Programme Officer Health

at International Federation of Red Cross
Published June 19, 2022
Location Islamabad, Pakistan
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

. Health programme component implementation, planning, management, and coordination:

 

Assist the Health Coordinator in designing and supporting the implementation of capacity strengthening activities for PRCS health staff to ensure health components are carried out following the agreed framework, tools, and guidelines, and are in line with the PRCS long-term health goals.

Assist Health Coordinator in preparation, reviewing, and revising proposals and budgets with health systems strengthening approach keeping a focus on the development of NS capacities for primary and community health services.

Conduct joint, periodic technical monitoring and reviews with PRCS of health components to identify and capture good practices, as well as identify and address operational challenges, capacity needs and gaps.

Assist the IFRC Country Delegation and the PRCS teams in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the COVID-19-related programmes and activities.

Assesses technical needs of health programmes in collaboration with PRCS field staff to identify gaps and areas, requiring further assistance/intervention.

Participates and organize field monitoring, supervision and evaluation missions, whenever required.

Support the overall coordination and reporting of health programme activities in coordination with the health department of PRCS-NHQ.

Assists Health Coordinator in quality implementation of WASH programmes, while contributing to contingency planning for possible WASH emergency response, if required.

  1. Immunisation and Social Mobilisation:

 

As part of the health team ensures the NS has the capacity to conduct social mobilisation and demand creation for routine immunisation and supplemental immunisation campaigns in complex settings

Support CSO platforms to address the equity gap in immunisation in Pakistan.

Support PRCS capacity to provide immunisation services in complex settings or in emergency situations, where the national programme is unable to deliver.

Analyzes immunization activities through monthly reporting and monitoring of data for identifying low/poor coverage areas and suggest possible solutions.

Prepares technical and programme briefings/presentations as required and contributes to quarterly, bi-annually, and annual reports on the IFRC-supported health programmes.

Provide public health skills to follow up on the quality of health programme implementations.

  1. Contribute to Delivering quality in operations:

 

As part of the health team and as per the guidance of the Health Coordinator, ensures that tools, guidelines, and projects in the team are based on evidence, and applicable international standards and follow a resilience-based health approach.

Ensure that operational questions and challenges are addressed.

Ensure that behavioural change components and training are following good standards and are aligned to department-wide approaches.

Coordinates for operational updates/quality improvement within IFRC delegation with other departments (i.e Finance, Partnerships, HR, Admin, and PMER).

In consultation with the Health Coordinator, provide technical support to PRCS Health team for project implementation (mainly quality and financial management).

Identifies health priority areas and provides expert inputs in executing health programme/project, DREF, and Emergency Appeals for PRCS Health programmes.

  1. Communications:

 

Helps in the development and implementation of communications strategy for front-line healthcare workers related to immunisation interventions.

Engage with the PRCS provincial staff to highlight and advocate project objectives through regular communication, focus group discussions, case studies, special reports, and news items.

Along with the field staff, involve representatives from different stakeholder groups including beneficiaries, civil society, police, government, and traditional and formal justice system.

Capture the project activities and present them on various communication platforms to raise awareness along with showcasing the programme impact.

Ensure documentation and consolidation of success stories, which can be communicated externally.

Provides support in direct communication with the program focal person of PRCS-NHQ and with health program managers for smooth functioning of the project activities.

On a daily/weekly/monthly basis, provide the Health Coordinator with tracking/ monitoring information, communication summaries and records requiring attention.

  1. Reporting and documentation:

 

Assist and contribute to the submission of periodic narrative and financial reports on IFRC supported health programme activities of PRCS and to the analysis of the routine health programme reports.

Assists field staff to prepare technical reports and documents as per donors’ requirements.

Support the PRCS health department in developing immunisation specific project proposals.

Support the Health Coordinator to develop and manage the IFRC Global Immunisation programmes budgets.

In collaboration with partner agencies, IFRC regional and country-level colleagues, operationalize the IFRC involvement in the polio endgame strategy and routine immunisation.

Work with the PMER team and communications colleagues to share information, lessons learned and best practices.

Support in the mapping of global programming, progress, best practices and priority especially in Complex Settings and ensure professional dialogue with relevant stake holders.

