Beirut Blast Coordination Support Officer
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The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, a massive explosion caused by 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored at the port, hit Beirut and led to the destruction of large swaths of the capital. The Primary Health Care (PHC) Department and the National PHC Network were part of the immediate relief and disaster response that occurred in the first hours after the blast. Subsequently, the PHC department developed “The National Primary Health Care Network Appeal for the Beirut Port Explosion Response”. The appeal delineated the different urgent areas of support that are needed for the primary care sector in light of the disaster that is compounded with an economic crisis and a worldwide pandemic. One of the main areas of support highlighted in this appeal is sustaining access to primary healthcare services through direct service subsidization. This area was considered as a priority in order to eliminate any out of pocket expenses, thereby decreasing the risk of forgone care.
Based on the above, the ministry of public health in coordination with national and international partners developed the “Immediate Response Model” which is a joint standardized protocol for covering primary healthcare services that was adopted by all partners. Partners will implement the IRM in order to subsidize care in selected primary healthcare centers with the following objectives:
- Enhance access to quality primary care to affected populations and eliminate cost as the main barrier to accessing care
- Enhance access to essential medications and immunization services
- Support primary healthcare centers in coping with the incurred losses
- Engage communities and raise awareness about the availability of services at the National PHC network
The primary healthcare centers (PHCCs) belonging to the National primary healthcare network will be responsible for the delivery of subsidized services to target beneficiaries. Different partners (iNGOs and NGOs) will be responsible for the proper implementation and subsidization of care in the target PHCCs. The ministry of health has the role of oversight and overall coordination of the entire activity. For this purpose, IMC is looking to hire a Coordination Support Officer to support the MoPH in order to liaise between the various implementing partners on implementation of the IRM, everything related to the subsidization of PHC services, and support the delivery of the long-term protocol for the subsidization of primary care service (LPSP).
- Coordinate with partners under the supervision and direction of the MoPH to ensure the proper implementation of PHC service subsidization in network PHCCs
- Perform all liaison functions between the partners and MoPH including but not limited to: (i) follow up on PHCC selection; (ii) launch and implementation of the service subsidization; (iii) training of target PHCCs and partners for optimal implementation and service delivery; and (iv) timely reporting by partners.
- Follow-up on all service subsidization related activities in all the target PHCCs
- Ensure the proper implementation of the initiative as per the set protocols
- Coordinate with the Primary Health Care Coordinators and ensure they are in the loop about the different activities implemented in the PHCCs
- Conduct field visits to target facilities to ensure proper and timely implementation
- Follow-up on the adherence of primary healthcare centers in the utilisation of the Health information system, “PHENICS” with capacity building as necessary
- Support the monitoring and evaluation activities related to PHC subsidization
- Collect, collate, and analyze partner reports related to PHC subsidization
- Submit a comprehensive monthly report about the progress PHC subsidization across all target PHCCs to the MoPH head of the department and recommend corrective action where needed
- Perform necessary administrative duties including setting up meetings, developing meeting agendas, writing meeting minutes etc.
- Coordinate and support the taskforce meetings
- Support the development and finalization LPSP with the taskforce and produce report and guidance on the package with a well-defined roll-out plan
- Perform other tasks as required by the MoPH head of the department
- Progress report to be submitted bi-weekly (short version) and monthly providing information on activities under the scope of work to IMC approved by MoPH
- Bi-weekly meetings with IMC to present and update on activities on ToR, with MoPH representatives as necessary
- Response to ad-hoc queries, in coordination with the MoPH, in a timely manner (e.g. donor requests for clarification or additional data, agreed by MoPH on request).
- At least three years of experience in the health sector, specifically in humanitarian and emergency response
- At least two years of experience in the primary healthcare sector in Lebanon .
- Excellent Computer skills Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
- Attention to detail, strong analytical, decision making, time management and problem-solving skills.
- High level of motivation, integrity and work ethics.