Deputy Health Manager at Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) - Humanitarian Jobs

Deputy Health Manager at Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF)


Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) is a non-governmental organization dully registered with Nigerian government through Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT NO: 91613). Existing since October 2016, AHSF focuses on improving the quality of life of vulnerable population across communities in Northeast Nigeria. AHSF operates both in emergency and developmental context and have its program principally rooted in identifying gaps that affects population or increases vulnerability of population and bridging those gaps through resource base planning and implementation.Our Mission is to Improve the quality of lives of Children, Women, Elderly and other Marginalized Vulnerable groups through Human Development and Interventions to Strengthen Communities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Health Manager

Location: Borno
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Expected Resumption Date: As soon as possible

Program Objective

  • The program is aimed at providing emergency rainy season lifesaving integrated PHC intervention and response to cholera, malaria and other water borne diseases in Mafa and Bana LGAs of Borno State, Nigeria.

Job Summary

  • The Deputy Health Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day field implementation of the health activities
  • He/she will be assisting the Health Manager in carrying out the organizational health activities
  • He/she will be responsible in managing emergency health responses.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • He/she ensures the service safely plans staffing levels and complies with legislation and regulatory requirements
  • He/she undertakes care assessments of people needing care and support, as well as working closely with healthcare professionals and others
  • He/she helps the service to recruit and develop new care workers, supporting, supervising and performance managing them
  • He/she works closely with the Health Manager to ensure that all health-related activities are in order
  • Program Management, Technical Quality, and Strategy
  • Health program management
  • Provide overall managerial oversight for implementation of the health program activities;
  • Ensure health projects implementation are of high quality and meet the AHSF / MoH / International standards;
  • Support Health Managers to prepare project work plans with clear targets / achievement benchmarks based on project indicators;
  • Provide technical support to health staff and provide them necessary mentoring and trainings as needed to build their capacity and enabling them perform their tasks, including project management skills;
  • Participate in emergency assessments when necessary and develop plans for rapid and appropriate responses in consultation with WASH, protection, nutrition, WPE and others.
  • Program Development / Grant Management.
  • In collaboration with Health Managers, develop and expenditure plan, review budget vs. actual expenditure for health grants on a monthly basis and take necessary actions;
  • Ensuring budgets are used appropriately and efficiently and spending is in line with the AHSF financial procedures and donor requirements;
  • Ensure data collection, data compilation, timely preparation and submission of all internal reports including weekly and other associated monthly, quarterly, donor and special reports;
  • Contribute to proposal development and donors’ reporting whenever necessary.
  • Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development.
  • Required for all positions with supervisory responsibility, if special considerations are needed (e.g. remote management), make this additive to the base language here.
  • Hire, supervise, and build the capacity of team members in relevant technical and management competencies.
  • Develop and implement remote management capacity building approaches to build the strengths of the team in Nigeria.
  • Coach, train, supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting annual performance objectives, providing regular and timely positive and constructive performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.
  • Approve and manage all time, attendance and leave requests to ensure adequate departmental coverage; ensure monthly, accurate timesheet submission and carry out probationary reviews.
  • As required identify staff performance issues and work with Human Resources to document and address these in accordance with the National Staff Employment Policies.
  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Community Health or other Health related field.
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in coordinating, implementing and managing primary and secondary health programs
  • Experience in writing project proposals, concept notes, budgeting and donors’ reports.
  • Have experience in general management including financial and budget management, HR and logistics management
  • Demonstrated Technical Skills
  • Background in situation analysis, health assessments M&E and program implementation.
  • Demonstrated Managerial / Leadership Competencies
  • Skills and experience of remote management and willingness to travel extensively
  • Flexible, diplomatic and have ability and willingness live and work under pressure of workloads.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF) and amongst beneficiaries served by Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF).
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors.

Compliance & Ethics:

  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF). As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of Albarka Health Spring Foundation (AHSF)’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Application Closing Date
30th September 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • All applicants who applied initially, should kindly reapply
  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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