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Posting Title:Senior Health Officer – Norwegian Red Cross – Jakarta
Job Location: Indonesia
Skill Required: Project/program Management,
Preferred Experience: 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 15th Nov, 2020

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Job Description


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality.

Job Purpose

  • The Senior Health officer will report to the Operation Manager with a dotted line to the Health Manager to provide technical support to PMI and CVTL on the implementation of activities in different areas of public health emergency as outlined in their Domestic Response Plans (DRPs) for Covid-19.
  • The Senior Health officer will take the lead in supporting PMI on the day to day implementation of health activities identified under the EPA, liaising closely with PMI counterparts.
  • Technical support to PMI and CVTL may include, but not be limited to, supporting the development of guidelines; undertaking on-line training; guiding the implementation of health promotion activities; advising on psycho-social support programming; advising on case management, detection, contact tracing, and community surveillance.
  • The Senior Health Officer will support the extension of PMI medical services including first aid, ambulance, and Hospital to manage the Covid-19 cases with IPC (Infection Prevention and Control) standards
  • The Senior Health Officer will support the implementation of IFRC CCST Indonesia Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in a certain level of Covid-19 emergency
  • The Senior Health officer will also support the Health Manager with liaison with key donors, including providing regular updates and attendance at regular on-line meetings.
  • The Health Officer will also work with the PMI branches and Poskos (Emergency Operation Centre) to develop and strengthen its health in emergency services to identify potential health risks, alert and respond to threats and worse outbreaks that may affect vulnerable populations

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Together with the Health Manager, understand the public health risks and plan activities responding to the changing phase of disaster response, ensuring integration of health activities (clinical health and public health) with other sectors.
  • Support in strengthening the capacity of PMI and CVTL staff and volunteers based on need and in accordance with technical tools, documents, and guidelines.
  • Ensure appropriate communication and collaboration with the relevant Sectors/Clusters including Disaster Management, Communication and CEA, resources mobilization, and other sectors within RC movement partners
  • The Senior Health Officer will coordinate with Movement partners, government agencies, donors, NGOs, and UN agencies in the country to share information and enhance coordination on technical support for effective and efficient public health response implementation.
  • The Senior Health Officer will assist PMI on Covid-19 operation under health activities including pre-hospital activities (first aid and ambulance), clinical services at PMI Hospital, Psychosocial services, and coordinate with the team to provide technical assistance for community health response.
  • Under the supervision of the Health Manager, he/she will monitor and implement IFRC health security guidelines which are aligned with Business Continuity Plan and contribute to ensuring duty of care regarding the health of IFRC staff. The support includes conducting contact tracing for any potential transmission of Covid-19 at the workplace.
  • He/she will communicate and work closely with IFRC/PMI/CVTL support services (HR, Finance, IM, Comms, PMER) to mobilize assistance needed for Covid-19 operation, as required.
  • Work closely with the logistic team to ensure that any health procurement requirements under the EPA are conducted in a timely manner and according to IFRC guidelines. This support includes PPE mapping and standardization of health medical devices that meet the national/global minimum requirement.
  • Coordinate closely with the Communications officer on scheduled activities to ensure that donor branding requirements are met
  • Work closely with CEA/PGI Adviser to ensure that CEA/PGI are being integrated into activities being implemented under the DRP
  • Collaborate with the communication team for documentation and publication of IFRC and NS activities and collection lesson learn for the operation case study.
  • Provide regular inputs into the situation and monthly reporting as requested by the operations manager and PMER


  • University degree in medical health, general public health
  • A Master’s degree in public health is preferred


  • Minimum 4 years working experience in health program
  • Experience implementing community health programs
  • Experience in supporting disaster emergency operation is preferred
  • Experience working on program implementation with local actors and/or partners
  • Experience of working for a humanitarian organization and/or the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is preferred
  • Experience in working in developmental contexts and engaging effectively with beneficiaries especially women and children and vulnerable groups
  • Experience in supporting project planning & budgeting, supervision, and management to include monitoring and evaluation including baseline and end line.
  • Experience in producing narrative and other project reports

Knowledge, skills, and languages

  • Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing)
  • Skills in training and developing staff
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Bahasa.


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