Regional Health Coordinator for Asia

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  • Post Date : July 5, 2023
  • Apply Before : August 5, 2023
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  • Job ID 91058
  • Qualifications Master’s Degree

Job Description

Name of the position: Regional Health Coordinator for Asia
Location : India
Job type : National Contract Full time (India)
No. of Vacancy : 1 (One)
Closing date of application : 05 August 2023
Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is an independent, neutral and impartial Swiss organization founded in 1960, dedicated to bringing significant and lasting change in the lives of children and young people, especially those most at risk. We ensure their well-being and the effective implementation of their rights as defined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other human rights instruments. To make a difference, we focus our efforts in the areas of maternal and child health, children and youth in migration situations, and access to justice. We encourage the active participation of children and youth in order to foster their empowerment. We advocate for the respect of their rights and support them in expressing their needs and interests. We work in fragile contexts and conflict zones, as well as in more stable environments.
The Health Program at Tdh works to contribute to the sustainable reduction of morbidity and mortality of pregnant women, newborns, and children under five, and to the reduction of child malnutrition. Tdh’s Health Program looks for existing accurate life-saving interventions, adapts and implements them in all circumstances including in fragile contexts, and pilots’ innovative tools, conceived and implemented with renowned partners at local and international level. Tdh leverages and exploits the technological advancements for more cost-effective, impact relevant and efficient country-driven interventions, making them suitable and sustainable for scaling up.
Each action of Tdh’s Health Program is embedded in the local health systems, with a strong focus on developing local partnerships (including with the local private sector, academia, and others), pursue sustainability and economic viability, and aim at scaling it up for systemic changes. Tdh strives to support health systems to maintain their capacity to effectively respond to existing and arising needs in various contexts (emergency, chronic crisis, development) without the disruption of existing services. The voice of communities, families, local authorities, and partners are heard and integrated in Tdh actions. A usercentric approach guides the conception and development of Tdh activities. Tdh’s Health Program is focused on improving access to primary healthcare services for vulnerable children and mothers in rural and semi-urban areas of Africa and Asia.
Reporting: Reports to Head of Health Program
Duration of assignment: Renewable based on the performance and organization’s requirement. Initial Probation period is 3 months from date of joining.
The Health Coordinator for Asia ensures the regional impact of Tdh health projects and the good quality of its interventions. S/he takes care of program management on a regional scale, ensure contextualization and coordinate integration into the region’s matrix organization. S/he reports directly to the Head of Health Program, works in coordination with the Deputy Operations Manager for Asia and country program coordinators, and leads and coordinates the development and implementation of the health strategy, in line with institutional directions, geographical contextualization, complementarity, collegiality, transparency and efficiency at regional level. S/he is responsible for managing and carrying out a set of activities within the operational, thematic, administrative, financial, and logistical domains, as well as for the corresponding technical support. Countries to oversee are India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar.
Under the supervision of the Head of Health Program, s/he will be responsible to:
  • Ensure the roll-out of the health program at the regional level, and as such guarantee the regional impact of Tdh in his/her field of expertise.
  • Demonstrate ethical and exemplary leadership to maintain Tdh’s good reputation and lead all the region’s collaborators to a shared vision in harmony with Tdh’s strategic orientations.
  • Be in charge of developing and consolidating the health program in the region, as well as securing required resources (financial and human) with the support services involved.
  • See to structuring the health program in the region and delegations in collaboration with the operational portfolio.
  • Contribute to program steering in his/her region for the implementation and follow-up of key programmatic indicators.
  • Develop and foster innovation within the program in his/her region.
  • Support the implementation of the insurance and quality-control system for the program’s projects in the region. 
  • Ensure the implementation of knowledge management and sharing in his/her region.
  • Lead and develop program’s strategic partnerships in his/her region. 
  • Collect reporting information and facilitate production of management reports (dashboards, scorecards) at regional level.
  • Ensure that situational analysis, country needs, and funding landscape are up to date.
  • Undertake duty travel relating to project/programme assessment and implementation, liaison with counterparts, problem solving, and new project/programme development, as required.
  • Be responsible for and accountable to beneficiaries, collaborators and donors.
  • Make sure that his/her teams and partners have been instructed in the security policies and the general code of conduct and comply with them at all times.
  •  This function requires possession of fundamental personal, social and leadership skills (CPSLs), technical and methodological skills (CTMs) and Managerial and strategic skills (CMSs) In particular:  
  • A proper incorporation and application of the guidelines and strategy in the development and execution of their activities
  • A good understanding and command of the stakes of health and the regional context
  • Significant experience in developing partnerships, identifying new opportunities, and mobilizing resources
  • An excellent capacity and ease in expressing him/herself in public (conferences, workshops) and adapting to his/her audience (governments and local authorities)
  • Significant experience in managing programs/projects and teams
  • Experience of drafting project proposals and managing subsidies, fundraising, and a good understanding of financial partners 
  • A good knowledge and experience of the project management cycle and M&E 
  • Excellent interpersonal qualities: integrity, a capacity to judge and diplomacy ?    Proactive, creative and out-of-the-box thinking
Expected Professional & Technical Skills and experience:    
  • A university degree in Public Health or in a medical field. 
  • Higher education in development studies, management, international relationships, or other field related to the functions of the position will be an asset.
Experience, Skills & Competencies:
  • At least 10 years-experience in coordination and implementation of health projects, within NGOs and/or International Organizations, in international cooperation and/or humanitarian context.
  • Very good knowledge and understanding of Digital Health, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Health System Strengthening (preferably in Asia).
  • Significant experience in developing partnerships, identifying new opportunities, and mobilizing resources.
  • Excellent public speaking skills (conference, workshop) and ability to adapt to different audiences (governments and local authorities).
  • Significant experience in programme/project management and team management.
  • Experience in writing project proposals and managing grants, fundraising, and good knowledge of funding partners. 
  • Good knowledge and experience of the project management and M&E cycle.
Languages: Proficiency in English and knowledge of French. Other languages will be an asset.
IT know-how: Absolute mastery of MS Office tools
Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management
  • Fully complies with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff
  • Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including: Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies
  • Commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene in. 
We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children. 
Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge? 
Recruitment & Remuneration
Tdh offers a competitive package of remuneration, based on the candidates’ experience and credentials. Annual festival bonus & contribution to PF. In addition, Tdh provides Gratuity (as per Indian Gratuity Act), Mediclaim Health Insurance coverage of INR 10,00,000 for Employee & family and Accidental insurance coverage of INR 10,00,000 + for the Employee. 
How to apply:
Interested candidates should apply with a covering letter explaining how his/her skills and experiences match the requirements mentioned above along with an updated CV to by the 5thof August 2023. Please mention the text “Application for the position of Regional Heath Coordiantor for Asia” in the subject line of your email. 
Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage. 
Please note that as per Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy, one of the references mentioned in the CV needs to be the candidate’s current or immediate past employer. The references will be contacted before offering the job.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that Tdh does not reimburse any travel allowance or daily allowance for attending interviews and no relocation cost will be provided by Tdh. The recruitment and selection procedures of Terre des hommes reflect our commitment to child security and safeguarding.
Note: Tdh provides a safe working environment for all its employees; following the principle of equal opportunity Women, persons living with a disability, SC/ST/religious minorities, people living with HIV AIDS and candidates from the LBGQ community are encouraged to apply.
Closing Date: 05th August 2023  

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