Nurse Supervisor – (Liberia] Country Office

Name of Company/Organization: 
Save The Children International
Location for Performance: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Wed, 10/15/2014
Description of Job: 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people ROLE PURPOSE: To work jointly with the County and District Health Team counterparts to provide supervision at the field level and provide technical support to clinic staff on clinical policies and protocols, especially those related to Infection Prevention and Control SOPs and practices, as well as the quality provision of health services. To ensure implementation of quality Community Health Services and to establish clear linkages between community activities and clinic based services. Strengthen the active community engagement in health service delivery in the respective communities we work SCOPE OF ROLE: Is to provide effective and efficient health care delivery services to Save the Children supported clinics/hospital. Reports to: County Health Coordinator or PHC and Community Health Officer Dimensions: Save the Children supports programs in 7 of the 15 counties in the country – Montserrado, Margibi, Bong, Gbarpolu, Bomi, Nimba, Grand Gedeh counties in Liberia with a current staff complement of approximately 150 staff and current expenditure of approximately $10 million each year. Staff directly reporting to this post: None
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: Key area Programs: • Implement primary health care and infection prevention and control activities in targeted health facilities via effective supportive supervision, information sharing, M&E practices and participation in discussions at the district and county levels. • Provide information to feed into weekly sit-reps on the health situation in targeted health facilities • Develop plan and strategies to improve on the health situation/outcomes in targeted facilities • Support the establishment of functional community structures gCHVs, CHC/CHDC, TTMs, Women’s group etc. • Work with Certified Midwives/Community Health Focal persons and the DHOs (District Health Officer) to plan monthly and quarterly meetings with TTMs, gCHVs /CHC/CHDC and Women groups • Work closely with District Health Teams to establish good practices and follow-up of HMIS data (collection, analysis and feedback mechanism on all community base data using the MOHSW guideline/register ) • Provide on the job training to all cadres of health worker (clinics and community). • In consultation with the DHOs/CHT, ensure standardization and implementation of national clinical guidelines and treatment protocols • Maintain basic drug management procedures at clinic level – stock updates, consumption follow up (establish good utilisation of average monthly consumption documentation) and ensure that clinic staffs follow Standard Operating Procedures .Prepare drug requests for essential package of medications and work with CHTs to maintain consistent supply of drugs and other essential materials (such as PPE and other IPC materials) to health facilities (where applicable) • Conduct and document monthly supportive supervision (conducted jointly with the DHOs/CHT), with additional visits if necessary. • Provide monthly/quarterly consolidated reports on community health activities (including health facilities activities where applicable) documenting progress against work plan objectives. • With the District Health Officer and the CHT Reproductive health supervisor, develop a plan to improve GBV/SEA awareness at the community level, and strengthen support and care for sexual assault survivors. • Support the DHO in the development of annual district health plan, the review and implementation of such plans. Coordination • Support and work with DHOs and CHOs, the Community health focal persons and Officers In charge of Clinics in the respective district to develop quarterly supervision calendar for all community health volunteers and supported health facilities. • With Health Program staff ,the DHOs County Health Team (CHT) to ensure community health services in clinic’s catchment areas meet MOSWH guidelines and develop strategies to improve practitioners’ capacity to meet appropriate standards. • Promote children’s and women participation in health service management and in defining their health service needs. • Act as the County Health Coordinator in the absence of the County Health Coordinator • Develop a detailed quarterly activity plan consistent with overall Program Work Plan. • Support the establishment of District Health coordination meetings • Stay abreast of the latest clinical care/practices and to share relevant information and resources with health staff, CHT and partners through networking and coordination with all stakeholders at the County level • Coordinate with and develop a monitoring plan with the M & E Officer and CHT to conduct ongoing monitoring and evaluation of health activities at the District level to ensure quality of service. • Act as the County Health Coordinator in the absence of the County Health Coordinator • Participate in proposals development • Carry out any other responsibilities as delegated by the Line Manager • Ensure and promote Save the Children Accountability and Child safe guarding policies SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice) Accountability: • 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 Ambition: • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others • Future orientated, thinks strategically Collaboration: • 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 Creativity: • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions • Willing to take disciplined risks Integrity: • Honest, encourages openness and transparency QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE • PA, RN, BSc in Nursing or Public Health. • Experience in community work. • Demonstrated ability to supervise professional health workers • Experience in working with County Health Teams, local government, communities and NGOs • At least 3 years experience in health programs management/implementation • Good verbal and written communication skills. • Computer literacy • Power Point). • Fluency in English language required • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, preferred • Commitment to Save the Children values
Description of Company/Organization: 
Save the Children saves children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfill their potentials. Save the Children started work in Liberia in 1991 with an emergency program focusing on the immediate needs of children affected by the conflict. Save the Children currently operates in eight counties across Liberia and works in: education, health and child protection, child rights governance and response to humanitarian emergencies. Commitment to Child Protection: Save the Children is committed to keeping children safe from abuse and harm. Candidates applying for these positions will be subject to the Child Safeguarding recruitment procedures and checks. Accountability Commitment: Save the Children is committed to be transparent to children, their carers and communities with whom it works by promoting and abiding by existing organizational accountability system which includes - sharing relevant information on its work with children, their carers and communities with whom Save the Children works; reporting concerns raised by children, their carers and communities about the intervention and involving children at all stages of the intervention. We are seeking for qualified professionals with solid background and demonstrated experience to be hired for the current Ebola Response in the below positions:
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