Health Field Officer

at International Committee of the Red Cross
Published May 18, 2022
Location Davao, Philippines
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

The Health Field Officer contributes to implementing, running and monitoring the health activities under the Health Delegate supervision and in cooperation with the health team, according to the objectives set out in the Delegation's annual planning (Planning for Results) for the Mindanao areas under her/his responsibility (Butuan Sub-delegation Area of Responsibility). S/he has the capacity to implement programmes with autonomy and contributes actively to planning, coordinating and monitoring health activities at the SubDelegation level.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES • Participates in the comprehension and analysis of the context and security in her/his Area of Responsibility (AoR) focusing on the health problems of the people affected by the conflict. Collects and treats information confidentially and with accuracy. • Works as a multidisciplinary team member to conduct field activities in conflict-prone areas according to the operational priorities and the ICRC strategy and to deliver assistance. • Provides a proper analysis of access to health care and the consequences of clashes on the existing health system and monitors potential outbreaks. • Maintains and expands a network of key health interlocutors. • Identifies, plans, organizes, and implements, in conflict-affected areas, First Aid training and monitors the benefit of this training. • Proactively monitors and identifies needs for ad hoc support for health facilities in case of clashes, displacement of people, and other emergencies (natural disasters, outbreaks) and proposes the support to be provided. • Works closely with hospitals and local health authorities to ensure continuity in the ICRC support and identify needs (in terms of training, medicines, materials, including personal protective equipment and disinfectants and postrape treatments, rehabilitation). • Organizes the quarterly delivery of drugs, and medical items to the hospitals (including donation certificates and other logistical requirements). Monitors the utilization of the donation. Identifies gaps and suggests adaptation of the donations according to the needs. • Works in close collaboration with different Philippine Red Cross chapters for the donation of blood units to weapon wounded and other health activities. • Knows and collects all relevant information to identify healthcare in danger (HCiD) and International Humanitarian Law cases. Actively promotes respect for health care and the medical mission. Collaborates with other departments for any possible HCiD-related intervention (renovations, improvements, dissemination, etc.) to an identified health facility. • When required, conducts medical activities in the jails. • Contributes to the analysis of the health programs and participates in the designing of new strategies.

 

REQUIRED PROFILE • University degree in medicine or nursing or public health with professional license to practice in the country. • Professional work experience in the Philippines Public Health System is an asset; with 3-5 years` clinical work practice • Certified first aider (recommended) • Excellent communication skills of written and spoken English and Filipino. Bisaya is a strong asset. • Experience in working in a severe environment involving field trips • Good political, social and cultural knowledge of the assigned environment • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team

 

How to apply

 

Qualified applicants are requested to submit by email. 1) Resume 2) Cover letter Please clearly indicate in the subject line: SURNAME First name – BUU Health Field Officer (Resume & cover letter). Contract Duration: Open–ended Contract

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