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Position Details: Project Support Officer

Location: Juba, Southsudan, SouthSudan
Openings: 1

Description:

Our Client HPF aims to lay the foundations for the Government of South Sudan to provide quality healthcare for its own people in a future free from a dependency on foreign aid. The programme has a strong focus on transforming maternal and child health in South Sudan where child and maternal mortality rates are among the world’s highest.

The objectives of the fund are:

1. To improve the access, use, and quality of Primary Health Care (PHC) services and Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) services

2. To increase accountability and effectiveness by working with community mechanisms for improving health and health education

3. To support the strengthening of key stewardship functions of the MoH, including: planning, management, coordination, supervision and monitoring at all levels, in accordance with MoH guidelines and tools.

HPF Phase 1 operates in six states – Eastern Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity and Lakes – and is funding 21 implementing partners to support primary health care services in 686 health facilities, including 19 hospitals, across 39 counties.


 

Role and Responsibilities:

The project support officer will report to and support the Programme Manager in daily operations of Health Pooled Fund, including:

        Create, update and manage an issue log for the programme and ensure that activities are being regularly followed up

        Write and edit correspondence and assist in administrative tasks required for smooth project management

        Respond to queries of Implementing Partners, donors and government when appropriate and with guidance from the Programme Manager

        Support overall programme planning process

        Support coordination of internal and external stakeholders to meet deadlines

        Support with organising and minute taking at key meetings

        Support preparation of Terms of Reference for technical assistance and services, with relevant work stream

        Providing induction briefings to newly recruited staff and short term consultants during their mission;

        Maintain records of project files and reports for audit purposes

Qualifications:

        Bachelor’s Degree preferred, in management, administration, economics, international relations, development or a related discipline - equivalent work experience will considered as well;

        Professional experience in project administration and managerial responsibilities, preferably in the humanitarian/ development sector

        Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with a wide range of people within UNDP, Governments, donors, and UN agencies;

        Hard-working, organised and able to deal with the pressure of delivering on a fast paced project;

        Experience working with South Sudanese Government Ministries desired;

        Strong English writing skills required 

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