NGO Jobs and Vacancies – Health Poverty Action 2019
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Health Poverty Action (HPA)

Job title: Country
Operations Manager – Somaliland
Reporting to: Country Director, Somaliland
Responsible for: SHINE Programmes (Mott MacDonald, UNICEF, CHANGE/PSI) and
SAHAN Project
Base: Health Poverty Action (HPA) Country Office, Hargeisa,
Somaliland

Job purpose: Provide overall technical and management leadership, guidance
and oversight of the program operations, finance, logistics, grants and
contract’s portfolio to ensure compliance with donor / fund managers’ as well
as HPA’s own standards and requirements.

Background: Health Poverty Action works for health and global justice in
partnership with people who have been marginalized and pushed into poverty.
We work with communities to help them
demand their right to health, and to challenge the power imbalances that deny
them their health rights. Our distinct approach can be summarized as a
combination of three areas:
We approach health as an issue of
social justice
Health is a Human Right that many are
currently denied. The greatest causes of poor health worldwide are political,
social and economic injustices. This is a global scandal which causes
unnecessary suffering on a massive scale.
We tackle these complex root causes
of social injustice in two ways. Firstly, we work in partnership with
communities to help them take back the power to improve their own health. Secondly,
we campaign on a national and international level to change policy, and destroy
unjust power relations.
We prioritise those missed out by
others
We believe in health for all, without
exclusion. Development organisations tend to cluster together, which leaves
large populations with almost no support at all. People may be living in hard
to reach areas, or are difficult to support for some other reason. We make
these most neglected populations our highest priority.
We address the full range of factors
which impact on health
Health is a combination of physical,
mental and social wellbeing. As well as strengthening health services we work
on areas such as nutrition, water, sanitation, gender discrimination, and
income generation. Tackling one cause of poor health in isolation can give the
appearance of improving health in the short term, but tackling numerous factors
together saves lives.
We are acutely aware of how our own
power dynamics as an organisation impact on the people we work with, and we
work in partnership with communities to create long term relationships built on
trust.
In 2017 we formed a strategic
partnership with Find Your Feet. The partnership ensures Find Your Feet’s
livelihoods work will continue through Health Poverty Action.
We are also proud to be one of the
small number of organisation recognised as being structurally part of the
global People’s Health Movement. This quote from the founding document of this
movement, the People’s Health Charter, sums up the essence of Health Poverty Action’s
values and identity:
“Health is a social, economic and
political issues and above all a fundamental human right. Inequality, poverty,
exploitation, violence and injustice are at the root of ill-health and the
deaths of poor and marginalized people. Health for all means that powerful
vested interests have to be challenged, and that political and economic
priorities have to be drastically changed. This Charter encourages people to
develop their own solutions, and to hold accountable local authorities, national
governments, international organizations and corporations.”
Context of the Role: HPA been working in Somaliland since 1994 and has
broadcast a radio programme from Hargeisa since 1999 using various
international and local radio stations. HPA has, over the years, successfully
implemented a number of projects supported by the European Commission (EC), UK
Department for International Development (DFID/UKAID), UNICEF, WFP, UNFPA,
Global Fund and other trusts and foundation.
Currently, this includes
partnerships/consortia with Population Services International (PSI) for the
DFID funded CHANGE Programme; Mott MacDonald for the DFID funded SHINE
programme; UNICEF for the DFID funded SHINE Programme and WFP supported
nutrition programme in partnership with a number of local NGO partners.
Health Poverty Action (HPA) is
seeking a Country Operations Manager to Provide overall technical and
management leadership, guidance and oversight of the program operations,
finance, grants and contract’s portfolio to ensure HPA Somaliland is compliant
with donor/fund managers’ finance, budget, procurement, grants and contract
compliance standards for DFID funded Somali Health and Nutrition Programme
(SHINE).
It is a five-year (2016–21) programme
that aims to tackle high levels of preventable maternal and child deaths among
Somali women and children. This project is supported by three fund management
offices (PSI, Mott MacDonald and UNICEF) and implemented by Health Poverty
Action in nine districts of Somaliland.
Country Operations Manager
The Country Operations Manager is
primarily responsible for overall coordination of programmes’ operations
including support to the implementation, monitoring and reporting of programmes
activities, and ensuring accountability and learning in order to ensure
quality, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of country programs.
The incumbent will be responsible for
providing oversight on the day-to-day operations of the SHINE and SAHAN
programmes supported by the UK, Department for International Development (DFID)
through PSI, Mott MacDonald, UNICEF) as well as provide oversight in managing
the programmes’ Human Resources including those of HPA, partners and MOHD.
The post holder will also help to
create organizational and program budgets in collaboration with the Country
Director and Program Managers/Team Leaders. The post holder will also provide
oversight on expenditure analysis, financial reporting, internal audit and
facilitating external audit, procurement and assets management.
Apart from the above, the post holder
will be responsible for providing oversight to the preparation of commodities
requirement, warehouse management, distribution and consumption reporting. The
post holder will also be responsible for mentoring and coaching HR, finance and
logistics staff and strengthening relevant systems across the SHINE programs.
Documents lesson and best practices in relation to the MOHD facility staffing,
