Consortium Health Specialist

Consortium Health Specialist

RI - Relief International

Erbil, Iraq

Position Summary:

Pending funding, RI are seeking a qualified person for the role of Health Specialist. The consortium will consist of 5 organizations implementing health programming throughout Iraq; Anbar, Baghdad, Salahaldin, Kirkuk, Dohuk and Ninewa governorates.


Strategic orientation

  • Propose and develop, a sector-based strategy for consortium primary health programming implementation in accordance with RI’s policies and priorities;
  • Ensure technical quality of health activities implemented through the consortium;
  • Coordinate consortium activities to ensure communities receive equitable health services, based on humanitarian needs, avoiding duplication with other actors while covering gaps in healthcare.

Program Quality

  • Contribute to project mobilization ensuring adequate technical oversight including but not limited to HR, procurement, workplans, assessments, and spend down plans;
  • Coordinate partner assessments and project monitoring by aligning technical tools and methodologies for common indicators and donor reporting;
  • Guide partners on technical approaches and corresponding guidelines for appropriate response to humanitarian health needs.(eg, Mobile Clinics, Static Clinics, Community Outreach);
  • Ensure that all health programs are implemented respecting consortium donor, operational and technical frameworks, and partner work plans; help overcome any witnessed discrepancy;
  • Ensure the relevance of programs are in line with population needs and based on humanitarian principles;
  • Regularly review partner monitoring data to ensure that the programs achieve the required results;
  • Coordinate with the Ministry of Health to ensure that work meets sustainability requirements and that established norms and standards are respected;
  • Develop the capacities of consortium agencies with techniques and new methodologies;
  • Advise partners in technical implementation of health programming, with specific focus on increasing the capacity of national NGO consortium members.

Coordination, Technical Support and Operational Monitoring

  • Convene monthly technical coordination meetings;
  • Manage partner 4Ws – Which partner is conducting; What health activity; What location; until When;
  • Ensure that resources available at RI, mission and consortia levels are used correctly in the management of the project cycle;
  • Ensure that the planning and monitoring timetable is consolidated/validated;
  • Approve the quality criteria of health programs proposed by the program managers;
  • Ensure that monitoring indicators for the project (donor’s, internal) are relevant and followed up;
  • Take part in the monthly review of programs (budgetary, operational, logistical etc.);
  • Provide support and advice to the logistical service for the purchase of specific materials for health activities;
  • Provide a technical and methodological support to program managers for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of activities;
  • Anticipate difficulties in health programming implementation relating and facilitate the resolution of problems;
  • Propose the reorientation of health activities according to changing context and indicators.


  • Consolidation of health activity reports and supervise the preparation annexes linked to health activities for reports and/or financial donors;
  • Ensure that all reports are delivered on time and in the correct format;
  • In conjunction with the Consortium Director and relevant partners counterparts, establish and maintain a communication network and good relations with local/government authorities, donors representatives, UN agencies and other international agencies as relevant;
  • Ensure that RI is represented at all meetings or forums concerning health activities;
  • Represent the consortium when asked and/or delegated to do so;
  • Reply to headquarter requests regarding specific needs.


  • This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment;
  • Educated to degree level, with professional health qualification;
  • At least 5 years continuous practice in a similar advisory position;
  • Prior experience as a health program manager or technical advisor with an International NGO;
  • Experience in developing and implementing primary health programming;
  • Proficient in IT - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;
  • Direct experience of organizing emergency/large scale recruitments;
  • Previous experience of working directly within a cluster based system and liaising with multiple clusters for engagement of program implementation;
  • Ability to prioritize and deal with competing demands;
  • Previous experience of staff supervision and capacity building;
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Arabic;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • A team builder with excellent people skills; culturally sensitive and has the ability and interest to identify and work with a multicultural team.

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