analytical thinking and planning Mandatory
Communication skills Mandatory
Ability to work under stress Mandatory
Capacity to do proper management of resources Preferred
Teaching and coaching abilities Mandatory
Fluently spoken and written Spanish Mandatory
Fluently spoken and written English Mandatory
Fluently spoken and written English and Spanish REQUIRED
Good command of another IFRC official language (French or Arabic)
Competencies and values
Values : Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability
Core competencies : Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations;
Creativity and innovation; Building trust
Functional competencies : Strategic orientation; Building alliances; Leadership; Empowering others
Applicants will need to send their applications together with a letter of motivation no later than the closing date. In order for us to assure a proper comparative evaluation of your application for this vacancy and to enable us to consider your profile against other similar current and future vacancies, we ask that you submit your application taking into account the following :
Important Note :
Please note that the selected candidate will be hired through an international contract;
The incumbent is responsible to abide by Federation policies, procedures, plans and applicable international labor law;
Only those candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified.
The position will be based in Venezuela
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.
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