commodities management and salary top up payment etc.
Reporting to the Country Director and
serving as a member of the Senior Management Team, this position’s primary
responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership
for the organizations financial, human resources, logistics and other
operations functions.
Please send your application form to:
personnel@healthpovertyaction.org
Application deadline: 20th January,
2020 at 11.59pm
Please note that due to a potentially
high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Job title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager – Somaliland
Reporting to:
Country Director, Somaliland
Responsible for: SHINE
Programmes (Mott MacDonald, UNICEF, CHANGE/PSI) and SAHAN Projects
Base: HPA
Country Office, Hargeisa, Somaliland
Job purpose: Ensures
that a robust MEAL system is in place that produces high quality reporting
regarding SHINE and CHANGE programme results and evidence of impact for
accountability to stakeholders.
Background: Health
Poverty Action works for health and global justice in partnership with people
who have been marginalised and pushed into poverty.
We
work with communities to help them demand their right to health, and to
challenge the power imbalances that deny them their health rights. Our distinct
approach can be summarised as a combination of three areas:
We
approach health as an issue of social justice
·        
Health is a Human Right that many are
currently denied. The greatest causes of poor health worldwide are political,
social and economic injustices. This is a global scandal which causes
unnecessary suffering on a massive scale.
·        
We tackle these complex root causes
of social injustice in two ways. Firstly, we work in partnership with
communities to help them take back the power to improve their own health.
Secondly, we campaign on a national and international level to change policy,
and destroy unjust power relations.
We
prioritise those missed out by others
·        
We believe in health for all, without
exclusion. Development organisations tend to cluster together, which leaves
large populations with almost no support at all. People may be living in hard
to reach areas, or are difficult to support for some other reason. We make
these most neglected populations our highest priority.
We
address the full range of factors which impact on health
·        
Health is a combination of physical,
mental and social wellbeing. As well as strengthening health services we work
on areas such as nutrition, water, sanitation, gender discrimination, and
income generation. Tackling one cause of poor health in isolation can give the
appearance of improving health in the short term, but tackling numerous factors
together saves lives.
We
are acutely aware of how our own power dynamics as an organisation impact on
the people we work with, and we work in partnership with communities to create
long term relationships built on trust.
In
2017 we formed a strategic partnership with Find Your Feet. The partnership
ensures Find Your Feet’s livelihoods work will continue through Health Poverty
Action.
We
are also proud to be one of the small number of organisation recognised as
being structurally part of the global People’s Health Movement. This quote from
the founding document of this movement, the People’s Health Charter, sums up
the essence of Health Poverty Action’s values and identity:
“Health
is a social, economic and political issues and above all a fundamental human
right. Inequality, poverty, exploitation, violence and injustice are at the
root of ill-health and the deaths of poor and marginalised people.
Health
for all means that powerful vested interests have to be challenged, and that
political and economic priorities have to be drastically changed. This Charter
encourages people to develop their own solutions, and to hold accountable local
authorities, national governments, international organisations and
corporations.”
Context of the Role: HPA
been working in Somaliland since 1994 and has broadcast a radio programme from
Hargeisa since 1999 using various international and local radio stations. HPA
has, over the years, successfully implemented a number of projects supported by
the European Commission (EC), UK Department for International Development
(DFID/UKAID), UNICEF, WFP, UNFPA, Global Fund and other trusts and foundation.
Currently,
this includes partnerships/consortia with Population Services International
(PSI) for the DFID funded CHANGE Programme; Mott MacDonald for the DFID funded
SHINE programme; UNICEF for the DFID funded SHINE Programme and WFP supported
nutrition programme in partnership with a number of local NGO partners.
Health
Poverty Action (HPA) is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and
Learning (MEAL) Specialist to provide technical leadership and strategic direction
for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and learning activities for DFID funded
Somali Health and Nutrition Programme (SHINE).
It
is a five-year (2016–21) programme that aims to tackle high levels of
preventable maternal and child deaths among Somali women and children. This
project is supported by three fund management offices (PSI, Mott MacDonald and
UNICEF) and implemented by Health Poverty Action in nine districts of
Somaliland.
The
MEAL Specialist will provide technical leadership to develop the programme
framework, plans and indicators to capture project performance results and
provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of
all project activities.
The
MEAL Specialist will work closely with the MEAL Officers to design, implement
and supervise the program’s MEAL activities, ensuring that lessons learned are
integrated into program implementation to continuously improve quality of
interventions and outcomes.
The
MEAL Specialist will be responsible for strengthening information management
and data quality and improving knowledge sharing and learning across the
organisation. The MEAL Specialist is responsible for documenting and
disseminating program successes and challenges to HPA, Fund Managers and the
Donor.
The
MEAL Specialist will also be responsible for designing and conducting
operations research.
Please
send your application form to: personnel@healthpovertyaction.org
Application
deadline: 20th January, 11.59pm

Please
note that due to a potentially high number of applications, only shortlisted
candidates will be notified.

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