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Job Title: Country Health Programme Officer

  • Job Location: Islamabad with 50% presence/travel required in field (newly merged areas KPK)
  • Country: Pakistan
  • Positions: 1
  • Department / Job Category: Health/Medical
  • Last Date: 13.08.2020

An international organisation under the c/o Pakistan Red Crescent Society is looking for a Country Health Programme Officer to provide technical support to the organisation’s portfolio in Pakistan.

Organisational mission:

The organisation aims to relieve the suffering and save the lives of people affected by armed conflict, protracted crisis and acute disasters. We work through a combination of channels, considering collaboration with Red Cross Movement actors to respond, both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, to any given crisis. 

The organisation targets the most vulnerable in each context, based on holistic humanitarian needs analysis, whilst supporting Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in their auxiliary role in Pakistan. In Pakistan, the organisation focuses on improved access to community health by providing basic health service to the most vulnerable communities affected by conflict and protracted crisis. The organisation is based in Islamabad working in close collaboration with PRCS.

Purpose of Country Health Programme Officer position:

The purpose of the Country Health Programme Officer is to organize purposeful collaboration with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society project teams in line with technical standards and project agreements. The position will be based in Islamabad with 50% presence/travel required in field (newly merged KPK areas).

The overall responsibility as Country Health Programme Officer primarily based in Islamabad with 50% presence/travel required in field (newly merged KPK areas) Pakistan will be:    

  • Promote that Organization’s cooperation with the Host National Society (HNS) project teams is consistent and efficient.
  • Support HNS sound technical planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting in line with established project agreements and project plans.
  • Contributes to adequate needs assessment to inform design of relevant projects
  • Ensures the logical project structure of effects and results according to existing guidelines and linkages between the Host National Societies and organization’s results frameworks.
  • Contributes to the development of SMART indicators that are supported by clear and concise indicator guidelines that operationalizes the indicators and explains the data sources, collection methods, frequency of monitoring and audience.
  • Function as the focal person at the Country office for the HNS project(s) implementation staff on issues related to the daily running of the project(s) which is/are included in the organization’s supported programmes
  • Provides support to the Country Programme Manager for the development of quality project packages to be submitted for internal approval before project start up
  • Supports the design and implementation of baseline surveys
  • Supports the Country Programme Manager in situ monitoring of progress and discusses adjustments to improve results and achieve objectives.
  • Quality assures overall data and quarterly reports provided by HNS 
  • Supports the organization of end-line studies to quantitative measures changes in values of chosen variables.
  • Facilitates mid-term and final evaluation the design and implementation of relevant end line exercises to measure programme success     
  • Reports to the Country Programme Manager issues related to project implementation and options to improve project objectives.
  • Provides input to quarterly reports, yearly reports and indicator tracking table.
  • Perform duties and tasks not covered in this job description and provide support to colleagues when necessary and assigned by the line manager.
  • Consistently provide support to the project teams of the Host National Society and ensure that Norwegian Red Cross rules and guidelines are anchored among Host National Society personnel.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with Country Program Officers and Regional Office as required for ensuring quality implementation and reporting.
  • Engage with the Results Management Coordinator at Regional Office and the Country Programme Manager to ensure consistent accountability towards organization’s rules and regulations, guidelines and deadlines.

We seek a person who;  

  • is a self-starter, makes things happen and is result oriented
  • communicates in a clear, precise and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; presents effectively
  • co-operates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information and supports others in the pursuit of team goals
  • willing to learn
  • builds a useful network of contacts and relationship and utilizes it to achieve objectives
  • flexibility to work in field (50% travelling can be expected to field)


  • Certified Medical Doctor required (PMDC registered)
  • Candidates with Masters’ degree in Public Health or relevant technical discipline will be preferred


  • Minimum five (5) years of working experience in general and at least three (3) years of work experience in a relevant/comparable position in an international humanitarian and/or development sector organization.  
  • Successful track record of engaging in humanitarian teams in complex humanitarian setting.
  • Proven ability to implement primary healthcare and community-based health programmes in challenging contexts.
  • Experience in Red Cross Red Crescent would be an asst
  • Excellent drafting skills. Successful donor applications and reporting on humanitarian projects with measurable results.

Other skills:    

  • English work proficiency is required.
  • Pashto (oral) language skills would be an asset.
  • Working proficiency of regional languages is an asset.
  • Ability to work towards achieving objectives and results.
  • Ability to convince and gain acceptance. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to be solution oriented. 

Reporting to:    

Pakistan Country Programme Manager based in Islamabad.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants are required to submit an updated CV and cover letter highlighting your interest and relevance to the position advertised by 13 August 2020.