International Federation of Red Cross Job Vacancy: Health Officer, Indonesian

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 191 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

The International Federation-Country Cluster Support Team (CCST) for Indonesia and Timor Leste is looking for qualified candidate to fill the following position:


Date of issue: 07-11-2018
Closing date: 21-11-2018
Duty station: Palu
Contract Duration: 6 (six) months
Category of Staff: National Staff

Job Purpose
  • The Health Officer will work with Emergency Health Delegate to support PMI in implementing activities in the areas of Health as outlined in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) as below, for Sulawesi Earthquake and Tsunami Operation 
  • The Health officer will support Emergency Health delegate to build capacity of the PMI staffs and volunteers, in accordance with EPoA and other technical tools, documents and guidelines. The Health Officer will also work with the PMI branches and Poskos to develop and strengthen its health in emergency services to identify potential health risks, alert and respond to threats and outbreaks that may affect vulnerable populations across Sulawesi.
  • The Health Officer will coordinate with Movement partners, government agencies and UN agencies in the country for sharing information and technical support for effective and efficient health program implementation in Sulawesi.
The Emergency Health components of the EPOA include:
  • Emergency Medical assistance, including deployment of PMI emergency clinic and medical mobile teams
  • Community based disease prevention, epidemic preparedness and health promotion
  • Disease outbreak prevention, early detection and control activities
  • Nutrition screening and early detection and referral.
  • Staff and volunteer health and wellbeing
  • Psychosocial support activities 
  • Coordination with Ministry of Health, Health Sector partners, RCRC movement partners
  • Monsoon preparedness and response
  • Health facilities reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of Health, nutrition and PSS activities spaces for the communities 
The Health Officer will also work closely with the WASH and other relevant sectors to ensure appropriate contingency planning and response for the upcoming monsoon season and potential disease outbreaks such as Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD), Measles, Malaria, Dengue, etc.

Job Description
  • Together with Emergency Health Delegate, understand the public health risks and plan activities against the changing phase of disaster response ensuring integration of health activities (clinical health and public health) with other sectors (WASH, shelter, PGI, PSS, CEA)
  • Support in strengthening the capacity of PMI volunteers and staffs in disease prevention and control.
  • Ensure appropriate representation and coordination with the relevant Sectors/Clusters including Health, Nutrition, MHPSS, CEA and PGI and RC movement partners
  • Monitor epidemiological data, health indicators, disaster and disease patterns for analysis and early detection of public health concerns, disease outbreaks or epidemics. Facilitate the identification of necessary readiness and response actions to be taken, where necessary.
  • Work with the Health, Nutrition and WASH sectors and colleagues to ensure appropriate contingency plans in place for AWD/cholera and other potential disease outbreaks and preparedness for cyclone, monsoon season
  • Any other duties required by the Emergency Health delegate.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health or equivalent
  • Professional experience in public Health
  • At least 3 years of experience in emergency health programmes and interventions
  • Experience in counterpart support and mentoring
  • Experience in coordination with humanitarian health partners
  • Good training and facilitation skills
Knowledge, skills and languages 
Good training and facilitation skills; Self-supporting in computers: word processing, spreadsheets and presentations; Fluently spoken and written English.

Competencies and values 
Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and Teamwork;

How to Apply 
Please submit your application letter addressing the above qualifications and experience with your curriculum vitae to: 

Please indicate on the subject heading: HEALTH OFFICER