Job Title: Senior Health Manager
Department: IRC Thailand – Health Program
Location: Mae Sot, Thailand
Application Deadline: 6 February 2023
Background/IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. The IRC has been operating in Thailand since 1975 and currently provides assistance to displaced persons in Tak, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi and Mae Hong Son provinces.
The IRC is preparing to support the Royal Thai Government to provide humanitarian assistance should a large-scale influx of displaced persons arrive in Thailand seeking protection due to the turbulent situation in Myanmar following the 01 February 2021 military takeover.
Under supervision of Emergency Health Coordinator, the Senior Health Manager provides timely emergency effective health response to address essential health needs of influx population affected from volatile political crisis in Myanmar. To ensure Health related needs of the affected population are properly covered, the Senior Health Manger will effectively support the collective preparing and response with guidance of Emergency Health coordinator align with the protocol and procedures of National and Provincial coordination body.
The Senior Health Manager will base in Mae Sot IRC- Health office under supervision of Emergency Health Coordinator. He or she will be responsible to supervise all health staff of the IRC Health Emergency Response Team with close technical coordination and support with Senior Health Coordinator, National Advocacy Focal and Health Coordinator. The Senior Health Manager will also provide support to refugee health program in term of capacity building, monitoring and supervision.
• Carry out daily implementation and timely emergency response of emergency heath (influx and cross border) project
• Serve as a focal person to conduct Emergency Health program activities such as mobile clinics, facility base health service provision according to agreed workplan and objectives align with Royal Thai Government policies and procedures.
• To ensure Emergency Health Response Plan is on track and align with context and needs of affected population.
• Provide ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the knowledge and skills of clinical staff, outreach health volunteers and provide feedback to improve identified gaps.
• Asist to Identify gaps in the field of WASH and Health conceptualize how inter-sectoral needs can be met through collective delivery.
• Capacity Building of the Influx health team and local partners- CBOs, EHOs and CSOs (Assist Emergency Health Coordinator to develop SOP, guidelines, teaching aids and check lists) and conduct different trainings.
• Ensure proper emergency health program pharmacy management align with IRC pharmacy management tools
• Ensure the utilization of drugs and medical supplies are in line with protocols. Provide technical oversight in reviewing monthly consumption patterns, approving monthly requisition
• Assist SHC and HCs for inquiries on the Health Program response plans and relevant interventions, to coordinate between Emergency Response Team, Refugee Health program and other departments in planning and implementing emergency health response according to agreed workplan and objectives
• In cooperation with the IRC Health team, support to EHC for the development, contingency planning for potential new influx of refugees in Thailand and other interagency planning.
• In cooperation with Refugee Health Program, Assess training needs of health program staff, community health workers, develop training plan, and provide refresher trainings.
• Provide time to time monitoring and evaluation of the knowledge and skills of clinical and RH staff, community health workers and provide feedback to improve identified gaps.
• Depends on the needs conduct ToT and trainings Camp Base Assistants of refugee camps.
• Responsible to monitor spending against expenditure related to health budget monitoring are on track.
• Assist to SHC and EHC to provide technical support to implementing partner in monitoring and evaluation related to implementing partner.
• Assist to EHC, SHC and senior management team to facilitate consultative and results-oriented meetings in line with the principles of partnership
Assessment and Analysis and Standards:
• Planning, information, interventions, monitoring and quality assurance, and regularly report on health services delivered to the affected population.
Monitoring and reporting:
• Assist to EHC and SHC to ensure adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place to review impact of Health interventions and progress against implementation plans
• In collaboration with IRC- M and E team, ensure to update emergency (Health and WASH) data collection and analysis and discover useful information.
• Assist to EHC to ensure adequate Health impact reporting and effective information sharing to demonstrate the closing of gaps.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Emergency Health Coordinator
Position directly supervises: Emergency Health Team
Indirect Reporting: Senior Health Coordinator
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Deputy Director of Program, Health Coordinator- Refugee Program, Sr. Environmental Health Manager, Senior Awards Management Coordinator, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Regional Emergency Coordinator
External: Health representatives from implementing agencies and other actors, Health Sector Coordinator
Education: University degree (preference at master’s degree level) in medicine, degree in nursing (registered nurse) and/or Public Health with valid medical license or nursing license from Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNMC). Note that work experience may substitute for higher degree qualification.
Work Experience: Minimum five (5) years working experience, of which at least two (2) years in clinical care, Previous work experience in health program, protection in emergency is preferable.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
• Demonstrated analytical, systematic-thinking, and problem-solving skills.
• Good communication skill to work smoothly with colleagues from various culture and backgrounds.
• Willingness to travel to field areas
•Highly organized, flexible, and adaptable to changing priorities and able to work well under deadlines with minimum supervision.
•Computer proficient, with experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point including online communication platform such as Zoom or Microsoft team.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
Able to communicate effectively in spoken and written English skills and plus Karen and/or Burmese.
Certificates or Licenses: Medical License
Working Environment: The position is based in the IRC Mae Sot office, with regular travel to Field offices in Tak and travel to the refugee camps, and the Thailand-Myanmar border area.
Standards of Professional Conduct
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.
Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
If you are interested, please apply via the below link:
Contact : HR Department