International Medical Corps Job Vacancy: Reproductive Health Officer - Gaziantep, Turkey

PROGRAM BACKGROUND Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a mainstay of International Medical Corps’ programming in crises. The IMC ... thumbnail 1 summary
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PROGRAM BACKGROUND
Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a mainstay of International Medical Corps’ programming in crises.

The IMC is committed to provide quality Sexual and Reproductive Health (RH) services. International Medical Corps is providing basic health care services with a MISP component through field hospitals and Primary Health Cares.

Currently, the IMC has large RH programs covering 3 governorates in Syria (Aleppo, Idlib, and Lattakia in Syria) is northern Syria and 5 governorates in Turkey side for Syrian refugee( Mersin, Antakya, Kilis, Gaziantep "Nizip" and Urfa).

The IMC strives to improve access to family planning, antenatal and postnatal care, deliveries, emergency obstetric care, and care for survivors of sexual violence.

JOB SUMMARY
Under the direct supervision of the RH Manager, the primary functions of the Reproductive Health (RH) officer include implementation and oversight of reproductive health programming to ensure Syrian populations have access to quality RH services and information at IMC supported health facilities and communities building upon the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for RH in crises. The RH Officer will support supervision and capacity building of staff; ensuring quality of services with training, supportive supervision, on-the-job training and quality improvement strategies, internal coordination, and day-to-day administration of overall RH programming.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. Specifically, you will:
  • Provide technical and administrative support for roll-out of trainings for service providers in health facilities in Syria and Turkey based on gaps identified through training needs assessments and findings through monitoring and supervision. Training topics will be in line with guidance from the Minimum Initial Service Package for RH in crisis and will utilize internationally recognized guidelines and recommendations adapted to the context.
  • In coordination with RH Manager, undertake effective follow-up on trainings using competency-based checklists.
  • Through supportive supervision and mentorship, ensure provision of high quality of RH services including analysis of relevant patient history/records, appropriate physical exam and investigations to provide accurate diagnosis and interventions for services related to STIs, family planning, ANC, PNC and delivery, diseases related to the female reproductive tract ,follow-up and referrals for other services as needed.
  • Ensure that the service providers are equipped with the skills and materials for high quality counseling and awareness raising for women of reproductive age and their relatives on healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, recognition of danger signs in pregnancy, the importance of seeking care for antenatal visits, delivery by skilled birth attendant, and post-natal visits as well asnutrition, physical activity, hygiene, and disease prevention (such as need for vaccination, smoking cessation, etc.)
  • Assess client satisfaction and quality of services through methods such as regular client exit interviews
  • Provide technical oversight to ensure completion, accuracy and quality of data recorded in RH register, RH consultation cards and weekly tally sheets and ensure smooth flow of information through coordination with data officers
  • Utilize a data for decision-making approach, assessing trends in data to take action for strengthening RH programming through review of RH Management Information System (MIS) tools for any gaps in data collection and reporting.
  • Contribute to reports, proposals and program documentation with support of RH Manager
  • Active participation in RH Sub-Working Group meetings and other internal and external coordination meetings when needed Adhere to administrative directives with regards to work schedules, record keeping, service provider communications, planning for training, re-stocking of necessary drugs, consumables and other items
  • Adhere to IMC Code of Conduct and internationally accepted humanitarian principles
  • Ensure the service providers provide all services to patients free of charge 
REQUIREMENTS (PERSONS SPECIFICATION) 
  • Advanced health degree with focus on RH, MPH or clinical background preferred Minimum of 2 years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience managing reproductive health programs in low resources settings, experience in emergency settings a plus
  • Certified in MISP, experience with adolescents SRH and GBV preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Experience writing reproductive health proposals a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and develop training modules and job aids
  • Experience in effectively dealing with international and headquarters staff, as well as donor agencies, government officials, and other NGO’s; the ability to work with a broad spectrum of people.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
  • Extremely flexible and ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English and Arabic
How to apply:
Applications should include a detailed CV and a cover letter should be submitted in English with the subject title to following email address, respectively: hrkilis@internationalmedicalcorps.org

Closing Date: 18 September 2016
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