Humanitarian needs in Ukraine are increasing rapidly and causing significant instability and vulnerability for the affected population. In response to the crisis, FHI 360 will implement an integrated program that offers lifesaving and sustainable health and protection activities that will meet the critical needs of affected communities.
The FHI 360 Crisis Response Team is seeking a Health Coordinator to lead the organizational health response in Ukraine. The Health Coordinator is responsible for developing and leading technical programming and plays a critical role in ensuring that the organization’s emergency programming meets the needs of conflict-affected populations in Ukraine. They will ensure that humanitarian activities are evidence-based and meet technical standards on the ground, and depending on the circumstances, will engage in all stages of an emergency, from the initial acute phase to transition and recovery. , and will support technical programs from assessment to design. at closing and valuation.
Based in Dnipro, these duty stations are designated as extreme risk and pose an increased risk or direct threat to personal safety. However, FHI 360 has mitigation measures and policies in place to ensure personnel safety in coordination with FHI 360 Global Security. Applicants should research these locations and the associated risks before applying. The position is envisaged for an initial period of 11 months, with the possibility of extension.
For international staff based in Ukraine, FHI 360 provides competitive salary, hazard pay, premium pay, housing, relocation, and regular R&R rotations that includes a round-trip ticket to the designated fallback point ( or an equivalent amount to the preferred destination) and a 500 USD lump sum payment.
- Lead humanitarian health programming with the aim of improving the well-being of affected communities through access to primary health care, community health and reproductive health, and strengthening health systems in the areas of implementation.
- Establish health programming start-up, monitor situation to ensure flexibility and adaptability to meet needs on the ground.
- Monitor progress of all health-related activities and ensure targets are met on time and within annual work plans.
- Conduct all health-related assessments, provide technical advice on appropriate emergency activities and design sector-specific response strategies for acute and transitional phases of emergency operations in crisis-affected communities.
- Monitor the quality of programming and provide clinical and programmatic supervision.
- Identify gaps in quality of care and provide appropriate training and support to all medical staff as needed.
- Develop partnerships and ensure effective coordination with local service providers and international organizations operating in the sector and attend health cluster meetings.
- Work with operations staff and partners to ensure that pharmaceutical and medical products and services are procured, handled and executed correctly, in accordance with the organization’s supply chain management protocols.
- Lead the health program budget, including routine expense forecasting and pipeline analysis.
- Determine staffing needs for health programs, conduct recruitment in collaboration with management and technical staff at head office, if necessary.
- Lead health sector field staff supporting the program and build their capacity to respond effectively to the health component of the project.
Applied knowledge and skills:
- Knowledge and application of Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) and Sphere Standards and Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.
- Knowledge of health needs in conflict-affected areas and primary health care.
- Knowledge of data collection and ability to analyze and interpret data to contribute to program implementation.
- Experience with donors, Office of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) preferred.
- Experience managing budgets and writing proposals.
- Strong interpersonal skills and previous experience managing teams.
- Ability to interact professionally with culturally and linguistically diverse employees and customers.
- Fluency in English required; Proficiency in local language desired.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated sensitivity in various cross-cultural contexts.
Troubleshooting and impact:
- Works on problems of complex scope that require in-depth analysis and evaluation of variable factors.
- Ability to exercise judgment that contributes to the organization’s business strategies and to develop goals that align with the department’s strategic objectives.
- Provide specific, expert advice to achieve results that will achieve overall departmental and organizational goals.
- Demonstrates a responsive and professional solution-oriented demeanor.
- Interacts regularly with senior management and headquarters-based staff.
- Ability to motivate, coach and empower individuals to achieve expectations and goals set for the business unit.
- Ability to delegate tasks appropriately.
- Provide feedback on country/project staff performance reviews.
- In coordination with senior management, hire/fire country/project staff.
- Reports to the Response Coordinator.
- Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent in medicine, nursing, public health or a related field.
- Masters or other higher degree preferred.
- 5 to 8 years leading complex on-site health emergency response projects and/or programs.
- Experience in setting up start-up operations/projects in new countries preferred.
- Experience working in conflict zones and/or fragile environments.
- Previous work experience in an international or local non-governmental organization (NGO), working in health in humanitarian settings.
- Demonstrable experience in designing and leading technical assessments using validated and effective methodologies; solid experience in results monitoring and evaluation preferred.
- Experience coordinating complex programs with a wide variety of stakeholders.
- Previous experience working with pharmaceutical supply management and importation of pharmaceuticals.
Typical Physical Requirements:
- Ability to travel to remote field sites that lack basic essentials and may be in insecure environments
- The candidate must be in good physical condition and understand that medical care is not readily available at the duty station.
Technology to use:
- Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email), desk phone, mobile phone, and printer/copier.
** Or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience sufficient to successfully assume the main responsibilities of the position.