Health Officer

  • Added Date: Friday, 03 July 2020
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 16 July 2020


In close collaboration with WASH Program Coordinator, the position holder will be responsible for the planning, design, implementation, follow-up and evaluation of Health project activities for COVID-19 response in the target communities. The position is specifically oriented towards the community Participation in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak and special attention will be made on the integration and mainstreaming of inclusiveness, Do no Harm, adult and child safeguarding, Gender Equality, and other cross cutting issue in health activities. When possible, the position holder should make sure that Health program is integrated with other programs of Save the Children as appropriate.

In line with SCI's dual mandate, the Health officer will participate in emergency preparedness planning & training and be prepared to play an active role in Health response to an emergency.


Need Assessment

๏‚ง In support of WASH Coordinator and Diyala Program Manager and in Cooperation with MEAL team, design, plan and implement health need assessments: conducting interviews, meetings (remote and F2F) with KIs, community leaders and representatives of Health Department. Conducting personal interviews at household level, facilitation of focus group discussions.

๏‚ง Conducting Assessment/Registration for all health relevant interventions.

Program design and implementation:

๏‚ง Insure that all Health Program activities are implemented with best level of commitment to COVID-19 prevention measures at all circumstances.

๏‚ง In close collaboration with WASH Coordinator and MCA manager, design, planning, implementation and follow-up of Behaviour Change Communication activities in the targeted area.

๏‚ง Setting up Community Based Communities and training them on BCC and quick identification of suspects of COVID-19 and referral to appropriate health services.

๏‚ง Conducting Trainings (for CBC member, teachers, and health workers) on BCC and basic mobilization skills.

๏‚ง Setting up of mother clubs and conducting COVID-19 prevention activities in schools/CFS.

๏‚ง To coordinate and prepare monthly and weekly work plans for health program activities activities.

๏‚ง To Supervise and assist CBC members in timely implementation of work plans and achieving quality BCC activities.

๏‚ง Plan and ensure the distribution/delivery of PPE to the targeted health facilities.

๏‚ง Take part in the selection, designing, pre-testing, developing, dissemination, and evaluation of appropriate IEC material for effective communication of behaviour change messages in the target area.

๏‚ง Follow and ensure that gender, protection, local culture, and other important cross-cutting concerns are taken into account in program implementation, and reporting.

๏‚ง Maintaining all the hard records of Health activities at office level and ensuring soft data is maintained on a sharable drive for all activities of the health program.

๏‚ง In collaboration with WASH Coordinator ensure budget planning and logistic arrangements for day to day activities: making and follow-up of internal purchase request, quality control of material delivered by suppliers, planning movements with Supply chain and Safety and Security.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning:

๏‚ง Support MEAL team in Implementation of PDM survey (Post Distribution Monitoring) for distribution of materials and PPE.

๏‚ง Collection, consolidation and reporting of weekly and monthly data, necessary for the consolidation of standard project and strategic indicators (number of beneficiaries, number and type of activity performed, COVID-19 situation in Diyala Governorate)

Reporting Responsibilities:

๏‚ง Writing weekly report to line manager, and verbal reports whenever necessary.

๏‚ง Preparation of session plan and training reports for all sorts of trainings.

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development

๏‚ง To supervise and provide on job capacity building to Health team members.

๏‚ง Identify the training needs for Health team.

๏‚ง Ensure time sheets of all Health team submitted well on time.

๏‚ง Doing objective settings and appraisal of Health team.

Collaboration and Representation

๏‚ง Represent save the children in the field, coordinating with community leaders, and other stakeholders regarding SC Health interventions.

๏‚ง Coordinate Health activities with other sectors of Save the Children, in order to integrate activities in the same geographical area and for the same beneficiaries.

๏‚ง Coordinate activities with other local actors (governmental and non-governmental)

๏‚ง Ensure the integration of gender, child protection, HIV, environment and other crosscutting issues to the design, implementation and development of Health activities, and ensure that activities take into account the needs of specific groups and individuals, especially children, the elderly and disabled people.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

๏‚ง Actively participate in emergency preparedness and planning processes at Diyala level.

๏‚ง In case of emergency, be prepared to contribute to the delivery of an appropriate and timely response in Health sector.

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)


* holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

* holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


* sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same

* widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

* future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


* builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters

* values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

* approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


* develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

* willing to take disciplined risks.


* honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity



๏‚ง Graduate degree in the field of Medicine/Public health/Nursing/Health sciences, Health administration or equivalent.

๏‚ง 2-3 year experience in field of community mobilization, communication or training, at least 1-2 years in Health sector.

๏‚ง Working ability with tight deadlines and in a fast growing program environment.

๏‚ง Previous experience of working effectively as part of a humanitarian project team

๏‚ง Commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability

๏‚ง Computer literate, knowledge and experience of working on Ms. Excel, word, Power point and Strong organizational skills.

๏‚ง Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation

๏‚ง Commitment to capacity building and developing others

๏‚ง Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports

๏‚ง Excellent communication skills

๏‚ง Strong influencing skills

๏‚ง Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy

๏‚ง The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

๏‚ง Oral and written Language skills in English, Arabic & Kurdish

๏‚ง Ability to work simultaneously with multiple tasks, willingness and ability to work efficiently with a wide diverse group of people

๏‚ง Working ability with tight deadlines and in a fast growing program environment

๏‚ง Iraqi Nationality


๏‚ง Excellent interpersonal and communication skills & problem solving skills

๏‚ง Fluent Oral and written English, Kurdish and Arabic languages are desirable.

๏‚ง Computer literate, knowledge and experience of working on Ms. Excel, word, Power point and Strong organizational skills.

๏‚ง Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts.

๏‚ง WASH sector experience.

๏‚ง Experience in conducting trainings

Note: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

This vacancy is archived.

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