7350 Senior Officer – Health and Inclusive Governance
CARE International Vanuatu
Non Government Organization
Job Description: Job
CARE is an international humanitarian and development organisation
fighting global poverty, with a vision to which focuses on empowering women and
girls to fight poverty and bring lasting change to their communities. We work
in over 80 countries around the world. We work with partners to achieve lasting
results for marginalized communities.
We are looking for a Senior Officer position to join our Health and
Inclusive Governance team based in Tanna with regular travel to other sites.
and Inclusive Governance project is a pilot project supported by the Australian
Government’s Innovation Exchange to test new approaches to working with
communities and services providers to improve health. The project will be
working with Communities and the Ministry of Health and aims to increase the
active engagement of communities in health services and positively influence
the quality, efficiency and accountability with which services are provided.The project will be based on an adapted version of the CARE
International Community Scorecard (CSC) approach. The CSC brings together the
demand side and the supply side of a particular service, as well as relevant
government officials, to jointly analyse issues underlying service delivery
problems and develop joint plans for improvement.
The goal of
this project is to contribute to improved health outcomes in Vanuatu through
piloting a community centered social accountability model for the health sector
which leverages community engagement and digital media to increase
effectiveness. The outcomes sought by the project are:
shared understanding between communities and health sector stakeholders of
community health concerns, in particular the needs of women, girls and people
living with a disability
engagement by communities in health including identifying and implementing
local solutions to health issues
responsiveness and social accountability of the health system to community
needs, especially needs of women, girls and people with disability
inclusive governance and social accountability model based on the CSC approach
had been tested, adapted for the Vanuatu Context and documented.
responsibilities will be varied and will include:
to the development of CARE’s programming in the areas of health (focusing on
sexual reproductive health) and inclusive governance and help to integrate the
program with CARE’s broader strategic focus of gender equality and resilience
with a passion for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
oversite to team members in Tanna including Community Facilitators, and partner
staff and ensuring team members have clear work plans and have strong
understanding on their roles.
Responsible for implementation of approved
work plans to ensure the effective delivery of the project.
efficient and proper use of project funds in line with the approved budgets for
Health and Inclusive Governance project activities and in compliance with
CARE’s finance manual and donor guidelines.
in the development of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
(MEAL) plan for project team
maintain effective relationships with relevant government ministries at the
provincial government level, woman’s networks/organisations, local and
international NGO’s, and other agencies at the national level; and representing
CARE Vanuatu and project partners in relevant forums at national and provincial
CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
CARE is committed to protecting the rights of children. CARE reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.
Required qualifications and skills:
Bachelor degree in, Development Social studies, Public Health, program
management and/or minimum 3-4 years relevant work experience, preferably in
monitoring and evaluation with an
International Non-Government Organisation (INGO)
communication, facilitation and translation skills in Bislama and Tannese
Language withvery good English. French
experience in training and facilitation and support of others in the
development of DMEAL frameworks/plans
analyse intricate information and accurately communicate/report on findings
ability to develop and maintain databases
ability to take direction and to work as part of a team
strong level organisational and time management skills, including the ability
to plan and manage workflows and balance competing priorities to ensure timely
processing to meet deadlines in a complex environment
experience in following standard policies, procedures and processes
willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment
ability in managing a budget and/or cash
Proficient inMicrosoft Office
with knowledge in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel.
In return for your commitment you will benefit from ongoing professional development and a comprehensive benefits package.
Bislama, Tannese, English, French
How To Apply:
To find out more about this rewarding opportunity please sent your cover letter and CV in English before 17 January 2018, quoting the reference ‘CIV1801’ as the subject of the email/letter.
Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.
Not Stated Address:
Port Vila: Nelly Daniel Human Resource Coordinator, PO Box 1129, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Tanna: Sylvain Malsungai Tanna
Operations Coordinator, CARE office Isangel Tanna