Health Program Officer -- World Renew

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Health Program Officer

World Renew is a Christian organization doing integrated community development in Cambodia since 1996. We work through 8 NGO partnerships and 7 church partners to bring about transformational community development in approximately 118 communities in 8 provinces in Cambodia. We work in 4 integrated sectors including: Food security and livelihoods, governance, health and education. World Renew would like to improve its programming in the health sector, especially in water, sanitation and nutrition. We would also like to ensure that our work in health is well integrated with our work in other sectors, especially food security. World Renew is seeking an experienced Cambodian national to provide leadership to our dynamic team in improving our health programming.

Overall Goals
The overall goals of the health program officer include:
  • Research and assess the baseline in our target communities with respect to health, especially access to clean water, sanitation and nutrition
  • Set targets for our communities with respect to health, especially access to clean water, sanitation and nutrition
  • Develop a strategy and plan through which World Renew and its partners can work with government to reach these targets.
Main Responsibilities:  
In order to achieve the goals indicated above the tasks to be undertaken by the health program officer shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Review Government of Cambodia health policies and other relevant international health guidelines
  • Network with government and NGOs to identify relevant training materials and review them for appropriateness for World Renew and partner staff
  • Identify and participate in health forums and meetings as appropriate
  • Survey current work of World Renew and work with World Renew team to identify how nutrition and water and sanitation programming can be improved
  • Work with World Renew team to develop a health and sanitation strategy for World Renew and its partners and to prepare annual implementation plans to implement the strategy
  • Work with the World Renew team to develop a set of essential nutrition, water and sanitation indicators that partners can measure on a regular basis
  • Develop clear and innovative approaches and messages to achieve community awareness and promote desired community behaviors on nutrition, water and sanitation.
  • Select and develop relevant lesson plans and training curriculum
  • Coordinate activities involving the training of staff, partner organizations and village health volunteers in the use of the nutrition, water and sanitation messages
  • Participate in data management work and report writing when necessary
  • Plan and implement relevant qualitative research studies
  • Build capacity of World Renew staff, partners and target community to ensure that they are able to continue to implement and monitor the nutrition, water and sanitation program.
Qualifications:
  • A university degree in the field of public health/nutrition, nursing or related field highly desirable
  • At least three years’ experience in community health or nutrition
  • Experience in Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and Behavior Change Communication (BCC)
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Experience in food security an asset
  • Familiarity with participatory education methods
  • Experience working in a team setting
  • Experience working through local partner organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in oral and written Khmer and English
  • Computer proficiency and data management and analysis skills
Salary based on experiences and qualifications. Please send a resume with references by December 4  to  cambodia@world-renew.net
World Renew Cambodia: #81A Street 456, Toul Tompoung I, Phnom Penh Cambodia. Tel: 855-23-214-086. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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