Job Opportunity as a Whole Syria Health Sector Co-Lead from IRC in Jordan

Date limite : 31 août 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: International Rescue Committee

Spécialités: Médecine et Santé

Niveau d'études: Troisième cycle

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Job Opportunity as a Whole Syria Health Sector Co-Lead from IRC in Jordan

IRC announces a job opportunity to work in a whole Syria health sector Co-lead. The IRC plays a leading role in health sector coordination through the Whole of Syria framework. The WoS health sector Co-lead coordinates humanitarian health action through the two active hub level working groups in Gaziantep, Damascus, and NES forum coordinating the effort Iraq XB actors operating in North-East Syria. Close engagement with local actors through established coordination structures across the country helps bridge the gap between senior level UN/INGO decision making and the needs and priorities of actors implementing programs inside of Syria. The Whole of Syria (WOS) health sector Co-lead will work together within the Whole of Syria (WOS) health sector coordination team (i.e. the WOS health sector coordinator and the WOS health sector IMO appointed by WHO) to ensure a harmonized, coherent and complementary approach for the response to the needs of Syrian people delivered through the three health sector/cluster groups working from inside Syria, South Turkey, and North-East Syria. 


You must have:

  • Post graduate degree in public health, medicine or related health field.
  • Minimum of 5 years proven experience working on health issues in humanitarian environments, including provision of technical advice to field teams.
  • Excellent understanding of health issues in emergency situations and detailed knowledge of humanitarian principles, guidelines and laws and the cluster system.
  • Experience leading, co-leading or participating in health cluster/sector meetings, with health cluster coordinator training  is preferred.
  • Strong facilitation skills and experience of developing facilitation skills in others.
  • English spoken and written fluency, including report writing skills. 
  • Demonstrable experience in advocacy and high-level of negotiation skills.
  • Strong experience with information management as related to the health sector, including maintaining standards of impartiality and confidentiality with data of a sensitive nature.
  • Excellent leadership, coordination, capacity building, planning and analytical skills.
  • Excellent representation skills including the development of strong interpersonal relationships to facilitate communication within the cluster.
  • Able to work successfully under pressure and ability to make timely decisions.
  • Experience in Syria and/or in the region is preferred.
  • Extensive travel to Iraq (Erbil), Lebanon, Syria (Damascus, NES) and Turkey, up to 50%. 

Your Responsibilities:

  • You will be working with the WOS health sector coordinator and the WOS health sector information officer (both appointed by WHO) to perform the following duties:
  1. Coordinate with other WoS sector/cluster coordinators at the regional level and other regional stakeholders. Contact with hub level stakeholders and existing coordination mechanisms, including international NGOs and the civil society, is done through the relevant health coordinator at the hub level. 
  2. Hold regular inter-hub coordination meetings with the leads/co-leads of the health sector working group/clusters at the hub level every 3 months. 
  3. Ensure health sector/cluster hubs respond in a harmonized, coherent and complimentary manner to the health needs of all Syrians across the country and independently from their location of residence or socio-cultural background. 
  4. Assist in proactively coordinating cross-line and cross-border programming to ensure complementary assistance. 
  5. Assist in leading the harmonization of health information management tools and products of the three hubs.
  6. In coordination with the hubs, identify humanitarian health needs of the target populations by planning and coordinating joint, WoS multi-sectorial assessments, as needed and determined by the Inter Sector Group (ISG). 
  7. Collate from each hub and disseminate common plans of actions and other information related to the health sector in regional sit-reps and/or regular health bulletins and other information products. 
  8. Represent the WoS health sector at the ISG at the regional level, contribute to jointly identifying critical issues that require multi-sectoral responses, and plan the relevant synergistic interventions with the other clusters concerned. 
  9. Assist in leading joint WoS health sector contingency planning for all hazards, in line with health cluster standards for contingency planning. 
  10. Assist in providing support and strategic direction to WOS health cluster/sector in the development of the health sector components of HNO (Humanitarian Needs Overview), PMR (Periodic Monitoring Report), FTS (Financial Tracking Service), HRP (Humanitarian Response Plan), and other interagency planning and funding documents that are part of the IASC humanitarian program cycle. 
  11. Promote adherence to standards and best practices by all health cluster/sector working group partners in the hubs taking into account the need for local adaption. Promote use of the global health cluster guide to ensure the application of common approaches, tools and standards.
  12. Identify urgent training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the delivery of key health services to ensure their adoption and uniform application by all health sector/cluster partners in the hubs and coordinate the dissemination of key technical materials and the organization of workshops or in-service training.
  13. Ensure appropriate links among humanitarian actions and longer-term health sector plans, incorporating specific risk reduction measures.


IRC is offering this post as fully accompanied for the successful candidate and accompanying dependents including: rest and relaxation leave, vacation leave, education allowance, housing, water, electricity, internet connectivity, and other generous benefits. Modern amenities (health care, international schools, etc.) are readily available.  

About IRC:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries, it restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

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