Works closely with PRCS health team and helps in findings solutions, especially in skill-building and qualitative and quantitative data collection and its analysis for identifying weak areas along with reporting to the back donors

 

. Health programme component implementation, planning, management, and coordination:

 

Assist the Health Coordinator in designing and supporting the implementation of capacity strengthening activities for PRCS health staff to ensure health components are carried out following the agreed framework, tools, and guidelines, and are in line with the PRCS long-term health goals.

Assist Health Coordinator in preparation, reviewing, and revising proposals and budgets with health systems strengthening approach keeping a focus on the development of NS capacities for primary and community health services.

Conduct joint, periodic technical monitoring and reviews with PRCS of health components to identify and capture good practices, as well as identify and address operational challenges, capacity needs and gaps.

Assist the IFRC Country Delegation and the PRCS teams in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the COVID-19-related programmes and activities.

Assesses technical needs of health programmes in collaboration with PRCS field staff to identify gaps and areas, requiring further assistance/intervention.

Participates and organize field monitoring, supervision and evaluation missions, whenever required.

Support the overall coordination and reporting of health programme activities in coordination with the health department of PRCS-NHQ.

Assists Health Coordinator in quality implementation of WASH programmes, while contributing to contingency planning for possible WASH emergency response, if required.

  1. Immunisation and Social Mobilisation:

 

As part of the health team ensures the NS has the capacity to conduct social mobilisation and demand creation for routine immunisation and supplemental immunisation campaigns in complex settings

Support CSO platforms to address the equity gap in immunisation in Pakistan.

Support PRCS capacity to provide immunisation services in complex settings or in emergency situations, where the national programme is unable to deliver.

Analyzes immunization activities through monthly reporting and monitoring of data for identifying low/poor coverage areas and suggest possible solutions.

Prepares technical and programme briefings/presentations as required and contributes to quarterly, bi-annually, and annual reports on the IFRC-supported health programmes.

Provide public health skills to follow up on the quality of health programme implementations.

  1. Contribute to Delivering quality in operations:

 

As part of the health team and as per the guidance of the Health Coordinator, ensures that tools, guidelines, and projects in the team are based on evidence, and applicable international standards and follow a resilience-based health approach.

Ensure that operational questions and challenges are addressed.

Ensure that behavioural change components and training are following good standards and are aligned to department-wide approaches.

Coordinates for operational updates/quality improvement within IFRC delegation with other departments (i.e Finance, Partnerships, HR, Admin, and PMER).

In consultation with the Health Coordinator, provide technical support to PRCS Health team for project implementation (mainly quality and financial management).

Identifies health priority areas and provides expert inputs in executing health programme/project, DREF, and Emergency Appeals for PRCS Health programmes.

  1. Communications:

 

Helps in the development and implementation of communications strategy for front-line healthcare workers related to immunisation interventions.

Engage with the PRCS provincial staff to highlight and advocate project objectives through regular communication, focus group discussions, case studies, special reports, and news items.

Along with the field staff, involve representatives from different stakeholder groups including beneficiaries, civil society, police, government, and traditional and formal justice system.

Capture the project activities and present them on various communication platforms to raise awareness along with showcasing the programme impact.

Ensure documentation and consolidation of success stories, which can be communicated externally.

Provides support in direct communication with the program focal person of PRCS-NHQ and with health program managers for smooth functioning of the project activities.

On a daily/weekly/monthly basis, provide the Health Coordinator with tracking/ monitoring information, communication summaries and records requiring attention.

  1. Reporting and documentation:

 

Assist and contribute to the submission of periodic narrative and financial reports on IFRC supported health programme activities of PRCS and to the analysis of the routine health programme reports.

Assists field staff to prepare technical reports and documents as per donors’ requirements.

Support the PRCS health department in developing immunisation specific project proposals.

Support the Health Coordinator to develop and manage the IFRC Global Immunisation programmes budgets.

In collaboration with partner agencies, IFRC regional and country-level colleagues, operationalize the IFRC involvement in the polio endgame strategy and routine immunisation.

Work with the PMER team and communications colleagues to share information, lessons learned and best practices.

Support in the mapping of global programming, progress, best practices and priority especially in Complex Settings and ensure professional dialogue with relevant stake holders.

Works closely with PRCS health team and helps in findings solutions, especially in skill-building and qualitative and quantitative data collection and its analysis for identifying weak areas along with reporting to the back donors.

 

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