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 an Officer position to join our Health and Inclusive Governance team based in Tanna with regular travel to other sites.
The Health 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:
Greater 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
Increase engagement by communities in health including identifying and implementing local solutions to health issues
Greater responsiveness and social accountability of the health system to community needs, especially needs of women, girls and people with disability
An inclusive governance and social accountability model based on the CSC approach had been tested, adapted for the Vanuatu Context and documented.
Your major responsibilities will be varied and will include:
support to the Health and Inclusive Governance team in the implementation of
the Health and Inclusive Governance Projects
communities and facilitate trainings on CSC concept and implementation
good relationships with communities and local authorities
reporting using tools and methods developed with the Gender and Program Quality
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:
technical diploma and/or vocational training in Social Development, health
systems, and sexual reproductive health, and/or minimum 2-3 years relevant work
experience, preferably in community based development work in gender or WASH
projects and/or activity implementation with an International Non-Government
in mobilising communities and facilitate action planning activities
deliver quality training and awareness activities
Fluentcommunication and facilitation skills in
Bislama and Tannese Language withgood
oral and written English
collect information and produce concise and accurate reports
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
ability to take direction and to work as part of a team
experience in following standard policies, procedures and processes
willingness to learn about CARE, gender equality and women’s empowerment activities
ability in managing a budget and/or cash;and
Basic IT Skills in Microsoft Office with knowledge in Microsoft Word and
In return for your commitment you will benefit from ongoing professional development and a comprehensive benefits package.
Bislama, Tannese, English
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 ‘CIV1802’ 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